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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

Price $ 79.99
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 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 Number902.638.36

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.

Designer

Gillis Lundgren

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

    Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".

    1 stationary shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.

    May be used with BILLY corner hardware to form a stable corner unit.

    Can be used with BILLY height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically.

    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, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:
    Fiberboard, Paper foil
    Care

    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.
  • 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 Bookcase902.638.36

Measurements

Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number902.638.36

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 81 ½ "

    Weight: 58 lb 7 oz

    Package(s): 1

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I'm frustrated - the quality is not very goodJamesI've bought Billy bookcases over the year. Now I have found cracked shelves and the backing tape for the back of the book cases is almost impossible to put together. The tape needs to be more adhesive. I bought 10 shelves and will be exchanging a couple. The shelves have gotten much more expensive and the quality control has gone down the drain.2
Perfect shelfAliciaWe bought this as a book shelf for our daughters nursery and added a door on the bottom for toys. It’s sleek, slim, and looks so nice and clean. I love it5
it was just the sizeEILEENit was just the size needed to fit in the space5
Perfect fitTanyaIt fits perfectly in a tight space. It gives me the storage I needed.5
SturdyJeromeSturdy5
Great Product But a Hassle to GetChristineLove these bookcases but getting them is a real hassle. They are generally out of stock in the store and unavailable for shipping. I had to settle for 2 small bookcases because the larger size has been unavailable for months,5
Billy ReviewMICHAELIt's a nice piece and was assembled fairly easily. I would recommend it.5
Bookshelf Unit is GoodTOVANo complaints5
Love this!AliceAwesome quality...great size!5
perfect for my shoesSherryI bought this narrower billy bookcase because I didnt have room for two regular size one for my shoes in my closet. It works just as it should and keeps my shoes off the floor and out where I can see them.5
My CraftingROBERTAPerfect in my craft room.5
Good buyEmmaThis cube organizer is well made, great size, easy assembling instructions and awesome price. Highly recommend.5
Excellent bookcaseAlanExcellent bookcase5
Narrow bookcaseKarenNice bookcase, wish I had purchased one more, but due to shipping cost I can get along fine.5
Great product!PamelaGreat product!5
Excellent Bookcases Reasonably PricedKatePurchased two 15 inch Billy bookcases for my bedroom. Have purchased and assembled a Billy bookcase before so this one went together quickly and without problem. It seems that Ikea has replaced the cardboard back with a masonite type produce which is much sturdier than the prior back.5
Works perfectly in my space.JenniferWorks perfectly in my space.5
Larger then thought but fitsBjeanineLarger then thought but fits the need.5
My favorite!Christine G.Sturdy, stylish, and great value for money! Also very easy to assemble. I love Billy bookcases!5
Just what we needed! EasyJimJust what we needed! Easy to assemble and great for our apartment!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.

Material

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