Billy IKEA+Hackers+BILLY

Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Jules Yap



Materials: BILLY bookshelf, 2 MESNALI mirrors, 6 hinges, 36 small screws, turnscrew, cordless screwdriver with boring bit for wood, yardstick

Description: I bought two old MESNALI mirrors to build matching doors for my BILLY bookshelf.

First of all, I bolt on 3 hinges to each of the mirrors (up, middle and down). Therefore I needed 6 x 4 small screws.

The next step was to drill 4 small holes into BILLY for bringing down the lowest shelf above the mirrors’ edge into the right position.

Last, but not least I attached the hinges to the bookshelf (required: 6 x 2 screws).

That’s it! :)

See more of the Billy with mirror doors.

~ Tira-Mi-Su

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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".

9 Responses to BILLY meets MESNALI

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is it just me or do the hinges look like they’re put on weird? Like the doors shouldn’t lay flush (looks like they do but the hinges make it look like they shouldn’t),

    • Tira-Mi-Su says:

      You’re totally right, but that’s the only way it worked (otherwise the doors couldn’t get open).
      By the way: can you see the transparent box on the bottom? It perfectly fits there, because it’s a little bit deeper than the bookshelf and that’s why the doors can lean on it. Otherwise the total construction wouldn’t have worked that well :)

  2. Tira-Mi-Su says:

    Thank you for your lovely comments, Sue and seroreback.

    @ seroreback
    I (unfortunately?) totally missed that whole spamming thing. Didn’t knew that even exists on the IKEA Hackers page :(
    Guess your complaint worked ;)

  3. Jerry J says:

    I love that blue-tile look, and the little doggies sticking their nose in the box. : )

  4. serorebeck says:

    Yay! The Spam got removed. :-)

  5. serorebeck says:

    Really nice hack. Great slippers! [Sorry a spammer mucked up the comments :-( . Is nothing sacred?]

  6. Sue Marrazzo says:

    I like the Blue abstract look…NICE!

  7. Anonymous says:

    nice slippers! ;)

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