Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage

Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage

Materials: 2 Hyllis shelving units, power drill

We needed a good solution for storing our shoes so that it wouldn’t take too much floor space. Hyllis was just the right height and width but it didn’t have enough shelves. My solution was to buy two of them and combine them to have enough shelves for our shoes. This way the there would be less unused space and we could fit our shoes in properly.

Instructions are easy: just drill new holes between the existing holes on 4 legs and assemble. We had one shelf and 4 legs leftover from this project.

Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage

The result is a well-functioning shelving unit for shoes that also looks good. This could also be used for storing other items , books etc.

See more of the Hyllis shoe rack.

~ Minni S., Finland

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9 Responses to Ikea Hyllis Shoe Storage

  1. QuestingElf says:

    HYLLIS’ width of 23″ is just perfect for storing things — not too wide, not too narrow. Very interesting how you created more shelf space by combining 2 units.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love this, but for a novice Ikea hacker could you explain in a little more detail how you precision drilled the holes in exactly the right place on the 4 struts? Did you just use a regular hand drill?

  3. Lyndsee says:

    Where are those baskets from? They really add to the decor! :-)

  4. Lisa says:

    Simple. Sometimes simple is best.

  5. Very Nice! Everything is simply accessible and the furniture design doesn’t take much space.

  6. Adriana says:

    Really nice, great idea!

  7. Christian says:

    Well, if you had 2 shelves left and the remaining legs you could have had a basis for a small greenhouse ;-)

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