Small plywood panel for the floating desk mdf panels for the top of the bookcase 2x4s for the braces 1x3s for the floating desk 2 ikea billy bookcases. Sep 7, 2018 this stepbystep tutorial makes making walltowall bookshelves easy. Ikea billy bookcase builtin hack arinsolangeathome. I gave an ordinary ikea billy bookcase a builtin, custom made look. A stepbystep on how to make diy built ins with ikea billy bookcases. I showed off these fabulous ikea bookshelves my dad recently built for us in this post here. Finally make sure to select the correct length of screw for this step. Lauren over at blesser house is going to show you how they put together their billy bookcase creation which is being used for storage in the playroom. How to make ikea billy bookcase builtins place of my. Diy built in bookcase and cabinets billy bookcase built in, by far our ikea hack ideas out there it once the one of options to use the three inch tall vaulted ceilings so the floor and planning it for the math i actually went by myself to recreate these billy builtin hack in how we moved the bookcases that here excuse me. This ikea billy bookcase built turned out beautifully. Diy built ins ikea billy bookcase hack samantha raising. We have a long alcove along one wall that was just screaming for builtin storage to be placed there.
The billy bookcase is exceptionally easy to make look like a custom built in by using trim pieces and molding. When it comes to hacking great storage, no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase. Diy library wall billy builtin bookcases bookcase diy. This diy builtin billy bookcase project gave me an affordable way to create a customcabinetry feel for our home library. If you havent already read about my plans for the living room, then you can catch up here.
Use a trigger clamp to secure two billy bookcases together. Customized ikea billy bookcases diy built in bookshelves. While i loved the 15 depth of ikeas newer bookcase, i knew i wanted them to go all the way to the ceiling. A diy customised bookcase that started its life as ikea billy shelf units and now looks like custom cabinetry. I measured the space in between the walls, in our case it was almost exactly 12 feet, or 144 inches, then i subtracted out the width of the bookcases which are 31. At one the end of the room, the ceiling is lower to allow for bathroom plumbing on the second storey and the bulkhead ceiling has created a nook that lends itself to built. How to make a diy walltowall bookcase an ikea billy. There are some wonderful projects out there of built in billy bookcase ideas, taking billy bookcases from ikea and creating a builtin bookcase look, using moldings and trims. Brilliant ikea billy bookcase hacks the cottage market. Ikea sells a ton of options when it comes to the billy system and its easier to navigate those options in. Diy bookshelf wall ikea billy bookcase hack bookshelf design bookshelves built in billy bookcases built ins book shelves wall shelves diy wall the best ikea hacks of all time from the clever ways each ikea find can be used to the unexpected pieces available, there is always something new to discover in store. I built all 3 units plus the extension pieces in 1 hour. I started by calculating the number of ikea billy bookcases needed for this project. This is by far our favourite room, my husband comes here every morning before work to drink his coffee, my kids love sitting on the floor and colouring or.
A stepbystep tutorial for how to make professional looking diy builtins using ikea billy bookcases for vertical storage. For us the best fit with some extra room was to do 4 full width billy bookcases and 1 skinny billy bookcase. This post has the step by step tutorial of how to build these bookshelves using ikea billy bookcases or similar inexpensive bookcases. We used the oxberg doors for hidden storage underneath. You also could definitely do this floor to ceiling all the wall through, but we chose to hang a tv. Learn how to make ikea billy bookcases look like custom builtins. Every model in the billy series also features adjustable shelves so you can fit anything from books to trophies, and everything in between. Diy built ins ikea billy bookcase hack designed simple. One thing youll notice with the billy bookcase is that the shelves are not flush with the sides of the bookcase. This post has been in the making for months, so now that i am finally here, excuse me if i will ramble on a bit. Then prepare yourself for the billy bookcase builtin bonanza. Create a custom builtin bookcase from standard ikea billy bookcases with this easy step by step tutorial.
Its functional, beautiful, and so doable as a diy when you use billy bookcases as the base for your builtins. Once you master building the billy bookcases the rest is cake. Builtin billy bookcases are certainly not a new concept, but i never felt like the directions were close enough to what i needed. Outfit your billy bookcaseturnedcloset with a diy sliding door to keep clutter out of sight and mind. She gave some more details about the project, and i knew i was sold. I am going to be 100% honest and say this was the hardest diy i have completed so far.
We have gathered some fantastic and appealing 25 best ikea billy bookcase hacks. By installing them upside down we had room for lights and crown moulding. Becky, the diy blogger who pens infarrantly creative was faced with a challenge. How to build your own closet builtins using a billy. Heres the full tutorial on how we made our custom built in bookcase made from ikea billy bookcases. This stepbystep tutorial makes making walltowall bookshelves easy. If youd like to see more of our process, check out the playlist below.
I spent a lot of time planning this project to make them look more custom and now i cant even tell they were from ikea. Im so excited to reveal the first room of our new house, the library. How to build built in bookcases from ikea billy bookshelves to figure out how to best use the space, the picture below shows how we did the math. Today im sharing a quick and easy tutorial from our last house, kinseys bedroom specifically, that can easily be applied to any reachin closet.
These white shelves will enhance any room and highlight your favorite home decor elements, by organizing them giving you a styled bookcase. How to build diy built in bookcases from ikea billy. Diy builtin bookcase reveal an ikea hack studio 36. After all, a billy bookcase is not just a place to hold books.
The last thing i wanted was to create a beautiful custom look and then have an 18. Diy ikea billy bookcase built in bookshelves part 2 run. Our diy gingerbread project wasnt very difficult or. The uniform nature of the billy meant that we could do this. Diy ikea billy bookcase built in bookshelves run to radiance. My initial plan was to create a sleek high gloss wall hung storagedisplay unit, which would provide a contrast with the traditional woodwork within the rest of the room. Diy ikea billy bookcase built in bookshelves part 2 says. We ended up ordering the components of the other built ins i have planned and a hemnes dresser for heidis. Diy builtin shelves using ikea billy bookcase hack. Billy bookcases are built with a stackable design that allows you to attach new units whenever you need additional storage, just decide on what height suits your space best. Even though you saw a brief glimpse back in 2015 of us installing the billy bookcases, office makeover part 1, that was last year so you might need a reminder of how things looked before, before. The tutorial of the day how to build your own closet builtins using a billy bookcase from ikea, a few pieces of mdf, several 1x2s, and a clothing rod. A builtin wall of shelving just seemed like the best way to contain everything in a neat and orderly fashion, plus builtins can be a great aesthetic feature in a room. Ive done it three times heres exactly how to make a.
That was a lot of problemsolving for amateur diyers like us to solve. Enhance your farmhouse office with our easy to do diy book shelf, using the ikea billy book shelf hack. I figured out that buying a piece of balsa wood from the craft store shimmed that space perfectly. How to build a faux wall of inexpensive builtin bookcases using ikea billy bookshelves to create beautiful shelving. If you have a big empty wall in your house turning billy bookcases into built ins is a great way to add storage and polish as well as a strong focal point if your room is missing one. There are so many steps and stages, and thoughts and emotions that i want to share with you that i fear i might end up a bit longwinded. How to make a diy walltowall bookcase an ikea billy bookcase built in. The ikea hack builtin billy bookcases office makeover reveal. The billy bookcase is pretty straightforward to build right out of the box, or you can get creative and make elaborate storage that looks great. Its been a few weeks since we completed these bookcases in our living room and im finally sitting down to put together the tutorial. Apr 17, 2018 how to build a faux wall of inexpensive builtin bookcases using ikea billy bookshelves to create beautiful shelving. How to make ikea billy bookcase builtins place of my taste.
Take a look at 19 of the best billy bookcase builtins ever. Ikea has successfully spread this minimalism across the globe. Fireplace builtins ikea hack is a easy simple way to have the look of custom builtins without the cost. They built the billy bookcase around the fireplace and it turned out great. Utilizing the billy shelving system as a base for builtin shelves is a hallmark of the iconic ikea storage unit. Its a wonderful weekend project and you can customize it to fit your home decor perfectly. I dragged down this huge wicker lamp it was in my living room for years from the attic, and i think it will be perfect in this room as i will bring in textures and layers with a touch of bright colors in to break up the clean whiteness. Diy builtin bookcase ikea hack by the use of the hemnes series info price. These diy builtins were made from ikeas billy bookcases and i am very proud of the way they turned out. Simple diy built ins using ikeas billy bookcases create a custom look for your home using stock bookcases, cabinets, and a few supplies. As per their own records, on average in every five seconds, a billy bookcase is sold.130 1126 1173 803 592 656 324 1134 910 128 795 1009 427 813 510 347 1503 214 155 1442 919 1544 732 925 445 1215 1238 107 944 375 1609 895 1517 134 1468 450 1092 1196 204 1347 132 1394