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Built-in Bookcase | Making individual bookcase look built-in

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-24-2017 12:59 PM 1949 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom bookcase I just finished up in April 2017. This is one I built for a local customer. They had an entertainment center that they wanted to match but they couldn’t find one to match. We were able to give them the size that they wanted. This one is about 96” wide. The key was making it look built-in without having to build it on site. I use a system that allows each section to share a face frame. See Video Below

We matched the top molding, the mid-molding, and the bottom molding. We also matched the doors in a way. The doors they had were a glass style in a wood frame. They wanted something with a solid panel so we matched the cross design and came up with a door that would match that.

Building Pictures
Building the individual bookcase

Adding the top trim

Matching Base Molding

Video

View on YouTube

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 05:39 PM

Beautiful. I know how much time and work goes into these, you did an awesome job with the detail and proportions. Nice work !

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 08:54 PM

I really like it, great job.

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 11:06 PM

Gosh, that ;looks really nice, very nice design

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 12:04 AM

Thanks guys for the great comments.

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 02:31 AM

Like

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 09:34 AM

Very nice looking bookcase – excellent work!

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 11:11 AM

Thank you!

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#8 posted 04-25-2017 11:17 AM

You did a wonderful job on these built-in bookcases. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 04-25-2017 04:57 PM

Thanks Charles!

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