How I Made Built In Bookshelves

EASY DIY BUILT IN BOOKSHELF



In this video I want to show you how I made these beautiful open bookshelves on a tight budget and some imagination. I built these bookshelves floor to ceiling and I am using pretty beginner friendly and easy joinery so almost ANYONE can do it! These are the kinds of DIY PROJECTS I love! This video will cover only half of the space as I am doing ANOTHER VIDEO that will include my second IKEA HACK SHELF idea, so be sure to check back for that one!


I do have free plans on my website to go along with this video. Remember that these measurements are for my space, so make sure you measure your space and adjust them to best fit YOUR space.






As you can see our before was in need of a big renovation and organization system. My husband owns a lot of books… A LOT OF BOOKS and we needed a way to store them. I just wanted to get rid of them and make the space aesthetically pleasing (this is the longest ongoing fight in our marriage lol I want pretty, he wants function) and I designed this bookcase off of a insp pic! Isnt it so pretty!? I love them and I am so excited to share it all with you.


HERE IS WHAT I USED AND PRINTABLE PLANS ARE AT THE BOTTOM!


Tools





This nailer has been crazy high in price due to covid so I am going to attach a link to the new Craftsman because its more budget friendly. Ive heard good things about it as well.

https://amzn.to/3vvt1HB




Little Giant Ladder https://amzn.to/2SGhZ3K



Materials


4 Plywood panels - I used these pre finished ones from home depot


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Swaner-Hardwood-Prefinished-Birch-Plywood-Common-3-4-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-703-in-x-48-in-x-96-in-971080/203005208


2 - ½” x2 x 8” mdf trim pieces like

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pac-Trim-Common-1-2-in-x-1-1-2-in-x-8-ft-Actual-0-472-in-x-1-5-in-x-96-in-Primed-MDF-Board-1001817253/303402366


Kreg screws 1-½ - https://amzn.to/3oYrB5P


Glue - https://amzn.to/2R1e9l3


Paint - Clark and Kensington “Smooth Slate” this is the Ace Hardware brand of paint



SAFTEY Gear


Shop boots by Carolina

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Madgid glasses - https://amzn.to/331SFX0

RZ mask - https://amzn.to/2PTeB16

ISOtunes ear protection - https://amzn.to/3axBW06



DECOR PIECES

White Woven Baskets that fit in the bottom of the bookcase

https://amzn.to/34qJm4f


Chairs set of 2 Mauve $109-

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Rug - https://boutiquerugs.com/michie-area-rug/

USE CODE BRANDI60 for 60% off


Light is from Ikea - https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/atersken-pendent-lamp-with-3-lamps-clear-glass-50437061/



HERE ARE THE PRINTABLE PLANS!

Built in Bookcshelf
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