Billy Billy+desk-760425

Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Billy desk

Materials: Billy bookshelf, board (76x75cm), 2 table-legs (Vika Kaj), screws, 4 screwing angles, edge tape

1. Fix up Billy without the back board and without the middle shelf
2. Install “middle shelf” not in the middle but at an appropriate height for your desktop (I chose 75cm). Use screws and 4 L brackets to fix the self.
3. Align the edge flush to the edge of the board
4. Fix the table-legs under the board
5. Lay the board on the “middle shelf” and fix it there with screws from below

I eliminated the backboard because I otherwise had problems guiding my cables from the desktop down to the electrical socket.

~ Lena, Germany

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13 Responses to Billy desk

  1. aishah says:

    this is like a super duper hack for me. I already have one billy bookcase. just 300mm deep, 800mm wide and 2000mm high. i really need a desk so this a wonderful idea. anyway would the legs be sturdy enough to support the weight if im working on the table.

  2. Gadgetscout says:

    Genius, thank you, I have a small box room, was struggling to see the answer! Already have the large
    Billy bookcases side on. I am going to use parts from the £10 desk:

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love the chair! I love it!

  4. Hogi says:

    I was looking for a solution to upgrade my home office for years now. Built it twice and made a whole wall of Billys and BillyDesks for me and my girlfriend. DANKE Lena für diese wunderbare Idee!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks like that PC also has a vent on top. It should be alright.

  6. Lena says:

    I’m glad you like it! I got the board from a hardware store where it was cut exactly to the measure needed.

    As the fan for my PC is on the side showing to the room, I hope no damage will be done to it. But thx for the warning:-)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Lovely! Great idea and great inspiration – I would love to try this myself. Thanks for the good instructions and photos.

  8. diana says:

    Very Nice! PC placement is accurate with all accessories. looking fabulous…….

  9. Where did you get the 75×76 board? Ikea as well?

  10. Anonymous says:

    pretty cool but bad for your pc health.
    remember, a pc must always have space for fan(breathe)

    • Jimmy says:

      Not to mention the speaker / sub woofer flush up against the tower. Baaaad idea.

      Spinning hard drives will not appreciate this – I know, I made the same mistake some years ago. The speakers are shielded and computer safe – but – my hard drives did not like the bass vibration. One wipe and reformat later and I learned to never do that again.

  11. Lili says:

    That’s pretty cool!

    Relatable Style

  12. Jessie says:

    That is pretty awesome! :)

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