Bookcases, also called bookshelves, are pieces of furniture consisting of horizontal shelves traditionally used for the storage of books. With either fixed or adjustable positions for the shelves, bookcases naturally serve a utilitarian purpose and are useful for storing a wide variety of things in private homes, libraries, offices, and retail stores. Variations of bookcases include options for permanent affixation to a wall or floor, freestanding, ranges of height and width, glass doors for protection and security, and the possibility of combining multiple bookcases into larger systems.

How do you secure a bookcase to a wall?


Bookcases are heavy and should always be secured to the wall by using either brackets or velcro and wall anchors. For brackets, locate the studs in your wall and use them to attach an “L” shape bracket between the wall and the top of the bookcase. For velcro, locate the wall studs and drill a velcro strap into each wall stud. Align the receiving end of the velcro on the top of the bookcase with the velcro on the studs and press the straps together to secure the bookcase in place.

How do you style a bookcase?

How you style a bookcase is up to you, but popular book organization strategies include: cover type, color, genre, preference, alphabetical, age, completion, height, size and mood. For additional flair, consider integrating potted plants, artwork, sculptural shapes, humor, storage, and vintage objects together with your book collection.

How deep is a bookcase?

Bookcases typically range in depth between 10”-12” (26-31 cm) for medium sized books. Smaller bookcase depths of 6.5” (17 cm) may be desired for paperback books and novels, while larger bookcase depths of 14” (35 cm) are useful for records and larger format books.

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79.5” | 202 cm
47.25” | 120 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2014
IKEA Bestå Storage Combo - Tall (Half Shelves)
202.000
120.000
42.000
2014.00
40
https://p3d.in/e/AhIO0
3D
IKEA Bestå Storage Combo - Tall (Half Shelves)Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall - Half Shelves)Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Bestå Storage Combination (Tall - Half Shelves)
93.25” | 237 cm
47.25” | 120 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Combo Duo
237.000
120.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/KhnMu
3D
IKEA Billy - Combo Duo3D model of the IKEA Billy Combo Duo viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Billy Combo Duo viewed in perspective
93.25” | 237 cm
78.75” | 200 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Combo Trio
237.000
200.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/eOk40
3D
IKEA Billy - Combo TrioView of the IKEA Billy - Combo Trio in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Billy - Combo Trio in 3D available for download
41.75” | 106 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Thin Low
106.000
40.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/18vp9
3D
IKEA Billy - Thin LowPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy - Thin LowPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy - Thin Low
79.5” | 202 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Thin Tall
202.000
40.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/YNyrh
3D
IKEA Billy - Thin Tall3D model of the IKEA Billy (Thin Tall) viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Billy (Thin Tall) viewed in perspective
93.25” | 237 cm
47.25” | 120 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Thin Tall Combo
237.000
120.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/cUKSO
3D
IKEA Billy - Thin Tall ComboView of the IKEA Billy Thin Tall Combo in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Billy Thin Tall Combo in 3D available for download
41.75” | 106 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Wide Low
106.000
80.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/SpJBs
3D
IKEA Billy - Wide LowPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy - Wide LowPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy - Wide Low
41.75” | 106 cm
94.5” | 240 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Wide Low Combo
106.000
240.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/SZhV9
3D
IKEA Billy - Wide Low Combo3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Low Combo viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Low Combo viewed in perspective
79.5” | 202 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Wide Tall
202.000
80.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/eDmqt
3D
IKEA Billy - Wide TallView of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall in 3D available for download
79.5” | 202 cm
63” | 160 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Wide Tall Combo
202.000
160.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/mVriQ
3D
IKEA Billy - Wide Tall ComboPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall ComboPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall Combo
93.25” | 237 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
11” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy - Wide Tall Extension
237.000
80.000
28.000
2013.00
https://p3d.in/e/vWZ4R
3D
IKEA Billy - Wide Tall Extension3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall with Extension viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Billy Wide Tall with Extension viewed in perspective
41.75”-93.25" | 106-237 cm
15.75”-31.5" | 40-80 cm
11.0” | 28 cm
2013
IKEA Billy Bookcases
327.000
80.000
28.000
2013.00
3D
IKEA Billy Bookcases
83.5” | 212 cm
31.875” | 81 cm
18.5" | 47 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta Storage - Bookcase
212.000
81.000
47.000
2018.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/JOFSv
3D
IKEA Havsta Storage - BookcaseView of the IKEA Havsta Storage Combination Wide Bookcase in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Havsta Storage Combination Wide Bookcase in 3D available for download
83.5” | 212 cm
24” | 61 cm
14.625" | 37 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta Storage - Shelving Unit
212.000
61.000
37.000
2018.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/ZqiyY
3D
IKEA Havsta Storage - Shelving Unit3D model of the IKEA Havsta Storage Combination Shelving Unit viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Havsta Storage Combination Shelving Unit viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
111” | 282 cm
18.5" | 47 cm
2018
IKEA Havsta TV Storage - Bookcases
212.000
282.000
47.000
2018.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/L0RXC
3D
IKEA Havsta TV Storage - Bookcases3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Bookcases viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Havsta TV Storage Combination Bookcases viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
19.25” | 49 cm
14.625" | 37 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes Bookcase - Thin
212.000
49.000
37.000
2015.00
2400
https://p3d.in/e/lEcQd
3D
IKEA Hemnes Bookcase - Thin3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Bookcase Thin viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Bookcase Thin viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
35.375” | 90 cm
14.625" | 37 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes Bookcase - Wide
212.000
90.000
37.000
2015.00
2400
https://p3d.in/e/iVahZ
3D
IKEA Hemnes Bookcase - WidePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Bookcase WidePerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Bookcase Wide
83.5” | 212 cm
96.5” | 245 cm
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Thin)
212.000
245.000
47.000
2015.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/aPTlQ
3D
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Thin)3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Thin) viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Thin) viewed in perspective
83.5” | 212 cm
128.375” | 326 cm
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
2015
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Wide)
212.000
326.000
47.000
2015.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/MDRmi
3D
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage - Bookcases (Wide)View of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) in 3D available for download
57.875” | 147 cm
16.5” | 41.9 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 1x4
147.000
41.900
39.100
2014.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/XScWz
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 1x43D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 1x4 viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 1x4 viewed in perspective
30.375” | 77.2 cm
30.375” | 77.2 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 2x2
77.200
77.200
39.100
2014.00
700
https://p3d.in/e/87LdW
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 2x2View of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 2x2 in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 2x2 in 3D available for download
57.875” | 147 cm
30.375” | 77.2 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 2x4
147.000
77.200
39.100
2014.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/XsZUM
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 2x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 2x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 2x4
44.125” | 112.1 cm
44.125” | 112.1 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x3
112.100
112.100
39.100
2014.00
70
https://p3d.in/e/dGO1Z
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x33D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x3 viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x3 viewed in perspective
57.875” | 147 cm
44.125” | 112.1 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x4
147.000
112.100
39.100
2014.00
25
https://p3d.in/e/CDtiM
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x4View of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 in 3D available for download
16.5” | 41.9 cm
57.875” | 147 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x1
41.900
147.000
39.100
2014.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/p86Qm
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x1Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1
30.375” | 77.2 cm
57.875” | 147 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x2
77.200
147.000
39.100
2014.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/7MaHx
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x23D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x2 viewed in perspective
44.125” | 112.1 cm
57.875” | 147 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x3
112.100
147.000
39.100
2014.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/X8SvY
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x3View of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x3 in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x3 in 3D available for download
57.875” | 147 cm
57.875” | 147 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x4
147.000
147.000
39.100
2014.00
400
https://p3d.in/e/Tqx7k
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x4
71.625” | 181.9 cm
71.625” | 181.9 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 5x5
181.900
181.900
39.100
2014.00
400
https://p3d.in/e/ehtS9
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 5x53D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 5x5 viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 5x5 viewed in perspective
57.875” | 147 cm
33.875” | 86 cm
15.375” | 39.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - Mixed
147.000
86.000
39.100
2014.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/IfkTR
3D
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - MixedView of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit Mixed in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit Mixed in 3D available for download
57.875” | 147 cm
30.375” | 77.2 cm
62.625” | 159.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Workstation - 2x4
147.000
77.200
159.100
2014.00
700
https://p3d.in/e/IJJyk
3D
IKEA Kallax Workstation - 2x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Workstation 2x4Perspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Kallax Workstation 2x4
57.875” | 147 cm
57.875” | 147 cm
62.625” | 159.1 cm
2014
IKEA Kallax Workstation - 4x4
147.000
147.000
159.100
2014.00
700
https://p3d.in/e/QrMZj
3D
IKEA Kallax Workstation - 4x43D model of the IKEA Kallax Workstation 4x4 viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Kallax Workstation 4x4 viewed in perspective
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x1

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (4x1) can be set up standing or laying down to suit the needs of the user. The design of the unit incorporates 2 inserts for 2 drawers providing users with a total of 4 drawers. It is available in a black-brown or white finish.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1 has an overall height of 16.5” (41.9 cm), width of 57.875” (147 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1 with height, width and depth measurements in plan and elevation
The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (4x1) can be set up standing or laying down to suit the needs of the user. The design of the unit incorporates 2 inserts for 2 drawers providing users with a total of 4 drawers. It is available in a black-brown or white finish.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1 has an overall height of 16.5” (41.9 cm), width of 57.875” (147 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Dimensioned set of drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1 with height, width and depth measurements in plan and elevation
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 4x1
Height:
16.5” | 41.9 cm
Width:
57.875” | 147 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.375” | 39.1 cm
Weight:
Area:

Max Shelf Load: 29 lb | 13.15 kg

Materials
Particleboard; fiberboard; acrylic paint; ABS plastic
Designer
Tord Björklund (IKEA)
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 4x1 front elevation, side, plan, front (storage)

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IKEA Billy Bookcase - Wide Tall Combination
Size comparison of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Combination) to a typical human height

The IKEA Billy (Wide Tall Combo) is a set of two tall wide Billy bookcase with rectangular cabinets for storing and displaying your favorite books. The twelve cabinets provide lots of storage space and a design that matches office furniture and a professional look; whether it is in an office or man cave.

The IKEA Billy Wide Tall Combination Bookcase has an overall height of 79.5” (202 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Combination) with dimensions
The IKEA Billy (Wide Tall Combo) is a set of two tall wide Billy bookcase with rectangular cabinets for storing and displaying your favorite books. The twelve cabinets provide lots of storage space and a design that matches office furniture and a professional look in an office or living room.

The IKEA Billy Wide Tall Combination Bookcase has an overall height of 79.5” (202 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), and depth of 11” (28 cm).

Collection of drawings of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Combination) with dimensions
IKEA Billy Bookcase - Wide Tall Combination
Height:
79.5” | 202 cm
Width:
63” | 160 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
Area:

Max Load/Shelf: 66 lb | 30 kg
Variations: Glass doors

Materials
Particleboard (acrylic lacquer, veneer, stain); fiberboard back
Designer
Gillis Lundgren (IKEA)
Year
2013

Drawings include:
IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Combination) front elevation, side, plan, front (books and person)

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IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination - Bookcases (Wide)

The IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) features a Tv bench and wide bookshelves/cabinets that provide additional storage for other household accessories. The large drawers allow you to keep your things organized or hide multiple sockets or items by removing the bottom shelf.

The IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination with Wide Bookcases has an overall height of 83.5” (212 cm), width of 128.375” (326 cm), and depth of 14.625”-18.5” (37-47 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage (Wide Bookcases) with dimensions for height, width and depth
The IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination Bookcases (Wide) features a Tv bench and wide bookshelves/cabinets that provide additional storage for other household accessories. The large drawers allow you to keep your things organized or hide multiple sockets or items by removing the bottom shelf.

The IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination with Wide Bookcases has an overall height of 83.5” (212 cm), width of 128.375” (326 cm), and depth of 14.625”-18.5” (37-47 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Hemnes TV Storage (Wide Bookcases) with dimensions for height, width and depth
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination - Bookcases (Wide)
Height:
83.5” | 212 cm
Width:
128.375” | 326 cm
Length:
Depth:
14.625”-18.5” | 37-47 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid pine structure; fiberboard back panels; tempered glass doors
Designer
Carina Bengs (IKEA)
Year
2015

Drawings include:
IKEA Hemnes TV Storage Combination - Bookcases (Wide) front elevation, side, plan

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IKEA Billy Bookcase - Wide Tall Extension
Elevation drawing comparing the height of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall with Extension) to an average person

The IKEA Billy (Wide Tall Extension) is a bookcase with a height extension unit for adding units to occupy an unused wall space. The adjustable shelves hold up books in rows. You can also set different height towers for the furniture while moving it in rooms where the height ceiling changes.

The IKEA Billy Wide Tall Extension Bookcase has an overall height of 93.25” (237 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 11.0” (28 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Extension)
The IKEA Billy (Wide Tall Extension) is a bookcase with a height extension unit for adding units to occupy an unused wall space. The adjustable shelves hold up books in rows. You can also set different height towers for the furniture while moving it in rooms where the height ceiling changes.

The IKEA Billy Wide Tall Extension Bookcase has an overall height of 93.25” (237 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 11.0” (28 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Extension)
IKEA Billy Bookcase - Wide Tall Extension
Height:
93.25” | 237 cm
Width:
31.5” | 80 cm
Length:
Depth:
11” | 28 cm
Weight:
Area:

Max Load/Shelf: 66 lb | 30 kg
Variations: Glass doors

Materials
Particleboard (acrylic lacquer, veneer, stain); fiberboard back
Designer
Gillis Lundgren (IKEA)
Year
2013

Drawings include:
IKEA Billy Bookcase (Wide Tall Extension) front elevation, side, plan, front (books and person)

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IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x4

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (3x4) is an organizational unit fit for any user and space. It has 12 storage cubes and can be positioned horizontally or vertically. The unit is available in a black-brown or white finish. The unit can be placed horizontally or vertically allowing for maximum versatility.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 has an overall height of 57.875” (147 cm), width of 44.125” (112.1 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 with height, width and depth measurements
The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit (3x4) is an organizational unit fit for any user and space. It has 12 storage cubes and can be positioned horizontally or vertically. The unit is available in a black-brown or white finish. The unit can be placed horizontally or vertically allowing for maximum versatility.

The IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 has an overall height of 57.875” (147 cm), width of 44.125” (112.1 cm), and depth of 15.375” (39.1 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 with height, width and depth measurements
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit - 3x4
Height:
57.875” | 147 cm
Width:
44.125” | 112.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.375” | 39.1 cm
Weight:
Area:

Max Shelf Load: 29 lb | 13.15 kg

Materials
Particleboard; fiberboard; acrylic paint; ABS plastic
Designer
Tord Björklund (IKEA)
Year
2014

Drawings include:
IKEA Kallax Shelf Unit 3x4 front elevation, side, plan, front (storage)

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