Ekby Laiva

Published on August 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Unique shoe storage/display solution

Materials: Ekby Laiva shelves, Circular Saw, drill, screws and wood glue

Description: By cutting Ekby Laiva shelves in two lengthways, I managed to create a slimline shelving solution for shoes which when assembled looks like a piece of designer furniture (for a fraction of the price!)

The shelving was assembled on the back of a second hallway door which we don’t use, although it does still open if required.

Built from the bottom up, initially a cut shelf piece is screwed into the wood flat to provide the first ‘bracket’ backing. Then the first shelf is attached on top of this piece using plenty of wood glue and two screws through it downwards (the holes for which were pre-drilled to prevent splitting). The next ‘bracket’ is then screwed into the door directly above this shelf which helps sandwich it in place. Repeat until done!

This project took me all afternoon, definitely longer than expected. But the results was pretty satisfying and cost just $30.

See more of the shoe display.
~ Oliver, Brooklyn, NY
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8 Responses to Unique shoe storage/display solution

  1. Anonymous says:

    So the shelves were cut in half, and they can support shoes, because i was looking to purchase them to wall mount my heels, but wasnt sure if it could support since there were so cheap

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love a man who loves his shoes! Looks great – very creative.

  3. Graham says:

    I think it just looks a bit odd. Sorry

  4. Laurel says:

    Now this is thinking outside the box — very creative, and it looks clean and neat. Good for you!


  5. I like your blog so much and i love to see a new post on it, so please keep posting, thanks a lot.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love it! Definitely a good idea for guy’s shoes. My heels would probably fly right off every time I open and close that door.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great idea especially if you have “pretty” shoes. You’ve solved my shoe storage dilemma. Thanks for sharing!

  8. says:

    Bad smell & uncomfortably .

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