A DIY under bed shoe organizer with detailed plans, step by step tutorial and video. This 10- shoe DIY wooden shoe organizer has a transparent lid to see what’s inside and moveable dividers to keep all the shoes organized.
Let’s talk organization.
I am always trying to use up as much space as possible for storage.
Under bed space is the perfect storage space for lesser used items and… shoes!
I built this simple DIY shoe organizer to fit under the bed and keep my lesser used shoes not just well organized but also free of dust.
Plus, with the transparent plexiglass lid, I can easily see what’s inside!
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What do you need for a DIY Under bed organizer –
- Lumber per plans
- Plexiglass sheet
- Pulls of your choice. I used this one.
- Hinges. I used my favorite lid support hinges.
- 1¼” pocket hole screws
- ¾” wood screws
- Wood glue
- Kreg Pocket hole Jig. Check out the full tutorial on how to use a Kreg Jig!
- Kreg right angle clamp.
- Power Drill
- Circular Saw
- Miter Saw
- Jig Saw or BladeRunner X2
DIY Under bed shoe storage drawer Plans-
You can access the plans for this DIY under bed shoe organizer on BuildSomething.com
How to make under bed storage drawer –
Below is a full video tutorial showing how I built this under bed shoe storage. I am sharing a lot of tips and tricks to assemble it below too.
DIY under bed shoe organizer
Here, I am sharing a few tips and tricks to build this under bed shoe storage box.
Building the box –
All the pocket holes are on the underside of the plywood. To join it to the sides, I used the edge of the workbench as support and clamped using the Kreg right angle clamp to hold while I fastened them.
Cutting the dividers and plexiglass
To cut the plexiglass and the dividers, I used my BladeRunner X2. But you can very easily do this using a Jig Saw as well.
Attaching plexiglass too the lid
You can also route the insides of the lid to inset the plexiglass. I decided to keep this build simple to use simple tools. So I used ¾” wood screws to attach plexiglass to the lid.
Drill holes in the plexiglass very slowly. Use a masking tape to keep it from shattering and stop as soon as you hit the wood underneath.
You can use a regular piano hinge. I decided to use the lid support torsion hinges to make it safer.
That’s it! Its a simple build!
I love that there is a place to keep all the shoes organized and save them from collecting dust.
I think I need to make a version of this for each of my family members.
I can make it smaller or add more dividers for the kids shoes.
Or if you don’t want to use it for shoes, you can just remove the dividers and use them as simple under bed storage drawers.
Plus, I am really digging the hardware too!
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