One of the most requested DIY’s I get asked for daily is our shiplap built ins! I’m so happy to finally share it on here with you guys today, so here it is, from our vision to our plans.
When we first purchased our home, I remember seeing a beautiful built in on Pinterest that I knew I had to have in our new home. I showed my husband the Studio Mcgee beauty & he agreed to make it, and boy did he nail my vision!
Here are the measurements we did:
The shiplap built ins are 11.7′ wide X 9′ tall X 17″ deep
The columns for the floating shelves are 4″ wide
The floating shelves are all 25 wide X 3″ thick X 15″ deep
The cabinet below the tv is 70 7/8 ” wide X 25 1/4 ” tall X 15 3/4 ” deep and it is floating 4 inches off the ground
We purchased the cabinet below the tv from the Besta line at Ikea and added Hanviken shaker doors. The Besta is a floating media cabinet so we made a base for it out of wood to create the built in look which makes it float 4 inches.
As for the shiplap, we did not use premade shiplap siding because we did not want any seams on the long wall. My husband cut the “shiplap” from sande plywood in slats that are 4.5″ wide. These pieces were then sanded & painted one by one as we hung them (see video on Instagram highlights) so that all the seams would be painted evenly. We then painted the entire built in a final time before adding the floating shelves.
The floating shelves were made from sande plywood & we stained them in our favorite stain color that you can find in every wood project inside & outside of our home, Verathane Flagstone. The shelves were built to slide into 2 strips of wood that were drilled onto the shiplap wall.
The BIG question…how hard was it to build? I’m not going to lie, my husband is a pretty skilled wood worker & it took him about a week to finish this big project. Was it worth it? Oh YES! I love these built ins so much & styling them is my favorite!
If you are wanting to tackle this project, these are the tools you will need:
I hope you enjoyed this blog post & please let me know if you have any questions.