Editor’s Note: Today I want to welcome Kayla & Justin from Home Coming He’s a carpenter by trade and she has impeccable style. A 1×2 should completely cover the 3/4″ sides of the adjoining bookcases leaving no overlap — so the faceframe is flush with the bookcase sides. So when I saw a chance to build a bookcase into my basement wall I went for it. The built in bookcase was not part of my original plans. It has the name of all the parts and the measurements to help you cut the components and assemble the bookcase. If you didn’t use a rabbet to recess the backing, then the backing will essentially be the same as the dimensions of the assembled bookshelf. NOTE: Don’t make these shelves more than 42 in. long or they may noticeably sag.
I sanded the unfinished bookshelf with medium grit paper and painted a base coat of CeCe Caldwell Paint in Vintage White (You can see my other CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paint projects by clicking the thumbnails below). You may have to shim the casing on the hinge side off the wall a little bit at the bottom, or you may have to cut that casing into the drywall a little as it nears the bottom of the wall. Lay out the back angle irons on the floor and place the shelves in their appropriate locations. I think that’s exactly what I did-used a classical head or entablature to hide the gap between the top of the bookcase and the head casing.
We were just talking about doing bookshelves in this exact fashion, and here is your super clear, step-by-step on how to get it done, with all of the crucial hardware shown and listed… Perfect! To assemble the bookcase I just fit it all together first to make sure it all fits well and to check that the dados were not too tight. Otherwise, using a jig, you can bore an additional row of holes in the backing to provide the additional support for shelves wider than 36”. This diy project shows you step-by-step how to build your own bookshelf mounted on pipe to the.
For you, we present the bestselling ladder bookshelf on Amazon Copy it’s design, buy it outright or try to mimic it’s beauty. To make the pallets a little bit less rustic and eyeful we sanded them using electrical palm sander tool which really make us get with required results in much less time. I have a space of 18-24″ between my fridge and a wall that will be either a bookcase for cookbooks or a broom closet. We have fun with woodworking no matter what the project is, but the most rewarding thing for us is making our own furniture.
Save yourself some time, money, and energy, and be cautious enough to ensure that you get your DIY bookshelf right on your first try. So I decided to take a closer look at the basic construction of this kind of furniture, and develop an easy-to-follow guide for designing my own bookcase. We’re so impressed with Tracy and Steve’s woodworking skills, and as you’ll see in the photos, the home office makeover resulted in a bright, elegant and well-organized work space.