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Materials: Billy bookshelf

Description: My purpose with this hack is to have a stand-up folding desktop, so I need a wide Billy bookshelf, but it can be used for a mini bar or other purposes that doesn’t need a wide bookshelf, so the Billy product could be one of the two options that I’m going to write.

= ITEMS =

1. Ikea Billy bookshelf: 76cm wide or 40cm wide

2. A extra shelf of the desired wide and depth (for example: this)

3. A pair of hinged shelf support (for example: this)


4. Two pieces of wood for separating the hinge from the bookshelf walls.

5. Two magnet closures.

[Optional]
6. Something like rubberized cloth for covering the folding shelf.

7. Glue for cloth.

= STEPS =

1. Mount the Billy Bookshelf.

2. Screw [and paste] the pieces of wood to the walls and floor of the bookshelf at the desired shelf. In my case was 4 pieces of wood left over from another shelf, so I had to glue it two by two before screwing it to the bookshelf.

3. Screw [and paste] the two hinges to the pieces of wood.

4. Screw [and paste] the arms of the hinges to the extra shelf.

5. Screw the two magnet closures to the bookshelf and the folding shelf.

[OPTIONAL]

6. Measure and cut the desired cloth for covering the folding shelf.

7. Put the special cloth glue over the cloth and the shelf.

8. Paste both and with a piece of wood go over all the pasted surfaces with a little bit of pressure.

~ buguibu, Spain