How To Build Custom Built-In Bookshelves

by Jacque and MattJune 10, 2014

Homes.com’s DIY experts, Jacque and Matt from the DIY Village, update the look of their space with custom built-in bookshelves in this video tutorial. Watch the tutorial for the step-by-step process as well as some handy tips for this simple do it yourself project. Built-in bookshelves help increase the amount of storage space in any room while not taking away from the visual space of the room. Because built-in bookshelves are a great asset to a room and this tutorial is simple, this do it yourself project is a great one to add to your DIY list!

Kreg-Drill-Tip
It is recommended to have many pinholes in your built-in bookshelf to allow you to adjust the height of your shelves as well as give you the freedom to add more shelves when necessary. A system, such as the Kreg Shelf Pin Jig, makes it easier to create the pin holes in large quantities as well as allow the pin holes to be aligned more accurately.
Shelf-Tip
A built-in bookshelf needs to be “built in” by securing it to studs in the wall. This will prevent the bookshelf from wobbling and moving around as well as allow your bookshelf to truly look built-in.
crown-Moulding
Crown molding at the top of the bookshelf really adds a finishing touch. It helps to secure the bookshelf even more and really gives that “built-in” look. Have a DIY idea that you would like the DIY experts to make a video tutorial for? Share your ideas in the comments section below!

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