Perfectly Display Natural Beauty in your Home, with Air Dried Oak.
Air Drying these Floating Shelves allows for a number of distinguishing features, such as lines, cracks and knots. No other shelf like it exists, or will ever exist again – completely bespoke to you and your home.
All of our shelving is made by hand, with only the finest quality character-grade timber. We source all of our timber from European sawmills which are always FSC or PEFC certified.
Our stunning Air Dried Oak Floating Shelves provide you with the traditional look of a natural wooden shelf, while also giving a modern feel with the floating fixture. These shelves are available in sizes of 5.5″ and 7″ deep, with a thickness of 35mm (with a variable of +/- 5mm, due to being handcrafted). The length options run from as short as 1ft up to 7ft. As our shelves are all handmade to order, we are able to make bespoke pieces to your specific requirements – if you don’t see the exact size you need listed, do not hesitate to get in touch.
The shelf you choose will not only be to your exact size specifications, but we will finish it with your chosen premium wood stain colour too. There are a range of earthy, natural colours to choose from as well as clean, crisp white and bold black. Select a shade that matches your home and aesthetic style, at no extra cost.
Your shelf will be further enhanced, with a coat of wax polish added to your timber after the wood stain. This adds an extra layer of protection to your shelf.
Installation is easy, with our comprehensive fitting guides. Fix your shelf to stone, brick, breeze block and stud walls too. Hafele’s concealed shelf supports will be provided with your order, and holes will be pre-drilled into the back of your shelf, so that you can mount your shelf with little assistance.
Find our comprehensive fitting instructions here.
For shelves with plasterboard fixings, click here.
You should order from Handcrafted Shelves, because…
- We supply concealed shelf supports and comprehensive instructions with your order.
- We kiln dry our oak, resulting in a sturdy and resilient shelf.
- We always source our oak from trusted sawmills.
- We only use robust 1.5 inch thick oak.
- We always aim to dispatch your order within 5 working days.
- We are 5 Star Rated, with testimonials that speak volumes.
Please note: oak is a natural product, therefore every piece will vary in appearance. The grain, colour, cracks and knots are what make our natural product unique. Our displayed colour samples are only guides, colours may appear slightly different due to the natural colours of the wood, the lighting and the type of screen you are looking at them on too. Also, air dried timber can develop further cracks over time, and the shape may alter through usage too. Dimensions stated are approximate only. Post machining, our dimensions are accurate to 1/2″. We will not accept any of the above as defects.
All of our shelving is made to order and professionally finished with a quality wood stain colour of your choice. There are nine shades to choose from, allowing you to perfectly select a colour that matches your home and aesthetic style.
Your chosen premium wood stain will penetrate deep into the wood, adding the chosen colour and a protective coat to your unique piece. Then we will further enhance your timber, with a coat of quality wax polish to further boost protection for the wood.
Our wood stains are available in white, light grey, dark grey, light pine, antique pine, medium oak, walnut, jacobean, and black. Offering this wide range of wood stain colour options means that our handcrafted shelves cater to those looking to bring a sense of tradition into their home, and those with more modern tastes.
Select a colour from the images displayed below to find a shade that best matches your home and aesthetic style. Are you a lover of minimalism and clean white aesthetics, or do you prefer earthy, natural tones throughout your home? We cater to every taste here at Handcrafted Shelves.
All of the colours shown above are to be used as a guide only. Due to using the natural materials of oak and pine, colour variation is expected. Your handcrafted shelf will be a focal point in whichever room you plan to display it in, being bespoke to your home means that it will naturally stand out from your other furniture items – made to order, made to stand out, not made to blend in.
Each shelf is coated and sealed for protection, but please always use a drink coaster to avoid water damage.
Any questions? Check out the FAQ tab and do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are a British owned company and all of our products are made-to-order right here in the UK.
Our aim is to have every order complete, packaged, and ready to be sent within one week of receiving the order. However, this can take longer during busy periods (such as Christmas), due to the nature of each product being handmade to order. Do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification on your expected delivery if you have strict deadlines to adhere to.
An additional delivery fee will be applied at checkout, to cover the cost of the expert care that goes into packaging and delivering each item. Every shelf will be subject to thorough quality checks before being securely packaged ready for delivery. We take the utmost care in packaging your shelf, using heavy duty custom-made packaging to protect your bespoke item from any damage that could occur during transit.
UK Mainland Orders: delivery will cost £10+VAT.
Scottish Highlands and Islands: delivery to these areas may cost more, the difference is automatically applied at the checkout.
Your shelf will be delivered by a courier. We always use a 24-hour delivery service, via DHL or DX, depending on whether you are ordering to mainland UK or the Scottish Highlands or Islands. As soon as we have arranged for your item to be delivered we will provide you with tracking information – you’ll know where your shelf is every step of the way. A signature will be required upon delivery, unless instructions are provided as to a safe place to deliver your item. If delivery is unsuccessful, your courier may try to leave your shelf with a neighbour. Delivery slots are usually between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm.
Unless stated otherwise, we will dispatch your order as soon as it is ready. However, if you require a specific delivery date or have a unique delivery request, please get in touch so that we can do our best to meet your requirements.
In order for you to be able to mount your shelf yourself, with little assistance, we provide comprehensive instructions with each delivery. Please see the guides provided below to further understand how each type of shelf can be fitted.
For our floating shelves you will receive Hafele’s concealed shelf supports and holes will be pre-drilled in the back of your shelf, to make fitting your shelf easier to do.
You will be able to fit your shelf to stone, brick, breeze block and stud walls. Installation will vary depending on the type of shelf and the type of wall you are fitting it to. If you have any questions or concerns, prior to or after placing your order, please get in touch.
Supplied with all oak fireplace beams
and shelves 5″ deep and above.
Supplied with shelves suitable
for plasterboard walls.
Supplied with steel bracket pine shelves.
Supplied with our corbels and
all oak fireplace beams.
Recommended fixing method for
19cm x 14cm (7.5″x5.5″) beams.
Please note: Handcrafted Shelves are not liable to take any responsibility for any incorrect installations, or damages caused during the installation process. We will not accept refunds or returns of items that are incorrectly installed and/or damaged during the installation process.
Angela Osterman –
We were toing and froing between all of the different shelf options, but went for these air dried oak floating shelves in and have no regrets at all.
Marcia Wells –
I was drawn to these shelves, as opposed to the other and slightly cheaper options, because of the air drying giving those extra distinguishing features. The finished product is exactly as described and better than the photos too, very pleased.
AJ Knott –
Such a characterful piece of wood, and a great addition to my home!
Michael Anderson –
Received our air dried shelves promptly and were very impressed with how well packaged they were. Very easy installation with the pre-drilled holes and shelf supports supplied too.