This DIY rustic shelf bracket will add a nice touch to any home.
It’s made with 2″ x 4″ wood boards and has a hole for hanging a vintage book shelf.
This DIY is so easy to make that you’ll need to take a few minutes to assemble it.
The wood is 1/2″ thick and can be used for other projects as well.
This DIY rusticslid.com tutorial shows you how to make rustic shelving with wood.
You’ll need:Wood lumber (3-5/16″ x 5-1/4″)Shelving (2-1) 4″ x 8″ boards (1/2 x 4″)2 x 2″ wood pieces1/8″ x 1/4″ wood screws2 x 1-1.5″ wood nails (optional)Optional:2x wood shelves to hang books onTop shelf brackets to attach bookcases toRustic shelf screws to secure shelves to a wall.
Here’s a look at the finished product.
What you’ll doAfter the DIY is complete, it’s time to trim and paint the wood boards.
To begin, I used a hacksaw to cut out the 4″x8″ boards.
Then, I sprayed the wood with a clear coat and sanded the surface to a smooth, flat finish.
I then applied a coat of clear coat on both sides of the wood pieces.
Then, I trimmed and painted the wood.
You’ll need a 4″ by 8″ x 2 1/8 by 2 1-3/8″ x 1″ sheet of clear plastic sheeting.
I used Clearcoil Blue (3.0 oz) for the top of the shelf.
I also sprayed it with a coat to protect it from dust and debris.
I used a pair of scissors to cut the 4×4 boards.
I wanted them to be a bit square to make it easier to trim later.
To cut the boards, I cut out each board by using a knife or a pair.
You can also use a pair if you’re not a perfectionist.
Next, I glued the wood back together with some epoxy resin.
This is how the wood will look when painted.
After that, I coated the bottom of the shelving and screwed it to the wall.
I attached the bookcases with screws and the shelf brackets.
I glued and screwed the shelves back together.
The shelves are ready to hang!
The finished product!