Connecting Billy Bookcases (DIY Project Download)

Hi guys, I’ve just bought a number of Ikea bookcases to make into a storage unit (something similar to this: They didn’t have a combination that matched my exact requirements so I bought separate units. 12 CABINET CONNECTING BOLTS Furniture Joining Screws Connect Billy Ikea Bookcase in Home, Furniture & DIY, Kitchen Plumbing & Fittings, Kitchen Units & Sets eBay. This Pin was discovered by Steven Tims. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. See more about Billy Bookcases, Bookcases and Chicago.

connecting billy bookcases 2We only have L brackets connecting the first case to the wall, and brackets connecting the tops of each case to the one next to it. See how easy it is to transform the Ikea Billy bookcase into 11 custom-looking pieces – wall units, kitchen islands and more. Pine-board trim conceals where the bookcases connect to each other and the walls, while a shelf with wooden corbels helps support the extender units above the door and TV. The owners of this French country house did the same thing, but on a truly massive scale. Their library has 60 Billy bookcases, stained to match the trim in the room.

Ikea’s BILLY bookcases are great – until they start slanting and wobble every time you touch them. Or, if you already went nail-crazy, you can try applying a thin bead along the inside seams of your BILLY where the back piece and the sides connect as if you were caulking it (smooth out the glue and get it right into the crevices with a flat tool or even your finger. We made our Billy Bookcases into built-ins by following these simple steps: 1. Is it connected to the wall in anyway? Posts about Billy Bookcase written by suburbanbetty.

How To Stablize A Freestanding Wall Of Billy Bookcases?

connecting billy bookcases 3See how we made our IKEA BILLY Bookcase Library Wall. Full instructions on how to make them look built-in and details on library light sources and more. Connect with Bliss at Home: Facebook Twitter. So, I have a couple Ikea Billy bookcases, normal. I got them with doors, so with the forward weighting, I’m a bit extra paranoid about tipping. Does joining them together with bolts make sense? I saw some parts from Home Depot that can bolt them together, would that help, or would the stresses from the bookcase shear the bolts? (unlikely, but as I said paranoid about tipping). Turn BILLY bookcases into bold, large wall art A made-to-measure KALLAX corner bookcase. Connect with me. The ubiquitous Billy bookcase turns 30 next month. Huma Qureshi celebrates Ikea’s brilliant blank canvases – furniture that’s just made to be madeover. The first thing we did was measure the wall to determine how many Billy bookcases we needed to fill the wall. I knew I wanted the bookshelves to run all the way up to the ceiling, so we purchased the extender kits for each shelf. A total of 5 Billy Bookcases were used to make this great design for the space under the stairs. Two bookcases are connected by a shelf and form a symmetrical structure.

Straighten & Strengthen Ikea Billy Bookcases: Easy Diy

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Mix and match – There are many different sizes of Billy bookcases and they are built to be paired together. CONNECT WITH US. Apparently there have been some 41 million Billy bookcases sold by Ikea since their launch in 1979, and I have at least 17 of them and need to order some more soon. Not being an avid DIYer, I considered this and worked out that even I could get the extension units connected to the half height units. I picked up 2 IKEA Billy bookcases during the christmas season. Place 2 pegs into the bottom side bookcase and connect it with the bottom board.

Full explanation and tutorial on how to turn an ordinary Billy bookcase into a custom made built-in.