We love the classic style and necessary storage that a built-in shelf, cupboard, or desk adds. So when our guest today shared this AMAZING built-in desk and bookcase at our weekend link party, I was excited.

Here is Linda with all the details:

The built-in bookcase project is our biggest project yet! Our family room is a pretty good size with a fireplace on one wall which limits where the furniture can go.

Wall-to-Wall Built-in Desk and Bookcase

Here is the very unprofessional diagram I drew to get on paper what was bouncing around in my head

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. 

We built the smaller kickspace using 2x4s. 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. I spray painted the brass hardware with Valspar Satin Black. 

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