Sharing a wonderfully easy tutorial for making reclaimed industrial shelving that are just perfect for our guest bathroom.
A few weeks ago, I was out hitting the garage sales with my parents and came across these black wire ‘shelves’ in a bucket filled with other
The owner said he’s sell them for $1 and not one to pass up a good deal, I said yes.
As if I needed one more reason to love thrifting and garage sale-ing.
I knew they’d get their use somehow and after wandering around our basement, I decided to make them into some shelves for the guest bathroom.
We had originally planned on doing a few floating shelves but that was before these industrial beauties found their way into our lives.
How to make industrial reclaimed shelves
The wood was in the scrap pile, screaming to be used for something besides a dust collector.
I cut all the boards in relatively the same length – I wanted a little variation for added character.
I secured them together on the back with a 1×2 that was also in our scrap pile [thank goodness for those, right??] collecting dust.
Given the beautiful state the wood was in, I didn’t sand, stain or varnish it. I wanted all the knicks and discoloration to stay.
To attach the shelves, I found two black screws, measured the distance between each hole and screwed them in about 80 percent of the way.
The hooks on the back of the shelf needed to be twisted around so they could wrap around the screws. After a little sweet talking and pliers-maneuvering, I got them to where they needed to be and they latched around the screws just perfectly.
I added some picture hanging hardware to the back of each shelf and ta-da, all done!
For the slim price of one dollar, we had some new, reclaimed industrial shelving to add to our bathroom wall.
And I’d say that’s one more reason to love those garage sales. 🙂
All our best,