Home Improvement Woodworking

DIY Rolling Shoe Bin

custom wood crate

Spring is here.. and usually that phrase is followed by, “it’s time to clean and organize my home”! But, since moving into a studio apartment, cleaning and organizing has a new meaning for me, since we are so short on space! I have no choice but to leverage the space I have! So, to help with creative organization, I partnered with my friends at Kreg and BuildSomething.com to create custom rolling bins to store my shoes… and you can to! Even better, if you’re looking to start a new hobby this Spring, this a great build for beginner woodworkers!

Just because space is limited, doesn’t mean you have to feel stuck. When closet space becomes cramped, it’s time to think outside of the box (or, in box-form in this instance). So, if you’re like me and your closet looks like this on a good day:

closet floor storage

Get creative, and make it a custom new look!

diy shoe storage

Want to see how easy it is to create custom storage for your closet floor? Here’s how… (p.s. if you’d like to skip the step-by-step, head on over to BuildSomething.com for the FREE PDF plans, full cut list, and list of products and tools needed for the build)!*

* Disclaimer: The dimensions used in this project are for my own closet needs. Make sure to measure your own closet to customize your build.

The Steps:

1. Cut all of  your pieces (find full cut list here).

how to build custom closet storage

2. Attach front and back panels with pocket hole screws and glue.

custom shoe storage

3. Attach side pieces to front and back panels with pocket hole screws and glue.

crate on wheels

4. Attach bottom slats.

shoe storage for closet floor

5. Sand and stain your bins. I used the following wood stain:

Varathane Wood Stain in Carbon Gray

floor storage for shoes
6. Add your hardware. I used the following hardware:

(4) 2″ Castors
(1) Bin Cup Pull 

rolling shoe storage

Now, store those shoes!

shoe storage

Love this project and ready for the free plans? Click on the image below to get to the plans on BuildSomething.com (or, Pin It for later)!

In the meantime, happy cleaning!

**I acknowledge that Kreg and BuildSomething.com are partnering with me to participate in this project. As a part of the campaign, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting Kreg and BuildSomething.com. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.



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