Stylish and creative: DIY shoe rack

A picture of the finished sneaker rack on the wall with colourful trainers.
Create this stylish shoe rack

  • Difficulty
    easy
  • Cost
    40-85 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h

Introduction

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.

You need
Utilities
  • pencil
  • meter rule
  • double screw bit
Materials
  • 3x suitable silicone straps that stretch to approx. 90 cm
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 6

Getting started

A picture of someone using a digital detection device on a wall.
Make sure it's safe to drill before you start the project

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.

Step 2 6

Set up the cross line laser

A picture of someone using the Quigo Plus to work out the alignment for the shoe rack.
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.

Step 3 6

Mark out the drill holes

A picture of someone marking out the drill holes.
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.

Step 4 6

Drill the holes

A picture of someone using a cordless combi drill to drill holes into the wall.
Drill the holes in the wall

You need: Cordless combi drill, masonry drill bit: 8mm

Next drill the holes on the positions marked on the wall with a cordless combi drill and a 8mm masonry drill bit.

Step 5 6

Attach the first strap

A picture of someone attaching the first silicone strap.
Attach the first silicone 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.

Step 6 6

Attaching the other rows

A picture of someone marking out the rows of the shoe rack.
Mark out 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.