How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Wooden shelves are all super chic and popular. In fact, they’re so popular that we’ve dedicated an entire article to them.
Wooden shelves accomplish much more than taking care of your storage space problems. They can give a feeling of a well-organized, sparkly, and clean room. They can also showcase some of your favorite books, trinkets, and plant pots.
If you have been holding off putting up new shelves, because you believe you do not have the time, money, or the ability to do it, then think again.
First Thoughts on the shelf
Today, there are lots of easy DIY wooden shelves on the market. You can choose from many design options that are easy breezy and can be installed in just 30 minutes or less. Honestly, the hardest part is choosing the style and clicking the “order” button.
If you want simplicity and charm that is typical of the countryside, go for shelving units that are considered rustic wooden shelves. Or if you prefer a more modern look, you might want clean floating wooden shelves. Of course, you could always throw in some stained wood into the mix for the best effects.
Best Wooden Shelves Reviews
As there are so many wooden shelves on the market nowadays, we made a list of our favorites. When choosing from this list, you’ll want to consider your style, wall texture, the things you’ll want to showcase, and how many shelves you’ll need for your space.
1. 12 Inch Industrial Pipe Metal and Wood Wall Floating Shelf
Are you a fan of the floating shelf? This shelf has a little bit of a rustic feel with the wood, but combines with the pipe metal to give an industrial vibe.
Thi wall-mounted display is what we consider one of the cheap wooden shelves, but it isn’t of low quality. Gorgeous enough to show off your favorite decorative items, it is made of wood with black metal supports that are designed to look like pipes.
The flat, rectangular wooden shelf attached to these pipes provides you with a perfect space to display cherished keepsakes, family photos, potted plants, and other decorative items. We found this one super easy to install.
Using the appropriate mounting hardware (not included) you can attach this to any wall and bring both character and display space to your home. Approximate Dimensions (inches): 12” W x 7.75” H x 4.25” D. See here full product details.
2. 15-Inch Vintage White Wood Wall-Mounted 9-Compartment Curio Shelf
These ‘cubbies’ are commonplace in many homes, but most are free-standing and not attached to the wall. You’ll usually see them sitting on the floor and used as a bookshelf or a place to sit storage cubes. But unlike those bulkier models, this piece can be hung from the wall for a unique look.
Made of wood, this vintage-style shelf rack could be called a DIY wood shelves closet of sorts. It comes with 9 compartments in different sizes to accommodate whatever keepsakes you cherish. You could also use it to display an assortment of different knick-knacks.
We love that the 9 compartments allow for some versatility in displaying options and eye-catching style. This vintage-style shelf rack is made of sturdy wood with a white finish and can be set up as standalone or wall-mounted.
Hang it either vertically or horizontally by using appropriate mounting hardware (not included). See here full product specifications.
3. BarnwoodUSA Rustic Open Box Shelves
Farmhouse style is all the rage! So it’s a must that we feature some rustic-looking shelves. These also work great in sheds and shops where you might need a little more storage space but are lacking style. Because of their sizing, you wouldn’t want to hang really heavy items.
This modern geometric floating design is a crowd favorite. The wall shelf is structured like an intersecting squares wall shelf but designed with a rustic finish. Created by BarnwoodUSA, this geometrical pattern shelf provides a stylish, aesthetic allure to any room while still being functional in saving storage space.
This floating wall-mounted shelf has four different squares sizes can be linked together to form one large piece. The cubbies can hold candles, books, collectibles, plants, pictures, vases, and much more. After some minor assembling, you can mount it on the wall, put knick-knacks to it, and that’s it. Overall dimensions: 25.5” L x 17.5” W x 4” D; Weight: 6.5 lbs. See here full product specifications.
4. Love Kankei Rustic Wooden Floating Shelves
Looking for a way to spruce up your office? Need extra storage for your kitchen or bathroom? We’ve got the perfect buy. Most of the pictures you see of shelves show them holding “knickknacks” or other trinkets, but let’s face it, shelves are made for storage. Of course, to use them in such a way, you’ll need to make sure they are sturdy like the ones featured below.
The Love Kankei floating wall shelf set is a lot nicer than ordinary shelves. It is also as functional as can be. With its versatility in configurations, this floating shelves with its woodsy and resilient tone can be arranged into different styles and formations.
These are appropriate for displaying bathroom items, decorative pieces, photographs, small plants, or for storing books. Mounting Hardware & Instructions included. Sizes: Large: 17″ x 4.7″x 4.2″| Medium: 13″ x 4.7″ x 4.2″ | Small: 9″ x 4.7″ x 4.2″. See here full product information.
5. DAKODA LOVE Rustic Luxe Wood Floating Wine Shelves
Are you a wine lover? Then a wine shelf is a must. We’ve all heard of racks, but with this piece, you’re sure to stand out. You could also throw a few other items on it as well.
This DIY floating wine shelf combo is a perfect addition to your kitchen or dining area. It is made of high-grade solid pine wood, stained, and wholly handcrafted in the USA. We love that it comes with pre-drilled holes (although hardware not included) which makes it easier to hang. The set includes the clean-lined floating shelf and wine glass rack with capacity for up to 15 glasses. So this really is a two-for-one special!
Showcase your style, improve your kitchen storage organization, and keep your favorite glasses handy in this beautifully made shelf rack. You can declutter your kitchen storage with this rich walnut stain shelf as well. We think it can be used to complement your dining room or dress up your kitchen wall.
Overall dimensions: 6” height x 24” width x 10” depth (in inches). See here full product specifications.
6. Rustic Wood Wall Storage Shelf with Towel Bar
What a perfect shelf for a kitchen or bathroom. These shelves have hooks that allow for hanging. This could work well for towels, hand towels, and much more.
The shelf set is handcrafted in the USA using high-grade pine wood to make a unique design. One of the most unique rustic wood wall shelves, it comes with brackets for easy installation (screws and drywall anchors not included). While you’re hanging things, you can also display your books, pictures, and even plant pots.
7. Boho Wall Hanging Shelf – Set of 2
Who doesn’t love a boho feel? This set comes with two shelves that serve as the perfect touch for minimalist decor. Trendy yet affordable, the cord length on these is adjustable, so they can be used in any room.
These decorative wall shelves are perfectly designed for adding meaning to your bedroom, foyer, or mudroom. The wooden shelves are great for your spiritual books in your dorm or office. We personally love these in a bathroom as well. Especially one where storage is otherwise lacking.
8. Industrial Pipe Rustic Modern Wood Bookshelf Wall Shelf
We love all of the shelves featured here (otherwise we wouldn’t have included them.) Still, number 8 is by far our favorite. Because it’s made out of pipes, we think it looks great in a kitchen or bathroom, but you could use it virtually anywhere.
This unique rustic 3 level industrial pipe shelf is perfectly designed for the home, office and café interior. This rustic modern wood ladder pipe wall shelf is made of solid wood and metal pipe with an added perfect rustic accent to a space, perfect for someone who is looking for industrial modern décor.
One of the perks of this purchase is that the shelf is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. See here full product information.
9. LightStan Decorative Floating Wooden Wall Display Shelf
One, two, three, go! This trio of floating shelves is unique for two reasons: size and stain. The color is unlike any we’ve seen. That matched with the different sizings of the shelves makes them a unique find.
This small but durable wooden shelves DIY with no noticeable wall mountings are made of high-quality MDF Composite materials with a gray wash laminated and eco-friendly color painted finishing.
These decorative wall shelves are easy to install, can be easily mounted on the wall ledge with no visible screws or brackets and shelves perfectly level and flush against the wall. Importantly, all hardware is included.
Furthermore, these sleek floating shelves are waterproof with no apparent joint and very much better than veneer products. Display your simple knick-knacks, modern pieces one above the other, in a cascading fashion down the wall or into completely separate space.
Use this floating shelves for the home and office to add dimension to any wall. See here the full product information. See here full product specifications.
A second set of shelves with unique coloring, these torched wood shelves can set your design on fire.
Are you looking for a super stylish wall mounted floating shelf set? Then this is the right one for you. This wall mounted display shelving is your most beautiful way of showcasing your favorite decorative items. Entirely made of a board with wood veneer, it will add ambiance to any wall space.
The flat, rectangular floating wood shelves provide you with the perfect place to showcase your family photos, cherished keepsakes, potted plants, and other knick-knacks pieces. It is easy to install since it includes a detailed instruction, drywall anchors, and screws to mount this shelf to any wall and bring both elegance and display space to your home.
11. MyGift 24 Inch Wall Mounted Wood Floating Display Shelf
Here’s one final option to consider during your search for a floating shelf display. It’s simple design means that it will work in any room, any home.
Add this wall mounted wood shelf as a way to instantly display your cherished book collection, your family photos, your collections of ornaments, or your beloved knick-knacks. This easy to mount shelf can be mounted to the wall using the appropriate mounting hardware (not included) and brings sleek sophistication to any space.
Install this modern style wooden floating shelf on any wall in your home, office, or store to provide a fresh new display space for your favorite items. Approximate Dimensions (in inches): Overall – 23.5 W X 6 H X 7.75 D. See here full product details.
These DIY wooden shelves and racks provide roomy expanse for a store display, but when combining with function and decorative flair, it’s also an opportunity to enhance every wall space. Modern, old-fashioned, or vintage style, mounted shelves for the kitchen, the openness of the shelves helps preserve the serene, airy feeling of the space rather than the bulky cabinetry.
What’s more, building your own shelf can guarantee you have something that is personal, unique and matches the looks you want.
For more of our reviews, you can also read our 10 Best Garden Storage Solutions and Ideas. And as always, we would love to hear your thoughts on your favorite wooden finds. Did you purchase any of these products?