Published on December 17th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker4
Billy to entry Bench/locker
Materials: Billy Bookcase, 2 packs of pine bead board, stain, 2 inch foam, staples, fabric, hooks
Description: Buy a Billy Bookcase (Article Number: 836.882.10 on Ikea site) and assemble without any shelves or the back board.
Cut the Pine to the exact same size as the back board provided. Stain to your preference and assemble onto the Billy in the exact same spot as the back board should go.
Add in shelves wherever you want them.
Cut remaining pine to fill space used as coat locker/bench, stain and apply to Billy, ensuring that our outer most board on both sides is stained/finished nicely.
Get 2 inch foam cut to fit remaining shelf area. Cut from the supplied Billy Backboard a piece the size of the foam. Upholster your choice of fabric over foam stapling onto Billy Backboard.
**If you want to use bench for adults you will need to add in more weight bearing strength for the bench shelf, but as is it should hold 66lbs (according to Ikea specs).
Apply coat hooks as desired.
**ATTACH TO WALL** using the supplied safety thingy.
I had intentions of adding in crown mouldings etc but, I like it this way just fine.
~ Country Roots Early Learning Centre, Ayr Ontario