Published on May 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Billy for beginners

Materials: Billy

Description: Reshape a Billy to a real design library. To make optimal use of the 9.35 feet height of the room, we placed two modified IKEA billy bookcases on top of each other.

First we cut off the plinths of the bookcases that were to be placed on top. After that we cut of the top part of another bookcase and placed it under the top bookcase upside down, so that the full height of the room would be used. To connect everything together we used Clamex from Lamello.

See more of the floor to ceiling Billy bookcase.

~ 0nno, amsterdam

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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".

2 Responses to Billy for beginners

  1. Emil says:


    There are two things I have difficulties with
    1) Do you really turn the bottom part up side down, it just doesn’t make any sense to me. You say you cut bottom of top part then top of bottom part and then turn bottom part. Then you will have a plinth in the middle?
    2) How do you manage the joint with as little appearance as possible? Additional covering up?

    // Emil

  2. Anonymous says:

    The absence of the plinth gives this Billy wall a real designer look. Love it!

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