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DIY: Rustic Wooden Shelves

DIY: Rustic Wooden Shelves

Proof that a couple of bracket mounts and a length of salvaged wood can make great shelving displays.

Above: A clever Flickr shelf.

Above: Rustic kitchen shelves, also on Flickr.

Above: A driftwood shelf spotted on Design Sponge, complete with DIY instructions.

Above: A simple hook for towels or coats, also via Design Sponge.

Above: Branch Brackets handcrafted by Live Wire Farm in Vermont.

For a stunning example of rustic design in the kitchen, visit Remodelista’s post Steal This Look: Rustic Swedish Kitchen.

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11:45PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank you so much, I have always love this type of rustic look because it goes along with countryside interiors.

1:46AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

I love these, thank you

12:18PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

They are so cute I will use them when I move

12:21PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012


9:39PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

How awesome and unique! No one else would have the same one. Expresses individuality.

12:10AM PDT on Aug 26, 2010

Great idea!
You won't find a single piece of wood lying around in S.Africa but one can buy old railwaysleepers that have been cut up in planks. You would only buy the top and bottom ones, of course!

1:07AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

My parents village house had renovations. I think some boards left after builders cleaning . Maybe they would be in use. Thank for the article

12:15AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

It's having an eye to see the beauty in what might have been burned as trash.

1:11PM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

I love the rustic look. Perfect for my house out in the country. We've got lots of wood sitting around from the old residents.

10:32AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Those are cool shelves!

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Don't stop this is so relaxing. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Thanks Lisa.

This is amazing and totally "news to me". I am totally going to see if we can get it in our local In…

I try to avoid the "bad" carbs and eat a wide range of healthy foods.


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