Reclaimed Wood Shelves


Rustic yet refined, reclaimed wooden shelves are the perfect accent piece for a variety of interior design styles. Reclaimed barn wood shelves showcase real wood grain and can bring warmth into your home. Whether you have a rustic farmhouse aesthetic or a mid-century modern style, solid wood shelving adds a unique, real wood appeal that’s becoming so popular among homeowners. 

Reclaimed from turn of the century barns, factories, mills and buildings of the like, these heavy duty, solid wood shelves have characteristics like nail holes, natural checking and fastener holes. Create a diy shelving unit with industrial pipe for your home office or simply add floating wall shelves to your dining room for extra storage. Whatever your home decor vision is, we’re happy to help you bring it to life.    

All rustic wood shelves are about 2 inches thick and widths range from 4 inches to 12 inches. Lengths are available from 2 feet to 10 feet. Custom surface options and end options are also available from the online store. Contact us directly at any time to discuss the options and details of your shelving project. *Shelf brackets shown in picture not included.

If you have any questions about our reclaimed wood shelves, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Reclaimed Wood Shelves FAQ


You have questions, we have the answers. Each diy project is unique and requires special attention to details as well as in depth knowledge of everything from product specification to how it gets delivered. Let us help you navigate the choices and understand what to expect when it comes to realizing your rustic floating shelves vision!

See the full FAQ section including questions about Elmwood as well as ordering and shipping questions.

Where to buy reclaimed wood for shelves?

You have come to the right place if you are looking for reclaimed wood shelves. All of our wooden shelf options are made using authentic reclaimed woods that have been salvaged from vintage barns and industrial buildings. All of our wooden shelf options can be purchased online and ship within 3 business days.

What kind of projects can I use reclaimed wood shelves for?

There are so many home decor projects that you can use reclaimed wood wall shelves for, and many are easy to DIY! Here are a few ideas to get you started: floating wall shelves, bookcase, accent shelves, display shelves, mantel shelves. Our products with smaller depths (6 inches and 8 inches) make great floating wall shelf additions for spaces where you don’t want the shelf protruding from the wall too much, such as entryways, living rooms and dining rooms. Reclaimed wood shelves aren’t just for homeowners. These products could be the perfect addition to a business or commercial space as well. 

After I order my shelves how long does it take to ship? 

We are typically able to ship all reclaimed wood shelf orders within 3 business days, however, there are occasions such as holidays when it may take a few extra days.

Will my shelf be the exact dimension ordered?

While we do our best to source and achieve the true dimension, all of our wooden shelves are reclaimed from old structures and can have up to a 1 inch variance in thickness and depth, this can be due to shrinkage over time or how the material was crafted years ago.

How do I install the wood shelves?

Wooden shelves can be installed or mounted in a variety of ways. Matching corbels can be purchased as part of your order or you may wish to use other mounting hardware to achieve the look of wood floating shelves. Wall mounted shelves may have more requirements, such as bolting into a wall stud for stability and higher weight capacity. If you’re building a shelving unit or bookshelf, we’re happy to help provide any guidance for choosing the correct hardware.

How to paint wood shelves?

All of our shelf options have a beautiful aged patina that you can show off in its natural state or enhanced with a tinted wax. We recommend these options over paint that would cover the beauty of the solid wood.

What color will my shelf be?

All of our shelf lumber is reclaimed from inside old barns and buildings and has developed an antique brown patina on all four sides. If the fresh cut ends are exposed we can distress these areas to match the original surface. We can also finish the mantel shelf in one of our shades of tinted wax that range from light to dark. 

Is there a range of texture on reclaimed wood shelves?

The texture on our reclaimed wood shelves ranges from original rustic to original planed smooth and can often be a mixture. The majority of the edges will have visible nail holes from the original use.

How will my shelf be shipped?

We ship all of our mantle and shelf orders either via ground freight or common carriers (all lengths over 9 feet or weights over 145 lbs).