Barnwood and Twine Shelves

2 Materials
20 Minutes

This easy DIY can be made with a bit of twine and scrap wood!

  1. Scrap wood or barn wood
  2. Twine (or rope)
  3. Power drill and drill bit
  4. Scissors
  5. miter saw or circular saw (if your scrap/barnwood pieces are not already at the desired length)
Cut your wood pieces to the desired length

I did 18 inches for my shelves. You could do varying lengths and make a grouping of shelves if you’d like!

Drill holes

Measure in 1.5” from each corner and drill a hole with your drill bit. You’ll end up with four holes.

Here is what the four holes should look like

Thread twine through the holes

Cut two pieces of twine at about 30” each.

Thread one end of a piece of twine through each hole so that the bottom of the shelf looks like this.

Tie the knots

Pull the string taught and even, then tie the ends of each piece together in a knot.

*Keep your knot loose so you can adjust when for level when hanging the shelf.

Add your decor!

Hang at the desired height and add your decor!

*Keep in mind these are lightweight when choosing your decor to hang. You could always swap out that twine for a heavier duty rope if you’d like to use these for heavier items.

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  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Jun 04, 2021

    They are great and staged so.gorgeously

  • Margot Margot on Jun 06, 2021

    You have great taste! It looks professionally done! The spacing and the articles you placed on the shelves are perfect!

    by the way, you could be a hand model - beautiful hands