How to make a diy walltowall bookcase an ikea billy. Its the booklovers choice that never goes out of style. The bookcases first inclusion in the ikea catalogue was in the 1980 edition. The addition of the wall lights adds another level of sophistication though and when turned on they will help draw attention to the beautifully created and styled shelves. The billy bookcase is pretty straightforward to build right out of the box, or you can get creative and make elaborate storage that looks great. Billy can be as small and humble or as big and proud as. Also, furniture off the floor is the way to go for me. Bookcases free delivery possible on eligible purchases. To figure out how to best use the space, the picture below shows how we did the math.
How to build diy built in bookcases from ikea billy. Billyoxberg bookcase brown ash veneer 80x202x30 cm ikea. Lets celebrate this illustrious bookcase with the best 14 ikea billy hacks. Aug 19, 2011 straighten and strengthen ikea billy bookcase hacks for the lazy jen august 19, 2011 11 comments homefixated deals with diy on all levels from the people with the skills to make their own trundle beds and adirondack porch swings to those folks like me who might mistake an angle grinder for a pizza cutter. Also try to keep the distance between each shelf a standard width as it will be covered by trim so something like 2. The tutorial elaborates on how using ikea shelves you can craft this ultimate beauty. Thats why, although they are called bookcases, we believe they are not for books only. Adjustable hinges allow you to adjust the door horizontally and vertically. When you need to fill an entire wall with shelves, billys your man or bookcase. Featuring everything from bookcases to floating shelves in many different styles and sizes, we safely can say that youll find the right option to match your personal preference and home decor design. And its so versatile, you can practically use the ikea billy anywhere in your home. Ikea sells a ton of options when it comes to the billy system and its easier to navigate those options in the store than online. This ikea billy bookcase hack is a great example of how to create a custom builtin bookcase from billy shelving.
Sharetweetpin26484sharesa stepbystep tutorial for how to make professional looking diy builtins using ikea billy bookcases for vertical storage. Billy bookcases are built with a stackable design that allows you to attach new units whenever you need additional storage, just decide on what height suits your space best. Apr 20, 2016 aluminium uchannel strips from the local home improvement store one 8foot strip can stiffen three 30inch shelves. How i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving hack.
The name billy was chosen by lundgren after an ikea advertising manager named billy liljedahl stated that he wanted a proper bookcase just for books to be designed. The best way to fill billy bookcase holes lovely etc. As a homeright brand ambassador, they oftentimes challenge us to create something new out of something ordinary. Shop ikeas signature billy bookcase series for the ultimate customizable storage solution with adjustable height options and long lasting quality. I remember being especially pleased with the adjustable shelves and the depth of the bookcase perfect for books. This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device, it. I did not want to have the plain horizontal shelves al the way so we cut in shelves that came in the box and push them in vertically between two selves. The best 14 ikea billy hacks for every room in your home. When you need to fill an entire wall with shelves, billy s your man or bookcase. Jessica shares her ikea hack a daybed reading nook made from 4 billy bookcases. The basic units are 70 12 inches tall, with one fixed center shelf and four adjustable shelves. The wall width that i had to work with was 175cm and as the billy bookcase is 80cm wide, i knew i had space for two of the bookcases. Ikea bookcase, built in bookcase, bedroom bookcase, bookshelf wall, library bookshelves, bookcase storage, wall shelves, billy ikea, custom shelving.
I purchased two of the cheapest versions of the billy available for. I had seen many an ikea billy bookcase hack out in the blogosphere, so i knew how good those composite and laminate shelves could look after a. Coavas noassembly foldingbookshelf storage shelves 4 tiers bookcase home office cabinet industrial. These are ikeas 12 bestselling bookcases huffpost life. Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by. Billy bookcase blackbrown 80x28x202 cm ikea bookcases. Billy can be as small and humble or as big and proud as you want it to be.
This bookcase has a height extension unit, allowing you to make the most of the wall area. Floating bookshelves an ikea billy hack ikea hackers. How to make over and style an ikea billy bookcase using fabric and cardboard. Straighten and strengthen ikea billy bookcase hacks for the lazy jen august 19, 2011 11 comments homefixated deals with diy on all levels from the people with the skills to make their own trundle beds and adirondack porch swings to those folks like me who might mistake an angle grinder for a pizza cutter. Ikea billy bookcase is a simple unit with enough storage for a limited space or a foundation for a larger storage solution if you need it, and adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs. How to build builtin bookcases from ikea billy bookshelves. The ikea billy bookcase series is a classic design with an emphasis on functionality and flexibility. I bought this ikea bookcase to have some shelves in my newly refinished kitchen. Initially the bookcases were 90cm wide, but this was revised to 80cm in 1988 following complaints from customers that the shelves bent under the weight of the books. It can be the start of your own library, where your books are protected and you feel inspired to read. Ikea hack storage ikea billy bookcase hack bookshelves built in billy bookcases ikea billy hack bookcase with ladder ikea storage units built in shelves living room diy built in shelves i am so excited to be able to share with you more information on my builtin bookcase project that my sweet fatherinlaw, aka mister, built for me last month.
I quickly styled my new library wall with items i already had. This whole project started way back in 2012 when i decided i wanted a wall of built in bookcases in our living room to add style and storage. The only comfortable spot for the bed was under this window. If there is an olympic event for building ikea furniture, i think we just took home the gold medal. I try really hard on ic not to just make a project for the sake of making a project although i admit, at times it happens. Filling in all of those shelf pin holes is an easy, inexpensive upgrade that makes a surprising difference if the look of the entire piece. It is inexpensive and versatile, easy add onto and expand, with optional glass or wood doors or additional units. Our shelving units are made to store and display all kind of items at home, from porcelain figurines to a special collection of novels.
Billy bookcase or other shelves you want to reinforce. Furinno 5tier reversible color open shelf bookcase, whitegreen gr. I have an identical one in my living room that has worked very well for books for five. I measured the space in between the walls, in our case it was almost exactly 12 feet, or. Because we just went all billy bookcase crazy up in he. The billy bookcases take on a new lightness when hung on the wall. I had two shelves already from my former home office so i picked up two more tall billy bookshelves from ikea. This months challenge was the take a basic ikea billy bookcase and turn it into something fabulous. It is estimated that every five seconds, one billy bookcase is sold somewhere in the world. This diy builtin billy bookcase project gave me an affordable way to create a customcabinetry feel for our home library. I have not one, but two ikea billy bookcases that need to be transformed so they coordinate with the new color scheme i am doing my studioffice in. Heres the full tutorial on how we made our custom built in bookcase made from ikea billy bookcases. When your library grows, you can add extra shelves and height extension units to suit your needs. When it comes to hacking great storage, no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase.
The scraphacker had four billy bookcases left over from his poor student days, but they were not a good fit for his grownup apartment. I have a feeling these shelves will be changing a lot. The billy system is designed to adapt to many types of spaces and uses. My buildin billy bookcase library unit was complete.
Billy bookcase, white, 15 34x11x79 12 it is estimated that every five seconds, one billy bookcase is sold somewhere in the world. Courtneys farmhouse styled kitchen island with open shelving. Billy comes in several heights and widths, finishes and materials to suit all books and rooms. Pretty impressive considering we launched billy in 1979. Mar 22, 2017 a couple coats of kwal whisper white enamel paint and viola. How i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving hack melanie. See more ideas about ikea billy, ikea billy bookcase and bookcase. Glass doors keep your favourite items free from dust but still visible. Billy is a modern bookcase, now more customisable and used in many more ways than just for books. This ikea billy bookcase builtin is a problem solver. Take a shelf with you and buy a channel that snugly slips over the shelf edge. If youd like to see more of our process, check out the playlist below.
Choose from a range of sizes and colours, including bold red and blues to classic white, black and natural wood. We also bought a white a wood board and cut it in size for the longer pieces. These affordable and magically longlasting shelving units are some of the most popular items year after year, and with new options like the white stain and light brown hemnes classic and the liatorp glassdoor bookcase, they are excellent statement pieces to refresh. Billyoxberg bookcase whiteglass 160x202x28 cm ikea. She made in out of 3 billy bookcases, a butcher block countertop and beadboard. They are 20 years old a true testament that they are indeed a classic ikea item that you can use by itself or in many combinations. I had seen many an ikea billy bookcase hack out in the blogosphere, so i knew how good those composite and laminate shelves could look after a little dressing up. You can surely find you desired bookshelves and bookcases here at ikea online store. Diy builtin shelves using ikea billy bookcase hack. Take a look at 19 of the best billy bookcase builtins ever. You can use our shelving units to protect and show off your precious porcelain sets, the finest glassware, or store your unique collection, for example. Ikea s billy bookcase is a staple of budget home decorating.
The billy series is among the most popular in the u. Once all of your ikea billy bookcase shelves are up and equally distributed, use the ikea mounts provided to secure them to the studs behind the wall. The one in the guest room is weird and it isnt centred. How to make ikea billy bookcase builtins place of my taste. This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device, it may be used with or without doors.
Narrow shelves help you to use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space. Huge builtin bookcases are incredibly expensive, so i decided to save money by using ikea billy bookcases and just adding molding to. We used 4 billy bookcases with the height extenders and left off the backs and 1 narrower billy bookcase with height extender in the middle. Easy shelf reinforcement for billy shelves ikea hackers. Billy bookcase blackbrown 80x28x202 cm ikea bookcases and. Ikea billy bookcase to drawer hack infarrantly creative. How to build easy built ins from ikea bookcases lovely etc. Dont spend a fortune on builtins to organize your home library. May be completed with billy height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically. It replaces some shelves i had screwed to the walls and with the new walls i didnt want to put holes in them right away for shelving. My billy shelves used 34 inch channel, but test before you buy. May be completed with billy corner fitting to form a stable corner unit.
Some billy cases gathered together with few other supplies can do the charm. The billy bookcase is one of those ikea products that you buy for your dorm room and hold onto for years after graduation. May 05, 2016 then we added the shelves that came with the billy bookcase. Every model in the billy series also features adjustable shelves so you can fit anything from books to trophies, and everything in between. Spend this time at home to refresh your home decor style. Pretty impressive considering we launched billy in.565 215 560 738 1594 357 1503 982 1198 24 215 65 713 451 101 302 539 1370 262 395 1270 306 984 919 54 736 1624 706 917 804 157 539 1196 1264 296 1136 1297 1084