Submitted by stcarroll on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 10:08

We desperately needed something next to the door to put shoes in. I didn't quite yet have the courage to attempt the shoe dresser ( and there are lots of scraps in our shop from my husbands projects. I tried these crates out and they were super easy and super fast to throw together during nap time. I primed and painted because I used plywood instead of 1x12.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
reclaimed pallets and scrap plywood
Finish Used
primed and painted with left over paint we had from misc. projects.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


clucaswvu04 (not verified)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:54

I loved the vintage crate plans but hadn't thought of a good use. We have a shoe problem in our house too. With 3 kids, they all get mixed up and it drives me crazy! We've tried an over the door shoe organizer; but that hasn't been especially helpful because the 2 youngest would need a stool to reach anything about the bottom 2 rows. I think I just found my weekend project - one for them each in a different color should do the trick. Thanks for sharing

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