HEMNES Bookcase, black-brown/light brown,

HEMNES Bookcase, black-brown, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "
HEMNES Bookcase, black-brown/light brown, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "
HEMNES Bookcase, dark gray stained, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "
HEMNES Bookcase, white stain, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "
HEMNES Bookcase, white stain/light brown, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "

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Sustainable beauty from sustainably-sourced solid pine, a natural and renewable material that gets more beautiful with each passing year. Like it? Combine with other products in the HEMNES series.

Article Number204.522.94

Product details

Solid wood has a natural feel.

The shelves are adjustable so you can customize your storage as needed.

1 stationary shelf for high stability.

You can hide multiple power strips, etc under the removable bottom shelf.

Adjustable feet for stability on uneven floors.


Carina Bengs

Article Number204.522.94
  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    1 stationary shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.

    Coordinates with other furniture in the HEMNES series.

  • Top panel/ Bottom panel/ Side panel/ Shelf/ Support rail:

    Solid pine, Adhesive, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer

    Back panel:


    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.
  • By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    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: 35 3/8 "

Depth: 14 5/8 "

Height: 77 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    HEMNESArticle Number204.522.94
    This product has multiple packages.

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 5 ¼ "

    Length: 37 "

    Weight: 37 lb 8 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 17 ½ "

    Height: 2 ¼ "

    Length: 78 ½ "

    Weight: 33 lb 1 oz

    Package(s): 1


Love it .AngelaWe bought this bookcase recently and love everything about it. I like the style and functionality of it too. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great bookcase for their home office or home in general.5
Love it!DanielThis bookshelf is very sturdy and presents with an upscale look. We have received so many compliments on it. It is tall which is great for keeping things out of reach of children.5
Recalled item not corrected!RonaldI bought 3 of these 6years ago and there is a design flaw w shelves leaflets slipping loose but not corrected now. IKEA’s fix was to send longer shelve hooks my fix put wooden braces on back. I bought 7 more bookcases ALL still have the short RECALLED shelf brackets. Shame on you: I’m afraid someone will get hurt. Fix the design flaw .1
Beautiful PieceDeeannaThis is the best bookshelf for the size and price. I scoured stores for months looking for large bookshelves that would give the effect of built-ins within my living room. These are absolutely perfect. The color option with natural wood and white accents makes it looked polished and much better quality than what people typically label "ikea furniture." The pieces are good quality wood and they fit together in such a polished way. I could not be happier with these bookshelves. I have two of these pieces framing my t.v. in my living room and they are the perfect focal pieces for the room. The shelves are a great, substantial size to fit tall books and quite a few decor pieces. This bookshelf will not disappoint.5
Love the Hemnes bookcasesKristineI have both the half and full width Hemnes book cases and they are amazing. The shelves are deep, they look fantastic, and they are easy enough to assemble solo. Fantastic value for the price given how sturdy and stylish these cases are.5
Based on prior purchases ofKathyBased on prior purchases of Hemnes dressers, I was expecting this bookcase to be made from materials that we're a bit more sturdy. The sides, and especially the back, are pretty thin.5
A Joy to Look AtSher N.This bookcase was very easy to put together by myself. It took about 2 hours roughly (in between breaks) and you just have to be diligent when screwing in the bottom feet pegs and make sure they're not too tight or else the unit will be unstable when you put it upright. Other than that it's a great addition to my home. I have my eyes on the smaller version of this bookcase to complete the look. Cant wait for that one to come back in stock at IKEA! At first I was going to go with the BILLY bookcase but I really liked how this one looked. Reminded me of the tall bookcases at BORDERS and it's a more refined look than the big bulky BILLYs. Anyway, it's a really good bookcase.5
Nice looking shelfTomSolid wood shelf. Looks nice and fairly sturdy.5
Nice looking and sturdyDANNAAttractive and sturdy for a reasonable price. Bought these for my shop because I wanted white but like the natural wood look as well. Look great!5
GreatMaryIt really looks good, and I’m thinking about getting another one. I love the fact that it’s wood and not particle board. I was able to assemble it myself, with a little bit of jiggling here and there.5
Great looking bookcaseSuzanneThis is a great looking bookcase. Works perfectly in my living room5
Looks great, wood too soft and was crackedBRIANThis looks great. We purchased 2 of these, both delivered. One had a cracked frame. The wood is very soft. They look great.4
Not the quality I expectedRichardThe shelves were relatively easy to assemble. However the quality is not as I would expect. When assembled as per instructions the shelves are a little bit wobbly. I had to do some additional bracing and add some extra screws to stiffen it up. Also I would never use a standalone without actually attaching it to the wall. That is included in the instructions but it needs to be underlined, attaching to the wall really increases the stability. Overall I am just satisfied with the value for the money.2
Solid buildPatriciaVery nice bookcase. Clean simple design equates good function. Attractive4
ShelvesBRADBeautiful product and was easy to put together but you have to pay attention to the details!5
Great solid bookcaseAmandaThis is my favorite bookcase from IKEA. It can hold so many books, and most of the shelves are customizable for the height of your tallest books. We waited a long time for it to come back into stock and we're glad we did.5
Major disappointment!Melissa F.Even if the back panel had been the correct size, which it absolutely has to be for this unit to stand safely - and it wasn't - there are such glaring design flaws with this bookcase, that I don't understand how this is an Ikea product. The middle shelf, where all the back panels meet, rests on such loose-fitting pegs that it's near impossible to put the back panels on in the way the manual describes without knocking the shelf or the pegs out of place - which is exactly what happened to me. (Seems like a bad idea to make that shelf responsible for holding so much of the unit together.) Plus, one of the displaced pegs cracked the wood near the hole in the side board it had been attached to, making this whole unit completely unsafe to use. I don't even know what to do - I live 2.5 hours away from the nearest Ikea and I don't drive,, so returning it is out of the question. 90% of my living room is Ikea, I've never been so disappointed in a purchase I've made from here.1
Attractive, quality bookcasesFrank C.Purchased three of these for a new house to replace some old (yet still workable) Ivar shelving. Simple to assemble; took two of us about an hour for each shelving unit, a bit faster for the second and third ones. Trickiest part was putting the back panel on, but the instructions were clear. Nice feature is the levels on the legs. Overall, very pleased.5
Stylish addition to roomPATTIEFunctionl and stylish. We have several pieces of Hemnes and very pleased.5
Tall BookshelffeliciaWhile I truly like this bookshelf, putting it together was a pain, pictures are not enough information. The color is rich, dark brown, and looks very nice in my son's bedroom. I was initially concerned about the height, but it didn't overpower his room in any way.4
HEMNES Bookcase, black-brown/light brown, 35 3/8x77 1/2 "

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 solid wood?

Solid wood is one of our favorite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful, renewable and recyclable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood. This way, every tree is put to good use that little extra.