ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained,


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This smart bench with a loose lid is perfect on a balcony when you want to maximise the use of space. Besides storing cushions and other outdoor things, you can use it as a low table or for extra seating.

Article Number502.049.24

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Besides storing away your gardening tools and plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to put things on.

For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain.


K Hagberg/M Hagberg

Article Number502.049.24
  • May be combined with ÄPPLARÖ wall panel.

    Only recommended for outdoor use.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Solid acacia, Acrylic stain

    Clean: With a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean and dry cloth.

    Maintenance: To prevent the surface from drying out and cracking and moisture from penetrating into the wood we recommend you to re-stain the furniture on a regular basis, for example once or twice a year.

    Storing: If possible, store in a cool dry place indoors. If the furniture is stored outside, cover it with a waterproof cover. After a rain or snowfall, wipe off excess water or snow from flat surfaces. Allow air to circulate to avoid condensation.

  • By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.


Width: 80 cm

Depth: 41 cm

Height: 44 cm

  • ÄPPLARÖArticle Number502.049.24

    Width: 44 cm

    Height: 11 cm

    Length: 84 cm

    Weight: 14.40 kg

    Package(s): 1


Sturdy and easy to buildMadhuraSturdy and easy to build5
Good qualityTahlia R.Good quality. However had 1 plank split in me - seems to be a common occurrence by the reviews. The allen key is tiny compared to the bolts yoy have to screw in. Each bolt takes a long time to screw in completely. The key ended up being stripped by the 4th bolt so now that one is sticking out. Maybe some redesign on the tools or construction is needed on Ikeas end. Product is still worth the money. Just wish I could find a bag to fit in it as I'm using it for indoor linen storage.4
Looks nice, good valueNicoleEasy to put together, looks nice, good value5
Great productTravisLooks good and made with quality materials.5
Ties in nicely with theLisaTies in nicely with the lounge5
Applaro BenchNormaPerfect combination for seating & storage. Looks great on my back balcony.5
Easy to assemble and themichaelEasy to assemble and the end result was fantastic. Very pleased with the product.5
Solid but could be betterPurviLike the color and built quality. Would have been better with hinges though.4
Great outdoor storageANDREWGreat outdoor storage5
GoodMoon H.Good size.5
Crack easilyChristianIt's a lovely design an I always love timber. Unfortunately it cracks easily when you screw in the 4 timber legs. Other than that it's great.2
Handy outdoor storage.KarenLove this storage box ...it matches nicely with my Applaro table and chairs. It stores the out door cushions when not in use. Wish it was a tad larger as I have trouble getting all 4 cushions inside it. I have to bend the foam it make them fit.5
faulty partsWaiYinPriscaI have ordered this product in Jan and received it several weeks later. When I assembled it, I found that two of the wooden support beams cracked when fastened with screw as instructed by hand. I want to lodge a complain so as to fix the issue and I couldn't find anywhere in your website that I can report my issue. Please inform me what I should do to have the problem solved. Thank you. By the way, the design and the quality of the product, apart from the two faulty parts, is very good.1
Storage boxAriIt was the right size for the small decking.5
Attractive and sturdyLilianeThis is an excellent addition for a narrow courtyard garden. It offers extra seating and perfect storage for potting mix. Well made and easy to put together.5
it arrived brokenJaninethe main side connection piece was split all the way down into two pieces across points where screws connect. So pretty useless and can't be assembled. I am going to have to spend money on wood glue and see if this will work but think it may still be unsafe to sit on or place anything on it. Plus there is no hinge to open and close the top which I will see if I can add a handle/hinges but suspect it may not work well with the wood as from the already arrived split wood it is likely to break further. Would prefer if they sent me another one but will not return it as I opened it and too much hassle to return it.1
ApplaroJoanneAs described, sturdy and easy to put together5
Perfect storage solutionSimonA perfect storage solution for a backyard that doesn’t have a lot of space. It doubles as a stool and looks fantastic.5
Love itRAQUELLove it5
Matches outdoor setting I purchased.AlanaMatches outdoor setting I purchased. Great for storage but did think it would have a hinged lid. A coat of polyurethane won’t ho astray either, just to help with the longevity of the product.5
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 80x41 cm

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Today we’ve achieved the goal that all the wood which we use for our outdoor furniture comes from more sustainable sources, which means that it is certified or recycled wood. The transition has been a given for us at IKEA, but it has also been a challenge. Much of the wood used for our outdoor furniture comes from Southeast Asia, where it has been difficult to gain a good insight into the entire process from forest and sawmills to the factory. But through close cooperation with suppliers and local authorities, we’ve achieved the result, says Ulf Johansson, who works with wood supply and forestry. "More sustainable forestry requires perseverance and long-term thinking, since profits are not achieved quickly, and many of our growers are small companies with limited resources. But we have been able to support them in this process both financially and in terms of knowledge-sharing", says Ulf.

Tough demands on life outdoors

Outdoor furniture must be durable, and throughout history, teak, which is a very hard wood, has been a popular choice of material. But the availability of teak produced in a more sustainable way is far too small, so to achieve our goal, we started looking for alternative wood types. Ove Lindén is an engineer and was working for IKEA in Malaysia when he discovered acacia's positive qualities in the early 2000s. "At the time it was not used to furniture, but was grown mainly for the paper industry. But when we saw people also made fence posts from acacia, we supposed it was resistant to rotting and durable ‒ and would also suit outdoor furniture. In addition, it has a beautiful colour tone, just like teak", says Ove, and explains how acacia, which grows mainly in Malaysia and Vietnam, is grown on plantations where IKEA can have a good overview of the entire necessary production chain.

A type of wood to trust

Today, we use acacia for, among other things, ÄPPLARÖ, one of our most long-living outdoor furniture series. Over the years, new items have been added, and today ÄPPLARÖ is found in outdoor environments throughout the world. Ove Lindén has a theory of why it has become so long-lived. "It's a timeless and neutral series that suits many surroundings. In addition, over the years we’ve been able to streamline production and thereby keep the price down." The discovery of acacia has made us curious about finding more wood species from sustainable forestry. The journey continues towards higher quality and increased durability ‒ for you who use the furniture, yet also for people and the environment throughout the world where our furniture is manufactured.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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Lovable durable acacia

Acacia is a naturally durable and sturdy hardwood for outdoor use because of the high density of its wood fibers. For maximum protection it’s pre-treated with wood stain. By re-staining now and then you can enjoy it for many years.