I wanted to create a place to house all the wires and components of a home theatre. And I wanted to create a home bar cabinet to store wine glasses, etc.
We already owned the BILLY bookcases and they looked great in the room they were in. It took about five hours to build our BILLY home bar cabinet. The bookcases were already assembled, which shaved off our build time considerably.
It would cost about $650 if we had purchased everything new. Pay special attention to making sure everything is level before screwing it together.
Making the BILLY bookcases into a home bar cabinet is a fabulous idea. We love how it turned out!
IKEA items used:
Six BILLY bookshelves (41.5” height)
One nine foot pre-finished IKEA kitchen wood countertop
1. We took six already assembled BILLY bookshelves that we owned and moved them into a living room area where we set put three of the shelves along the front section, and the three other shelves back to back with the first set.
2. We assembled the shelves in this arrangement loosely first, prior to screwing them to the floor and the shelves’ sides together.