These floating shelves are made of solid reclaimed wood that has been dated to the 1800’s. If you are going for a mid-century modern look we feel it is always best to buy authentically vintage pieces. So often we see furniture made to look antique, or vintage, but it’s never realistic, and always forced. You can never replace truly antique wood. There is a sensed history behind each piece and these shelves are a perfect way to bring that feel into your own home at a reasonable price.
Each of these solid wood floating shelves are handmade and come as a complete kit with instructions
Various sizes are available. See below for a table of sizes and a few installation tips.
- 72″ x 8″ x 2″
- 72″ x 7″ x 3″
- 48″ x 7″ x 3″
- 48″ x 6″ x 2″
- 42″ x 4″ x 4″
- 42″ x 4″ x 2″
- 24″ x 4″ x 2″
- 24′ x 6″ x 2″
- 18″ x 4″ x 2″
- And many more sizes available here
One simple trick that we use to assist us in placing floating shelves on the wall, is black painters tape. By cutting the tape into the length of each shelf, you can stick it up on the wall in different places to help visualize exactly where you need them. This method saves a lot of headache, and holes in the wall.
Installation is fairly straight forward after you figure out where they should go. The main tools you’ll need are,
- A stud finder
- Drill with a screw driver attachment
- Tape measure
- Pencil (do not use a ball point pen or marker!)
- And a level
Obviously you can get away with putting floating shelves up without all of these tools, but they are recommended to help make the installation fool-proof.
We found this informative video that shows the general steps you’ll be needing to take to install your floating wall shelves.