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Billy is my new friend
Ikea Billy Bookcases
Member Name: Dave24
Ikea Billy Bookcases
Advantages: A bookcase thats easy to build and looks great
Disadvantages: None, unless you own a smart car, then you just wont get it in.
Now for those of you who actually like flat packed furniture that is affordable and actually looks great then look no further than ikea. And if you're looking for a bookcase then look no further than the ikea Billy bookcase.
Now the Billy bookcase was designed 30 years ago by a man called - Gillis Lundgren, He is also Swedish in case Ikea hadn't given this way already.
The Billy bookcase has sold into the millions, 41 to be exact, that's a lot of bookcases throughout the world!!
Now the Billy range comes in a number of different sizes/shapes and colours. Lets start off with the different sizes which can be sectioned by the number of shelves they have and their widths.
One is just over 100cm high and 40cm wide and has 2 inserted shelves. You can get a wider variant which is double this, being 80cm wide. These versions are great if you don't want a super tall bookcase going up the wall.
However if you're the kind of person who wants a tall bookcase then the Billy range has you covered also.
You can get a version that's 200cm high and again 40cm wide having five shelves. Again you can have another version of this 200cm high bookcase being 80cm wide.
One good thing about this range is that you can buy additional shelves if you want to fit either width of bookcase.
Now onto the colours, well they must have something for everyone and the pretty much do.
Beech, birch, oak and white and the four main colours for the small bookcases and the thin tall bookcase.
The largest bookcase being 200cm by 80cm has slightly more options though, in addition to the four mentioned veneers you can also have red and black. Very cool indeed.
Now for these different sizes and colours the prices are quite varied. From £9.99 up to £55. Best to check the site or store for exact prices.
Now being flat pack you expect them to be simple to put together and you would not be wrong. They are simple, you do get all the pieces and the instructions actually make sense. Although some ikea stuff is easy to build without them, I am considered an expert as I have built soooooo much stuff from here.
So my overall review concludes that if you need a bookcase then Billy is your man!
Summary: A great bookcase thats easy to build and is relatively cheap!
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