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A Couple Built A Custom Bookcase For Their Kids And It's Stunning

There's something so magical and satisfying about seeing a full bookcase incorporated into the design of a home.

It's the reason why I'll never buy an E-reader — my books are a part of my decor and I love to show them off!

One couple took their book-inspired decor to the next level with a custom bookcase that they built themselves. Take a look at how they did it.

Jess and Sinclair Breen are a couple from Australia who also own their own construction and home renovation company.

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They recently shared one of their home projects which they completed to qualify for the Australian show The Block. Their unique bookcase design quickly went viral.

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Here's where the project all started.

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A number of boards were measure, pre-cut, and pre-drilled by a cabinetmaker. That looks like a lot of boards for one bookcase.

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Since the holes in the boards were pre-drilled, all Jess and Sinclair had to do was line up the holes and screw them together.

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All those boards would make 36 individual boxes in total. I feel like I would have enjoyed assembling the boxes. I'll never turn down a reason to use the power drill!

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Once the boxes were finished, the couple arranged them on a large piece of medium density fiberboard.

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They weren't able to attach the boxes directly to their wall because the correct framing wasn't in place. So instead, they used a piece of MDF to create a "fake" wall.

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Once the MDF was in place on the wall, Jess and Sinclair began attaching the boxes.

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They had traced out where each box would go, so all they had to do was line up the outline with the box and screw it in place.

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All coming together.

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Each box had to be perfectly aligned or else it would have thrown the whole design off.

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Almost done...

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All the screws were patched up to create a seamless effect and hide those ugly metallic tops. This looks like the magical floating bookcase of my dreams.

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The grand reveal.

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How gorgeous does this look? With the books added, this shelving unit is both practical and stylish. Who said organization solutions couldn't double as decor, huh?

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And it makes a great library for their kids.

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Giving their kids a place to unplug and read was one of the main motivations behind this project. I know a lot of parents are trying to reduce their kids' screentime, and creating a personal library is a great first step.

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Congrats Jess and Sinclair!

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This bookcase has given them a lot of attention online and it's easy to see why. It's beautiful and a great way to encourage reading.

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