How to make billy bookcase built ins. By installing them upside down we had room for lights and crown moulding.
This room is not tall about 65 ft.
Billy bookcase built in tutorial. Check out this before and after. Assemble the billy bookcases. The uniform nature of the billy meant that we could do this.
This post has been in the making for months so now that i am finally here excuse me if i will ramble on a bit. I gave an ordinary ikea billy bookcase a built in custom made look. 2 billy bookcases 4 15 34 oxberg doors.
The bookshelves come with a curve to accommodate baseboards so the bookshelves can fit flush with the wall. 2 billy bookcases 69 each with extension 20 each 2 x 1 x 12 x 10 whitewood board for side board. 41 on one side of the fireplace and slightly more 43 on the other side.
Crown molding 2 2x4s 2 1x2s. There are so many steps and stages and thoughts and emotions that i want to share with you that i fear i might end up a bit longwinded. To begin matt built the bookcases according to the ikea instructions.
So shall we start the tutorial. This diy built in billy bookcase project gave me an affordable way to create a custom cabinetry feel for our home library. Heres how we customized billy bookcases.
Diy built ins with ikea billy bookcases diy most popular posts this tutorial is all you need to transform your ikea billy bookcases into beautiful built ins. Read the full post to get the tutorial on diy built ins with ikea billy bookcases. I had seen many an ikea billy bookcase hack out in the blogosphere so i knew how good those composite and laminate shelves could look after a little dressing up.
To figure out how to best use the space the picture below shows how we did the math. I measured the space in between the walls in our case it was almost exactly 12 feet or 144 inches then i subtracted out the width of the bookcases which are 31 each or a total of 124 inches. How to build built in bookcases from ikea billy bookshelves.
But we knew we wanted to add library lights to the top of each shelf.