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Mudroom Boot Hanger

Build a DIY mudroom boot hanger for easy boot storage.

Mudroom Boot Hanger

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This is one of my favorite boot storage solutions I’ve seen – inspiration from Ana White’s wall boot rack. And for a place like Minnesota in the winter, boot storage is very important! This boot hanger convenient, easy to build, and doesn’t take up too much space – what more could you ask for!

Just a heads up – the dimensions for each section of this mudroom are based on our hallway. Adjust dimensions as necessary to fit your space.

Enjoy the free plans!

And don’t forget to snag plans for the mudroom bench and storage cubbies as well!

Tools & Supplies:


  • 1  |   2 x 12 @ 6′
  • 1  |   3/4″ Dowel @ 8′ (or 2 dowels @ 4′ which are available at Home Depot)


  • 1  |   2 x 12 @ 6′
  • 9  |   3/4″ Dowels @ 8″

Step 1.

Drill three 3/4″ dowel holes 1″ deep across the 2 x 12 according to the locations shown below. I used a 3/4″ forstner bit to drill the holes, which works great.

Mudroom Boot Hanger

Step 2.

Drill two more rows of dowel holes spaced 22″ vertically.

Mudroom Boot Hanger

Use a 1/16″ drill bit to drill the center of each dowel hole all the way through the back.

Step 3.

Sand the 2 x 12 before inserting the dowels into place to avoid having to sand around each dowel.

Once it’s all sanded, glue the 3/4″ dowels into place.

Mudroom Boot Hanger

After the wood glue sets, drill a 2″ screw into the back of each dowel through the pre-drilled hole from Step 2.

Stain and finish the boot rack as desired. I used Varathane Weathered Wood Acclerator in brown, followed by Varathane triple thick spray on polyurethane.

Mudroom Boot Hanger

I attached the boot hanger directly into the studs in the wall. Feel free to anchor it however you see fit. Use drywall anchors if necessary.

I finished things off with a set of plastic storage baskets for hats, gloves, scarves, etc.

Snag plans for the mudroom bench and storage cubbies to complete the space!

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mudroom Boot Hanger

Mudroom Boot Hanger

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