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25.01.2015
We love the classic style and necessary storage that a built-in shelf, cupboard, or desk adds. We’ve been married for 26 years, have six wonderful kids, and together we all try to make our house OUR HOME. We’ve replaced all the brass, painted over all the dark colors and lightened everything up, and painted EVERYTHING that is oak. Because we needed a desk somewhere in the room for homework and, even more importantly, video games, we decided to build wall to wall, floor to ceiling built in bookcases with a desk in the middle at one end of the room. Here is the very unprofessional diagram I drew to get on paper what was bouncing around in my head: Because we are novices at the whole “building everything from scratch” thing, the LOML had fun buying all new tools. The first thing we did was replace the existing kickspace on the bottom of the cabinets with a smaller one so the trim we added later would be flush against the cabinet. After removing all the doors and hardware, I cleaned everything with TSP to remove the oil and dirt. The next day I painted everything with two coats of Sherwin Williams Promar 200 Extra White Semi-gloss. Because the cabinets were going to be built-ins, we had to remove the base molding on the wall so the cabinets would fit right up against the wall. To attach the cabinets to the wall we found the wall studs with our trusty stud finder and marked them with painters tape. I conditioned the wood with Minwax Wood Conditioner then I stained it with English Chestnut also by Minwax.


After we cut the dados for the shelves, we used wood glue and nails to hold the shelves in place.
The top shelf is full of my collection of vases that have been filled with flowers at one time in our lives and given to me from the LOML (Love Of My Life). Head over to Home Is Where My Heart is to visit Linda and see the other great updates she and her husband have made to their home. So when our guest today shared this AMAZING built-in desk and bookcase at our weekend link party, I jumped at the chance to have her share it with you.
I’m Linda from Home is Where My Heart is and I’m thrilled that I get to share my built-in bookcases with y’all. We’ve remodeled our kitchen, gave Daughter #2 her own bedroom, and laid plywood floors in our family room. Our family room is a pretty good size with a fireplace on one wall which limits where the furniture can go. We screwed each cabinet into the stud, adding shims under the cabinets where needed to make the cabinets level. The LOML used a drill and oscillating tool to make a hole to pull the wiring through for the lights. We’ve lived in our present home for 12 years so lately, we’ve started bringing each room into the 21st century.
The sitting area ends up smack dab in the middle of the room so I had to figure out how to fill in the two ends of the room.


We’ve used the base cabinets for the built-ins and we’re planning on using the top cabinets for a future project in our laundry room.
We decided to have the butcherblock go all the way across the whole built-in which is 16 feet. After 24 hours, I painted six thin coats of Varathane Interior Semi-gloss porch and floor polyurethane. We attached picture frame molding around each section with Loctite adhesive and nails, caulked everything and VOILA!!
Thank you so much for sharing and giving such great information so we can all build a gorgeous desk of our own!
I’ve been blogging for about two years and love sharing all the fun projects that The Love of My Life (LOML) and I have fun doing together. We found IKEA had the cheapest butcherblock around so we bought two 8 feet x 25 inches pieces for $169 each. I painted all the sections then we screwed each section to each other and to the ceiling and side walls. We used our brand new router to cut 38 dado cuts (we got to be experts at the whole process).



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