How To Make Built In Bookcases
Why pay someone when you can learn how to make built-in bookcases yourself? All you need to do is print out this guide on how to make built-in bookcases and head over to your nearest hardware store.
You need to pick up these materials:
- 3/4-inch plywood
- Crown moulding
- Wood screws
- Shelf pins
- Table or panel saw
- Paintable/stainable edge banding
- Tape measurer
- Finish nailer or small hammer
- Finish nails
The first step to build your own built-in book cases is to think about what size you want your bookcases. You will also need to think of where you want to place your bookcases when you are thinking about what size you want them to be. If the book cases are bigger than the area where you want them to be, you are going to need to start over from scratch.
The second step is to take plywood and mark down your measurements. Cut the plywood out and sand it down. If you want, this is the time to paint your built-in bookcase. This is also the time to paint the crown molding to match the built-in bookcases.
Before doing the third step, if you decided to paint your built-in bookcases, let it dry. After your built-in bookcase has finished drying, put the bookcase together. Use finish nails to give your built-in bookcase a finished look.
- The fourth step is to nail the crown molding to your built-in bookcase. After you have done that, you can add drawers to give your built-in bookcase a more custom look. You can also add doors to your built-in bookcase. If you do not want to add those extras, congratulations! You have finished building your custom built-in bookcase.
Posted on: Jul. 05, 2010