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.


Liling O.3 years ago

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

Sheleen Addison
Sheleen Addison4 years ago

I love these, thank you

Kelly Rogers4 years ago

They are so cute I will use them when I move

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago


Pat W.
Pat W.4 years ago

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

johan l.
paul l.6 years ago

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!

Chealse B.
Chealse B.6 years ago

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

Deb R.
Past Member 6 years ago

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

Jennifer Blan
Jennifer M.6 years ago

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.

Angelica P.
Angelica P.6 years ago

Those are cool shelves!