Over the 2 years of having this blog, you’ve seen lots of changes to my home office. I’ve gone from bright coral with white accents to dark grey with rustic finishes. Learn how to build your own industrial wood shelves that can be mounted in any room of your house!
If you remember a few months back, I was actually planning on buying some industrial shelving bookcases to fill this back wall. For some reason, I could never justify the steep price tags that came with these! The best part about this project is that’s inexpensive and a really easy project to complete with the hardest part being that you securely anchor the bracket to a stud. Thankfully I had my Dad’s help as I really didn’t want to see these come crashing down once I decorated them!
I truly could not be happier with how my home office is turning out. It’s just what I had envisioned and not only the look, but the functionality of the shelves is spot on. I spaced them out keeping in mind that I wanted my galvanized M&M letters to be front and center on that middle shelf and boy do they make a statement! I’ve slowly started to decorate the rest of the shelving, but we all know that will be a continual process.
Vintage Inspired Twine Holder from Decor Steals
Here’s the easy step-by-step instructions to build your own shelves —
(3) 10′ L x 12″ D x 2″ H Pine Boards
(6) Galvanized Floor Flange Fittings
(6) Galvanized 12″ Pipe Fittings
(6) Galvanized Cap Fittings
(1) 32oz Wood Stain (I choose American Walnut by Rust-Oleum)
(1) Can of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Flat Black
(12-24) Lag Bolt Screws (we only used 2 per shelf bracket)
Connect all 3 galvanized fittings together (floor flange, pipe and cap) for a total of 6 brackets and spray paint using flat black. Let dry completely.
Staining the pine boards — start by applying stain to a square foot area on the board with a brush and then immediately wipe down using the cheese cloth. This removes any excess stain and allows the natural grain to show through. Do this throughout the entire length and sides of the boards. Don’t forget the ends! Let dry 1 hour minimum in a well ventilated area.
While both the brackets and the wood are drying, start to locate and mark your studs. This is the most important part of your entire project. These shelves are heavy and therefore the brackets need to well anchored into a stud using lag bolt screws.
Once you’ve determined the height of your shelves, hold up the floor flange to the wall and mark the location of where you will insert the lag bolt screws. Carefully drill screw into wall while firmly holding the floor flange flat against the wall to ensure a tight fit. Do this for all 6 brackets.
Once boards are dry, simply place them (with the help of someone) on the brackets and you’re done!
What do you think of the look? I finished off the space by adding an industrial storage locker found at the Restoration Hardware outlet last weekend. It coordinates with the aesthetic and gives me the functionality I wanted by being able to stick some items away behind closed doors. I’m slightly obsessed with it!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.