A shelf broke after two weeks of use. JanelleI loved the bookshelf for the first two weeks I used it. Then I placed another book on it, and the holes underneath the shelf in which the pegs that support it rest deformed, allowing the shelf to collapse. It collapsed upon the shelf below it, causing that shelf to collapse as well. Now two of the 6 shelves are broken, and Ikea refuses to mail out two replacement shelves—they want me to rent a truck again and drive two hours to bring it back to IKEA. There is a serious design flaw in this shelf—the entire integrity of the shelves depends on 4 holes drilled right at the edge of the particleboard—in fact, the hole partially goes over the edge of the particleboard, so it is extremely easy for the peg that fits in that hole to rip out. This bookshelf CANNOT hold a whole row of books on each shelf, and when it collapses under the weight of a normal amount of books, Ikea will demand you disassemble it and bring it back for them to assess, instead of just sending replacement parts.
Book casePamelaNice well constructed multi shelved bookcase. Priced much lower than all other bookcases of similar materials.
BILLY BOOKCASESKarenBilly bookcases are great. They fit all my needs while looking good.
Like it and good priceJonathanLike it and good price
Very greatAllisonLove this bookshelf so much
A timeless classicMichelle MarieA timeless classic, love them! Love them love them!!!
Better then most, but needs reinforcementJoannaI have been pleased, overall, with this (or rather these) purchases. I have 5 and I use them for actual books. Apparently, not all bookcases are intended to hold books - or at least only books. They buckle, break, and can't handle the weight. Don't get me started. But the Billy did pretty well. But I found over time, they were buckling, so I reinforced them with L brackets and they've held up for years now. So, they're still a good deal compared to many, but you might have to spring for the brackets as well as the case, which makes them a little less of a bargain.
Good Bookcase for the MoneyTovaRelatively large, easy to assemble, new lower price.
Love it, AnnaExcellent quality, we ordered a total of 6 shelves from the Billy collection. They were very easy to put together.
Just what I need DagobertoExcellent it’s what I was looking for
Great ShelvesBradenGreat shelves! I put them in a built-in set up and it was perfect.
My TikToc IdeaSherylTurned out great!!!! i was surprised at the quality, glad I went with the Billy Bookcase.
not as good as expectedAdilyamthe design of the book case is attractive, but the quality not so much, particularly the rough surface that should have been smoothed with sand paper more. Some spots need more color/dye, because the wood underneath is visible.
Just what I neededPamI like buying furniture from an Ikea because I feel like it’s good quality for the price.
Perfect for Built-insVictoriaWe have used several Billy Bookcases with extensions to create built-ins in several rooms. In our sunroom, we created a library wall with a ladder, and in my office, perfect built-ins that my sit-stand desk perfectly fits just inside the shelfs to really look custom. I wish I could upload pictures--with a little carpentry know how, these are great basic units to build off of.
A good value LewisA good value
Gift for ParentMaryGift for my Dad. He needed a replacement bookcase. It wasn’t available in the color I wanted so I went for the lighter color instead… it worked out perfect.
Perfect bookcase!JenyferBilly bookcase is the absolute best! Easy to put together and attach to another at the top. Works perfectly in my spare room I'm turning into a library. I can't say enough about how nice it is to have a quality product for such a good price.
Perfect for all of sneakers!CandelariaPerfect for all of sneakers! Looks sleek and modern.
Fit and looksLynnIt fits in the area I wanted it for and it looks great some of the shelves can be adjusted to fit larger items. Assembly was very easy!