Build Your Own Barnwood Floating Shelves
Make a rustic floating shelf display out of reclaimed barnwood. The secret to making it float? An invisible bracket built from inexpensive lumber.
Floating shelves often read contemporary, but when you make them out of barnwood, they fit right in with rustic and farmhouse decor. Use their knotted whorls and natural grain pattern as a backdrop to show off artwork, family photos, or antiques, or simply use them as stylish additional storage. Our floating shelf is 36 inches (3 feet) long, but you can adjust the measurements to suit your space. You can also build a set of stacking shelves; just measure and mark an equal distance between them on the wall for hanging.