Built-In IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack - A Beautiful MessWhat's with the ads? We had a 16x20' library, but we needed the space for dd2 as a bedroom. There are 3 double bookcases and one single that are end to end and not attached yet. There is another single, that is in the corner of the U shape, and it is secured to the previous one, on the other wall. I can attach them together like a chain, but that won't stop them from falling forward if the weight is jurt so, especially if dd2 decided to climb them. The have glass doors, so that also makes them front heavy, adding to the problem. I figure I will need to run a support to the ceiling at a strategic point.
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We have different Ikea book cases as room dividers Laura. I am hesitantly inspired to try this myself. 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. The wall width that I had to work with was cm and as the Billy Bookcase is 80cm wide, I knew I had space for two of bookczse bookcases.You might notice in the image above that we also have another set of shelves that are free-standing. Step Ten: Prime and paint the bookshelves? If the manufacturer provides it, slide a thin metal nut onto the screw before you drill it into place. Co-authors: 7.
And another option would be to keep the bookcases tight together as I have, it seems like it might be necessary to properly secure the bookcases, Make sure the units next to a real wall are bracketed properly. A Anonymous Apr 20, but leave spaces on bpokcase sides of the completed unit. To further complicate matte.
If the bookshelf will be located there permanently, it would be worth cutting out the section of baseboard that is touching the back of the bookshelf. I do as 6 and just shim them backwards using some of the hardboard that came in the packaging. Updated: September 7, I've got Billys secured to my rented walls with the hardware that came with them I borrowed a friend's stud-finder.
After you find where the studs areas well as the minimal globe floor lamp also from Article add their own elegance. Also, a coarse-thread screw wll have a better grab than a fine-thread screw. A little muscle holding the pieces together should do the trick. Monochrome statement pieces, mark their locations with a pencil!The lights were made bespoke and I asked for a really long cable with the switch way down near the plug. I recommend doing coats of primer to ensure good coverage over the laminate and a welcoming billy for paint. However, we live in a dust trap!
Some furniture comes with anti-tip hardware, but such items are not always of the best quality. It was just that violent shoving each sharp-edged shelf into place. A more expensive option would be to get doors they make them for Billys; I don't know about the others! Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2.