|Project by oi2342001||posted 01-21-2012 08:54 PM||2618 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
This was a project I’ve wanted to do for a while. There was access to the space through a closet and it was being used as storage. It’s a simple 2’x4’ and 5 1/4” deep built in bookcase on two heavy duty hinges. The trim is fixed to the wall and serves two purposes. The first is it covers the edges of the plywood bookcase and second acts as a stop. I also added 1 5/8” trim on the edges of the shelves to hide the plywood edges and to create a lip to prevent things from falling when the bookcase is opened and closed. I used 3/4” birch ply for the frame and shelves, then added 1/4” luan for the back. To keep the door closed I used a ball latch on the top. On the hinge side I screwed a 2×4 into the bookcase to help give it stability then the hinged was screwed into that. From start to finish it could have been done in one day, I think it took about 10 hours total.
Thanks for looking,
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