2 built in shelves
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Country Charm

For a warm and casual look, add pine paneling to the back of your bookcase.

Step 1: Remove the existing shelves, and measure the back of the bookcase. Attach panels edge to edge with wood glue, and position them so that the end-grain alternates from panel to panel. This keeps the wood from curving in one direction over time.

Step 2: With a router, create evenly spaced insets in the panels. Apply stain to highlight the grain of the wood. Using a glue gun, attach lengths of rope in the insets. Slide the paneling into place, and replace the shelves.

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