Low qualityKerriVery low quality. Paper covering peels easily and the press board is flimsy.
These Shelves Are Outstanding!LighthouseWe have a sewing ministry at our church and the ladies just love these open shelves because they can store all their different fabrics and be able to see them at a glance from where they are sitting when they are sewing their different projects. These shelves are very helpful for organization. We have already ordered 20 shelves and will be ordering more! We would absolutely recommend these shelves to anyone needing a strong and durable storage solution. The pice cannot be beat by anyone.
Great valued storage for slim spacesStevenWe bought 3 of these and placed them side-by-side in a craft room. My wife and I were able to put all 3 together in less than 2 hours. The shelves are an odd shape by American standards, so we weren't able to find any tubs that would fit, so we made 18 shelves (29" wide x 10" deep x 10" tall) for less than $15 per drawer using materials we bought from Lowes plus some contact paper. I wish I could post pictures here. They turned out quite nice and sturdy enough to hold about 20 lbs of contents. Sorry to digress on the drawers, but that was the only challenge. The Billy cabinet was extremely simple to put together. I do advise that you take pieces upstairs to put together instead of the whole box if stairs are involved.
I used 2 of theseBrittaI used 2 of these for shelves in my daughter closet. Put hanging rods in between and it worked perfect!
Great BookcasesAmandaI got myself 4. Easy to assemble. Look great.
Just what we neededJodiSturdy and pretty shelves for a steal! Perfect for a guest bedroom or game room.
Love the shelves but dreading assembling them.PeterI'm looking forward to using the shelves. I was startled by the heavy box weight.
Installed wall to wallTaraI got good at assembly, building 4 and customizing one to fit in our space. The little plastic screws need to be more robust, but everything else was great.
Love my Billy bookshelfsKennedyFantastic product and easy to put together. My books never looked better!
Great quality for an amazing price!StephanieWe ordered 2 Billy bookcases and are in love with them. The first one was slightly confusing to put together at times. The 2nd one was a breeze. Would happily buy more if needed in the future.
Good on Paper not in Real LifeLeicleThe product looked good on the pages of IKEA and, when put together, was shakey and cheap. The entire system is made of particle board, and after a week of setup at a convention, it was an unsafe and throw-away item. We had purchased eight of these for our venue, and they held throughout the week but did not make it past the breakdown and repacking stage as the particle board was falling apart.
So versatileColetteLove the Billy bookcase. Put doors on these and they look great in my Family Room
IKEA tricked meGeorginaIt looks like it’s one large unit, but when you receive it, it’s just two individual bookcases instead of one larger unit. And it’s actually more expensive than buying them individually!!!!!
Count on Billy!CindyCan always depend on sturdy, shelving units from the Billy line. Fits our needs well, easy to assemble, nice fit in the space. Can’t beat the pricing. If you can find shelving similar in price it’s definitely not as sturdy. Comparable quality runs closer to $300 a bookcase. With the savings that leaves more in my budget for other decor. Thanks IKEA!
Love This Classic BookshelfCandaceI love the versatility of this shelf, as well as the add-ons and different size options! Have bought multiple times!
Great valueCarolFor a tight budget you can’t do better than a Billy bookcase. If you’re crafty you can add trim to make it fancy
Never lets me downKarenI've bought more shelves from Ikea than I can count! I love books and I have 2 homes, a big She Shed and my husband has a work shop. We've filled the walls with shelves and every single set that has been delivered are perfect, arrive on time, and last forever. I wouldn't go anywhere else
Billy ShelvesAnnThe Billy shelves were uncomplicated and easy to assemble. They are sturdy and attractive and the shelves hold weight without sagging. I would definitely recommend them.
Wonderful Storage!SandraWe recently moved and were used to having a basement for storage. Yes, we will still need to get rid of some stuff...but these shelves have been wonderful. We bought the bins to go on the shelves and have two shelves in the bedroom and two in the kitchen. For the price, these were one of our best purchases at IKEA so far!
Very Good!BruceIt's is what I expected. I would have like a more substantial back, but it will probably function fine. It looks great, really makes the room.