BILLY Bookcase, white,

BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 160x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer, 160x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white, 160x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white stained oak veneer, 160x28x202 cm

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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.

Article Number790.178.37

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Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves according to your needs.


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number790.178.37
  • Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.

    Min. ceiling height required: 205 cm.

  • Material
    Particleboard, Foil, Polypropylene plastic
    Side panel:
    Particleboard, Foil, Melamine foil, Polypropylene plastic
    Plinth front:
    Particleboard, Foil
    Fibreboard, Foil, Paint

    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.
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase002.638.50


Width: 160 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 30 kg

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BILLYArticle Number002.638.50

    Width: 29 cm

    Height: 13 cm

    Length: 205 cm

    Weight: 35.25 kg

    Package(s): 2


- Thicker mdf than expectedVerified Buyer- Thicker mdf than expected - Big & sturdy - Easy to customize/Hack5
Great bookcasesVerified BuyerEasy to assemble, loads of space for books, easy to clean.. what’s not to like ?5
Works wellVerified BuyerWorks well5
As always, a great classicVerified BuyerGo together so quickly, and once attached to a wall so very sturdy - very impressed as always with the Billy range5
Great product. Easy to putVerified BuyerGreat product. Easy to put together. Looks amazing.5
Smart bookcaseVerified BuyerThe boxes were heavier than I expected, the sides of the unit are very solid which is where most of the weight came from. I am very pleased with how these units look.5
Billy book caseVerified BuyerIt’s great, only 4 stars as wanted extra shelves and can’t get them anywhere.4
Poor qualityVerified Buyerjust like the PAX I ordered. flimsy, poor quality nothing like it used to be. This is not going to take apart and remake several times like previous Billy3
Billy bookcasesVerified BuyerGreat items. Sturdy, and very well made. Easy to assemble, and good value for money.5
Bookcases and doors - allVerified BuyerBookcases and doors - all very good5
Billy book casesVerified BuyerGreat value, well made good choice of colours5
White clean beautiful. Cheap andVerified BuyerWhite clean beautiful. Cheap and cheerful. Look good. Just the job5
Brilliant buyVerified BuyerBrilliant buy5
Just what I neededVerified BuyerI bought three 80cm units. They were straightforward to assemble, and I am very pleased with the result. Pity a packet of screws for wall fixing isn’t included.5
Perfect for what I wasVerified BuyerPerfect for what I was looking for, looks amazing in my dining room.5
BrilliantVerified BuyerI have filled a whole wall with these. They look amazing. Such good value for money.5
BookcasesVerified BuyerThe Billy range has provided us with a superb library layout in a converted integrated garage. Easily assembled and bookcases (14) identical.5
This furniture is very goodVerified BuyerThis furniture is very good quality. We have a few cupboards from IKEA and all are good quality5
Excellent do all, multi use bookcaseVerified Buyerits so flexible and can be adapted to use for pretty much anything5
Great productVerified BuyerGreat value, quality and price of we now have 6 of these5

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.

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What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of 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. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.