DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!    

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Tel Aviv-based design studio Junktion focuses solely on creating new things from old stuff.  They've upcycled a car trunk hood into a sofa, a collection of metal teapots and collanders into a chandelier, and old suitcases into medicine cabinets.  But their most DIY-friendly project would have to be this pallet-turned-shoe rack.

Depending on the state and style of your pallet, you wouldn't have to do much more than clean it and (maybe) remove a few boards.  You could even paint it if you're feeling fancy.  Something like this would be perfect for mudrooms or garages: a dedicated spot for muddy yardwork shoes, hiking boots, cleats, etc.  I like the idea of mounting it a little off the floor for a "cleaner" look, but leaning it against the wall would work as well.  What do you guys think?

Also, be sure to check out more creative upcycled projects from Junktion!

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