Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Billy hanging on the wall

Materials: Billy 40×106 cm, Billy 80×106 cm, Metalbar

Description: I hung up two small Billy bookcases (40×106 cm and 80×106 cm) onto the wall. First I cut of the bottom part. Then I fixed a metal bar to the back of the side parts. I used 4 screws for each side. The metal bar is fixed such that part of it is sticking out. This part is used to fix the bookcase onto the wall with 2 screws on each side. The bookcases are hanging up side down, so you can’t see the part where I cut of the bottom.

Now there is room beneath for a desk.

See more of the Billy hung from the wall.

~ Aram, Berlin

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to Billy hanging on the wall

  1. Anonymous says:

    Billy shelves aren’t made from solid wood so the “side parts” aren’t really good for screwing into. Don’t put heavy stuff onto your shelves as I fear that too much weight will simply rip the four screws out from the sides.

    • Aram says:

      It looks quite stable for now even full of books. I used 5 cm long screws. There are 8 screws on one Billy. The 80 cm wide Billy weights 30 kg. With books inside I guess not more than 80 kg. That would be 10 kg per screw. I hope that’s enough.

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