Friday, September 21, 2012

A library in the making - PART 1

Remember this?

Well, a lot of you guessed it right, although 2 people actually thought they were planters for a huge vegetable garden ;-), it is indeed a book shelf.

Here they are, all five, raw and ready...

Sorry for the messy garage

Yes, I am proud to say, my hubby built this by his lonesome. He used 3/4 inch plywood and they are 8 feet high, 33 inches wide, 12 inched deep each!

I was a bit skeptical that he could pull it off, but he totally blew me away with this project. Initially, I wanted to buy these...

Augustus Library Shelf from World Market
But they were way too expensive -$800++ each with shipping and taxes x 4! Plus it won't fit the space we want it in since we wanted a built in look.

I also thought of doing what Kate Riley did over at Centsational Girl when she made her Billy bookcases into built-ins!

Isn't this awesome??!

The only thing was, we have a lot of very heavy books, medical books that weigh as much as 7 lbs each! We were worried that the Billy might not hold it's shape and might sag in the middle eventually, so my husband said he really had to make the shelves thick and inserted on to the side walls itself.

We then painted the shelves in Eggshell finish,  BEHR  "Snow Fall"

Yup, that's me Painting away.. :-)

This shelves are now dry and ready for installation, watch out for it here soon!

Have a Wonderful Day!


  1. So exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product. ;)

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