To begin matt built the bookcases according to the ikea instructions. The base is built out of a 24 frame with interior studs to support the plywood top of the base.
First i built a base for my bookcases.
Billy bookcase custom built in. The bookshelves come with a curve to accommodate baseboards so the bookshelves can fit flush with the wall. Billy bookcases are built with a stackable design that allows you to attach new units whenever you need additional storage just decide on what height suits your space best. 41 on one side of the fireplace and slightly more 43 on the other side.
This ikea billy bookcase built in is a problem solver. Crown molding 2 2x4s 2 1x2s. Ikea built in.
Heres how we customized billy bookcases. How to build built in bookcases from ikea billy bookshelves. 2 billy bookcases 4 15 34 oxberg doors.
To figure out how to best use the space the picture below shows how we did the math. Custom built ins arent cheap and we knew this would need to be on a budget. Heres the full tutorial on how we made our custom built in bookcase made from ikea billy bookcases.
This made me bonkers. One we didnt want to have to rip out any of the existing woodwork. How to make a built in billy bookcase.
Hacking the ikea billy has been done before my friend kristin did a beautiful version but with this being an older home we had several obstacles to overcome. Though we figured out a clever way to make it look bigger. 2 billy bookcases 69 each with extension 20 each 2 x 1 x 12 x 10 whitewood board for side board 2 x 1 x 12 x 6 whitewood board for top.
Like most basements ours has small windows. How to make billy bookcase built ins. Every model in the billy series also features adjustable shelves so you can fit anything from books to trophies and everything in between.
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. A base elevates the shelves from the floor and gives the entire piece a feeling of substance. If youd like to see more of our process check out the playlist below.
The one in the guest room is weird and it isnt centred.