30+ Tutorials for DIY Wall Shelves

Tired of the same old drab, big box store shelves?  Looking for something with more personality?  DIY those wall shelves!  You can add so much character and style to your home with the right shelves.  When you make them yourself, you’re able to customize to get just the right size, fit and look.  Want something rustic?  Eclectic?  Modern?  Traditional? Well, we’ve got DIY shelving ideas – big and small – for any style home.  Here are some of our favorites.

Add some extra storage with wall shelves. Try one of our featured 30+ DIY shelving ideas for any space featured on remodelaholic.com

30+ DIY Shelving Ideas & Tutorials

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These log wall shelves look like a piece of the forest right on your wall.  They’re so rustic and unique.

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Rustic Floating Log Shelves // Fix This Build That

Use simple black brackets and distressed wood to make these stylish shelves.

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Simple Rustic Industrial Shelves // Lauren McBride

These floating rustic shelves have so much character – they are super narrow so fit in small spaces, and the wood is recycled.

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Slim Rustic Industrial Floating Shelves // Seeking Lavender Lane

Here are some rustic shelves with touches of modern elements that give them an updated feel – with the clean, light wood shelves and the geometric background, the industrial metal stands out.

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Modern Industrial Open Shelves // Sugar Bee Crafts

Use plywood instead of reclaimed boards to make create an even more industrial feeling with your pipe shelves.

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Plywood Pipe TV Unit // Twelve on Main

Mini industrial shelves are perfect for displaying small items.

Mini DIY Industrial Shelves

Mini Industrial Shelves // Love Create Celebrate

Make chunky corbels for your distressed shelves for an authentic farmhouse feel.

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Rustic Farmhouse Corbel Shelf // Twelve on Main for Remodelaholic

Painted corbels matched with the stained wood shelves look AMAZING.

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Two-Tone Corbel Shelves // Lost and Found

Make your own thin corbels, and rock the two-toned look with farmhouse inspired open shelving like this.

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Modern Corbel Shelves // Christina’s Adventures

You can make the whole shelving wall – corbels and everything – out of the same reclaimed lumber!  Talk about stretching your dollar!

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Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Corbels // Twelve on Main

With thicker wood and pre-cut brackets, you can have a more traditional farmhouse look.  Pair them with a cute cabinet for closed storage.

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Chunky White Farmhouse Shelves // Inspired By Charm

These open shelves have a cool twist – the brackets are actually from a handrail system!  A clever and unique re-imagining.

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Farmhouse Shelves with Hand Rail Brackets // The Painted Hive

A chunky, rustic wall shelf unit is great in a bathroom or entryway.

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Two-Tier Wall Shelf Unit // My Love 2 Create for My Repurposed Life

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  1. I *LOVE* this compilation, and am currently seeking shelf ideas for my (very small & zero cupboard space) kitchen. So, *thanks so much*!
    I am, however, getting a “404”/not found error for page 2 and for page 3, it bounces me back to the first page, I counted the shelves on page one and know it’s only part of it… so, I’m wondering, is it just me having this problem? Or am I missing something? Lol because that could be it! ☺️ Whichever, I’d love to see the rest of the shelves!!
    Regardless: pinned & shared to friends!
    Thanks again!!! ????✨????