We love to host and have friends over but we have one rule...no shoes in our apartment! We live in NYC, we don't want that city dirt tracked into our apartment.
We've always alined our shoes on the floor by the door but it was time for an upgrade! We built an easy 2 tiered shoe rack using wooden dowels and copper pipe fittings.
It's a simple process and can easily be made into any size to fit your space.
First we stained and polyurethaned five 4' x 7/8'' dowels.
Once dry, we then cut them down into pieces:
8 - 3"
4 - 6"
4 - 7"
4 - 3'
We attached all the dowels together with 3/4’’ copper pipe fittings, we needed:
8 x T fittings
8 x 90˚ elbow fittings
We built the sides first, then added the four long center dowels.
Once built we added glue in the pipe fittings to keep it nice and study.
Don't forget to wear cute socks when you come visit!