If you like woodworking DIY, then you should take a look at shelf projects. This is an excellent choice if you want to make & sell DIY to others. One of the things to consider is that quite a few people will have custom specifications for the shelves they want. So even if you have some ready made shelves available for sale, consider making yourself available for custom work. Decide on your pricing structure and the projects you would want to work on. Also consider the types of wood that would be best for you to use, both that customers would find appealing and also are within your price range for materials.
Floating shelves are a popular trend. Simply put, these are shelves that don’t have any hardware that shows. This gives the homeowner’s walls a lovely, clean look. Its ideal to show off home decor and any items on the shelves too.
If you’re thinking about doing this project to make and sell, we recommend first trying to make several, to see if this project is for you. Make one or several for your own home – and also do so for friends and family. Offering to make shelves for friends and family will give you the experience of working with a customer, understanding their needs, to see if this is the project you would like to do on a larger scale.
Measurements and accuracy are critical with shelves, as they are with any woodworking project. If you look at shelves you may realize – without looking too intently – that they are spaced evenly apart. They also are the exact same length. This is a DIY project for someone who is good with details and feels confident measuring and being exact at this. We all know what happens if you hang a shelf so it leans – everything is going to spill off it!
We’ve found you 40 great DIY rustic wood shelf projects to try. Happy DIY-ing!
Farmhouse Flair DIY Wood Storage Shelves
Here are classic rustic bookshelves. They will look perfect in your home.
Wood Floating Shelves
Here is a classic set of wood floating shelves. They are the perfect addition to any room.
Rustic Wood Shelves with Iron Piping
These wood shelves are rustic and also eco-friendly. Look at how sturdy they are too.
Love the rustic look? Here is a great floating shelf.
Set of 3 Open Kitchen Shelves
Aren’t these perfect for the kitchen? Sturdy wood shelves to hold everything you need at hand.
Industrial Floating Shelves
Look at these great sturdy shelves. Perfect for growing plants.
Easy DIY Floating Shelves
Hanging Wood Floating Shelves
Made from pallets, these are large rustic shelves. Perfect if you like a contemporary look.
2 Rustic Wood Shelves
These are beautiful wood shelves. Both rustic and contemporary.
Set of 3 Industrial Floating Shelves
These rustic style shelves are perfect to hold plates and dishes. They are both wide and long.
DIY Floating Shelves with Clavos
These shelves are strong and sturdy. They are the perfect choice for a bedroom or family room.
Modern Style Wood Floating Shelves
Aren’t these beautiful? The perfect addition to any home.
DIY Floating Rustic Shelf or Mantle
Looking for a project for a big rustic shelf? Here’s the perfect one for you!
These rustic shelves are charming. Made from distressed wood for a great look.
DIY Floating Shelf Plans for the Dining Room
We love these shelves! Store all of your china, easily on shelves on the wall.
Set of 2 Rustic Wood Shelves
Isn’t the hardware on these shelves pretty? Try these shelves in a bedroom or family room.
Reclaimed Wood Shelf
What a beautiful shelf! Made from reclaimed wood, this is a very classic style.
DIY Floating Rustic Shelves
Don’t these look great in the kitchen? Its easy to see how they could hold everything.
DIY Farmhouse Projects Inpired by Joanna Gaines Style
These charming shelves are both dainty and sturdy. We love the hardware.
DIY Rustic Rope Shelves
Love the nautical look? Try these wood shelves with rope accents.
DIY Rustic Cube Shelves
Looking for DIY shelves but need a lot of space? Try these cube style shelves.
DIY $15 Chunky Wooden Shelves
Looking for a budget friendly option? Try these DIY shelves.
$20 Shelves Anyone Can Build
Like floating wood shelves? Here is a budget friendly option.
Rustic DIY Bathroom Shelving
Looking for extra room in the bathroom? These rustic shelves hold all of your necessities.
DIY Wood Shelves
Here is a classic set of wood shelves. A perfect beginner’s project too.
DIY Rustic Farmhouse Shelves
Now here is a lovely farmhouse shelf. Its a very classic style anyone would admire.
Easy Rustic Wall Shelves
Here is a great project when you’re looking for large shelves to hold a lot. These rustic shelves also look great!
How to Build Custom Dining Room Shelving
I love this tutorial because this is something that so many want in their homes. Follow this step by step to get great results!
1 Post = 9 Rustic Elegant Pottery Display Shelves
Here is a unique set of shelves, made from a post. This is very eco-friendly too!
Rustic Wood Shelves Set of 2
This set of wood shelves is super sturdy. Perfect for your family room or den.
DIY Palette Shelves for Rustic Baby Nursery
Here is a charming set of old fashioned wood shelves. Perfect for a baby or child’s room, especially if you are homeschooling.
Natural Wood Floating Shelf
Look at how elegant this is! A hanging shelf to hold items in any room in your home.
Farmhouse Pantry Makeover
This rustic shelf DIY project shows how you can make use of small spaces. Shelves can let you make the most of them.
Wood Box Shelves
Want shelves that get a lot of compliments? Here is a set of unique looking shelves.
DIY Farmhouse Shelves
Rustic wood shelves are very welcoming in your home. Here is a great project for beginners.
Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelves
If you want rustic to look contemporary, then this is the perfect shelf for you. It also uses reclaimed wood.
Farmhouse Flair DIY Wood Storage Shelf
Here are great shelves, perfect for a home office. They are attractive, sturdy and functional.
Rustic Wood Shelves
Love the rustic home decor style? Take a look at this beautiful shelf.
DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves
Here is a set of rustic shelves that look great. Using industrial pipes, they are also eco-friendly.
Here is a unique style of shelf. This will certainly get a lot of compliments.