Building a custom boot rack
- We are going to show you how to build a boot rack, step by step.
- It provides the perfect storage space for your welly boots.
- This project doesn’t require too much time or experience to complete and uses materials that are all available from Wickes.
- It should take a DIYer with moderate experience around 2 to 3 hours to complete.
- Make sure to measure the space where you wish to keep your boot rack.
- Measure the largest boot to be stored and the number of boots as the size can be varied to suit your needs.
- Choose the right timber for where your rack will be placed.
- Using wood treatment will prolong the life of your rack if it is exposed to the elements.
- When working with exterior paint and brushes, work slowly to apply thin and even coats until you have your desired coverage.
- Always make sure that your chop saw is unplugged while you’re setting it up or changing accessories, to ensure your safety.
- Keeping the plug in-sight acts as a visual reminder to prevent accidents and hazards.
- For extra safety when using power tools and painting, be sure to wear protective equipment, including your ear defenders, goggles and a dust mask.
Cutting the materials
Constructing the boot rack
Placing and drilling your holes for the dowels
Divide your board into sections with your pencil, marking them out based on the size and shape of your boots.
Use a sander to remove any rough edges and pencil marks, then go around the inside of the holes with sandpaper.
Secure the base plank to the bottom.
Adding your dowels
Preserving and decorating
Treating or preserving wood is a good way to make sure it stays protected and lasts longer.
Applying stain or paint is a great way to give your boot rack a personal touch and helping it fit in seamlessly with its surroundings.