Easy DIY Rustic Shelving

Hey there friends!!

I have a lot of people often ask me about our shelves. Usually they ask where they can buy them, I’m not sure if there are shelves for sale somewhere similar to ours. I’m sure there are. But what I do know is they are super simple to make yourself and you’ll probably spend a lot less money.

First you will need to determine what depth you would like your shelves. I decided to go with about  5 inches. So we purchased a 5/4 x 6 board. We purchased an 8 ft board and I had my husband cut it in half for me. I used some chains and a hammer to distress it a little. I wanted it to look a little more rustic. After the distressing, I stained it with dark walnut from Minwax

Next you have to get your hardware. For each shelf you will need these plumping pipe supplies.


Two floor flanges (I used 1/2″)

Two Nipples 1/2″ (make sure you get the corresponding length based off the depth of your lumber) For ours I used the 6 inch ones.

Two caps 1/2″

The next step is pretty simple, well unless you’re anything like me and can be very indecisive about things, haha. Then this may be the hardest step!  You’ll want to decide where you want to hang your shelves. You’ll need to secure your floor flanges onto the wall. We measured ours so that there would be a 6″ overhang on each side of the shelves. Make sure to drill into studs and you use the proper screws. All you need to do is screw the floor flanges directly to the wall, then screw in your nipple, then your cap. Then place your wood right on top. That’s it, simple, relatively in expensive, but the end result makes a great impact on any wall.



Hopefully that all made sense. I’m sorry I don’t have any progress pictures, but I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! Happy DIYing Friends!!


❤ Bree



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