For years, I’ve had this awkward little nook in the master bedroom that just never felt finished…or usable. I tried my hardest to fill it out with the big Ikea […]
For years, I’ve had this awkward little nook in the master bedroom that just never felt finished…or usable. I tried my hardest to fill it out with the big Ikea Kallax unit I’ve had forever and dress it up with some DIY grommet curtains and a custom bench cushion. However, it never lived up to its full potential…until now.
Thanks American Millwork, the makers of some amazing hardwood bookcase boards, we were able to create this amazing built-in bookcase and turned that awkward space into the ultimate book nook.
So come along with us on our trip to Lowe’s and watch our journey through our biggest–and most poplar–build yet:
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Poplar bookcase boards (sold at Lowe’s)
1×12 poplar for shelves
1×8 poplar for top facing
1×6 poplar for bottom facing
1×4 poplar for vertical facing
1×2 poplar for shelf facing
2x4s for extra support
2x2s to support corner shelves
Trim / baseboards (optional) to match current room
Latex Paint (we used Sherwin Williams Infinity)
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If you prefer written instructions, check out our step-by-step guide, complete with pictures, on Instructables!