8 Ways to Customize Your Billy Bookcase.

by Chris Gardner

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Billy Bookcase system, Ikea is not only issuing a book, but a special grafitti-ish version covered in Shakespeare quotes. [Perhaps the source of the "Billy" name those thirty years ago?]

But the Swedish manufaktürer isn't the only one gettin' in on some customized Billy-ness. For year, decorators, DIYsters, and other Ikea Hackers have been given these classics some color and flair. The Guardian Online has...

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Ikea News: The Billy Bookcase Book.

by Chris Gardner

Billy, the book

The Billy Case System, the world's most sold bookshelves [I got four, how many do you?] is turning thirty this year. To celebrate? Ikea is releasing a book to celebrate its release: "Billy, 30 Jahre Jung."

You don't even need Swedish 101 to figure the title out, but if you have passed your intro to German courses, here's some text from Stilsucht: "BILLY – das meistverkaufte Regal der Welt. 41 Millionen Stück sind bisher eingeladen...

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Attention Woodworkers, Make the Oblique Shelf!

by DIY Maven

Attention Woodworkers, Make the Oblique Shelf!

The Oblique by Moooi is described as a ‘modern designer bookcase’ but can be used to display art or photos as well. It’s available in lacquered MDF or solid oak. No dimensions are given for the one pictured here, but I’d start with a standard 4' x 8' sheet of MDF or plywood and cut it down to the size of my choosing. (Maybe 4' x 6'?) Add to that some 2" x 2"s and you could have a very good--and inexpensive--reproduction.

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