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Increasing the value of your home with built-in DIY bookshelves is easier than ever with stock components from your local home improvement center. You might be surprised at how professional they look when all is said and done. It’s worth a few minutes of your time to look into it for future reference.
Carl @ Instructables built a HUGE wall of built-in bookshelves from stock base cabinets and laminated melamine shelves with pre-drilled holes. His step-by-step instructions are clear and concise. It’s an ambitious project to be sure, but it can’t be made any easier or cheaper. He mentions a few tricks and tips like using some metal L-brackets in key areas for support and adding crown molding for a professional finish.
You can also build your built-in bookshelves from scratch to show off your carpentry skills. Here is a video showing how to build your own built-in bookshelf at home:
The following links provide some great ways to build your very own built-in bookshelves. Here are a couple of links to some that I liked:
- Build and Install Built-In Bookshelves
- Built-In Bookshelves Project
- Photos of Custom Built-In Bookshelves
- How To Build A Built-In Bookshelf
Good luck! Have some fun with it.
I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.