“ Brand: Argos / Home Furniture / Height: 50.7 cm / Width: 83.8 cm „
I recently had a much needed clear out of the cupboard under the stairs and gave it a lick of paint as it was looking very untidy and unloved. I had a smaller shoe rack in there and although it was still in fairly good condition it just wasn't big enough for all our shoes and there seemed to be as many pairs of shoes on the floor as on the shelves. This cost £16.99 but I had a gift card for Argos and also some Nectar points so I ended up paying about a fiver for it and the old one has been put to good use in the garage to store tins of paint and car cleaning bottles and other bits and pieces.
It came in a flat pack and I actually managed to put it together myself so it must have been very easy. It weighs 3.2 kg so is not too heavy to move or manoeuvre around. It measures 50.7cm tall, 83.8cm wide and 26.6cm deep and is made of solid pine but it has an unfinished look which you can paint or stain to your choice or to match other furniture. I have left mine as it is as it is kept inside a cupboard so the only time you see it is when you open the cupboard door to get a pair of shoes out. I think it would look nice painted a bright colour for a childrens bedroom to store cuddly toys or other toys and games.
There are three shelves in total which is designed to hold three pair of shoes on each shelf but I have fitted a lot more than this on them. My husband tends to keep some of his shoes on the lower shelf I think the only reason for this is because they are the biggest and they do hang over a little. I keep my boots and trainers on the middle shelf and my flatties and flip flops on the top and these are usually on top of each other as I do have about four pairs of flatties and four pairs of flip flops which I am currently wearing. There is also a gap underneath the bottom shelf which is big enough to keep slippers or other flattish shoes.
Don't let the fact that it is Argos value put you off because this does seem to be well made and solid and there is no wobble or movement when you place your shoes on it. I think for the money it is a very good buy and at the moment it is big enough for all our shoes so the cupboard is nice and tidy once again, so unless I buy lots more shoes (now there's a thought!) it really is perfect for our purpose.
Storage space is at a premium in our house. There never seems to be enough room for everything and I can't stand things being in a jumble - so when I find an item which helps with a storage problem I feel especially pleased.
My daughter had a built-in double wardrobe which was crying out for a storage solution. There was hanging room for clothes, and a high shelf on which she stacked games, toys and sundry items - but all her shoes (and she has a lot of shoes!) lay in a heap on the wardrobe floor. We tried one of those shoe hanging bags which dangle from the hanging rail - but she would either forget to use it, push stuffed toys into it instead of shoes, or complain that it took up too much space on the rail.
After sizing up the space I had to play with in her wardrobe, I got her a 3 Shelf Shoe Storage Rack in solid pine from Argos.
A flat pack, self assembly solid pine product. When assembled it has three fixed shelves and dimensions of H50.7, W83.8, D26.6cm. It weighs 3.2kg. The gaps between the lower shelves is approx. 18cm.
Experience of the product:
This product was very easy to put together. It is well designed and there are plenty of screws provided which hold it firmly together. I think it took me about an hour to build on my own. You can customise the product by painting or staining it if you wish to match its surrounding décor - I have left mine untreated as it is in a wardrobe and not often viewed.
The product description says it fits up to 9 pairs of shoes, up to size 8. Presumably that means if they are stacked neatly side by side. My daughter has more shoes than that - so what tends to happen is her high-heeled shoes stand proudly on the top shelf and the other two shelves get 'doubled up' with shoes. Since lots of her shoes are dollies and low heeled this works fine. I think she manages to fit about 16 pairs on it that way. It looks busy - but importantly, not a mess; and because this is an easily accessible, solid structure she remembers to use it and keeps it in reasonable order. A vast improvement on the mêlée that existed previously. I am very pleased with this purchase. So far this has been a well used, very useful and durable product.
Would recommend. Currently (16/08/13) £16.99 from Argos.
This is the shoe rack which we have and it's really good value for money. We bought it from Argos 3 years ago for £12 and it remains in brilliant condition.
We keep this shoe rack under the stairs and it stores lots of shoes on it. It is not the most lovely looking of pieces of furniture but it really doesn't matter because it is completely hidden under the stairs and all we use it for are our shoes which are sometimes dirty anyway so when buying this it didn't really matter what it looked like.
It cost us £12 and we had to queue up for a while for it from Argos. It comes flat pack and it took my husband about 15 minutes to put it together, it wasn't difficult at all and it had all the right parts there that he needed.
It is made from a really light wood which makes it easy to move to where you want it. It's light but it is still robust. We have got lots of pairs of shoes on this, some heavy hiking books and it hasn't bowed even slightly which shows how robust it is.
This has three shelves so there is lots of space for shoes, the bottom shelf is raised up off the floor and we use this really small section beneath it for the children's shoes too so really we manage to get 4 shelves out of it!
I think it is really good value for money. I know it doesn't look great, it's a light coloured wood and you can see the grooves in it, it looks slightly unfinished but we really don't mind it at all as I say it's not on display and it does the job it's supposed to do and it does it well too. We are pleased.
I bought one of these roughly five or so years ago, I bought it from Argos although when I ordered it, I was not paying attention fully. I bought it on the assumption that it was in fact a normal shelving unit. I bought it mainly for my son's room when I had no furniture after my ex left me. I had little money and just needed something to hold the kids clothes until I could afford to purchase proper wardrobes etc.
It wasn't until I looked at the box after buying it that I realised my huge mistake. These shelves were tiny, too embarrassed to mention this to the staff at Argos, after all I didn't want them to know I thought they were you average shelves not a shoe rack. I took them home and started to put them together. For a small shelf unit, they do have a lot of screws in them and not having an electric screwdriver I had to do each one by hand!! A very long job ending with sore hands!! The shelves themselves although not very deep, were in fact not a bad size and although they only have three shelves they did come in handy for temporarily holding books and the odd toy.
I have since given these shelves away and bought a five shelve unit, again this is a shoe rack but I like the fact it is smaller than your average shelf unit. It doesn't take up so much space, it doesn't look so bulky and cumbersome and it gives a more delicate feel to it. The measurements are the same as the three shelf unit apart from the height. The depth is 26cm, and the width is 84cm which makes for a nice shelf unit.
The five shelf unit cost £24.99 and although it started off holding clothes, once wardrobes were bought, it is for now home to books and games in my daughter's room. I would without doubt buy these again and I actually intend to get another set for my son's room. They are great for any room, and being that little bit smaller, they don't have to be used just for shoes.
Three Shelf Solid Pine Shoe Rack - currently £14.99
The 3 Shelf Solid Pine Storage Rack is apparently designed to hold up to three pairs per shelf, however I can fit four per shelf (I have small shoes). It comes flat packed, and needs to be assembled, but it really was an easy task. It maybe took thirty minutes, and that will have included finding the necessary tools
It arrives bare of any varnish, stain or paint so you can tie it in with your furnishings. Painting it is however a bit of a fiddly task.
Size H50.7, W83.8, D26.6cm.
For me this was a really great storage device as my hallway can look a little untidy as I do have masses of shoes. I tend to have most of them downstairs, and they had been becoming trip hazards. This will keep them all neat and tidy, as well as out of the way.
I would highly recommend the shoe rack as it is small enough to fit in a small hallway, while big enough to make a dent in the pesky shoe collections that tend to gather.
I have the Argos Solid Pine 3 Shelf Shoe Rack in my hall which is where my family put all of their shoes on. It is a neater way of storing shoes as without it all of the shoes would be likely to be piled in a heap in the corner of the hallway......and that's not ideal. The Argos Solid Pine 3 Shelf Shoe Rack cost me £14.99 from Argos, which I felt was a decent price and one that I was willing to pay. I have owned it for about 12 months and it's still something that is in daily use.
Like most furniture of this type, the Argos Solid Pine 3 Shelf Shoe Rack comes in a flat pack and so it needs assembling. Although it looked like assembly would be very simple, I have to admit that I did struggle a little putting it together because it wasn't that easy to match the holes up and get all of the pieces in the right place. Eventually I did enlist the help of a second person and then it was quite a lot easier to put it together.
The shoe rack is made of solid pine and when constructed it has three shelves. The pine is very sturdy and the shelves are thick enough that the shelves do not buckle or bend when the shoes are placed on it. I can generally get about five pairs of shoes per shelf, which means that it's possible to store about 15 pairs of shoes on the rack at any one time. It feels very well made and that it's built to last a long time. As I said, I've had it for about a year and it is still good as new. The pine has a nice finish to it and so it doesn't look cheap, and while simple in design, it functions very well.
Overall, I would recommend the Argos Solid Pine 3 Shelf Shoe Rack for anyone who has a lot of shoes! I would like it if was the option of more shelves though.
Argos furniture dominates my house due to it being so cheap and affordable! This show rack was only £12.99 and I find that a bargain. We have so many shoes in my house, from plimsoles, walking boots, football boots and slippers! My front door was a mess, so as a family we decided a shoe rack would be the best solution. We saw this in the Argos catalogue and were surprised that you could buy a pine show rack for such little money.
---- what does it look like ---
It is a 3 tiered show rack which can around 4 or 5 pairs of shoes on each rack, it is not very tall. It is quite subtle and looks great when guests come round. The line finish is nice and it looks far more expensive that it actually is. It's a simple build, but looks great. It is also very sturdy and can withstand kids climbing on it ( little cousin decided it would be a good thing to climb on) although I would recommend letting them stand on it because it probably would break after a while.
---- weight -----
It's to too heavy and you would be able to carry it to your car from the shop. I expected it to be much heavier than it actually was, it's a good weight though. It's not as well built as others you may see on the market, but it is almost half the price of the others and does look as good!
---- cost ----
It's an absolute bargain at £12.99, if you have a quick look online, there aren't many as good looking as this one for the price they are charging! I have lots of Argos furniture, ranging from cupboards to shelves! All are fairly priced, and last a long time.
--- would I recommend this to anyone? ---
Yes I would, I have had many comments about how nice the shoe rack is, friends and family like the look of it. It looks far better than the price paid. It's suitable for most homes. Mine is just inside the front door, but you could have one in your bedroom/cupboard, there not too large and look good, I'm thinking of getting another for my bedroom because I have lots f random shoes all over the place!
---- overall ----
I am really happy with this product! It keeps the house tidy and allows a clean floor on entrance to the house :) very happy! Give it a go.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out :)
Its always noce to put your shoes somewhere that is not too far out of the way for those that you wear quite often, and the Argos 3 tier shoe rack is an ideal piece of kit to do the job.
Argos is primarily a catalogue company with stores nationwide to buy your products from, ranging from jewellry, to furniture, to home furnishings to toys and baby and toddler gear.
They do their own value range and their prices for products vary greatly depending on quality or brand.
This 3 tier shoe rack is made of pine and is left natural so you are able to decide whether you want to stain, paint or varnish the product. This product costt £12.99 and once assembled weighs 3.2 kg and measures 50.3 x 83.8 x 26.6cm. You buy this product flat packed and have the great excitment of assembling when you get home. To be fair it is easy to assemble though and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. Everything you need short of a screwdriver is included and instructions are there for you to follow too!
Once assembled this rack is quite easy to manouvre about actually. It claims to hold at least 3 pairs of shoes per tier and up to a maximum of 8 in total. I would have to agree with this unless we are talking about childrens shoes that obviously hold more shoes.
Our shoe rack has also become a toy stack for our toddlers toys. It holds medium sized boxes quite well and works well as a toy store. Due to the blank canvas that is pine, you could decorate to suit a toy storage area.
All in all a sturdy piece of kit that has taken nearly a year to start the wobbles. With a toddler, that is not bad going really.
5/5 for me!
The Argos solid pine 3 shelf shoe rack is responsible for storing all my footwear neatly and effectively. The rack is of a very simple design, obviously with 3 shelves and it comes in flatpack form. When opening the box, instructions are easy to read and i soon worked out which pieces attached themselves together. The shoe rack took around 20minutes to construct and is very sturdy and well designed. Argos suggests that the pine is 'unfinished ready to paint, stain or varnish.' I myself have varnished the shoe rack in order to prevent it from getting stained by muck from the shoes stored on it.
Each shelf is said to hold 3 pairs, but at a squeeze I can get 4 pairs on each shelf, and the completed shoe rack weighs 3.2kg. The dimensions of the rack are as follows ; Height 50.7cm, Width 83.8cm, Depth 26.6cm and so it is generously sized. I suppose you could paint the rack any colour you wish, and dont just have to settle for the pine finish.
Overall I am impressed at how simple it is to put together and the instructions are in plain english so this helps. The freestanding rack is very sturdy and will happily hold a dozen pairs of footwear. I would definately advise finishing the wood off, though, either with a stain, paint or varnsih as the pine will soon stain with muck and because it is pine it will happily soak up anything and everything on the base of shoes so be warned! Overall, for £11.99 it is well worth a go as a basic station for your footwear.
I have a front porch attached to my home and it is very handy for guests to take off their shoes and coats when they arrive.
So having a place to store the shoes is much better than just throwing them all over the room, and my wife and I saw this nice little shoe rack and thought it looked nice.
It saw it in the Argos catalogue for £11.99 and when I got it home it was very simple to put together, it was one of the easiest flat pack jobs you can ever do, the instructions are very clear to read and it only takes around 15 minutes to assemble.
It is wooden and can be easily painted, stained, or varnish, whichever you preference, but personally I prefer the clear varnished look.
It has 3 shelves, each able to hold 3 pairs of shoes in total, so for 9 shoe storage, I think it is excellent value. Boots can be placed on the top shelf with more room.
It is not the most stylish and it is very basic but for the outdoor areas of porches, conservatories , hallway cupboards, utility rooms, or garages, I think it is an ideal item for the home.
It is free standing so the size of it is not too big and bulky and it measures height 50.7cm, width 83.8cm and depth 26.6cm.
With children coming home with muddy boots or shoes etc, this rack is brilliant as it cannot be ruined, but for the very low price, it can easily be replaced.
It is quite study and although it is very basic, it keeps the shoes in a nice tidy place rather than all over the floor.
I think if you have little room to place your shoes, buy one of these and keep your shoes in one place.
Very basic product.
I give it 5 stars.
The Argos Solid Pine 3 Shelf Shoe Rack costs £11.79 exclusively from Argos. If you've ever had the Argos Value 2 Shelf Shoe Rack, be aware that this is basically that but with a third shelf! I'm not sure why this doesn't have the word 'value' in it's name either, but the two products are definitely cut from the same template.
Because of the low price, this item comes flat-packed from Argos and requires home assembly. Although in theory this should be nice and easy to achieve, in practice the pieces are all cut very roughly and putting this together requires a certain amount of brute strength. The grooves which the slats are supposed to slot into, are that little bit too narrowly cut. So I wound up getting a hammer and basically smacking the shelves until they rammed into the grooves!
Although assembly was quite hard work, once built this was a brilliant little bit of furniture. We've got this in our bathroom as a towel storage unit, and didn't buy it for shoes at all. We used to use a hamper for towels but found they got all messed up because people couldn't find their personal towels, and were delving to the bottom of the hamper to get at them. So this has sorted that out and meant that everyone can find their own towels at a glance now.
This is a sturdy bit of kit that represents very good value for money. It's got more uses than just being for shoes, and it goes with the other Scandinavian Pine cheap bits of furniture that Argos sell too. I think I would have happily paid an extra £1 or £2 to make the assembly process easier, but despite that I still have to say this is very good and go with a four star rating.