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BUILD A CUSTOM BUILT-IN BOOKCASE
STEP BY STEP
|This tutorial shows how to build a custom built-in bookcase. Techniques shown in this tutorial can be used for other projects such as customised built-in furniture, for areas underneath sloping ceilings, staircases, and shelves, etc ...|
|Create shapes A, D, I, and P by assembling your small and long Kinook blocks as per picture above.|
|NUMBER OF REQUIRED Kinook blocks |
|| Shape qty
|| Long blocks
one 32 Small Kinook Blocks box, one 16 Long Kinook Blocks box, and one Extra Kinook Blocks box
STEP 1: Fix studs In the wall
- Fix the studs in the wall according to your plan and dimensions. Do not forget to insert the small Kinook blocks at each angle when necessary.
: at this stage you can opt for building narrower shelves. See page Choose A Style
for more information.
- Fix small horizontal track studs to the floor.
STEP 2: FIRST LEVEL
Start by building the lower level of the metallic structure.
- Cut the metallic studs to the desired dimensions of your bookcase.
- Build the metallic structure by inserting the studs into your A,D,I, and P shapes.
Cut and fix lower panels (yellow on picture on the right). These panels are key as they secure the entire structure once screwed into the studs. They not only strengthen the structure, but also support its entire weight. Make sure you size these panels properly and choose the correct material (wood, plasterboard etc ...).
Check levels. When correct, screw the panels into the metallic structure.
step 3: second level
Similarly to Step 2, build the metallic structure for the second level.
You can use small metallic track studs (as shown in yellow on picture on the right) to secure the structure. Crimp with a crimping tool at each angle.
The track studs are 48mm wide approx. 8-10cm long.
STEP 4: second level panels
Start with the vertical panels, as per previous step. These panels are key as they support the mechanical efforts (weight) of the upper level(s). Choose the appropriate material and size the panel correctly.
Once finished with the vertical panels, install the horizontal ones. Check levels and screw them into the metallic structure.
Note: different materials can be mixed for the panels depending on the use. For instance: use wood for horizontal panels supporting heavy books or/and plasterboard for the upper niche panels where there is no or limited mechanical effort.
STEP 5: Third level
As in the previous steps, assemble your next level using your shapes and metallic studs. Check level and fix the panels.
Step 6: Finalise the STRUCTURE
- Complete the metallic structure, and install the panels inside the bookcase.
- Fix the side panels (yellow on right picture).
STEP 7: Finalisation
- Install the remaining panels.
- See page Building with Kinook finishing tips.
| See also: large stylish bookcase