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How to Install a Recessed Book Shelf

Bookshelves can take up valuable space, but by recessing them, you get the storage without any of the cons. Learn how to add a recessed bookshelf to any room in your home with these easy step-by-step instructions.

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Materials

  • paint
  • wood glue
  • nails
  • primer
  • wood trim
  • shims

Tools

  • pencil
  • level
  • nail gun
  • table saw
  • straightedge
  • paint roller
  • paint tray
  • paintbrush
  • sandpaper

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