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BILLY Height extension unit, birch veneer,

Price $ 38.00
BILLY Height extension unit, birch veneer, 32x11x14"
BILLY Height extension unit, black-brown, 32x11x14"
BILLY Height extension unit, white, 32x11x14 "

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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 Number502.798.15

Product details

Surface made from natural wood veneer.

With a shelf/height extension unit, you can make the most of the wall area, while freeing up space on the floor.


IKEA of Sweden

  • Safety strap for mounting to wall included.

    Use with BILLY bookcase 31½x79½" for added storage vertically.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Particleboard, Birch veneer, Paper, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • 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: 13 5/8 "

  • BILLYArticle Number502.798.15

    Width: 14 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ¼ "

    Length: 30 ¾ "

    Weight: 16 lb 3 oz

    Package(s): 1

Cheap lookingMariaMakes it look even more cheap1
Billy works for my current needsTracyI appreciate this product. It is all I can find to display my books. I searched forever for shelving units that would hold actual books and not just plants, souvenirs, knickknacks, or photos. This is the best shelving unit for my needs. I like the style, colors, and price.4
Gave me the additional storage I neededTALISHAPerfect fit5
Great buyGeorgeAn excellent addition to the billy shelves.5
The bookcases look amazing andLOURDESThe bookcases look amazing and really suit my needs5
bookcase extensionMargoWe have a lot of books, and the combination of the bookcase and extension works really well for us. (The cats like it too!)5
Nice add to bookshelvesJohnLove the look of adding to the top of Billy bookshelves. Just wish they would provide lock nuts that are white match the cabinets not gray.5
OkanitaWorks for what I had planned. Now I only hope the other shelves I need to complete my design show up soon.5
Love my new shelves!DianeLove my new shelves!5
Great additionJudithBought this to add to our existing Billy book case. Great addition5
Very niceMosheDanielVery nice5
Easy to put together, loveNoorEasy to put together, love the birch!5
Love these for my home office!BrendaThese were great for using as much vertical space as possible in my small home office.5
I love how easy theyJoyceI love how easy they were to put together! They look great!5
Great shelves!NatalieI’ve used billy bookshelves in several places in my home. I love the narrow depth, ease of assembly, versatility, how easy they are to customize and the clean simple lines.5
wonderfulShergreat addition to our living room5
Love itTITOLove it5
WonderfulMelissaJust what I needed!5
BILLY Height extension unit, birch veneer, 32x11x14"

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.


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.