How to decorate your home with rustic shelves

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!