Built in Shelf

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Project by steve_in_ohio posted 03-02-2014 01:17 AM 1977 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bookcase that I build from 1×12 pine. I just used 4 pocket holes on each side of the shelves to assemble it. It is placed in a void in the wall above the stairs and goes from almost floor to ceiling. I screwed it to the studs on each side, the top and the bottom. I used some trim I had sitting around to hide the gap between the drywall and the shelf. It will be painted white and will provide a lot of storage space for an otherwise useless space.

I couldn’t get a full picture because there is a wall 3’ in front of the shelf. Also the hole in the back of the bottom shelf (in the last pic) is to make room for the stringer that supports the ceiling drywall of the stairs below. I plan on making a little box to hide the hole and so nothing will fall off of the shelf into the wall.

-- steve, simple and effective

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 07:28 PM

I like it Steve. Can’t let my wife see this or I will be doing the same thing for almost eternity (we have 8 stand alone bookshelves right now).

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