Remove all of the items stored on the top shelf and the shelf directly below the top shelf. Thats 9 brackets total for the unit 3 of which were anchored into studs.
4 Daybed reading nook from BILLY bookshelves.
Billy bookcase not attached to wall. Feels perfectly safe but it may be just me – the huge believer in Darwinism. Attach string to the cup hook on the right side back of the bookshelf loop it over the cup hook in the wall and tie it off on the cup hook at left back of bookcase. What better way than to introduce more storage and some built-in bookshelves.
They are not bolted and full of books. Dont worry about small gaps though they can be fixed later with trim pieces and. The wedges are particularly necessary if your room has wall-to-wall carpeting.
This will ensure that the cover strip is flush with the bookcase. How we turned IKEAs Billy Bookcases into a wall of built-ins. If you dont trust household occupants to never pull on the shelves and bury themselves in books or other items with a case on top you should bolt them to the walls.
I have 7 Billy cases with extensions around the house. Adjust that gap between each so that the total distance between the inside edge of one bookcase to the inside of another is 6 inches. When you need to fill an entire wall with shelves BILLYs your man or bookcase.
For the front I ripped down baseboards to be the thickness I needed to cover the seam. I anchored one bracket per shelf to a stud and the other 2 brackets for extra safety. I used my brad nailer and wood glue to attach them.
After moving in to our home we wanted a wall of built-ins installed in our den. When I placed one of the bookcase structures against my wall I could see that the base skirting on my wall was too high and the bookcase did not sit flush against it. Use a stud finder to search for wall studs.
Drill a hole though each mark on the wall. 1 X Research sourceStep 3 Remove the books and move the bookcase away from the wall. See the full BILLY wall.
Once all the moulding was attached I could see the piece start to come along. Step 1 Purchase a set of Velcro straps. I got a bid from the cabinet shop that did our cabinets and it.
One of the most important steps in turning Billy bookcases into built ins that look and function like built ins done from scratch is anchoring them to the walls andor ceiling. They should include long screws and wall anchors that will hold the straps firmly to your wall. Jeff had a really long wall that needed something to separate the games area from the media area.
You will not need to drill into the case itself using this methodStep 2 Use a stepladder and a pencil to draw a horizontal line where your bookcase meets the wall. 3 Full BILLY wall. Now that everything was attached I anchored this built in beast to the wall using the hardware that came with the billy bookcases.
First move the bookcases into position. If possible find two studs and secure the bookcase. Today is all about our IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack.
Drive the anchor into the wall with a hammer. Screw your cup hook into the wall centered in the middle of where your bookcase will be located. This is held in position at the edges with little spikes pointing upward and when the back of the bookcase is resting right up against the wall it is sitting on them.
To get over this I removed part of the skirting against the wall where the bookcase would meet and cut out a bit of the back end of the Billy with a saw so the bookcase sat flush. You do not want them to move after theyre installed and having them flush to the wall gives the most polished professional look. This causes it to cant a.
Once the boxes were screwed in and attached to the shelf it was time to cover up all the seams on the DIY Built-In Billy Bookcase. Place a right-angle bracket on each end of the top shelf so the bracket rests on the top of the shelf and against the wall.