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BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer,

Price $ 238.00
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 63x11x79 1/2 "

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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 Number290.234.02

Product details

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.

Surface made from natural wood veneer.


Gillis Lundgren

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

    Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".

    This combination is made of 2 separate units.

  • Material
    Main parts:
    Particleboard, Paper, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Fiberboard, Foil

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.797.88


Width: 63 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BILLYArticle Number402.797.88

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 84 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 2

Really easy to put togetherCalvinReally easy to put together and look very nice.5
Great Looking!SandiVery nice and easy to assemble.5
Billy bookcasePolliThe bookcase is good but the backing is too flimsy. I wish it were stronger and covered with laminate that matches the shelves. The backing takes away from the overall good look of the bookcases.4
Billy is amazingMARYAlove Billy!!! great quality, easy to put together.5
Great ProductPETERHigh quality and easy to put together.5
Great. Love themCharlesEasy to build. Enjoy looking at it. Solid5
Love these!DebraSo versatile and easy! I built them into my den to create a library!5
The price is a littleRamonaThe price is a little high5
Easy to put together andMaryEasy to put together and looks good.5
Perfect size, color and quality.PATRICIAPerfect size, color and quality.5
Good bookcase and it doesYaroslavGood bookcase and it does it's job.5
These were replacements for aNoelleThese were replacements for a set of old, cheap shelves. They were easy to assemble and look beautiful. I really like the flexibility and ability to purchase extra shelves.5
Great bookcaseBRADLEYSturdy, good looking shelves, easy to assemble5
Perfect for my bedroomLancePerfect for my bedroom5
Great bookcasesAnthonyDelivered the very next day after ordering. Delivery team was great. The bookcases were easy to assemble & look great. I used the supplied anchors to attach to the wall (definitely recommend this) & they are solid as a rock. Loaded one with books & the other with books & pictures. Perfect for both applications.5
As expectedRukExcellent product5
great product. get more shelvesGrace A.great product. get more shelves in stock please5
Works like a charmTrungWorks like a charm5
Great qualityMariaVery sturdy, bright white, adjustable shelves, and anti tip included! Great quality!5

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 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.