If you like the feel of design bookshelves but your house doesn’t come fitted in with them, no worries! For a fraction of the price of traditional, crafted ones you may create your own. The trick to easily and cost-effectively making the design look is to accentuate a simple, regular molding bookshelf. Or go a little further and start creating your own bookshelf using stock shelving components. Were you very practical? Create your own shelves then from scratch. Custom Bookshelves near me is an excellent resource for this.
Regardless of the route you select, stock moldings will help you build a custom furnishing feel. Also bear in mind that if you purchase inexpensive bookcases, it may be challenging to fit the wood to the molding or to paint the parts with stain regularly. It’s simpler and faster to go for incomplete shelves and paint-ready molding.
Below is a short summary from the step-by – step directions contained in the Decorating Projects 1-2-3 Home Depot.
Start by building a base plinth which is the same height as the baseboard in the house. Instead cut the current baseboard where the bookcase is placed to allow you to screw it into the wall (this stops the bookcase from falling over). When the base of the plinth is straight and it is fixed into the wall, put the bookcase horizontally on the base of the plinth and connect it to the studs of the walls. (If there is a distance between the back of the bookcase and the wall, you will need to slip a shim through it; you will measure the distance later.) Now you may add facial frame parts to the top, hands, and bottom of the shelf’s front. Add to the shelves crown and base molding, then cut and polish beaded panel moldings on the three vertical facial sets. After that all that remains to be done is to close some holes between the bookcase and wall, or between molding parts with uncomfortable caulk. Paint the whole damn lot, put two coats of paint on top and apply. When it’s clear, you ‘re able to line your shelves with your musty tomes or best-sellers on paperback.