Description: My purpose with this hack is to have a stand-up folding desktop, so I need a wide Billy bookshelf, but it can be used for a mini bar or other purposes that doesn’t need a wide bookshelf, so the Billy product could be one of the two options that I’m going to write.
2. A extra shelf of the desired wide and depth (for example: this)
3. A pair of hinged shelf support (for example: this)
4. Two pieces of wood for separating the hinge from the bookshelf walls.
5. Two magnet closures.
[Optional] 6. Something like rubberized cloth for covering the folding shelf.
7. Glue for cloth.
= STEPS =
1. Mount the Billy Bookshelf.
2. Screw [and paste] the pieces of wood to the walls and floor of the bookshelf at the desired shelf. In my case was 4 pieces of wood left over from another shelf, so I had to glue it two by two before screwing it to the bookshelf.
3. Screw [and paste] the two hinges to the pieces of wood.
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