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Old Mar 8th, 12, 11:13 am   #1
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Question Solid door for BILLY Bookcase?

I have a BILLY Bookcase - the tall narrow one (W15 3/4" D11" H79 1/2").
to which I need to add a solid door, like the STUVA MALAD.
But since the doors for the BILLY system are either:
- framed glass: BILLY OLSBO glass
- framed polypropylene: BILLY YDRE
- framed glass top / panel bottom: BILLY OLSBO panel glass

How would I make a solid door for the BILLY Bookshelf to make a smooth front i.e. with no frame?
(W15 3/4" H79 1/2")

Thank you,

Grant

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Old Mar 8th, 12, 11:19 am   #2
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front would look like this side ... only taller.

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Re: Solid door for BILLY Bookcase?

Welcome to IKEAFANS, Grant.

I can't think of another IKEA door that is the right size for Billy, so your only other choice would be to make your own.

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Old Mar 8th, 12, 5:18 pm   #4
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Chuck, thanks for your welcome.

Any suggestions on where I might find instructions on making a door like the STUVA MALAD only taller?

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Re: Solid door for BILLY Bookcase?

Unfortunately, no. You might want to consider buying a Billy door (of any ilk) to get the measurements, hole placement, etc., and then finding a material to make the door from.

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Re: Solid door for BILLY Bookcase?

Why not use the Morebo doors with the white insert panel?

BILLY MOREBO Glass door - 15 3/4x37 3/4 " - IKEA

BILLY/BILLY MOREBO Bookcase with glass-door - IKEA

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Ted, Thank you for your idea. The Morebo door looks great.
Alas, the look I need for this project is a simple white front, and the aluminum frame around the Morebo is too elegant.

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Re: Solid door for BILLY Bookcase?

If you can't find anything else you could
alway paint the entire Morebo door white.

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