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Solid Oak Floating Shelf in Walnut

Solid Oak Floating Shelf For Plasterboard Walls

(32 customer reviews)

From: £52.00

Expertly crafted by hand, and specifically designed to be fitted to plasterboard walls. Our Solid Oak shelves are the perfect fit for every home.

Our pieces are all crafted by hand, here in the UK. Using natural materials is what makes our shelves one of a kind, each and every item we sell is unique – displaying knots, lines and cracks that echo it’s oak tree origins. All of our timber is always, and has always been, sourced from reliable and reputable sawmills who are FSC or PEFC certified.

Select your exact size specification and choose one of our 9 colour options for your wood’s stain. As each piece is made to order, we ask you to please get in touch if the exact sizing option you need is not shown.

These shelves are kiln dried and are typically 32mm thick (please allow for +/- 5mm due to being handcrafted).

Price is per shelf, and varies depending on size and depth.

Suitable for plasterboard walls only.

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Floating Shelves, Made From Natural Solid Oak.

Designed for Plasterboard Walls.

A traditional, natural product, with a fun modern twist – these shelves appear to float!

We love working with Solid Oak as it is an extremely strong, durable wood. Choosing to order from Handcrafted Shelves is choosing to add real,  natural beauty to your home. Each piece we create is completely unique to you and your home. Your new shelf will be a slice of nature – with unique grain patterns, colours, cracks and knots too.

You can purchase our Solid Oak Floating Shelves in a depth of 6″ or 8”, the thickness of the wood will be around 32mm (please allow for +/- 5mm due to being handcrafted). The length options run from as short as 1ft up to 7ft, but if you have a specific measurement that you’re looking for please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our shelves are handmade to order, which means we are able to make bespoke pieces to match your specific requirements.

As well as your chosen shelf being made to your exact size specifications we will also colour it with your chosen premium wood stain too. Colour options are added as standard, and come at no extra cost. Using a wood stain helps to protect and enhance your piece’s natural beauty, and it can also be a great way to match your shelf to your home’s aesthetic style. Whether you prefer a clean white, bold black or earthy walnut, we have the stain for you. Once your shelf has been finished with your chosen premium wood stain, we will then also further enhance your timber with a coat of wax polish.

These shelves have been designed to perfectly fit to plasterboard walls. Find our comprehensive fitting instructions 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.

Plasterboard Fixings

See our full fitting instructions here.

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.

Returns must be completed within 14 days of receiving your order. Simply post your unwanted item to us, including your order number and name, so we can efficiently process your refund. Unless the item was damaged in shipping, we are unable to refund the postal charge. We also will not accept any returns if the item has been used or installed. We are unfortunately unable to accept liability for incorrect installation, or damage caused by operator error during installation process.

Due to the nature of our products, being handmade to order, our typical dispatch estimate of 5-10 working days is a guide only. During busy periods, or for more bespoke products, this dispatch time may be longer. Hold back on hiring fitters until you have received your items.

You will receive updates when your order is being produced, and then again, once it has been shipped, along with tracking details.

We do offer most of our items in bespoke sizes. If you do not see your required size in our store, please get in touch and we will let you know what we can do.

Our oak is sourced from sawmills in Europe. Having built up strong relationships with our suppliers, we trust them to produce the finest quality.

Simply order from our shop, or call us on our phone number to place your order.

We can offer bulk discounts. Do get in touch with your requirements and we will give you a quote. We also offer trade discounts.

Our showroom is online only, hence our competitive prices. Our site is full of information and photos. If you wish to visit our workshop, please get in touch to set up an appointment.

Read our product descriptions for each individual product to find out what potential discrepancies there may be. Shelves may be up to ½” smaller due to machining and sanding.

Every shelf comes with free, comprehensive and easy to use instructions. If you need further advice, feel free to get in touch.

Check the largest face for the concealed bracket holes. A 6”x4” beam will have the holes machined in a 6” side. If you require anything different, please let us know by adding a note in the checkout.

We have recently started offering shelves with plasterboard-compatible fixings, up to 15mm thick. Click here to see them.

Working with natural raw materials in a non-factory setting results in some aesthetic variation. It is impossible to make every single shelf a complete match, and you can be assured that any shelf you buy will be totally unique to your home.

As wood dries, it is likely to crack. We can select wood that initially has no cracks, but are unable to guarantee that it will stay that way as it acclimatises to your home. Our kiln dried oak range is unlikely to crack at all.

Unfortunately not. The wax and stains used are not waterproof. Please use coasters if placing cups or vases on our shelves, to reduce risk of stains. Wipe away all spillages at once.

Our shelves are not waterproof, so while we can provide a water-resistant lacquer on our kiln-dried oak shelves, which will protect shelves in damp conditions to some degree, this is not 100% waterproof, so you will need to wipe water away, if you decide to install the shelves in your bathroom.

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.

32 reviews for Solid Oak Floating Shelf For Plasterboard Walls

  1. Chris Robbins

    Got the smallest size on offer for my toilet . Fits perfectly.

  2. Claudio Morello

    These were the first thing I bought for my new flat – very stable

  3. Karen Cosgrove

    Purchased these for my teenage son’s bedroom, they make his room look slightly less cluttered! Arrived in good condition.

  4. Miranda Kemp

    I’ve wanted floating shelves for SO LONG, but I did not think I’d be able to put them up in my apartment because of the plasterboard walls! Well, more fool me! A colleague pointed me in the direction of this website when I said I didn’t think I could put shelves up at my place, and I am so glad they did! They’re everything I have ever wanted!!! Thank you.

  5. Tony Philips

    These proper did the job in my garage. Popped them up on my dividing walls for my tools, now there’s loads of space. Good quality stuff.

  6. Jessica Wilkins

    Can’t believe the quality of these shelves! They’re so cheap from what I’ve seen elsewhere. Looks great in the salon, customers have been really complimentary.

  7. Lynne Daniels

    Couldn’t go on holiday because of the you-know-what, so have been refurbishing our house instead. I am thoroughly enjoying the remodel, but my husband has been grumbling. Thankfully these were easy to put up. Might order some more for the other rooms now!

  8. Yu Lan

    Ordered for storage in shop. Look good, great quality.

  9. Fran Dodd

    I wanted a whole wall of shelves, but I was pretty anxious about just buying them online even though there’s so many good reviews here. So I ordered just one at first to make sure it was what I wanted and I’m glad to say I love it. I’ve now ordered 4 more and can’t wait for them to arrive!!

  10. Charlie Bone

    Shamed to admit it took me a little while to put my two plasterboard shelves up, eventually gave in and looked at the instructions and then it was done much faster. You live and you learn though. Very sturdy real wood shelves, impressed so far.

  11. Amy Spencer

    Still can’t believe I found solid oak shelves that fit to my plasterboard walls! Really happy with these.

  12. Lilian Merry

    Have recently been refurbishing my kitchen and I chose these for an open-cupboard effect. The colour I chose almost perfectly matches my kitchen surfaces too. Would definitely order again.

  13. Oscar Bjork

    Have to say the service is fantastic, had a few issues when trying to place my order but I got in contact with the team and they sorted everything really quickly for me.

  14. Thomas Bryant

    When I ordered these I didn’t actually check that they came with shelf supports so I bought some from B&Q! Ended up using the ones that Handcrafted Shelves supplied though because they seemed to be much better than the ones I’d picked up, brilliant service.

  15. Jenny Bentley

    Fab value for money, love my shelf!

  16. Gabbie Chesterfield

    I’d definitely order these again!!!

  17. Victoria Martin

    Honestly, I didn’t think they’d be as good as they are for the price. Absolute quality.

  18. Victor Coupe

    Had to contact the team at Handcrafted because I actually ordered these for solid walls, and then realised my error – I don’t have solid walls! They helped me out and rectified my order and it didn’t arrive much later than expected either.

  19. Sylvester Dean

    We rendered these in Medium Oak and they look absolutely beautiful.

  20. Ron Nortje

    Wife’s plant obsession got a little out of hand during lockdown so these were the perfect answer, took a while to be delivered but they made her very happy. They’re great shelves, but I hope she buys no more plants so I won’t need to order another one.

  21. Apolonia Ebrahim

    Was worried the Jacobean wood stain was going to be too dark but it looks really lovely against my forest green wall.

  22. Gary Browning

    My mum recommended this company to me, after she had a great experience. Her walls are solid and mine are plasterboard but it seems to be just as stable as hers is.

  23. Pierre Camaleri

    Our daughter specifically requested these shelves for her birthday gift from us, I’m thankful to report that they met her expectations.

  24. Tag Ryan

    Very impressed to see that there were pre-drilled holes in the shelf (girlfriend ordered them) made it much easier to install than anticipated. Recommended to a few friends already.

  25. Magdalene Bedivere

    Love how unique my shelf is, the lines and knots are honestly mesmerising.

  26. Leon Nuri

    Installation instructions were really easy to understand, quality company.

  27. Alison Hendrix

    I purchased these in white for my nursery and they finish the room off perfectly, put them up on the wall

  28. Isabelle

    We’re really happy with our floating oak shelves!

  29. Letha Penjani

    Nothing was too much trouble for the company, had lots of questions that were answered promptly. Exceeded expectations.

  30. Dexter Adams

    Bought two of these solid oak shelves for the plasterboard walls in the spare room/office. Did the trick

  31. Chester Heath

    Notably expert craftsmanship, planning to order more as we are very chuffed.

  32. Sharon Woolridge

    Actually already had some Solid Oak floating shelves from this company, but for our solid walls so when we started doing the upstairs revamp we ordered these as we already trust the company. Didn’t disappoint the second time around either.

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