Re: Re: Fixing a floor-standing shelf unit to a wall


I’ve also got one of those Ikea Billy shelves – and they do come with a bit already cut out of the base to accommodate the skirting board. I also use the bracket that comes with it to fix it to the wall, and haven’t had problems.

If possible another option might be to put some small legs on the base of the unit, to lift the base above the height of the skirting board and allow the unit to go flush against the wall. That way the bracket that Ikea usually provide should do the job.