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Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Billy room divider


Materials: Billy, Benno, Moreno, Stockholm

Description: A transformer monster escaped from the IKEA Hackers website and transformed my living room. Originally there was a 3 meter wall at the entry way(already on IKEA Hackers). Now there is a L shaped wall with an entry way into the living room. Combination of Billy and Benno form the wall with cut down Benno over the cabinets with Stockholm lighting.



At the entry way on the left, 2 Moreno doors hide the back of an 80cm Billy the faces into the Living room. 2 Moreno to the right do open to 2 80 cm Billy bookcases. Still some painting to do and add more Stockholm lights (2).

~ Barry, Germany


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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".

13 Responses to Billy room divider

  1. Alan says:

    I really like this! Would love to do something myself – is it secure though, did you have to fix this to the walls? Or does it stand solid on its own?

    • barry says:

      Divider is L shaped. Attached to the walls with 3 L shape IKEA brackets and is rock solid. Also added 2 of the brackets to the junction of the two wall sections. It is not attached to the ceiling.

  2. jack says:

    how much did you spend on this?

    • Barry says:

      I never added up the cost as the individual pieces were bought over a long period of time and then recombined into this room divider in several different versions. It is still changing and being refined.

  3. Barry Person says:

    The Bamboo is behind the glass of the Moreno doors and can not be climbed.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is great inspiration! Love it!

  5. Erin Greener says:

    If that were my cat, he’d leap at that bamboo and climb up and down it til the cows come home.

  6. Peto says:

    Very cool, how did you get the bamboo effect on the Morebo doors?
    I could only find plain white ones in the store.

    • Barry Person says:

      The Moreno come with an insert, white one side, black the other. IKEA has hanging Bamboo that is meant to go into a slider thing that you hook to the ceiling. I just cut them down to fit the glass frame and then put the white side out into the Moreno which holds the bamboo in place Did the same in my entry way with fabric hangings.

  7. Tammy Gray says:

    What a great idea, and I love how kitty is in practically every photo admiring your work (and thinking ‘how do I get up there?’)! The entrance between kitchen/living area looks quite tight though, although that may just be my impression looking at the picture. It’s probably totally different actually using it!

  8. Annis Ashwell says:

    It looks pretty neat, well done! I’m glad you added the lighter coloured doors or your room would have looked tons smaller and darker ‘cos of the black.

    • Barry Person says:

      Thank you. The doors were the result of taking apart a home theater area where the corner sofa is now. I recycle everything that is IKEA and get great inspiration from the website. It is not finished yet, have already replaced the base plates above the basic cabinets to provide a smooth roof over the walkway entry. 2 more Benno’s to replace the four pieces on the left.

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