DIY Built in Shelf {the Easy Way} Tutorial


I got this shelf at RC Willey's, a local furniture store, in their scratch and dent department. It has actually been with us through 3 moves and always found itself in some odd corner or the basement if there wasn't a corner. But I have always loved this piece, so I hung on to it and I am so glad I did. When we moved I shoved it in this corner but it just looked out of place, like it was calling for a
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Here is the before
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And here is the new shelf all built in. To build this shelf in only took a few hours and the results are outstanding. Instead of this being a sad shelf in the corner it is now a focal point to the room.
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First I put it up on the base boards and my husband screwed it in to the studs.
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Second I framed in the bottom. To see the finishing touches head over to my blog!!
Brooke @ Start at Home

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  • RJ Baetig
    on Aug 4, 2018

    I'd like to try it, but it's a bit hard when the whole project isn't on here!


  • K. Rupp
    on Nov 2, 2018

    I love this! Great job. I want to do something similar in my dining room.

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