Office Builtin Bookcase


This office builtin post is sponsored by Royal® Building Products, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Can you even believe the office builtin bookcase? It feels like they were MEANT for this space. Be sure to check out part 1: custom IKEA and Nieu cabinets & DIY desktop here, and the full step by step tutorial to building these bookcases LIVE on Royal’s design blog, LiveAbode, Click here for full tutorial.


What is the office builtin made from?

Believe it or not, but the entire upper section of the office builtins, the shiplap, and the bookcases are Royal PVC trim boards. The boards vary in width from 9.5” down to 1.5” and are sturdy as can be. 

PVC can be a great alternative to wood. PVC trim is flexible allowing it to fit an lot more snug than wood, especially when working in wall to wall spaces. Initially PVC is slightly more expensive, but it last for years and requires less maintenance than wood. Both materials are paintable, but because the PVC trim comes in a bright white color, it is ready to accept any acrylic paint without the need to prime or sand smooth first. 

How are the boards attached?

Each board of the bookcase attaches with 1 1/4” pocket screws and PVC cement at the seams.  Each shelf has a 1×2” support board that runs the width of the bookcase and secures into the studs. All decorative trim and face frame trim attaches with PVC cement and 18 gauge brad nails.

Prep Office Builtin for Paint

Fill the PVC trim nail and screw holes with wood filler and lightly sanded down with 220 grit sandpaper just as you would do with wood boards. Next, caulk each seam with paintable caulk and paint the bookcases Sherwin Williams SW 0053 Porcelain in Satin finish emerald interior acrylic.

Wallpaper: Custom Plaid Wallpaper from Indigo Designs.
Use code: HONEYBUILT20 for 20% off anything site wide


Shop the office

Plaid Wallpaper HONEYBUILT20 for 20% off
Rug HONEYBUILT62 for 62% off
Bookcase Trim 1×10
Bookcase Trim 1×2
Cabinet Doors: Shallow Calming Creme
Bookcase Trim 1×4
Miter Saw
Kreg Jig
PVC Cement
Bookcase Paint: SW 0053 Porcelain Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel Satin Finish
Shiplap Accent Wall Paint: SW7048 Urbane Bronze Emerald Acrylic Matte Finish
Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Pulls
Leather Office Chairs  + Task Chair Attachment 
Leather Woven Chairs
Fabric on Pin Board: Joanns
Foam Insulation for Pin Board
Flush trim router bit
Velvet Sofa
Brown Couch Pillow
Floral Couch Pillow
White Square Waffle Pillow
Gold Floor Lamp
Round Gold Mirror
Tree Basket
Wooden Accent Stool/table
Fern Plant
*if decor isn’t linked it was purchased in store at Hobby Lobby.


Be sure to follow along on Insta @honeybuilthome for more fun DIYs

Recent Posts



The HBH Newsletter

DIY Beginner Basics


Christine Gummersall

DIY Beginner Basics is here to help get you comfortable with power tools and finishing supplies (such as paint), so you can start tackling your own honey-do list and save thousands, all while getting the satisfaction of saying, “yeah, I built that!”
Follow me on instagram