I have the corner connectors and they’re fine, but there doesn’t seem to be any easy way of connecting two adjacent units together. I assumed there must be some kind of bracket similar to the corner connectors but for connecting two units side by side, but I can’t find anything like this on their website. See how easy it is to transform the Ikea Billy bookcase into 11 custom-looking pieces – wall units, kitchen islands and more. Brittany of Brittany Makes stenciled an ikat pattern onto the backing of two wide Billy bookcases using graphite chalk paint, then added beveled crown molding. 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. Their library has 60 Billy bookcases, stained to match the trim in the room.
I would use pieces of chain and secure them each to an eye hook (or two) in the ceiling. We 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. BOLTS Furniture Joining Screws Connect Billy Ikea Bookcase in Home, Furniture & DIY, Kitchen Plumbing & Fittings, Kitchen Units & Sets eBay. We made our Billy Bookcases into built-ins by following these simple steps: 1. Is it connected to the wall in anyway? Thanks!
Ikea Hack: Billy Built-in Bookshelves (Part 1). We chose to attach two blocks of wood to the studs in the wall on the right and left-hand side. If you want to rescue this furniture, you have two choices: replace the back cardboard piece with something more sturdy like a thin piece of plywood (which you’ll need to cut to size and finish), or more easily reinforce the backing better. 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. I’ve been working on the Ikea Billy bookcases this week and got them all put together, so I wanted to share a bit of that process with you in case you’ve never put together anything from Ikea before.
How To Stablize A Freestanding Wall Of Billy Bookcases?
So, I have a couple Ikea Billy bookcases, normal. If the problem is extreme, consider bolts or a backboard to connect the sides of the units. If done correctly the two shelves will now perfectly match to the floor at their intended position and be nice and vertical and straight. See more about Ikea Billy, Ikea Billy Bookcase and Library Wall. 35 dollars for the two bookcases, and some baseboard trim to make it look like a great built in. A combination between a Billy bookcase and two Benno CD shelves can be perfect for a casual living room design. Two bookcases are connected by a shelf and form a symmetrical structure. See 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. The pop off panel slides under the crown on the top and we used two roller ball catches on each side. If you were going to fill a 10 foot wall with as much bookcase as you could for say. — Um, yeah, OK, I have a table saw that I use every other year, and have built two of the book cases I have — but you could do it. (My Ivar shelves also hold weight that made a Billy shelf bow.)posted by mendel at 8:45 AM on April 24, 2010 1 favorite. IKEA – BILLY, Bookcase, birch veneer,, Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change.
Ikea Hack: Billy Built-in Bookshelves (part 1)
Built in bookcases and Ikea Bill Bookcases. This bookcase makes the most of the corner and creates a perfect spot for a connecting window seat. It’s not built-ins, per se, but we’re combining two billy bookcases into one large unit. Laura’s Living Room: Ikea Billy Bookshelves Hack. Please send me a picture or two when you’re finished! themakerista(at)gmail(dot)com. Billy bookcases are built and sold by Ikea, a Swedish company known for its storage solutions and ready-to-assemble furniture pieces. You can connect the shelves together along the top and back with brackets, and then anchor them to the floor to keep your false pony wall from shifting. 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. All the needs to happen is for two holes to be drilled in the top of the bookcases.
The only difference I see is that the Billy bookcases have. My Mom is a book lover, and she has two walls of billy bookcases that do not sag. They sell a shelf at IKEA that will connect two billy’s over a doorway, but it was too large and also not available in the finish we needed (Black).