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HEMNES Bookcase, black-brown/light brown,

Price $ 249.00
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, red stained/light brown 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 "

How to get it

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

  • 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.

  • Material
    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.


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: 39 lb 11 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 17 ½ "

    Height: 2 ¼ "

    Length: 78 ½ "

    Weight: 31 lb 14 oz

    Package(s): 1


Nice and easy to put togetherAlesia T.Looks really pretty, matches my furniture5
Love it!!Michele M.This is the 2nd one we have bought and it is a sturdy bookcase. It has enough shelves and looks great in our living room next to our Brimnes TV unit.5
So disappointedMuzi L.I cannot believe I waste 49 usd for next day delivery and it just literally crashed 5 hours after I assembled with all wooden piece cracked. QC is terrible, I have been suffering during assembly and right not it is completely broken with books everywhere. What can I do???1
Beware! Janky Junky BookcaseNathan Z.The quality of this bookshelf is beyond terrible. The sides and internal boards are all warped and the shelves won't stay in. What a waste of money.1
Gorgeous bookcase!RHIANNON S.We love it and paired it with a smaller one on each side! Fits lots of books and displays beautifully.5
Great buyRobert B.Easy assembly, very sturdy, love the way they look.5
Great Solid Pine BookcaseTimothy B.Instructions need only a slight improvement. It was unclear which cross piece went on top and which on bottom. I had to undo a couple steps to swap the pieces in order to attach the top of the shelf. Otherwise went together with no issues. It holds a lot of weight per shelf and seems to be holding up so far without any deflection.5
Beautiful book caseArminda A.It is a beautiful book case. We highly recommend it!5
Durable and good lookingGEORGIOS B.The bookcase was not a planned purchase (we saw it in red in the entrance of IKEA and then looked fo the other colors), but it is worth the money! Sturdy and easy to construct.5
I wish I had paid more attention to the negative reviewsSandra L.Item arrived broken. "Wood" on sides is so thin that it was just cracked. It was supposed to be white, but you can see through the paint. If it was just the wood grain I could deal, but there are black blotches underneath the white paint that show through. They are sending me a replacement since the side piece is broken, but overall the quality just doesn't match a bookcase I spent almost $300 for.1
SpaciousJULIE H.It offers plenty of space for all the books I have and I can modify them.5
Assembly Instructions not correct - assumes pieces are identical, which they are not.Laurie dill-KocherThe pieces that connect the sides together in the back are not interchangeable and the assembly manual does not indicate that there are differences. The easiest thing would have been to make the pieces identical, but IKEA didn't. You either need to change the instructions or make the pieces the same. The issue is that it requires a hole to accommodate the screw that attaches the top.4
BookcaseFlo B.Need to put the numbers to correspond with the wood products.5
Large BookcasesWayne K.I like Hemnes products and this is no exception. I recommend it to anyone.5
Disappointed in pricingDavid S.These bookcases have increased in price $100 since 2021. Very disappointed, since I was intending to purchase many more.3
Warped, shoddy materialsBrian H.I had high hopes for this bookcase, but I was disappointed by shoddy materials. I've had to use shims and braces to keep it from falling a part. 0/5 stars. Would not recommend.1
Great shelfJamie W.Great shelf, holds lots of items and is durable and nice to look at. My bottom shelf didn’t align correctly and I cannot be sure whether it was a build issue or a manufacturing issue but all in all, I’m quite pleased with the purchase.4
Wonderful bookcasesEDWARD W.These bookcases are the best! We bought 6 and I got all of my 1,500 books stored on them! We plan on buying 2 more in the next few months.5
bookcaseFRANCES M.looks great with nice real wood but was a little difficult to put together.4
Not impressedRichard S.I purchased 3 of these units. The assembly went very easy, however the quality left a lot to be desired. First was paint. It appears they have identified the minimal amount of paint that needs to be used to cover these things to the point that the interior surfaces of the bookcase are a lighter coat than the exterior sides. I assume the idea was that the interior receives less light so they could get away with saving 50 cents of paint and go with a lighter coat. This results in the wood showing through such that you can definitely see the original blond coloring of the wood. Secondly, it appears they have determined the bare minimum number of support fasteners such that it is very flimsy once assembled. Lastly, the quality of the hardware is abysmal. One of the lock turnscrews (113434) broke during assembly by my petite 12 year old daughter. Extras apparently cannot be ordered and I am still trying to find out if I can be sent a replacement. I would not buy these again.2
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.


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 tree species, it is durable, beautiful and renewable. 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.