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Selecting the Ideal Wood Type and Finish for Custom Floating Shelves

Beautiful wooden floating shelves against a white wall.

Austin Merrill |

In the world of home decor, custom floating shelves are not just a practical addition but a reflection of your unique style and taste.

At Ultrashelf, crafted with a commitment to quality and aesthetics, our shelves offer more than just storage—they bring character and warmth to your space. 

Let us guide you through choosing the perfect wood type and finish for your custom floating shelves.

Understanding Wood Types

Selecting the ideal wood for your custom floating shelves is a crucial step in personalizing your space. Each type of wood we offer at Ultrashelf has its own unique character and aesthetic appeal.

Warmth of Walnut

Walnut's rich and inviting nature brings a sophisticated atmosphere to any space. Known for its deep, dark tones, walnut wood is a symbol of luxury and elegance. Perfect for creating a statement piece, walnut shelves can anchor a room with their sturdiness and enduring appeal, making them a favorite for spaces that desire a touch of refined charm.

Elegance of White Oak

White Oak is celebrated for its classic and versatile nature, making it a perfect match for a wide array of kitchen designs. From modern minimalist to rustic traditional, white oak brings a light, airy feel to the room. Its resilience and adaptability to various finishes make it a preferred choice for those looking for a blend of durability and style.

Light Touch of Maple

Maple's bright and smooth texture offers a refreshing touch to contemporary spaces. Its light color palette and subtle grain patterns provide a neutral backdrop, ideal for kitchens where a sense of openness and brightness is desired. Maple is also known for its durability, resisting wear and tear, making it an excellent choice for heavily used areas.

Deep Charm of Cherry

Cherry wood is renowned for its lustrous, warm tones that deepen with age. Its rich color and smooth grain bring an air of sophistication and warmth to any kitchen. Cherry's timeless elegance is particularly suited for spaces that aim to create an inviting and luxurious ambiance, marrying well with both bold and understated color schemes.

Natural Beauty of Alder

Alder wood offers a soft, subtle beauty, excellent for creating a cozy, understated look. Its fine, even texture and light color provide a canvas for a variety of stains and finishes. Alder is an ideal choice for those who prefer a more muted, serene aesthetic without sacrificing the warmth and natural charm that wood brings to a space.

Beautiful wooden floating shelves against a white wall.

The Finish That Speaks to You


Choosing the right finish is key in highlighting the natural beauty of the wood. Our natural and oiled finishes are designed to enhance the wood's inherent charm, offering an organic, earthy feel.

Alternatively, our painted finishes allow for a more personalized touch, transforming your shelves to match your specific design aspirations, be it bold colors or subtle hues.

Customization at Its Core

Ultrashelf excels in customization. We align each aspect of your floating shelves with your personal vision, from size and finish to the wood type itself. It's not just about aesthetics—it's about creating a functional piece that integrates seamlessly into your space, be it a bustling kitchen or a serene living room, ensuring your shelves are as practical as they are beautiful.

Transform Your Space with Ultrashelf


Embark on a creative journey with Ultrashelf, where your home becomes a masterpiece of your own making. Our custom floating shelves offer a spectrum of wood types and finishes, ready to translate your personal style into reality. 

From the warmth of walnut to the elegance of alder, let each shelf craft a narrative in your space. Discover the endless possibilities on our website and start crafting a home that truly tells your story.