Reverie | Handmade Luxury Solid English Elm Floating Shelves with Live Edge


This is our best-selling bespoke solid English Elm floating shelf, with live edges, infused with black epoxy resin.

  • One solid chunk of Live Edge Elm!
  • Brackets and fixings INCLUDED
  • Invisible brackets mean the shelf ‘floats’
  • Hand-crafted to order – just let us know if you have any special requests!
  • Meticulously hand-infused with Black Epoxy Resin, and sanded to a beautiful finish
  • Choice of matt / high gloss finish available, just let us know in your order note.

Order now and we will custom create the shelf for you immediately – receive it within 4-5 days!

Beautifully characterised by a live edge and made from 100% solid English Elm throughout, this is our best-selling multi-purpose shelf.  This shelf is ideal as either a one-off piece, or as multiple smaller shelves which can be stacked or staggered on a wall to make a real statement.

Handmade at Sorrell & Smith Furniture Co, this product has the following qualities:

  • Made from 100% solid English Elm, carefully selected by Sorrell & Smith for maximum quality and unique characterful edge.
  • Thickness is approx 40-45mm
  • Shelf depth is approximately 20-25cm (variable live edge).
  • Length is custom as per your order.
  • Truly hand-made from a solid slice of an English Elm Tree by Sam Sorrell, with no robotic machinery used.
  • Floating Shelf Design means that the shelf can be easily and securely fixed to your wall without any bracket visible.
  • Finished to be beautifully smooth while preserving the natural grain and knots in the wood to bring out incredibly beautiful character.
  • Custom made for every order, just for you.
  • Floating shelf brackets and fixings included with every order.


This product is a genuine Sorrell & Smith furniture piece, which means you can expect our high standard of quality and workmanship, backed by our robust guarantee.

Order now and we will custom make the shelf for you immediately - receive it within 4-5 days!

"Reverie" refers to a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream. It denotes a moment of abstracted thought where someone is engrossed in their own musings or fantasies. The term often carries a sense of pleasant distraction or a dreamy contemplation.  Something that might be invoked when pondering the natural beauty of the incredible live edges that Elm offers.

Is It Real Solid English Elm?

Yes!  Our Rustic English Elm Shelves are full of natural character and knots, with contrasting colour tones and elm's trademark long flowing grain patterns running the full length and thickness of the Shelf.  Each shelf is made from one solid piece of high quality Elm.

We as your furniture maker are your guardian angel when it comes to Elm because of the large variation in quality. Because of our confidence in our timber supplier, we provide you with a solid guarantee on its longevity.

Is It Really Handmade?

Sorrell & Smith hand make all of our products.  This means that no robotic machinery is used at any point in producing our products.  Because each piece of wood has natural character, every single piece that leaves our workshop is a one-off piece which has unique character with the knots and swirls.

While many companies pump out “hand built” furniture, put together poorly, from cheap materials, Sorrell & Smith do it differently.  We put obsessive care into every piece that we make, using only the very best materials.  As a result, the end products are show-stopping centrepieces that can set off any living space.

You can have all of our shelves made to any size. We offer some size recommendations for this model, but don't hesitate to get in touch should you require a bespoke size.

What Is "Live Edge"?

Live edge or natural edge is a style of woodwork where our talented craftsmen incorporate the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. There are special challenges involved in creating this type of piece, and Sorrell & Smith have finessed the perfect method for bringing out the natural character of the wood while leaving an impeccably luxurious finish.

Why Buy a Sorrell & Smith?

There are other seemingly similar alternatives, but these do not match our strict criteria and build quality. Put simply, we will only use materials that are of the highest quality, and that we are confident you will never need to replace.

Our comprehensive guarantee and an aftercare service is in place to ensure that your shelf stays looking good and lasts you for a lifetime.