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Published on February 26th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


all to do with shoes, shoes, shoes

a siljan shoe rack for narrow places
almut has a very narrow hall and was looking for storage to fit shoes, scrafs, gloves, umbrellas, sunglasses etc.
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what he she did was, “take three siljan bathroom mirror cabinets and hung them on the wall. they are only 16 cm deep (6 1/4″)! i put shoes in the lowest one and the other items in the remaining siljans. i even exchanged the blue sliding doors with placemats, because i didn’t like the blue ones.”

a floating shoe rack
wendy from vancouver, bc, fell in love with this slot-style shoe rack from design within reach and made her own version with a few ikea items.

“it was small enough to fit in behind my door without preventing it from swinging open, however at $110, it wasn’t so within reach. so, i took a trip to ikea to find the raw materials that could help me build something similar.
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basically i hung the klang wall shelf (with drywall anchors – i have heavy shoes), and then mounted both strecket cabinet handles about 6 cm (2 1/2″) above it (using drywall anchors again).

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to all to do with shoes, shoes, shoes

  1. Lucy says:

    classy looking shoes

  2. heathashli says:

    Here is another DIY cheap version of that same shoe rack & you can paint it your favorite color

  3. Gursk says:

    The door can open almost all the way with the shoes in, however both the shoes and my little drawer unit prevent it from opening that last 20 degrees. Small sacrifice – when the shoes were on the floor, I often had a hard time opening the door at all. Plus this solution allows my robotic vacuum (Roomba) to clean the area unimpeded.

  4. shirky says:

    the perspective inthe photo might be weird but do the shoes get in the way of the door opening all the way?

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Klang shelf was out of stock and discontinued at IKEA (White Marsh, MD (Baltimore area)) when I checked today.

  6. Jules says:

    oops, Jany, thanks for letting me know. will make the correction.

  7. Anonymous says:

    very cleaver grasshopper …Maj

  8. Jany says:

    actually, “Almut” is a girl’s name…

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