4-Drawer Shoe Cabinet from The Container Store

4-Drawer Shoe Cabinet from The Container Store

Aaron Able
Jan 6, 2009

We personally own two tall Xavier Pauchard metal cabinets that we use to store shoes and sweaters, so we instantly understood the appeal of these remarkably similar Metal Shoe Cabinet from The Container Store that reader Monica sent in: I live in a little house with no foyer and no coat closet (actually, hardly any closets, period!), so I'm always in search of storage ideas...

I lived in Eastern Europe for three years, and everyone there takes shoes off upon entering the house. They have all kinds of great solutions for storing shoes. When I came back to the US, I went looking for shoe cabinets, but couldn't find anything that wasn't bench-type, which I have no place to put without an actual entryway. Then I stumbled on this GREAT cabinet at the Container Store. It's only 6" deep, so it fits on the wall behind my front door — a place I never would have thought storage was possible! And even though it's a bit pricey, the construction is great — heavy-duty coated steel instead of MDF or particleboard. It was super easy to hang right out of the box, no assembly required.

The 4-Drawer Shoe Cabinet is $169 from The Container Store and is available in a white or platinum colored finish. In a narrow hallway, 2 or three of these mounted at thesame height could easily function as both shoe storage and a very narrow landing strip!

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