Reclaimed Wood Shelf

Gretchen of Boxy Colonial needed display shelves for her boys’ bedroom and liked the look of some reclaimed wood shelves from West Elm. However, at $58 for the smallest shelf, it simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Gretchen enlisted her husband and two sons to make these look-a-likes with wood “reclaimed” from the scrap pile. I have a feeling it didn’t take too much persuading to get them to bang up the boards with hammers and screwdrivers {wink}!

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Gretchen was inspired by the Reclaimed Wood Shelf and Black Basic Bracket from West Elm.

reclaimed wood shelf and black basic bracket from west elm

Learn how to make your own at Boxy Colonial.


  1. I love that shelf. The love the rustic loo and the act that it was made with scrap wood. I’m pretty sure I have those lying around too.

    • Haha! I definitely love using up those scraps too. Friendly to the environment and my wallet. 😉

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my shelves! Love this website 🙂