A built in bookcase is the number 1 way to show people that you are "pimp daddy". Please allow me to clarify. For suburbanites like me, a built-in bookcase is equivalent to spinning wheels , a big gold chain, or a BMW (the 7 series, not the 3).
So when I saw a chance to build a bookcase into my basement wall I went for it. The built in bookcase was not part of my original plans. But as I was working on the framing I arrived at an area where it made perfect sense to add one. One benefit of finishing your own basement is that you can change designs mid-stream.
Next to the art niche, having these custom-built storage shelves is the most commented on aspect of my basement.
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