commit to DIY-ing your own custom shelves
The cool part of custom shelving units is that usually you’re paying someone else to create a built-in, beautiful structure for your stuff. Most fake custom shelves simply mimic built-in units, but if you’re a DIY expert and are feeling up to the challenge, it is possible to make your own. All it takes is a few power tools, multiple bookcases, crown molding, and a vision. Follow these three brave DIY-ers for full instructions—and inspiration—starting with Shirley & Chris.