If your family is anything like mine, I’m sure you can relate to trying to leave your shoes by the door so as not to track dirt through the house. Rob works construction by day and our two-and-a-half-year old son loves to jump in water/muddy puddles, play in sand and dirt, and the fact that we leave in a coastal area doesn’t help with the sand factor either. Not to mention, we also live in New York where we’re bound to get at least a foot or so of snow every year, and Rob snowplows when we get hit with it, so I’m constantly having to keep beach towels laid out much like a red carpet at the front door so he doesn’t track in snow. Needless to say, we needed a solution by our door to keep the Swiffering, sweeping and mopping at a minimum. Rob came up with (what I think is) a cute design to hold all different size boots so whether it’s a rainy or snowy day, they have a place to dry and mama doesn’t have to clean the floors a zillion times in a day.
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Get the materials to do this project
- PVC piping (1-1/4”) (Amazon)
- PVC caps (1-1/4”) (Amazon)
- Wooden dowel (1-1/4” x 48”) (Amazon)
- Poplar board (¾” x 7-1/4”) (Amazon)
- Grip Rite All-Purpose Screw Pack (Amazon)
- Rustoleum Hammered Paint & Primer in One (Color: Black) (Amazon)
- Measuring tape (Amazon)
- #10 countersink drill bit (Amazon)
-miter saw (if you don’t have power tools, you can ask the hardware to you purchase your materials from to cut everything for you)
*Note: you may need more or less wooden dowels, PVC and PVC caps depending on how many boots you’re trying to fit on a board.
*Also note: I ended up not using wood glue as it would have been overkill since my end product was very secure using just screws.
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