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. After moving in to our home we wanted a wall of built-ins installed in our den.
Heres How You Can Turn IKEAs Billy Bookshelf Into Your Very Own Built-In Bookcase Itll take a bit of effort but its worth it if you want built-in bookshelves that will stand the test of time.
Ikea billy bookcase built in. Mainly because I did it all by myself. Billy Bookcase Built-ins are in and they shine my living room you all. Our love of reading has led to a pretty good collection of books.
How we turned IKEAs Billy Bookcases into a wall of built-ins. Built-in bookcases and shelving is one of the most popular ikea billy hacks. This tutorial will elaborate on how you can have an insanely cheap IKEA Billy bookcase built-in.
Learn how to make Ikea Billy Bookcases look like custom built-ins. All in all about 41 million Billys have been produced and Ikea still makes about 31 million of them each year. So I started googling DIY options.
Bespoke joinery for floor to ceiling bookshelves would usually cost. I knew in the new house we needed a place for them along with other miscellaneous items I had to store. Today is all about our IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack.
IKEA Billy Bookcase 1575 x 4175. Built-In IKEA Billy Bookcase. We chose the bookcases that are 79 12 inches tall which left a signifiant yet purposeful gap at the top.
To shorten the gap and give the room a more built in look we built a base. The next was to build the base. 1 board 92 90 inches long Molding for the length of your wall and to wrap the top of your bookcases.
1 board 115 in x 785 in x 1 inch tall. Minimalism at its best. 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.
I got a bid from the cabinet shop that did our cabinets and it was way out of our budget. Claire managed to build her shelves for under 350 using IKEAs Billy bookcases MDF sheets skirting adhesive and filler. I think this project would be much easier if you had a helping hand along the way.
How to Make a Built-In Billy Bookcase. We were going back and. Everyone knows Billy dont you.
1 inch trim 785 in long. The base is built. 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.
A step-by-step on how to make DIY Built Ins with Ikea Billy Bookcases. He has been a house guest in many homes all over the world for 30 years now. 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.
IKEA Bookcase 315 x 4175. IKEA Billy Height extension kit. Without the base the bookcase would sit closer to the ground and you will not be able to make sure it all blends later on.
This bookcase didnt start out like this. DIY Ikea Billy Bookcase Built-ins. It lived the first 10 years of his life as a very ordinary Ikea Billy Bookcase.
IKEA Billy Bookcase 315 x 795. I measured the space in between the walls in our case it was almost exactly 12 feet or 144 inches then I subtracted out the width of the bookcases which are 31 each or a total of 124 inches. A base elevates the shelves from the floor and gives the entire piece a feeling of substance.
How to Build Built-In Bookcases from IKEA Billy Bookshelves To figure out how to best use the space the picture below shows how we did the math. I dragged down this huge wicker lamp it was in my living room for years from the attic and I think it will be perfect in this room as I will bring in textures and layers with a touch of bright colors in to break up the clean whiteness. I am going to be 100 honest and say this was the hardest DIY I have completed so far.
First I built a base for my bookcases. Have an entire corner set up filled with your personal place of taste. The finished look will completely alter the.
I was hoping to use baskets to store wrapping paper sewing and crafting items board games and more. Every model in the BILLY series also features adjustable shelves so you can fit anything from books to. Another way to customize the bookcase is to paint it.