How to build custom built in bookshelves

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10 Ways to DIY Your Own Built In Shelves

Sure, you can pick up some knock-together set of shelves, but built-ins provide so much more than just a place to stash your stuff. Made to rise ceiling high, create an alcove for furniture, or wrap an existing nook, they can add style, charm, and architecture to an interior, all while offering custom storage and display space. Here, seven ways to make them special. Bookcases arranged to form a passageway and united with flat trim create a mini library, complete with a rolling ladder that beckons young readers to hunt for a good book on the topmost shelves. Designer Bret Franks came up with the idea as a way to add old-house character to a new farmhouse with a completely open first floor beyond this office space.
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Built-In Cabinet Series Pt 2: Building Base & Shelves - Darbin Orvar

7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

They were easier to construct than I thought! Consider these plans as a guideline. We had been using 15 year old, cheap particle board bookcases. They were sagging and chipping and in bad shape. The first thing we are going to talk about is building the two towers plans pictured below.

Subscribe to "Homedit" on YouTube to keep up with all of our videos and shows. Older homes like to show off with honeyed wood floors, thick strong trim and beautiful built in shelves and cabinets. Some people have found ways to bring these traditional elements into newer homes to give the house a storied feel, but rarely will you see built in shelves in a new home. Most seem to think that built ins are for old homes only. However, there are ways to can make your own built in shelves.

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Please, please, please forgive me for testing your patience, friends. Really the process of designing, planning and building could be split over 2 posts but I like to test the limits of your attention span plus I simply don't have enough photos to justify more than 1 post. So get excited guys! Lots of words and few photos — I hope you've had your coffee! We knew the living room was going to be tricky before we bought the house. Eli had a huge TV, and we had a not-huge living room to hide it in. We considered a lot of options but ultimately decided it should go on the only full wall available.

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