I pulled our old, nearly-dead (mostly dead?) computer from the closet this week and managed to extract all our old files from the hard drive. I was pleased to find a few grainy photos of the family room from when we first moved in. I'd described the look of the original "built-in" shelves in the first of my Great Family Room Remodel blog posts, but didn't know I had the photo's show them.
These built-in bookcases were created in five sections from 2" x 10 3/4" boards (2 x 12?) and a plywood backing. They were actually fairly well constructed. They were stained dark, with no protective finish. With the thick shelves and dark color, the unit appeared too heavy for the small room. With the really low, stained ceiling, they really gave it a basement cave-like feel.
Before & After: Family Room Remodel
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Published August 10th, 2013 12:34 PM
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