For my shelf unit soon to turn “shelf bench unit”, I need to cut some lumber up for the additional parts that would make it into a bench as well as the shelf (apartment decor ideas).
Measuring up my boards for the shelf unit. | apartment decor ideas
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Now that we have prepped the wood components fully, it’s time to put the shelving unit together. I took about 30-35 minutes to complete my shelving unit. So my 3 pieces of wood were lined up flush on the floor and I flipped the unit over to rest on it with about an inch space on both ends. Stay with me now because this is where the real back-breaking work comes in, literally. We now have to use the holes already in my Ikea shelf and drill corresponding holes for the screws that I need to put in to secure the wood to the shelf. This has to be done (ready?) all of 36 times! I had to make sure that there was no sliding of that wood once I tipped it over. Next, I incorporated some trim for the edges because I want this to look pretty damn official in the man cave, just be careful to not drill into the area where there are already screws in the shelf ok? Finally, it’s time to board up the back of the shelf bench (I used 2 pieces of wood for this that I had painted white to match the shelf) and secured them with the screws on the ends and to the separating boards in the shelf unit. That’s it! Put a throw cushion on there and lounge away!