Rustic Bark Edge Shadow Box Shelves

I love using shadow boxes as shelves for little knick-knacks around my house, but sometimes I wish they had a few extra compartments! I’ve found the perfect solution to make custom shadow box shelves with the amazing Walnut Hollow Bark Edge Shadow Boxes and Bark Edge Boards! The beautiful bark edge basswood boards and shadow boxes match up so perfectly, it’s like they were meant to be together.  And it’s really so simple to customize them to fit any configuration.

Bark Edge Shadow Box Shelves

Here’s what you’ll need to make your Bark Edge Shadow Box Shelves:

Bark Edge Shadow Box Shelf Supplies

First, you’ll need to decide how many shelves or compartments you want to add to your Bark Edge Shadow Box.  For my small Shadow box I just wanted to add one shelf in the middle of the box to break it up a little.  On the bigger box, I wanted one large and two small compartments.   Measure across the shadowbox wherever you want to add a shelf.

Bark Edge Board Cutting

To make one large compartment and two small, use the hand saw to cut the bark edge board at 7 and 7/8th inches long giving you two pieces from the one bark edge board.  Take the smaller piece and glue it in the center from the top of the box.  Glue the longer piece across the box forming a T shape.

Bark Edge Board Gluing

If the board you cut is just slightly too big for the space, you can use sandpaper to file it down just enough to fit it tightly into the space.

Bark Edge Board Shadow Box Shelves

You can cut the bark edge boards into any size you need to make as many compartments as you want in any configuration! The 2″ boards are the perfect depth for the shadow boxes and one board made three cubbies in my large shadow box!

Bark Edge Shadow Box Shelves

I love these cute, rustic little shadow box shelves and they’re so perfect for holding treasured little knick-knacks.  They would be great hanging on the wall as well as sitting on a surface.  Do you love cute little knick-knacks or would you put something else in your Shadow Boxes?

Follow Walnut Hollow on Pinterest for more great Shelf Ideas this month!

DIY Rustic Bark Edge Shadowbox Shelves



After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.

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