Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelf

I am prepping to take over the front display in June at the Antique Barn where I have a booth.  I decided on a campy/cabin theme and have been having fun finding and creating rustic items for the display. 
an easy to build rustic wall shelf made from fence boards 

This easy-to-build, rustic shelf made from reclaimed fence boards will fit my theme perfectly.

Hubby scored a few free fence boards, and I knew they were just right for a simple wall shelf.
fence boards make a great easy to build wall shelf
The shelf measures 30" wide and 24" tall. It is very easy to put together, simple straight cuts and 1 5/8" screws. 

I set a 2"x 4" under the board that the hooks are on when I screwed the board in from the sides of the shelf. This made it so that this board was not set back so far so that the hooks would be easier to access. 
coat hooks on a rustic reclaimed wood wall shelf
I sanded the wood (actually before putting the shelf together) and then use Minwax polyacrylic over all of it to bring out the natural beauty.
make a rustic wall shelf from old fence boards

This rustic shelf is perfect as a towel holder in the bathroom, but also would be great in a kid's room or in an entryway.


  1. How versatile your rustic shelf would be in any room, even kitchen, love shelf as I do all your projects. What you are is one talented lady. Love finish you applied to this shelving unit.
    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Super everything about this shelf!!!


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