It sounded relatively easy. But I was skeptical: I'd never made a piece of furniture before. It took a conversation with interior designer Kyle Schuneman to convince me I could do it. Schuneman has created industrial shelving units himself and has posted a tutorial on Pottery Barn's blog. He told me that with a bit of effort and planning, anyone could design and build an industrial bookcase for their home.
We used this tutorial. We used to create shelves in my laundry closet. We sanded and rounded all the edges, stained w/Dark Walnut and sprayed with polyurethane. We then attached 5 iron scroll brackets to each shelf and studs where possible.