Build your own inexpensive boot rack that can store up to 8 pairs of boots!

DIY Boot Rack

Organizing your home can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be a breeze. A boot rack is an essential tool for every home. Not only does it keep your boots organized and out of the way, but it also helps to protect your floors from dirt and mud. There are a variety of boot racks on the market, so finding the right one for your home is easy. If you have a smaller home, a wall-mounted boot rack is a great option. For larger homes, a freestanding boot rack is a way to go.

When choosing a boot rack, it is important to select one that is made from sturdy materials that can support the weight of your boots. This is especially important for welly boots and leather boots, which can be quite heavy. A boot rack is a great way to keep all your boots organized and in one place and can help prevent them from getting damaged or scuffed.

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Wood Inverted Boot Rack

Storing boots upside down keeps boot shafts straight to prevent wrinkles and creases, allows for boots to quickly air dry.

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There are a few things to consider when building a boot rack. First, you’ll need to decide what material you want to use. PVC pipes or wooden dowels are both popular choices. Second, consider how many boots you need to store.

If you have a lot, you may want to build a rack with multiple levels, or with dowels of different lengths so that all of your shoes can be stored properly. Finally, think about where you’ll be placing your boot rack. If it will be in a mudroom or entryway, you may want to build it with a slanted surface so that water and mud can drip off of your boots before they hit the floor.

With a little planning and the right materials, you can easily build a boot rack that will help keep your home organized and your boots in good condition.

DIY Boot Rack

Is this boot rack the kind of shoe storage you need at home?

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You’ll need these materials:

  • (2) 2 x 4 x 96″
  • (2) 1 x 4 x 64″
  • 8 pcs 1.5″ Wood Screws
  • 16 pcs 3 1/8″ Wood Screws
  • (1) Exterior Spray Paint
  • (16) PVC or Dowels 1-Foot Long

And these tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill Press or Power Drill with 1 1/8″ Paddle Bit and a 1/8″ Drill Bit
  • Screw Gun
  • Two Gripping Clamps
  • Hammer


The basic idea of making this DIY bot rack is to have a sturdy base to which you can attach the PVC pipes or the dowels. This will ensure that your bot rack is stable and will not tip over. You can use any type of material for the base, but make sure it is sturdy and will not collapse under the weight of the bots.

Once you have your base, you can start drilling it using a bit that is the same diameter as your dowel or PVC pipe so that you can simply attach the PVC pipes or dowels to it using screws or nails. Make sure the pipes or dowels are evenly spaced so that the bots can easily climb up and down the rack.

If you want to add a personal touch to your boot rack, you can paint it any colour you want. I suggest choosing darker colours to match the boots you’ll be storing on it. This will give your boot rack a stylish look that will complement your home décor.

For more detailed instructions, you can check out the step-by-step instructions from Rods’ Woodworking Shop over here



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