It is estimated that every five seconds, one BILLY bookcase is sold somewhere in the world. Pretty impressive considering we launched BILLY in 1979. It’s the booklovers choice that never goes out of style.
Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves according to your needs.
Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.
May be completed with doors; available in different colours and designs.
Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil
Fibreboard, Paint, Paper foil
Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.
Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
This furniture must be fixed to the wall with the enclosed wall fastener.
Very disappointing.Verified ReviewerThis comes as three units which means the top of the unit is very unsightly, have had to get wood to go along the top. Nothing provided to join the units together and the cut out for the skirting board is neither use nor ornament. It has cost quite a lot of money for a joiner to make this look halfway decent.1
Solid once builtVerified ReviewerEasy instructions! My 14 year old daughter built it.5
Does what it’s supposed toVerified ReviewerDoes what it’s supposed to5
Good value for easy toVerified ReviewerGood value for easy to assemble unit.
Cut out at back for skirting board will not fit most.4
Billy book shelvesVerified ReviewerBought these for our utility room. Looks so much nicer in there.. was easy to put together5
Billy brilliantVerified ReviewerLooks much better than expected5
New book cases.Verified ReviewerWe have loads of books and desperately needed storage in our new home. I bought six of these smaller Billy book cases and altered them to fit in and look like real fitted furniture. Easy to do and great value.5
Verified ReviewerLovely bookcase-,looks smart with plenty of space5
Billy BookcaseVerified ReviewerI bought 6 Billy Bookcases to store all of my craft equipment and patchwork fabric in my sewing room. They’re so easy to put together and I managed to do them myself ( 72 yrs young) following the easy to understand instructions. They’re really sturdy and come in a good assortment of sizes.5
Value for moneyVerified ReviewerWell made, good price and easy to put together5
Our take on wood
Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage.
At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
Forests are critical for life on earth
Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon.
Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.
100% wood from more sustainable sources
At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict.
Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions.
By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030
As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come.
The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas:
• Making responsible forest management the norm across the world.
• Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes.
• Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.
We accomplish more by working together
For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond.
We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.
What is particleboard?
Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look.