A bank and a rack to take off our shoes and hang our coats, allow us to maximize the space in a hall. Today we are going to share with you a pallet furniture that has two functions at the same time, it’s a bench and a shoerack. You can also add to it some wheels that will allow you to move it wherever you want, this will facilitate you the cleaning tasks too. This bench-shoerack can be very useful also for dressing rooms with small closets, where there’s a little space to store shoes.
If you want to build it, the materials and tools that you’re going to need are: 2 pallets, a saw, a hammer, a crowbar or a lever, 4 wheels, varnish, screws, nails and a screwdriver.
To start we are going to turn around the 2 pallets and remove the planks below them, using a hammer and a lever.
In the picture below we show you how it should be your pallet once you’ve removed the tables.
Then cut the pallet with the saw right through the center, obtaining two halves with the same measures. Repeat this step once again with the other pallet.
Once you’ve finished cutting the 2 pallets you already have the 4 halves ready to build the structure of the shoereack.
Now let’s measure the length of the guides of the pallet to add the wooden boards that will reinforce the structure of the cabinet.
In our case, we have cut eight boards with the length of 45’7 cm (18 ”). These can change according to the dimensions of your pallets.
Start by setting the boards on the sides of the pallet as we show you in the picture.
We want to expand the space between the shelves so we are going to cut eight more boards to add in the guides, achieving a larger space for the shoes. This step is completely optional and should be performed according to the dimensions of the pallets that you have.
Here you can see in the pictures that we have fixed the boards and the pallet halves together, forming what is going to be the shoerack.
Finally to close the top of the cabinet, we will measure the length of it and add three wooden boards. You can buy them, recycle or get from another pallet. These boards have the function to use the shoemaker also as a bench.
Then we will turn around to the shoerack and add the 4 wheels.
We will sand and paint or varnish it with at least 2 layers.
And presto! This furniture can also be very suitable for the children’s bedroom, allowing us to maintain the space organized. Besides of being a practical piece of furniture for the every day use, it will let us sit when we are putting our shoes, it’s very decorative.