Custom Shelfies

Custom Shelfies by Grothouse
Design by Matthew Quinn for House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016

According to, the definition of a #shelfie is a picture of a shelf, especially a bookshelf that shows off someone’s books, movies, art, collectibles, special belongings, etc. So, what makes custom shelfies better than a regular shelfie? The art of the shelfie is already so personal. Designing a shelf custom made for you takes personalization to a whole new level.

Custom Wood Shelves

Custom Wood Shelves for Kitchens
Design by Jon de la Cruz for House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2017

Shelfies crafted by Grothouse are completely custom. The design process begins at picking the shelf material and stain color. Choose from over 60 wood species, over 40 stock stains, or a custom stain match to your flooring or another piece.

Shelves with Anvil™ Metal Finish

Floating Shelves with Anvil Metal Finished Edges
Design by Charlotte Lucas Interior Design for House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House 2020 | Photography by Emily Minton Redfield

In addition to wood species and stain color, our 8 Anvil™ metal coatings can be applied to any shelf for a truly unique look. Charlotte Lucas Interior Design selected our Anvil™ Magnum metal finish for the custom Ash wood shelves pictured.

Additional Shelf Features

Custom Wood Shelf Features
Design by Studio Dearborn for House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House 2020| Photography by Emily Minton Redfield

Our shelving system introduced new innovative features not yet available in the industry today. some of those features include side-to-side adjustability, tolerance for out of flat walls or studs, high strength magnetic mounts for easy attachment and removal.

Shelf Lighting Options

Wood Shelves with Integrated LED Lighting
Design by Amy Bloom Coleman of Spundesign

Light up your shelfie with our integrated LED lighting options. Lighting options include 3k Warm White or 4K Cool White and preinstalled white or smoke diffusers. Lighting is custom sized for each shelf, making installation easy.

For more information about custom shelfies, visit our website. For installation instructions, watch our installation guide video.

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Small Wood Surfaces

Typically the general rule of thumb is “go big or go home,” but when it comes to wood surfaces, they don’t have to be big in size to provide functionality and character to a home. Small Wood Surfaces can be designed to fit in any space with any style design.

Designs with Small Wood Surfaces

Sapele Mahogany Small Wood Surfaces
Designed by Past Basket Design

This small Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block was designed by Past Basket Design. Cleverly placed at the end of the kitchen island, this butcher block provides plenty of space for food preparation out of the way of the rest of the kitchen.

Peruvian Walnut Small Wood Surfaces
Designed by Griffey Remodeling

Here we see another design with a small wood surface at the end of the kitchen island. This space was designed by Griffey Remodeling. The wood surface was crafted of Peruvian Walnut wood in edge grain construction. The wood surface is strategically placed in close proximity to the sink and cooktop, while still allowing plenty of room for food preparation. Not to mention, it naturally makes for a beautiful focal point.

Walnut Small Wood Surfaces
Designed by Pine Street Carpenters, Inc.

This classic white kitchen was designed by Pine Street Carpenters, Inc.. The kitchen features a small Walnut Butcher Block for food preparation. The butcher block is placed thoughtfully between the sink and the cook top. This placement creates an efficient work space. Vegetables can be cleaned in the sink, chopped on the butcher block and cooked on the stove with just a few small steps in between.

Walnut Small Wood Butcher Block
Designed by Karen Swanson of New England Design Works

Karen Swanson of New England Design Works designed this kitchen to include a small Walnut Butcher Block at one the end of the kitchen island. This butcher block is larger than the other wood surfaces previously mentioned, and provides more space for food preparation.

To see more designs featuring small wood surfaces, check out our pins on Pinterest!