Creating a custom bookcase

In a recent project, I was having great difficulty finding a wall unit that would fit into a small living room and with both open and closed storage that could hold books, CDs and DVDs  as well as a flat screen TV and all the components, so, I decided to make one.

This is so simple, pretty much anyone can do this. I took 2 stock Billy bookcases from Ikea and mounted a Billy height extension between them. Adding some crown moulding and trim transformed a bland, boring basically ugly bookcase into a wall unit with a custom look. It fits perfectly into the space and provides tons of storage.

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2 Responses to Creating a custom bookcase

  1. Lori says:

    Did you add crown molding or baseboard to the of the bookcase?

  2. Jim says:

    Hi Lori

    The top is crown moulding and the bottom is baseboard.

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