Ikea oxberg brown glass door for billy bookcase cabinet new in box 902. How to replace a billy bookcase back home guides sf gate. The authors are not professionals and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Even if i manage to get the backing off and deconstruct the whole bookcase, ill still have nail holes across the white front edge of the shelf. Can billy bookcases be assembled without the ikea reddit. We couldnt fit a dresser in it so we added some crown molding to the top to give a more custom look and added the ikea doors that are made for the billy bookcase to the bottom half of the 2 billy bookcases. The problem with the billy and most ikea furniture of the highly affordable variety is the low quality back piece that you slap onto them. The thin cardboardish back panel was folded into thirds in the. The hub cut the baseboard out from the back wall so the billy bookcase could be pushed up against the wall. Paint the back panel of a childs bookcase with chalkboard paint. Make offer ikea laxvik glass replacement glass shelf. As ikea fans have quickly come to realize, its nothing more than fancylooking cardboard. This kit is straightforward to assemble, a good kit for novices in the smaller sizes. If we are unable to remove the stain or repair your furniture, you will be offered a replacement item, amazon gift card, or cash to settle your claim.
To clarify, the backing slots into the side walls of the bookcase as opposed to just being tacked onto the back. Making an ikea bookcase look built in painting the back how to build easy built ins from ikea bookcases lovely etc how i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving melanie dressing room makeover my ikea billy bookcase swoon how i created my ikea billy bookcase. Where to find carboard backing to desks and bookshelves. Is it possible to disassemble an ikea billy bookshelf to move. How i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving hack melanie. Billy bookcase back panel replacement ikea by admin posted on february 5, 2020 making an ikea bookcase look built in painting the back how to build easy built ins from ikea bookcases lovely etc how i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving melanie dressing room makeover my ikea billy bookcase swoon how i created my ikea billy bookcase shelving. Here are several creative and fun ideas to transform a boring back panel into one with pizzazz.
Fwiw the back of the ikea billy bookcases isnt cardboard as much as very thin. Next get a decent sized book you will use it to tap along the inside back so the nails come out of the back panel. In fact, years ago i tried painting a billy bookcase only to see the paint on it bead right up. Aug 19, 2011 place the flimsy backing piece back on your bookcase as directed, but use more nails hammered more closely together. If you want to rescue this furniture, you have two choices. A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change. Billy shelves have a veneered edge on the front, but not on the sides or back. Bookcases free delivery possible on eligible purchases. When moving the cardboard back was totally destroyed on my 20 year old ikea billy bookcase. Billy bookcase height extension 2 wide and 1 narrow. If the back is not installed or was installed improperly, the bookcase is not square and is missing a good part of its support.
The show billy oxbergs in store had no warnings and we just assumed it was ikea so everything would fit together. The door has the same plywood on the back, this keeps the door from sagging. Billy bookcase 80 tall indoor furnishing pdf manual download. Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. On the section that will be in front of the secret door, simply assemble the outer frame of the main bookcase without the back or base. Is it possible to disassemble an ikea billy bookshelf to. At this point i knew the bookcase was definitely going to have two things some wall lights down the centre of the bookcases and the back of the. This video will show you how to remove the back panel pins or nails from ikea pax waldrobe flat pack furniture. Ikea billy bookcase hack i like the beadboard backing, replacing the cardboard. But recently, i figured out the trick to painting ikea. We couldnt fit a dresser in it so we added some crown molding to the top to give a more custom look and added the ikea doors that are made for the billy bookcase to the bottom half of the 2 billy bookcases and it acts as our dresser.
Mar 01, 2016 ikea themselves say if you have big books you should choose the narrow billy. A subreddit dedicated to the swedish furniture store started by ingvar kamprad in a small town called almhult that now spans the globe. I cut to size thin mdf tongue and groove panels which actually come. Using an ikea billy hack is a great way to create a stunning bookcase on a budget. Please see my listings for other cam lock nuts and ikea parts. Adding lsupports at the corners may square the bookcase enough, but are probably too short to do any good. Learn how the masters make a boring boxy house look like a 19thcentury charmer. But there was something that totally rubbed us the wrong way about billy. Mar 09, 2018 to give your bookcase a farmhouse flair, replace the back panel with shiplap or wide vertical strips of wood. Bookcases free delivery possible on eligible purchases skip to main content. Billy can be as small and humble or as big and proud as you want it to be. Can billy bookcases be assembled without the backboard. Once thats done lay thebookcasebdown flat on the floor and use a screw driver to.
View and download ikea billy bookcase 80 tall instructions manual online. With its lightweight and simple, straightforward design, the billy bookcase is one of ikeas signature pieces but it isnt invincible. Small corner of damage to the inside of the backboard see picture but this is inside of the cupboard part and does not affect use in any way. Every model in the billy series also features adjustable shelves so you can fit anything from books to trophies, and everything in between. Information contained on these pages is offered as a compilation of individuals experiences with ikea products. Adjustable shelves, so you can customize your storage as needed. Ikea billy bookcase is a simple unit with enough storage for a limited space or a foundation for a larger storage solution. I have tried to replace through ikea but my size is no longer available. Sharing this page means that you agree to ikea s terms and conditions.
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. Get the best deals on ikea glass bookcases when you shop the largest online selection at. 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. Replacement of cardboard back on bookcase hometalk. French provincial hamptons open library bookcase with ladder matt black. Is there a cost effective way to replace with something. The thin cardboard backing of the billy bookcase can rip or be punctured, leaving eyesores behind. Ikea billy, bookcase with glass doors, dark blue, glassdoor cabinet keeps your favorite items free from dust but still visible.
I showed it to my husband and he agreed that they would look great in my soon to be office although, i am pretty sure he wasnt even aware at the. How to make ikea billy bookcase builtins place of my. Im considering taking the backboard off the billy so it looks like the kallax as the kallax is a bit too high would the billy still be functional without the backboard. Discover our billy modern bookcase series, modular by design and a flexible storage unit that can be used for more than just books and not just within your living room. Jun 15, 2010 we have 2 of these same billy bookcases in our tiny master bedroom. Ikea debuted its classic and cleanlined billy bookcases in october of 1979, and 30 years later, still produce one every 15 minutes. Painting the bookcases back panel might be a great way to add a color splash to your room. Shop ikeas signature billy bookcase series for the ultimate customizable storage solution with adjustable height options and long lasting quality. I have 2 year old that has to come with me to get them and i cannot put her car seat in the front so i can fold the back seats down and cram the cases in. Ikea billy bookcase 40th anniversary yellow limited edition new. Browse thousands of ideas to transform your ikea furniture to fit your home and life.
Get the best deals on ikea bookcases bookcases when you shop the largest online selection at. How can i add style to a plain bookcase back panel. I thought it would be easy to remove the cardboard backings and wall paper them and then place them back into the bookcase. Take a look at 19 of the best billy bookcase builtins ever. The ikea billy, a freestanding bookcase, comes in white, brown, black and birch veneer and in two standard heights. The best hacks from the fan site ikea doesnt want you to see. Grab a sandwich bag or sometho g to keep those small parts in. Order ikea replacement parts screws, cam locks, dowels and more for hemnes, malm, poang, billy, and other ikea products. Is there an easy way to dismantle a billy bookshelf. Use a hardback book and run it all g the entire frame of the bookcase from the inside.
Discussion in garage workshop started by bishop2queens6, mar 25. Replacement back folding panels for ikea furniture ikea is pretty much completely unhelpful in getting replacement back panels for a couple pax cabinets. Then, assemble the full height extension and attach it to the billy frame. Make sure the back panel is pushed tight towards the top shelf while you do the nailing, any looseness will make your shelving unit wobbly. Cheap bookcase ikea billy bookcase built in bookcase repurposed furniture cheap furniture furniture making painted furniture refurbished furniture white bookshelves a basic meet your needs bookcase can be transformed into an anything but basic bookcase in a weekend. With a little effort you can also make that prefabricated ikea bookcase look like it was custombuilt especially for your home. Fyi, the back panel has a specific purpose and thats to prevent the bookcase. Unfortunately, billy s sleek looks and slender price tag are. If that happens, dont go running off to the ikea store for a replacement just yet. Are there lowend bookcases without the cardboardlike back. Using beadboard wallpaper on ikea billy bookcases may 24, 20. Add a golden glow to your bookcase by covering the back panel in gold leaf or metallic paper. If you dont know the part numbers for the piece you need, please contact me with the name of your piece of furniture example. Now they are being collected to be taken back to the the store and we have no doors weve had the billys 10 years so i guess we can live without doors now.
Billy is a modern bookcase, now more customisable and used in many more ways than just for books. Jul 17, 2017 with its lightweight and simple, straightforward design, the billy bookcase is one of ikea s signature pieces but it isnt invincible. Jul 18, 2014 the show billyoxbergs in store had no warnings and we just assumed it was ikea so everything would fit together. I once took the backboard off my digital piano and it became super wobbly, so dont want the same thing to happen. Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. Jun 09, 2015 take a look at these creative ikea billy hacks which can add style to your home. With its lightweight and simple, straightforward design, the billy bookcase is one of ikea s signature pieces but it isnt invincible. This site is intended as a source of information for those interested in ikea products and is not affiliated with ikea in any way. Adding a raised section to the top and a few privacy panels between the legs of a.
The billy model is a basic bookshelf kit from ikea, it comes in a wide variety of sizes and colors. If you do, then make sure you account for the small line that is built into the bookcases see picture in which you are supposed to slide the cardboard. Ikea billy bookcase makeover ikea billy bookcase makeover claire alexander clarissa zapf furniture wrap a piece of cardboard in fabric and put at back of nbsp hellip makeover bookcase sewing room organization ikea billy bookcases new ideas wrap a piece of cardboard in fabric and put at back of bookcase instead of painting or wallpaper. Thankfully, theres a quick fix for that which will leave your ikea bookcases looking better than new. We have brought together the best ikea billy hacks in one place to inspire you to create something amazing. Ikea billy bookcase 80 tall instructions manual pdf. Choose from a range of sizes and colours, including bold red and blues to classic white, black and natural wood. You can either replace the mdf veneered backs with a thicker.
Lighting a bookshelf for your collection with led strips. When it comes to hacking beautiful storage, no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase. Once upon a time, a little bookcase became a beloved classic around the world. I am on a severe budget and i have a 91 volvo station wagon so i am trying to figure out how to fit them in there. Since the 40cm shelf span is shorter than a besta, the shelf depth is smaller, and the construction sturdier ive just erected one billy and four bestas the billys are heavier for their volume, the back is nailed on, and two shelves are located with hooks. Before you start nailing, get your billy nice and square, and be sure you have plenty of appropriately sized nails along the top, into the middle permanent shelf, and along the bottom. If you rip the shelf to make it narrower, make sure the offcut is from the back of the shelf so you can. The ikea billy bookcase is 40 years old and there are so many great hacks out there that celebrate this birthday. Ikea billy, bookcase, white, this bookcase has a height extension unit, allowing you to make the most of the wall area. I fell in love with the bookcases the makerista shared.
I had long admired the many amazing ikea billy bookcase hacks that are. Unfortunately, billys sleek looks and slender price tag are. When it comes to hacking great storage, no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase. I am so excited to share our ikea billy bookcase hack. After all, painting laminate furniture can be really tricky. We added four pieces of wood panels on the walls both sides of the fireplace as the long board that goes on the side was 12. The asis department was happy to look for spares but didnt have any and said they dont really get pax stuff frequently. A bookcase back panel is a great opportunity to add style to a plain bookcase. Its also about the time you start searching for ikea hacks online. Ikea hackers is the site for hacks and mods on all things ikea.
Full set of replacement parts for ikea billy bookcase. For sale, ikea billy bookcase with doors to bottom half. The back panel is an integral part of the book case. We have 2 of these same billy bookcases in our tiny master bedroom.389 503 921 200 1277 227 1249 430 1003 985 1146 1159 1181 556 476 1430 501 842 985 362 1257 719 1062 563 1242 281 1062 1494 1165 10 545