There’s something special about building your own furniture and a bookcase is one of those types of furniture that looks amazing if you build them well.
One couple took their bookcase building to the next level with a custom bookcase that they made by themselves. Take a look at how they did it. Jess and Sinclair Breen are a couple from Australia who also own their own construction and home renovation company.
They recently shared one of their home projects which they completed to qualify for the Australian show The Block. Their unique bookcase design which quickly became popular online.
This is how the projected started.
A number of boards were measure, pre-cut, and pre-drilled by a cabinetmaker. As you can see it’s a lot of boards for one bookcase.
Since the holes in the boards were pre-drilled, all Jess and Sinclair had to do was line up the holes and screw them together.
All those boards would make 36 individual boxes in total. They needed to put each box together one by one.
Once the boxes were finished, the couple arranged them on a large piece of medium density fiberboard.
They weren’t able to attach the boxes directly to their wall because the correct framing wasn’t in place. So instead, they used a piece of MDF to create a fake wall.
Once the MDF was in place on the wall, Jess and Sinclair began attaching the boxes.
They had traced out where each box would go, so all they had to do was line up the outline with the box and screw it in place.
Each box had to be perfectly aligned or else it would have thrown the whole design off.
All the screws were patched up to create a seamless effect and hide those ugly metallic tops. It starts to look incredible and magical.
And for the end product. It looks absolutely fantastic and with the books added, this shelving unit is both practical and stylish. What do you think about the bookcase? Share your thoughts in the comments below!