Wait! Before you put up that sheetrock, think: Do I want a bookcase over here!
When I moved into my house about 13 years ago, there were two niches where I thought, “Custom bookcases will be perfect over there.” Somehow, all this time passed, and so many more important things came up. Those two niches sat empty waiting for their expensive woodwork. Then, I saw this concept and fell in love with the idea: building bookcases in the drywall.
Although it was too late for my walls, it’s way cheaper than custom carpentry and there was so much inspiration on Pinterest the possibilities are endless! If you are building a house or mid renovations you can do some of these ideas while framing and use the spaces between frames to create bookcases in the wall. This is not just for a library or living room! Imagine how neat your boys’ bedrooms would be with their sefarim tucked neatly within spaces like these. I’m sharing some inspiration here if this is something for you. These are specifically for bookcases or decorative bookcases. Perhaps another time I’ll share inspiration for bathrooms, bedrooms and other areas.
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Clearbrook Builders says
This is a great idea, we have done this quite a few times and its something we make sure to offer to customers early on in the process because if you wait until after framing its too late!. When done correctly it looks absolutely stunning.
I wonder if pictures could be posted of actual work that was done in real life in a Frum home to see a realistic outcome..? Would be great to see! Thanks!!
I actually did do this in my renovation and it is magnificent. The verticals were sheetrock and I put in beautiful stained wood shelves (done by a talented frum carpenter). It was affordable and I'm very proud of my seforim shrank!
Do I need to make the room smaller?
Yes, the depth of the bookshelf comes from the room
I’m in love with this and it couldn’t have come at a better time since we’re in the planning stage of renovations. Thanks for always being one step ahead and somebody knowing what I’ll need to know even before I do!
Faigy Chaskelson says
There is always an option of finding a stock or semi custom good quality shelving and prepare the sheetrock for that unit. I did it for my clients study, it worked out great since he has a very low budget