Industrial chic shelves made of reclaimed wood, inspired by Pottery Barn Blacksmith shelf. Save money by building your own shelves from reclaimed pallet boards and brackets.
1 - 1x6 @ 36"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Attach brackets to shelves as shown above. I placed mine on the ends, but there is no reason why you couldn't place your brackets inset.
Then position your shelves on the wall and mark the screw hole locations. Use either a drywall anchoring system or screw into studs in the wall (just like you are hang a photo) to hang the shelves.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.