Minimal Billy Desk

My goal was to build a small, cheap and easy to pack away desk to make room when I need to open the sofa bed.

The idea was to use the LINNMON table top and “clip” it onto a BILLY shelf when I needed a desk. It leaves no damage on the bookcase and I can easily store the desk away until I need to use it.


BILLY bookshelf
LINNMON table top (100x60cm)
OLOV adjustable leg

Making a detachable desk for the BILLY bookshelf

Step 1

Drill the back of the table between existing pre-drilled holes to fix the leg base.

fixing the OLOV leg bracket

Step 2 (optional): screw two L-shaped brackets on the opposite side the one with the leg. You will use these to fix the desk to the bookcase shelf.

Step 3: adjust the height of a shelf according to your needs.

finding the right height for the BILLY desk

Step 4: screw the table leg into its base under the board and put your new desk in place over the bookcase’s shelf you chose, then adjust the height of the leg according to the shelf height.

desk added to the BILLY shelf

Happy hacking!

~ Alfredo, Italy