I simply love this DIY project!  A Lazy Susan shoe storage system that will keep your shoes organised and neat.  The beauty of this system is that you can store your shoes anywhere you want in a relatively small area. Most households have various areas where shoes are discarded and look untidy, the bedroom, the lobby the kitchen etc.  This project really will eliminate the chaos and untidiness that footwear can cause!  Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for a fabulous project.

You will need:

  • Discs (9) 700mm dia x 12mm plywood
  • Standard dividers (24) 250 x 150 x 12mm plywood
  • Tall dividers (5, optional) 250 x 500 x 12mm plywood
  • Base length A (2) 460 x 50 x 12mm plywood
  • Base length B (3) 436 x 50 x 12mm plywood

Lazy susan shoe storage HAKckK

Plywood offcuts; 40mm x 1.6mm nails; PVA glue; turntable swivel mechanisms (3); protractor; 2-part epoxy glue; Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen Acrylic in Grand Piano and Black; long nap mini roller; foam mini roller; router (optional)

Step 1

Cut plywood for discs into 700mm squares. Draw in diagonals to find centre. To make a homemade compass, measure 350mm from end of a 400mm strip of plywood and drive a nail into centre. Nail this into centre of square. Hold a pencil hard against end and rotate to draw in a circle.

Step 2

Cut around line with a jigsaw, staying about 1mm outside line, so you can clean up circle with a router to make 9 identical discs. If you don’t have a router, cut close to line, then sand to the line for near-perfect circles.

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This is one of those projects that you will wish you had done years ago. This DIY lazy susan shoe storage will vastly improve the organisation and neatness of your home.  There is nothing more untidy than shoes hanging around!

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