Billy Fireplace+bookcase-722976

Published on June 16th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Upside down Billy bookcase

Materials: Billy Bookcase

Description: I needed storage on my very deep, very large fireplace. I took a half height billy bookcase flipped it upside down and attached basic crown molding to the top. I know it’s nothing spectacular but it works well for us.

~ Ashli M, Vancouver, BC

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11 Responses to Upside down Billy bookcase

  1. Thanks so much for posting my Hack it’s so exciting!!!

  2. just james says:

    that is actually pretty damn cool

  3. Anonymous says:

    nice touch the molding

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am not very spatially adept.
    Why did you need to turn it over?

  5. Thanks for the nice comments! It made my day!
    We had to turn the bookcase over to get the thin side down. If you look at the billy bookcase it has about a 3 inch base that we didn’t want to see, we wanted the bookcase to start as close to the top of the fireplace as possible. Hope that helps. Thanks again

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your quick reply, Ashli!
    I’m not familiar with the bookcase, so it makes perfect sense now to turn it upside down! It really looks fabulous, you did a beautiful job, Brilliant!

  7. Maria says:

    where did you get those baskets? I have been trying to find storage for the billy and have been having a hard time??

  8. TatiLie says:

    I love those baskets! Are they from Ikea?

  9. The baskets are from The Real Canadian Superstore, so if you’re up here in Canada you could probably still find them there.
    Thanks for asking :)

  10. Nicole from Germany says:

    Simple and awesome! Thank you for this great idea, Ashli!

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