Shoe Rack Bench

 Read Reviews (1) added on 7/13/2019

This DIY shoe rack bench is very simple to make and cost about $30 of material. It’s very sturdy and could also be used as a bench for seating. Our boys keep their backpacks, books and lunch boxes stacked on top so that they don’t forget to grab it before they leave to school.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut and Assemble Top

Cut three 2x6 pieces to 44” in length using a Miter Saw. Then drill pocket holes using a Kreg Jig for 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws. Glue and clamp the boards together before using screws. Clamping will prevent boards from shifting. Note: the shoe rack bench is shown upside to show where screws and pocket holes go.


Assemble Sides of the Bench

Now cut three 7 ½” long and three 18 ½” long boards. Drill pocket holes as shown on the cut list. Then glue and clamp the boards before using screws.


Assemble Middle Section

This section will be assembled separately. Cut three 8” long and three 33 ½” long boards. Drill pocket holes and assemble as shown on the picture. Make sure to use glue and clamp the boards before using screws.


Temporary Pieces

Take two scrap pieces and cut them to 7 1/2" long. This will be used temporarily to hold the middle section.


Attach Middle Section

Then take the middle section (assembled in step 3) and place it over the temporary scrap pieces. Attach the middle section using 2 1/2" Wood Screws. Next cut 8” long 4x4 board and attach it using 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws. The 4x4 board is placed 11” from the edge.


Attach Bottom Section

Finally cut the last three 2x6 boards to 42 ½” in length. Clamp and attach them together. Then place these boards on top and screw in using wood screws and pocket hole screws as shown on the picture. Remove the temp blocks and flip this shoe rack bench standing up. You're done.


Final Product

Final Product

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(5) 2x6, 96", Board  


Parts/Cut List:

(3) Bottom, 2"x6"x42 1/2"  

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