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“Brilly Billy”

published 08/08/2013

sturdy, reliable

none

In 1979 the designer Gillis Lundgren designed a simple bookcase which wasn't named after a Finnish town or village like other bookcases from IKEA but got the name BILLY after the Swedish word for cheap = billig (same in German, btw). When in 2009 it celebrated its 30th anniversary, about 41...

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Good size book shelves for a reasonable price

Poor instructions

We had decided that the time had come to smarten our house up a bit and to make it more suitable for us now that our children are teenagers. We realised that we had numerous bookcase around the house that didn’t match anything and so we decided to get rid of them all and to convert our spare...

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“Brilliant storage solution”

published 05/12/2010

Totally transformed the rooms these were used in, ...

Extra space on bookshelves compelled me to buy mor...

A few months ago we seriously did up my youngest sons room, and bought some cupboards and shelving for toy storage. My oldest son (5) helped his Dad set everything up and asked if he was getting new shelves for his room too. No we said, he already had shelves, and while he looked disappointed, he...

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“Brilliant Bookshelf”

published 04/04/2013

Affordable, practical

Not the best quality

We bought this bookshelf recently from Ikea. The Mrs hates Ikea yet loves some of their products so every so often we venture into the shop and experience that Ikea... well experience! I personally like the shop, I like that everything is laid out as though it's already in a home so you can...

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Excellent

“Lovely Billy Bookshelf”

published 05/04/2012

It looks lovely and is good quality

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I have bought myself a lovely bookshelf for the small back bedroom. It is from Ikea and it is called a Billy Bookshelf. They do these in lots of different colours but I bought the black-brown colour because I didn’t want the lighter ones as I thought they look a bit cheap. I think this darker one...

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“A Bookcase Called Billy”

published 06/03/2013

cheap, sturdy

heavy

When moving into my house last year I realised that to store all my CDs and DVDs in something a little more permenant than the 'pile' system I had used in my previous rental flats. Owning close around 500 of each I didn't fancy using about 20 racks all over the place, so on a furnishing trip to...

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“Welcome to my Home Billy!”

published 31/07/2013

Price, strong, sturdy, easy to assemble, light.

none

Having studied at university and started a masters degree I had many large textbooks that were overflowing my room, I had to put them in piles next to my desk as I just had no room! Therefore I knew it was time to invest in a new bookcase unit, and as I was on a budget I decided to take a trip to...

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“The famous Billy”

published 10/06/2013

easy to assemble, fantastic range, versitile

cupboard door falls off

It seems that if there is one piece of furniture that everybody has it is the IKEA Billy bookcase range. When I moved into my old house five years ago I needed furniture to store books and bits and bobs on and as my Mum had the Billy range and it had lasted well (seven years and counting) I...

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Excellent

Reasonably priced with clear instructions, mainly ...

Need to use a jigsaw if your skirting boards aren'...

Read my guide to buying and assembling Billy bookcases for tips on tools you will need, fitting, and customising Billy bookcases. Ever since I accidentally sliced the top of my left index finder off a few years ago (dear reader tremble not - it was stuck on again by a member of the medical...

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Excellent

It is the Latest thing in this moment to have BILLY at home `•, ¸ ¸.•' ¯ `•, ¸ ¸.•' `•, ¸ ¸.• ' ¯ `•, ¸ ¸.•' `•, ¸ ¸.•' ¯ `•, ¸ ¸.•' `•, ¸ ¸.• ' ¯ `•, ¸ ¸.•' I speak obviously about the library, sold at Ikéa under...

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“IKEA BILLY Shelving”

published 11/12/2007

Cheap, Strong, versitlile

Flat pack

I found this shelving unit very easy to put up and I have owned the system for about 10 years and have added on to it many times. The shelves have taken a lot of abuse from heavy books and climbing children and have never given in. The hard board rear has come loose over time and I just retacked...

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Excellent

“IKEA”

published 18/06/2007

Quality, Easy to Assemble, Affordable

Store can be quite a distance from home

Furniture made to a good standard, better than places such as Argos for a fraction of the cost. No need for traditional screwdrivers on most of the items as most items of furniture are put together using 'allen' keys, really useful and a lot stronger than the traditional way. Furniture looks...

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