Published on May 10th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


The Billy-Marshall-Amp hack

Materials: BILLY Bookcase (Width: 31 1/2 “, Height: 41 3/4 “) in black-brown

Description: I’m Jan from Germany, aged 27 and I want to show you my Ikea Billy bookcase hack. I made it out of a wooden frame (bought it an online art-shop), some screws, a marshall amp covering and a marshall logo from a webstore.

The wooden frame has to be the size of the front of the billy. I stretched the amp covering on it and fixed it with a stapler. I searched for a way to fix the “door” to the billy and went to a DIY superstore. They suggested a piano wire. A word and a blow. It took nearly 3 hours to fix it all together (double left handed :D ). But it was worth the time…Check it out!

~ Jan, Germany

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to The Billy-Marshall-Amp hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    hey jan, where did u get the covering?

  2. Heidi says:

    Gorgeous, I LOVE this, We have TOOO many billys to buy doors for, THIS is perfect. PERFECT.

    I will try it building frames, and using fabric. I love your speaker cover more though. ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love it! I want it! I’ve been looking for a solution to store all my dvds, books, etc, and this is perfect :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is one of my favorite hacks ever! I’m saving this idea for when I redo my son’s bedroom. Great job Jan!

  5. Jan says:

    @ Viktor:
    Some kind of nostalgic reminiscences! ;) I do have Blu-Ray as well!

    @ Anonymous:
    Thanks a lot! The wallpaper is from a DIY superstore in Germany, too! One piece cost round about 8 € and is 10 meters long. The keyword is “baroque wallpaper!

  6. Anonymous says:

    very cool, dude! i like your aesthetic!
    where’s the wallpaper from? it’s also very awesome!

  7. Viktor says:

    Nice hack! But…why do you still have VHS tapes?

  8. Jan says:

    Thanks! :)

  9. benoit says:

    That looks really good! Congrats.

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