Stylish and creative: DIY shoe rack
- Cost40-85 £
- Duration1-3 h
This trendy and stylish sneaker shoe rack is brilliant at showing off your favourite shoes as well as serving a very practical use, perfect if you have limited storage space.
Let's go - step by step
You need: Detectors
Since this project requires you to drill into the wall, you should always check whether there are any metal pipes or electricity cables in the wall. This is made easy by using a digital detector, if the light is green then it's safe to drill.
Set up the cross line laser
You need: Cross Line Laser, pencil, target board
Next set up the cross line laser, we suggest using the Quigo Plus. Attach it the tripod and align it perpendicular to the wall so that the straps are level when mounted on the wall. Position the center of the laser cross at what will be the left-hand end of the top strap. Now you can use the target plate. When the vertical laser line runs perfectly through the two red strips on the plate, the spacing between all the marks on both laser lines is exactly the same size, this is important for the next step.
Mark out the drill holes
You need: Cross Line Laser, pencil
The marks on the horizontal laser line help to calculate the distance between the drill holes on either side. You can do this by moving the Quigo Plus away from the wall until the five marks on the horizontal laser line span a distance of 90 cm, for example. The start and end of a strap should each lie on a mark. Draw a dash for the drill holes on the first and last marks.
Drill the holes
Attach the first strap
You need: silicone strap
Secure the brackets supplied with the straps to the wall and then attach the strap to complete the first row.
Attaching the other rows
You need: silicone straps
The three rows should be equal distance away from one another. You can do this by using the markings on the vertical laser line of the Quigo Plus to calculate even spacing, by drawing a dash in pencil at every other mark for the left-hand drill holes of the middle and bottom rows.
Next mark the right-hand drill holes by using the crank on the tripod to lower the Quigo Plus, so that the center of the laser cross runs through the pencil mark for the left-hand drill hole of the middle row. Use the target plate to check whether the tool is still perpendicular to the wall. Then count five marks from left to right along the horizontal laser line and place a dash next to the fifth mark. Repeat this step for the right-hand drill hole of the bottom row.
To secure the straps to the middle and bottom rows, repeat steps three to five for each row. Now your sneaker rack is complete.