Published on April 23rd, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Killy Billy

Materials: Billy and chainsaw ;-) ?

Description: Killy Billy should be an eye-catcher especially for homes with other BILLY shelves.

The original shelf boards were broken over an edge by foot. Don’t use a chainsaw: the cut will be not rough enough!

Using the lengths of this broken boards the backboard was marked, cut with a pad saw, roughed with a hammer and enforced by a chipboard (8mm).

The completely bolted shelf may be mounted in different ways to a wall. The picture shows a stand alone resolution.

See more of the Killy Billy.

~ Andreas Gabriel, Frankfurt on Main / Germany

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26 Responses to Killy Billy

  1. kallekenkel says:

    Well.. they say you can’t argue about taste.. ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thumbs up, THIS is art!

  3. Anonymous says:

    if it works, it works.

  4. Muriel says:

    Did you reinforced the shelves ? Because I can’t see how they just hold without something to fix it on the broken end…

  5. Cécile says:

    how creative ! ^^

  6. Moontree says:

    Clever! But oh man, my OCD would go into overdrive. Right now i really want to tidy up all the clutter on there, and it’s killing me inside. Just a little.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This a fantastic way to make your home look like shit! Just what I needed! Thanks!

  8. Anonymous says:

    A definite conversation piece

  9. Anonymous says:

    Totally wild! If I saw this at someone else’s house I would love it, but I still wouldn’t want it in mine :-)

    If you like it though, more power to you! It’s very well executed

  10. Jan Gundtofte-Bruun says:

    @Muriel, I’m sure the shelves are secured to the back board.

    This is not for me, but kudos for the creativity and execution (heh). Thanks for sharing.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think this was awesome!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Earthquake Chic: It’s not for everybody….

  13. Anonymous says:

    Really cool!

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is horrifying. Way to wreck a nice piece of furniture.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you mean that the billy sheles are a really incredible and special piece of furniture? OMG, that could be the pricest furniture in your house maybe, but i think its a way to experiment and create, from a quite normal and really cheap piece of furniture

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very funky for your modern home. Love it.

  16. Lorna says:

    Love it! Made me laugh and I hope you love it as art and function! I’m with Mr OCD – I’d spend all my time trying to fix it up. Wouldn’t work for me but I really do appreciate the creativity and art.

  17. Molly says:

    LOL!! Teasing IKEA with art and humor! That’s brilliant! (Obviously, not everybody does get that.)

    Andreas, I’ve been to your website. Love it! It’s fun. It should be translated to proper English completely.

  18. Anonymous says:

    omg this is horrible!!!! how could you!!!

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