Published on July 9th, 2013 | by IH guest


Sleep in a BILLY

Materials: 2xBILLY; 1xFLELLSE (bed)

Description: I couldn’t make a decision if I’d use the space for a big bookshelf or a bed, big enough for two guest because I really needed both.

I built a frame to hide the upright modified bed and attached it to the wall.
The BILLY-bookshelves are on wheels and open like doors.

The pictures show better how it works!

~ frodnon, Germany

Industrialized Stolmen
Billy gets tipsy

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8 Responses to Sleep in a BILLY

  1. Dayna says:

    Can you post more photos of how you mounted the bed? This is amazing.

  2. Emil says:

    Is the full weight of the bookshelf put on hinges? Isn’t it heavy to open?

  3. Cammie Sizemore says:

    please provide more details-this is an amazing hack!

  4. Rune says:

    Can you tell us the dimensions of the visible part of the frame hiding the bed? Seems like there might be room for a Benno CD/DVD-shelf (073.053.10) on either side, adding additional storage and concealing the frame even more. Would be nice to be sure :)

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  6. Suzy O'Shea says:

    I bet your guests don’t stay long. It must be like sleeping in a cave. They have to shunt down to the foot of the bed just to get up. Clever use of space though!


  7. virginie says:

    Bonjour, j’aimerais fabriquer le même que vous je suis de France, pourriez vous m’aider?

    Bien Sincèrement


  8. Mooniekate says:

    I love it! You could even make a false front for one of the shelves on each case and cut out the back board so that whoever is sleeping in there has a bedside table sort of thing, maybe with some strip lighting or push lights, where they can put an alarm clock, or their phone, or their glasses. That would be cool. I would decorate the backs of the cases with some interesting fabric, so the sides aren’t rough for sleepers.

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