BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "

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With a tall and shallow bookcase, you can fit a lot in a limited space. The height extension takes your storage to a whole new level and the adjustable shelving lets you tailor the solution perfectly.

Article Number392.177.44

Product details

This bookcase has a height extension unit, allowing you to make the most of the wall area.

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.

Surface made from natural wood veneer.


Gillis Lundgren/IKEA of Sweden

Article Number392.177.44
  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

  • Bookcase
    Main parts:

    Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer


    Fiberboard, Foil

    Height extension unit

    Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer

    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.
  • Bookcase/height extension unit

    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.


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 93 1/4 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BILLYArticle Number402.638.48

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 84 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 1

    BILLYArticle Number702.638.56

    Width: 14 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ¼ "

    Length: 30 ¾ "

    Weight: 17 lb 7 oz

    Package(s): 1


Best bookshelf ever.MikeThere’s really no competition when it comes to bookshelves. Billy is simply the cream of the crop when it comes to this kind of stuff. The possibilities that this product holds are endless.5
Solid bookcase for the priceDeborahSolid bookcase for the price and holds all my books.4
Love my billy book case!LauraThe only thing negative i can say is how hard these are to get! I am still trying to get more as they dribble in :)5
Sturdy and Beautiful!AllyI love how customizable the Billy bookcases are! They are easy to build and I was surprised at how sturdy they are. That being said, I was disappointed that they were advertised as being 93" tall when in reality they just send a height extension with a standard bookcase. I was excited to not have the seam of the extension, so that was a bit of a letdown, but they still look great. One of my bookcases is also about 0.25" higher on one side which makes it uneven with the shelf next to it. The delivery process was a nightmare, but I'd still highly recommend!4
Easy to assemble for oneERIKAEasy to assemble for one person, looks great.5
Quality Affordable BookshelfJakeThis is a great deal and the quality is on par with what you'd expect to pay double for on this item.5
Family LibraryJeniThe Billy shelves we purchased make our family library so lovely!5
Love these for my home office!BrendaThey look great against my dark blue walls.5
I love IKEA"S Billy bookshelves!KaylynI love IKEA'S Billy bookshelves! They make great individual pieces or they can come together for a stunning installation.5
Don"t get the extra tall oneDaveI purchased the extra tall bookcase thinking it was all one long shelf when in reality it's the normal bookshelf with 4 baords for an extension. It cost $25 for 4 boards.... that's half the cost of the entire shelf2
BookcaseDouglasThe product is wonderful, it is worth the extra cost to get the natural finish. It was easy to put up and it looks great in the kid's playroom. Ikea however has been a thorn. I had wanted to talk to someone about purchasing the product or picking it up at the store, but it was impossible to get in touch with someone. I had gone into the store and that will likely never happen again. The help in the store obviously did not want to deal with me asking questions. I had purchased a few other items and was sent in the warehouse to fethc5
WonderfulMelissaJust what I needed!5
BookcaseSHARONOur library consists of 6 IKEA bookcases purchased through the years. Great quality. Ironically our precious dogs name is “Billy”5
Great product!ScottGreat product!5
The furniture is beautiful andTOMASThe furniture is beautiful and functional5
Great ProductHalEasy to assemble. Well made. Great value5
Big!PaulMake sure your car is big enough. BARELY fit in our SUV. Good thing these are the normal shelves plus an extension for the top shelf or they would have never fit. Still looks good though.5
Purchased Billy many times over the years!staceyI have purchased Billy bookcases multiple times....... in my baby’s rooms, my office, my pantry, as linen closets, in my master bathroom, as a built in headboard for my daughter, and in my laundry room over the past 30 years of marriage. It’s the most versatile piece I’ve ever purchased!!5
Same Billy, better priceBrendanPicked up a couple Billys and they are just the same as they were years ago, except for the cheap plastic cam locks. I figured out what to do to keep them from breaking, but that was not needed for this particular unit. (Put in the cam lock first and dry fit the post. Lock the cam and observe if the post base is pulled into the cam hole too far. This would mean you will have to back the post out of the board when screwing it in, or the cam lock will break when locking to the post.)5
Great!plala23We love this! We are thinking of putting in several in our new home, but just got one to test. I was able to assemble the basic case in just over an hour - that included going downstairs a few times to get a better tool. In other words, it went together quickly and easily (but then I think I speak IKEA.) I also added the extension so that the unit reached to our high ceilings. Easy. We are thrilled with the finished product and plan to go back for more.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.

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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.