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How to Make an IKEA Bookcase Look Built-in

Classic details like built-in bookcases can add an abundance of character to home, making a boring boxy house look like a 19th-century charmer. Carpenter's fees to create built-in bookshelves can really break the bank. Luckily, there are other options for creating built-in bookcases. IKEA offers a v...

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  • Rowan Mcleod

    this this is this unbuilt at the base and sitting against the wall at the top? Weird optical illusion.

  • Lauren Fisher

    Those bookcases are like an mc Escher drawing. Flush at the bottom but not at the top? It's messing with my mind.

  • Dena Darragh

    They are recessed :)

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