How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving | Ask This Old House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in. (See below for a shopping list, tools)
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Shopping List for Building a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving:
– Freestanding shelving units [https://amzn.to/2ZGBXsK]
– 1 1/4-inch decking screws [https://amzn.to/2ZAwaF3], to fasten cabinets together
– 3-inch drywall screws [https://amzn.to/2ZAfX72], to attach 2×4 nailer
– Wood shims [https://amzn.to/2MLwu1J], to plumb the cabinets
– Wood glue [https://amzn.to/2ZCXhzl]
– Construction adhesive [https://amzn.to/2Lc02Ut]
– 1x8s and 1x6s [https://amzn.to/2NIz4Fl], to cut face frame, fascia, and other trim
– 2x4s [https://amzn.to/2zwt6PF], to make nailer
– Crown molding [https://amzn.to/2L85UOi]
– Acrylic latex paint (semigloss) [https://amzn.to/2ZADAZ7]

Tools List for Building a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving:
– Utility knife [https://amzn.to/2NIJhBQ], to cut through old paint and caulk
– Two flat bars [https://amzn.to/34cKYNA], to pry molding from wall
– Oscillating multitool [https://amzn.to/2LbN74A] with plunge-cut wood blade [https://amzn.to/2ZFp8ie], to cut through baseboard
– Spring clamps [https://amzn.to/2NMB0N4]
– Impact driver [https://amzn.to/2ZAgVQI]
– Screwdriver [https://amzn.to/2NH9rVq]
– 4-foot level [https://amzn.to/2MMw630]
– Stud finder [https://amzn.to/2Hygz2C], to locate the wall studs
– Pin nailer [https://amzn.to/34g83ir] and 3/4-inch pins [https://amzn.to/2ZzcLo4], to attach trim
– Finishing nailer [https://amzn.to/2NIlCBq] and 1 3/4-inch nails [https://amzn.to/34dIQW0], to attach face frame and trim
– Air compressor [https://amzn.to/2Lb8e7i], to power pin and finishing nailers
– Scriber tool [https://amzn.to/2ZFLAbg], to scribe the face frame to fit against wall
– Circular saw [https://amzn.to/2zAba6V], to trim scribed face frame parts
– Caulking gun [https://amzn.to/2MKNipL], for construction adhesive, to adhere shelves
– Sash brush [https://amzn.to/2zwckAh]

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