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With that, the build was done, and the only thing left to do was to caulk around the edges to give it the true built-in look. After trying many methods with varying degrees of success and failure, we have determined the absolute best and easiest way to caulk. First, Handan taped the area.

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Then I applied the caulk. If you have a big caulking job, I ask you to consider getting this caulking lifesaver. It is one of the greatest specialty tools I’ve ever used.

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Yes, that is a powered caulk gun, and it is a fantastic tool.

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After I applied a nice, even bead of caulk, Handan took over and smoothed it out with her finger. Yes, finger. Don’t be fooled by those fancy caulking tools. We started with one of them, first using it with tape, then without, and then we switched to the finger method. Without a doubt, the tape-and-finger method gives the best results in the shortest time.

Here is a picture of one of the bookcase sides before caulk.

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That gap is glaring and makes the piece look like it was just plopped there. But with a little caulk…

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Looks built-in!

And that was it. The project was finished! Handan and I looked with a little bit of awe at what we had created. Remember, this was the plan:

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And this is reality:

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Plan:

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Reality:

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I love it when a plan works out like it’s supposed to!

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If you are interested in building this console, here are the plans, a cut sheet, and cut sheet diagram for the piece of 3/4 inch plywood. Click the button below to get the Media Console Cut Sheet from our Freebie Library! The cut sheet is a spreadsheet with all the lumber, trim and plywood you’ll need for this project.

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Also, click on the image below for a larger version of the cut sheet diagram for  your 3/4 inch plywood sheet. Note that two cuts should be done at the store. This makes for easier transportation, if you don’t have a truck. Also, a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood is very heavy and hard to handle, especially for one person.

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If you would like to build this without the IKEA bookcases, then I would recommend getting 8 foot planks of shiplap and cutting them to 78 inches. This will give a 3 inch overhang on either side, as well as the overhang in front. You would also then extend the crown molding to the wall.

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  1. omg i was so glad to see the patch in my email. it had been too long but greg your bloviating ( i had to look that word up ) filled my need ten fold lol, this project is awesome and gorgeous and makes me wish even harder that i lived next door so i could borrow all of your tools xx

  2. Geez Greg, just when I think you’re an everyday man, you do something like this that makes everyone else feel woefully inadequate. I would never be able to do something like this, but your bloviating is entertaining, nonetheless. And I voted.

  3. Oh my goodness, I’m in awe! If I only possessed the talent in your little finger! The piece looks amazing by itself, and even more so combined with the Ikea pieces. Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Creative Circle Link Party! I can’t wait to share this, this week!

  4. Fantastic post, love your writing style, always gives me the giggles. Great project too! Wish you were my neighbor. Thanks for sharing! ?

  5. Wow! This is amazing. I think everyone has their “never” moments but time and experience change “Nevers” to “Maybe’s” and our world becomes broader and more adventurous. Amazing work.

  6. Great job !!!!. The two you work together like pros. Not sure what you do for a living but you may want to consider going into comedy. This was a two for one. Great project idea that kept me laughing the whole way. Thanks for sharing.
    Carolyn

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