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A guide to fitting wall book shelves

Bookshelves do not only serve a decorative purpose but they are also very functional. They save you tons of space, provide lots of storage and they also draw attention and add depth. There is so much a book case can do to a plain-looking wall. Bookshelves are normally installed into constructions before the drywall wall is fitted or built. This explains why they fit so nicely in a new home. However, there are many ways in which you can add an existing book case to do this.

Time for the preparations

If you would like to install book shelving, the first thing you want to do is to get the measurements right. Now, it is time to mark the wall where the case will be installed. Although this is a very simple job, an extra pair of hands can make the job much easier and make it go much faster. Make sure that you don’t judge straight lines with your eyes. Use a straightedge or a water level to get points to drill. Take your time The one thing you do not want to do is to make the wrong calculation and cut the shelf down to size only to find out that it was not necessary. Once wood is cut, it cannot be prepared. Once you have the measurements and everything else out of the way, line up the book storage shelves making sure that the case runs with the lines on the wall.

It is quite simple

With the case in position, it is time to mark where you will be drilling. Drill the holes in the wall and secure your short planks horizontally. Soon, you will be mounting L-brackets to these that will fit to the underside of the shelves. With all the wall mounts out of the way, it is time to fit the bookshelf. The bookshelf should fit just nicely over these mounts. Finishing it off Using L-brackets fit the case to the mounts. It should work out very nicely and the mounts will be hidden under the shelves and will not grab any attention. There are many ways of fitting a bookcase to the wall. You just have to find a way that meets your specific requirements and style.

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