This is our biggest project to date. My husband bought all the tools we would need to build our built-in bookcases. He learned each tool as we needed to use them. You can read all about each tool at LindaHomeisWhereMyHeartis.com.
DIY Built-in Bookcases
We bought kitchen cabinets from Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Two coats of primer and trim paint.
Butcherblock countertop from IKEA. I stained it a dark walnut, Then three coats of polyurethane.
We built each bookcase section separately. We cut dado cuts for the shelves.
Three of the sections out of a total of six sections (three on each side of the desk in the center).
I painted all the bookcases.
I knew I wanted lights in the bookcases. We had someone run a wire through each box to the electrical box.
We added the fascia (top piece) to cover the exposed wire.
We added trim to give it a clean finished look.
We added the sconces. As I said, we had prewired before the bookcases were put up and attached to the wall.
The finished bookcase.
All dressed up
All Falled Up!
Before and After