Billy wardrobe

Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Quick and easy wardrobe

Materials: Billy Bookcase, Stolmen and Division

Description: This is a hack that anyone can do even those with no building skills. I moved into a new flat and wanted to take my Pax wardrobes, but soon discovered that they were too large and even the smaller version would not fit in my bedroom due to the low ceilings. I got to thinking and did some quick measurements in my head and came up with the idea of building my own built-in wardrobe I used the following items to construct my masterpiece.

2 x Billy Bookcases (40x20x202)
2 x Stolmen Posts
1 x pack of Stolmen end fitting
2 x Stolmen clothes rail
4 x Panel Curtains
2 x Kvartal triple track rail

Step by step guidelines:

1. Measure area height, width and depth
2. Draw a rough sketch of the inside of your wardrobe to determine what items you will need to buy
3. Build the billy bookcases and place in the desired location
4. Erect the Stolmen posts and secure in place with screws
5. Install your rails or any other Stolmen accessories you desire
6. Measure where the holes will go for your suspended Kvartal rail
7. Drill the holes and install the rails. (You may need to cut the rails to fit your area. I chose not to cut mine but overlap them.)
8. Install your Kvartal rail
9. Measure and cut your panel curtains to size
10. Hang your panel curtains
11. Enjoy!

~ Rickey-Dean Wasson, London

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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".

7 Responses to Quick and easy wardrobe

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is amazing I wanted to pay to get a wardrobe unit done with almost a zero budget. Now I will be able to do it!! im so excited thank you so much!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    This is awesome. Perfect for students. Thank you so much.

  3. Rickey-Dean Wasson says:

    Thanks guys! Glad you like it. Hope someone can utilise this practically.

  4. Sew&Laine says:

    yeah! i’ve made exactly the same, but with the big one Billy’s bookcase !
    Eugénie (Bordeaux, France)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful idea. Love the photos of your notes and drawing. And I, too, arrange my shirts in color-order. Thanks for sharing all the info.
    Chicago, IL (USA)

  6. Sing says:

    This is friggin cool and really easy.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This really is brilliant and simple. Going to save it in case I need it for my next move.

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