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Categories: Woodworking Plans Dresser | Author: admin 16.01.2013

Next, we removed our baseboard and determined what kind of board we needed to place underneath all of the bookshelves to prop them up so that the baseboard would fit in front of the shelves. Glitch #1: I wanted a built-in look of course, and I wanted them safely and securely attached to the wall.
Glitch #3: We had a full foot of space above the bookshelves and needed a ton of moulding to cover up the space. To cover the seams between the bookshelves we used 2″ moulding cut to size and glued on with Loctite. Glitch #4: We had weird gaps at the top of our bookshelves between the moulding and the shelves because the bookshelves are not completely flush across the fronts.
March 20, 2012 by Chris Built-in Billy bookcases are certainly not a new concept, but I never felt like the directions were close enough to what I needed.
While I loved the 15” depth of Ikea’s newer bookcase, I knew I wanted them to go all the way to the ceiling. A couple of weekends of building and some late night caulking and painting…and she was done.


RevolvingDork and I have completed our first DIY home improvement project together: built in bookcases for our living room. I knew I wanted the bookshelves to run all the way up to the ceiling, so we purchased the extender kits for each shelf. We had to cut a portion of the wood underneath the bookshelves to expose as much of the vent as possible.
We had to remove the moulding and the door to fit the bookshelves and also needed to flip the hinges so that the door would close properly.
We used some scraps of the flat moulding as shims to convince the bookshelves to line up correctly. I also knew that I didn’t want to cover up my brick wall, so we chose to put the bookshelves together without the flimsy cardboard backs.
Ikea sells a ton of options when it comes to the Billy system and it’s easier to navigate those options in the store than online. We sold the trundle bed, added our former master bedroom queen bed, and sold all of the bookshelves.


Then we ran two 2x4x12 boards across the entire span of the bookshelves and secured them with wood screws through the top of the bookshelves. So we wound up using four separate pieces of molding and layering them to create a built-in look. Creating an Ikea built-in Billy bookshelf is something I have wanted to do in this room for years. As much as I would love to have cute shelves showing off fun coordinating tchotchkes, these bookshelves will contain 100% books!



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