BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer,

BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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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 Number702.845.28

Product details

Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.

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.

Surface made from natural wood veneer.


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number702.845.28
  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    2 adjustable shelves included.

    May be used with doors; available in different colors and designs.

    May be completed with extra shelves to add storage space.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Main parts/ Side panel/ Plinth:
    Particleboard, Paper, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Fiberboard, Paper foil

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Warning! To prevent this furniture from tip over it must be secured to the wall with the included wall attachment devices.This storage has been tested for public use and meet the requirements following standard: EN 16121.
  • By using particle board with a slice of wood as top layer instead of only solid wood in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase702.845.28


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 41 3/4 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number702.845.28

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 42 ½ "

    Weight: 28 lb 14 oz

    Package(s): 1


Just rightClaireNice quality. Easy to assemble. Looks very elegant for an inexpensive piece of furniture.5
Easy to assembleMarciaVery easy to assemble and fits perfectly in space5
Great stuffMichaelso glad I got5
Same Billy but differentELYRIAI have 3 Billy's from years ago. I recently did some upgrades and needed an storage rack to fit in the corner of my dining area. I had a wheeled cart that I no longer wanted, that held baskets with extra kitchen items in it. I searched high and low couldn't find what I was looking for. Then it hit me, Billy! It was a perfect fit for the space and the baskets! The only issue I had was I needed to add an addition shelf. I took a shelf fron one of the og Billy's and discovered the shelf pegs are different! The holes are much smaller in the new Billy. I was able to get extra parts (the correct shelf pegs) from my local Ikea for free and still use the additional shelf. It's not a snug fit but it works. It's gorgeous and I couldn't be happier!5
Worked out fine.AmyWorked out fine.5
Good quality an price combination.JUAN C.Easy to set-up. A good piece of furniture..5
Banking bookcasesRONALDI acquired these bookcases to bank either side of the living space in my living room. Perfect choice. They fit it as expected.5
Exactly what I wanted toMariiaExactly what I wanted to put next to my son's bed5
Great bookcasejessicaQuick, easy build that sits flush against the wall. Easy to anchor to wall. Simple to combine with other Billy products to create a library wall.5
Not for carpeted floors.RusselIf you're fortunate enough to have an apartment with wood floors, this is great. However this doesn't work on carpet.2
Easy assembly & Good qualityEileenThe quality is better than I expected, and very easy to assemble.5
Great price. Easy assembly. AndMONICAGreat price. Easy assembly. And very versatile.5
Nice pieceSYLVIANice piece5
Best Bookshelf EverCaseyPerfect bookshelf. Works with any room and is so functional while still looking classic.5
Very niceBeccaVery nice shelf! I bought 2 and they are very well made, easy to assemble and pulls the room together perfectly!5
Great buy, easy assemblyFrancisI've bought a few pieces from this design line. Sturdy construction, easy to build, rich color.5
Book caseSeemaThis was the perfect choice for the vacant spot in my craftroom. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy and strong. Love it!5
quality not so goodaugustoquality have been decreasing over the years2
I didn"t use as aMUJEHADAHI didn't use as a bookshelf, I used to put sweater and sweat suit. I like my closet to look more like a store were it's easy to see what I have. Loved it so much I brought a second one.4
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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 veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet attached to things like particleboard to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak, and beech, and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

"It was 40 years ago I got the assignment to design a simple, functional and smart storage solution for books. I couldn't have imagined then that BILLY bookcase would wind up in so many homes across the whole world. I remember being especially pleased with the adjustable shelves and the depth of the bookcase - perfect for books. We were also able to transport it in a flat pack - an idea I was actually first to develop. The bookcase is still one of my favorites and I hope it continues to be around for many more years."

Designer Gillis Lundgren