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Every household should have a Billy!
Ikea Billy Bookcases
Member Name: princesslilo
Ikea Billy Bookcases
Advantages: Hard wearing and sturdy
Disadvantages: The white version can dis-colour
Everybody in our family love a trip to Ikea. I love the layouts of the displays which allows you to picture how the furniture would work in your room and what other items of furniture and accessories work alongside them.
Myself and my partner have lived together for 10 years and over that time we have accumulated some 500 DVDs, books and as my partner is an avid Computer Game Freak we have everything from the dvd cases of the X-Box and PS2 games to the jewel cases of the PS1 and Dreamcast.
So we use our Billy's to hold all of these. We currently have four of them as well as the toppers but we have now run out of room and will be purchasing another one on our return.
There are available in a variety of colours - the latest is a cute white and black floral design which I love. All of ours a white. You were also able to purchase glass doors for the Billy Bookcase but I am unsure if they are still available. This would give the cheap bookcase a very expensive look.
They must stand at least 8 foot tall and are very robust. We have moved 3 times with our bookcases and they all still look blemish free. The only problem that we have encountered with them is that they have gone a little yellow with age. This is not too noticable unless something ultra white is placed next the them.
They are easy to assemble with the only tool needed being a hammer to tack the back plate in place. They come with five shelves - the middle one being stationary but you are able to place the other four where you like. Adding the topper to the bookcase gives you seven lots of shelves to hold your goods.
I can see now why the Billy bookcase has just celebrated their 30th Birthday - I'm sure they are still going strong from way back then.
Summary: A great bookcase that will last years
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