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solid oak floating shelves

Solid Oak Floating Shelf

(74 customer reviews)

From: £36.00

Solid Oak is a traditional choice for your home, while the floating fixture provides a fun modern twist.

Kiln dried and typically 32mm thick (due to being handcrafted this can vary +/- 5mm).

Select the exact size you require and choose one of the 9 colour options available and match your shelf perfectly to your home.

Oak is a fantastic material to work with – it is a sturdy, durable material that is known for its strength and longevity. Each of our Solid Oak Floating Shelves are made to order and crafted by hand, here in the UK.

All of the pieces we make are one of a kind, that’s what we love about working with natural materials. We love nature, and ensure our timber is always sourced from reliable and reputable sawmills who are FSC or PEFC certified.

Price is per shelf, and varies depending on size and depth. Get in touch if the exact sizing option you need is not shown.



Solid Oak Wall Mounted Shelves – Handcrafted for Your Home.

All of our shelving is made by hand with only the finest quality character-grade timber, sourced from Europe. These stunning Solid Oak Floating Shelves are kiln dried and will enhance any room – from a small bathroom shelf, to a living room centre piece. As each of our shelves are handmade to order, we are able to make bespoke pieces to your specific size requirements.

Solid Oak is an extremely strong, durable wood. It’s one of the finest materials to work with, and creates a stunning focal piece for your home. Choosing Solid Oak is choosing to add natural beauty to your home.

Our Solid Oak Floating Shelves come be purchased in a depth of 6″, 8” and 10″, with a thickness that’s typically 35mm (allow +/- 5mm due to being handcrafted). Length options run from as short as 1ft up to 7ft, but if you have a specific measurement requirement please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

For shelves with plasterboard fixings, click here.

Each of our shelves is finished with a wood stain colour of your choice. There are nine earthy, natural shades to choose from – these include: white, black, grey, pine, jacobean, walnut, and medium oak. The stain colour options are provided as a guide to help you to visualise what the finished product may look like, and to help you match it to the furniture you already own. After finishing your shelf with one of our premium wood stains, we will then also further enhance your timber with a coat of wax polish.

The best part about our handcrafted Solid Oak shelving? Each piece is completely unique to your home. Using natural, raw materials means that your piece will be a slice of nature – with unique grain patterns, colours, cracks and knots too.

Our shelves can be fitted to stone, brick, breeze block and stud walls too. Each order will receive Hafele’s concealed shelf supports, as well as comprehensive instructions, in order for you to mount your shelf with little assistance. Holes will be pre-drilled in the back of your shelf to make fitting your shelf easier to do.

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.

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 oak shelves with modern oak brackets.



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.

74 reviews for Solid Oak Floating Shelf

  1. Bethany Clift

    Sounds weird, but I ordered these to go above my toilet to put my loo roll on. My bathroom feels like a hotel now, love it so much!

  2. Rachel Booker

    Got two of these Solid Oak shelves in the ‘Light’ colour, for above my sofa. They look stunning next to my grey sofa and beige walls. Thanks.

  3. Shannon M.

    Ordered a 4ft black shelf to put above my desk in my home office, they look amazing with my (also new) silver fairy bookends holding up my folders. So impressed!

  4. Margaret Pullman

    I was pretty concerned a “floating” shelf would not be sturdy enough to hold my crockery, but I read lots of reviews before ordering and they’ve been up for a couple of weeks now and haven’t yet fallen down! Looks really professional.

  5. Michelle

    Ordered oak shelves for my kitchen & they are excellent.

  6. Reese Hoskins

    Really happy with these! They came before the expected delivery date, and the instructions for putting them up are really clear.

  7. Cheryl Porter

    I bought a small 2ft floating shelf to put above my toilet, and the only thing I don’t like about it is that I cannot see it whilst I am sat on the loo!

  8. Jon Jenkins

    I chose the Jacobean colour, and it looks fabulous in my living room! Honestly, it looks like the house was built with it there. Would recommend!

  9. Emily

    We are really impressed with our lovely oak shelves. They have tied the room together really well.

  10. Alice Bailey

    These arrived after ten days, and we love the character! It is true that no two shelves look alike. So much better than the anonymous slabs you get from more well-known shops…

  11. Kimberly Wigston

    Big thank you to all the team at Handcrafted Shelves for making our bedroom even more snazzy. We’ve put our new shelf above our bed and have covered it in plants. It looks beautiful, and it’s so unobtrusive!

  12. Marie Saunders

    Purchased some of these oak shelves for my granddaughter, who just moved house, because when I visited, I noticed she had a lot of clutter and not very much storage space. She loves them and has already sent me some great photos.

  13. Logan Reid

    I was building myself a shed-style office in the garden since my job has continued to be working from home. These shelves have helped to make my workspace feel classy, neat and well-kept. Very pleased.

  14. Bella West

    It sounds silly, but I can’t stop looking at them! They just look so good on my wall, and I am such a neat freak, it gives me a real sense of satisfaction having them here.

  15. Lottie Mulligan

    I was worried that I’d struggle putting them up, but thankfully they come with instructions, which I actually found to be quite clear, so in the end, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. They look great!

  16. Craig Shepherd

    They actually ended up coming a little bit early… Well impressed with the quality!

  17. Ed Gardner

    shelf is unique, and almost an artwork in its own right!

  18. Mia Chan

    I bought these because I saw flower rails on pinterest. I wanted to try making some myself – it worked beautifully! I’ve put dried flowers all along the edge of my shelf and it’s brought a bit of rustic je ne sais quoi to my living room – I love it!

  19. Kelly Chapman

    I was refurbishing my pub during lockdown, so I wanted to keep the traditional look, so these shelves are absolutely great in the space!

  20. Melanie Cox

    These shelves are absolutely ace! I got these because my house desperately needed a re-deco. Found them online and wasn’t sure if they were legit at first, because sometimes you find online businesses are too good to be true, but they are brilliant!

  21. Nora Nichols

    Ordered oak shelves for the basement (we are turning it into a party basement) and they’re great.

  22. Karl Howell

    I love my new oak shelf. It feels like it will last!

  23. Jasmina Nincevic

    My grandma bought me these, and they are great! I can’t wait to buy some stuff to decorate them with.

  24. Ella Wigston

    Really happy! Quick service, good responses to enquiries and absolutely stunning real oak shelves.

  25. Piper Matthieu

    We’ve had our oak shelves for a couple of weeks. They’re perfect.

  26. Sam Miller

    Ours is Antique Pine colour and looks pretty close to how I imagined it would, so much attention to detail in it too.

  27. Mel Haig

    My parents weren’t convinced when I told them that I’d ordered a shelf to act as my mantel piece but it worked out great. Dad helped to install it and it was really easy, so chuffed.

  28. Wendy Hannah

    Happy customers! Already thinking about placing another order, thanks again!

  29. Paul H.

    House is slowly becoming a home, this is our second handcrafted shelf from here already! They finish each room off perfectly, superb quality timber

  30. Dina Pearse

    Redecorated our pre teens bedroom and ordered this 2.5ft and 6” shelf in grey. She loves it and is proudly displaying her Funko Pops on it! Took less than an hour to install.

  31. Luke Thompson

    It’s not much more expensive than fake wooden shelves, but the quality is far superior – definitely worth it.

  32. Will Sloane

    Obsessed with the natural lines and knots in the wood, so beautiful. Got it in Medium Oak so it looks as natural as possible and I’m in love.

  33. Liam Corrigan

    These oak shelves blend in really well with the rest of my decor.

  34. David O’neil

    Ordered as a gift for my mother, I got the Jacobean colour to match her dining table. Installation was quicker than I’d anticipated and she is really happy with her new oak shelf. She’s proudly displaying photos of the grandchildren on it.

  35. Lola Hoffman

    Taken almost a year, but my lockdown project of doing up the living room is now complete!! Shelf wall next to the tele is so beautiful.

  36. Nick Coles

    Have honestly had this shelf for about a month and kept putting off putting it up thinking it would be really hard and am ashamed to say it was SO easy. Impressed!

  37. Wilma David

    Lovely company, my shelf is perfect and has been finished to a really high standard.

  38. Natalia Fox

    My partner has been promising me a spice rack since christmas! When this oak shelf came, my initial reaction was “this isn’t a spice rack!” but the shelf is so versatile that it has worked out really well!

  39. Rebbecca Melton

    Needed shelves because the new puppy keeps getting everything off the table and chewing it, and it has worked a treat. Thanks handcrafted!

  40. Simon Briggs

    You can really see how much care went into wrapping each shelf for delivery, arrived in perfect condition. Recommend.

  41. Nath Buck

    Five star service and quality, top notch oak shelving.

  42. Kathryn Glover

    Fantastic purchase, just what I wanted!

  43. Karina Wakefield

    Really chuffed with my oak shelves, just wonderful.

  44. Caroline Osmond

    These oak shelves are great, I’ve got them in my living room either side of the fireplace!

  45. Dan Hillis

    Since these shelves are so easy to put up, I thought “why not make a day of it with the kids?” There were some great teachable moments, including the importance of a spirit level (silly me!) Somehow we managed to get it all done, and done well! They look great and the kids love them all the more for their part in installing them.

  46. Charlotte Smith

    I didn’t know what I was looking for to finish off my dining room renovation until I found these shelves. Absolutely perfect. Took a little while to arrive, but cannot complain when everything else about them is so wonderful. Thanks!

  47. Laura Wood

    Definitely recommend these, and have already done so to many friends and colleagues!

  48. Gemma Sapp

    Made a little wall of small floating shelves in various sizes for photo frames and such, it’s really transformed the hallway. Great service.

  49. Diana Ashton

    Great shelves, I’ve already had compliments from visitors!

  50. Kirsty Harrold

    They’ve not long been up in my bedroom but I couldn’t wait to jump on here and say how impressed we are. Arrived earlier than expected, exactly met our specifications and was easy enough to install. Absolutely recommend.

  51. Lou Milton

    Got this in the light colour for my spare room, but it matches the furniture in my bedroom so well and is too nice to go in a room where I won’t see it – so I put it up in my room instead. No regrets. Maybe I’ll order another one for the spare room too!

  52. Sandra San

    You can tell it’s handcrafted, in a good way. So much care has gone into packaging and delivering it and the installation instructions were really easy to understand.

  53. Natalie Stanley

    I was torn between ordering my shelf in walnut and jacobean and the company was really helpful in my indecisiveness. Ended up getting the walnut and I’m so glad I did, it actually matched my end table almost perfectly which I wasn’t even considering!

  54. Jo Trowbridge

    Ordered a small floating shelf in white for my pamper room home business, it has incense on it and really helps to add to the ambience.

  55. Gregory Allen

    Had to order a second shelf – ordered it for my workshop because of the value for money, but my wife confiscated it for the house. She said it’s too nice for the workshop, she’s sort of right though it is nice but I still need a shelf.

  56. Robyn Knight

    This shelf deserves to be seen, it’s so gorgeous. Make sure you put it as a feature of a room where it can get many eyes on it. Obsessed with ours, we’ve had so many compliments.

  57. Scott Bennett

    Very pleased with the quality of these, a friend had recommended the company to me and now I owe them a drink. Cheers!

  58. Marianne Price

    The urn containing the ashes of my late mother looks beautiful on this oak shelf.

  59. Donna Taylor

    LOVE the natural lines, knots and the gorgeous grey colour wood. Wonderful addition to the baby’s nursery!

  60. Raine Gregory

    My kids are such overachievers, we were running out of space to put all their trophies and medals! Am sure many will relate! This oak shelf was just what we needed to show them off.

  61. Rachel Crawford

    I got this oak shelf because my husband keeps using my vanity to keep his stuff on. Now he still uses it, but at least I have somewhere to move it to that isn’t the floor.

  62. Glenn Gray

    These oak shelves look amazing next to the telly, fantastic for storing my DVDs on!

  63. Cass Marsh

    My mother in law needed some oak shelves for her kitchen. Since a friend of ours purchased from here, and recommended them, I pointed her here too. She is very satisfied!

  64. Andrea Lofts

    I love these oak shelves. They look even better in person than in the pictures!

  65. Jacqui Fitzpatrick

    I’ve always dreamed of owning a farmhouse. Sadly, I live in central Huddersfield. When I read that these oak shelves are produced in a workshop in rural Yorkshire, I had to get them. They have brought a little bit of the countryside into my home. Thank you!

  66. Don Wilson

    These oak shelves have done the trick! Great quality too.

  67. Jack Knight

    Really impressed. Speedy delivery, high quality, good price. Would definitely buy again!

  68. Hayley Blackman

    Thank you, Handcrafted Shelves – we love our new oak shelf!!!!

  69. Eunice Semple

    We love our oak shelf! It is great for our plants and flowers. Had a little difficulty hanging it until I saw the instructions… oops! Very clear and easy after that.

  70. Sophie

    I love how our oak shelf looks so individual and not at all mass produced. Really special!

  71. Toni Darkins

    Great oak shelf, customer service was almost as good. Couldn’t be happier!!

  72. Amanda Davies

    Got the oak floating shelf in pale grey, it’s great!

  73. Heather Hill

    This oak shelf is great – loved the choice of colours available too, ours is walnut and looks even better than I imagined.

  74. Matthew Kempton

    Would 100% recommend this business, just what we needed.

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