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BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x93 1/4 "
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BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x93 1/4 "
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BILLY bookcase puts all your precious books and cherished items on display. The height extension takes your storage to a whole new level and the adjustable shelving lets you tailor the solution perfectly.

Article Number492.177.34

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.

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


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number492.177.34
  • Bookcase
    Main parts:

    Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging

    Side panel:

    Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging

    Plinth front:

    Particleboard, Paper foil


    Fiberboard, Paint, Paper foil

    Height extension unit
    Top panel:

    Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging

    Side panel:

    Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging, Paper edging


    Particleboard, Paper foil, Paper edging

    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.


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 93 1/4 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BookcaseArticle Number502.638.38

    Width: 15 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 46 lb 1 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Height extension unitArticle Number902.638.60

    Width: 14 ¼ "

    Height: 3 "

    Length: 14 ¾ "

    Weight: 9 lb 3 oz

    Package(s): 1


Seems lighter weight quality asBarbaraSeems lighter weight quality as older versions previously purchased but looks good. Shipping cost made it pricey.5
Best bookcase everKRISHNALove the size and height5
Great bookcaseNicoleEasy to put together. Utilizes the vertical wall space well due to the height of this shelf, nice a narrow for areas that don’t have a lot of width. I have wanted a Billy bookcase for a long time and am happy with the finished product. I would like to buy more Billy bookcases for other areas in my home that need some organization.5
Works well for my spaceJESSICAWorks great to maximize storage in a small home. Appearance is as expected. Just wish it were real wood. But can’t beat the price.5
BookshelfsLauraGreat bookshelves for proyects5
Too NarrowLOUANNAIkea has stopped making the mid-size, 23.5" Billy. Now the only make the regular size bookcase, and this mini 15"-wide version. This bookcase is TOO NARROW for our space, but the only one near the color of the others we have. Just like they stopped making the CD inserts for their Billy's years before CD's stopped being a thing (and way before their audience got rid of them) Ikea is ahead of their perceived curve, sadly.2
Perfect in my closetLarnellJust what I wanted for my closet. The depth was most important in choosing this shelf, shelves. I tried to walk in my closet without walking sideways. It looks fab. On the opposite side is the Pax Wardrobe units. This Billy is used for folded jeans and shirts, shoes, and other cute things like perfume bottles. I love This item.5
Perfect SizeSANDIEI chose the tall narrow Billy Bookcase for my sewing room as it's the perfect size for my space. It's solid construction is perfect for holding my machine manuals, binders and miscellaneous crafting books. The flat white color and shaker style design works well with the other IKEA furniture items I have in my sewing room.5
ValueCandraGreat value, fills the need4
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 fethc4
Very universal and sleek looking.CharlesVery universal and sleek looking.5
Lots of storage!SABRINAI like this bookcase for the great storage!5
Book shelfRobertEasy to assemble, looks great and sturdy5
Excellent productELVIRAExcellent product5
Better than I rememberClaudiaI’ve owned a few of these in my life. They’re decent low cost bookshelves5
Just what I neededBoni44So happy they had what I needed, love it5
Great Bookcase for the priceFangelicagreat bookcase ...had one previously and its great5
Quality bookcasesTCNACCEasy to put together and very good value for the money.5
Good valueCheryl AnnI purchased 8 and created a large L-shaped corner bookcase. It was a bit more expensive to buy 8 of the 15 wide bookcases when I could have bought fewer of the 30 wide but I figure these have less of a chance of warping and sagging under the weight of books. They fit wall to wall on the long side of the L-shape configuration, and floor to ceiling with the extension units. I plan to add some quarter-round trim to make them look built-in. I wish there was a way to hide the seams between the bookcases, where they meet, because this is very noticeable on the white cases. All in all, these are very sturdy for the price and look pretty good -- I could not find anything like this elsewhere for near this price. They went together easily with just one person. I am quite happy with my purchase and would buy these again.4
PacMorExcellent for small closet!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.

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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.

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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 particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.