previous
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
next
Pin It

Bookcases Transform an Unused Wall

A bedroom wall with two closets gets a boost in utility with custom cabinets

In many households, there can never be too much storage space for books. To accommodate clients in a Manhattan apartment, carpenter Brent Benner used the space between and near two closets to install shelving space for reading material. Benner took measurements on site but built the frames in his shop. Using SketchUp, Google's design software, Benner imported a photo of the space to be renovated and was able to develop a design. After the bookcases were built, he brought them to the apartment for installation, taking care to ensure a proper fit while dealing with slightly uneven concrete walls.

Bookcases Transform an Unused Wall

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More