DIY Tutorial on How-To Make a Laminate Bookcase Look Like a Custom Built-in Bookshelf. A $1000 bookshelf for just about $100 – Similar Look, HUGE SAVINGS! When it comes to hacking great storage, no other IKEA product works a room like the BILLY bookcase.The BILLY bookcase is pretty straightforward to build right out of the box, or you can get creative and make elaborate storage that looks great.Take a look at 23 of the best BILLY bookcase built-ins ever. To complete a more “built-in” and integrated look, you will also need crown moulding, flat base moulding as filler for the in-between space, any paintable caulking to touch up nail holes and gaps, and of course a pneumatic nail gun and air compressor. I’m in the middle of giving my home office a makeover, and one of my biggest priorities for the room has been to add some built-in storage. It’s important to note that our home office sits at the front of our house and is basically the first room you see after entering the foyer. A step-by-step tutorial for how to make professional looking DIY built-ins using IKEA Billy bookcases for vertical storage. If there is an Olympic event for building IKEA furniture, I think we just took home the gold medal. Billy bookcases are mostly ok. You would have issue if you need to reassemble them (i.e. moving) but if stand in one place they are good bet. Make sure to assemble properly, you would have problem fixing it as it is not wood. .
Laura wanted the bookcase to look like it had always been there and have that “built-in” appearance so we had the challenge of matching the existing base board and crown molding. The owners of an 1897 home, spotted on This Old House, did something similar.They filled an entire wall with Billys, and then trimmed it out so that it looks built-in. Staining the bookcases and adding glass doors and lights at the top contributes to the high-end look. How To Make IKEA Bookcases Look Not IKEA : We went with 3 IKEA Billy Bookcases and used moulding to make them look like one, big piece. The price of this item includes a contribution to a Product recycling fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner. .