MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm
MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm
MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm
MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm
MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm

A clean expression that fits right in, in the bedroom or wherever you place it. Smooth-running drawers and in a choice of finishes – pick your favourite. Psst! Please attach to the wall.

Article Number403.546.69

Product details

Of course your home should be a safe place for the entire family. That’s why a safety fitting is included so that you can attach the chest of drawers to the wall.This high chest of drawers gives you plenty of storage without taking up too much room.The natural grain pattern and rich texture of the wood are accentuated by first brushing the ash veneer then sealing it with a matt lacquer finish.Real wood veneer will make this chest of drawers age gracefully.Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.If you want to organise inside you can complement with SKUBB box, set of 6.WARNING! TIPPING HAZARD – Unanchored furniture can tip over. This furniture shall be anchored to the wall with the enclosed safety fitting to prevent it from tipping over.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home.The small drawer holds about 5 pairs of folded trousers or 10 T-shirts.The big drawer holds about 15 pairs of folded trousers or 30 T-shirts.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top panel/ Side panel/ Drawer front/ Plinth front/ Front rail:Particleboard, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fibreboard
    Support rail, back/ Partition:Particleboard
    Drawer bottom:Fibreboard, Printed acrylic paint
    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • By using particle board with a slice of wood as top layer instead of solid wood only in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.
  • This product comes as 3 packages.
    MALMChest of 6 drawersArticle no:403.546.69This product has multiple packages.
    Width: 49 cmHeight: 10 cmLength: 124 cmWeight: 26.92 kgPackage(s): 1
    Width: 46 cmHeight: 7 cmLength: 95 cmWeight: 14.32 kgPackage(s): 1
    Width: 46 cmHeight: 7 cmLength: 95 cmWeight: 14.28 kgPackage(s): 1

Product size

Width: 
80 cm
Depth: 
48 cm
Height: 
123 cm
Depth of drawer (inside): 
43 cm

Reviews

4.6(204)
MALM wardrobeCaniceIt’s a good stuff , easy assemble and good storage5
Easy to assemble and looksronEasy to assemble and looks great5
Goid afternoon quality product. MetalKarinGoid afternoon quality product. Metal draw runners. Reasonably easy to assemble.4
Solid.SueSolid.5
Worth the priceMelodyEasy to install and affordable, we love it!5
Wonderful product, looks greatErikaWonderful product, looks great5
Strong sturdy good size drawersLynStrong sturdy good size drawers5
Product came with scratches.RomaniProduct came with scratches.2
Easy to assemble. Exactly whatdavidEasy to assemble. Exactly what i wanted for the space.5
The look is great 👍TrinaThe look is great 👍4
Great product, great quality andDebGreat product, great quality and value for money5
Fantastic!!!EmmaI love that it has runners, it is sturdy and easy to open and shut. A great update to my bedroom5
Have an electric screwdriver handyAngela S.Have an electric screwdriver handy and ideally a friend.5
GreatilonaGreat5
Great the product for itsSarahGreat the product for its price. Did Mark easily though.4
Perfect for our needsTimThe product is extremely solid and well built, and is perfect for the room we bought it for.5
Happy with all purchasesGraceHappy with all purchases5
Tall boyEdnaGood storage unit5
Great productJackieGreat product5
Just the perfect sizeRodMost sets of draws have draws that are too shallow or stiff for every day use... and handles that catch when walking past... MALM solves these problems at a great price...5
MALM Chest of 6 drawers, brown stained ash veneer, 80x123 cm

Secure your home from tipping furniture

When your child begins to crawl and climb, the whole home turns into an exciting adventure land. But, since the toddler doesn’t have any risk awareness, the home environment can hold some hazards, for example furniture that can tip over. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the risks at home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

Low furniture can tip too

One might think that only high, narrow furniture can tip over – not a low, deep chest of drawers filled with heavy things. But, if several drawers are open, the centre of gravity shifts and the chest of drawers tips over. Unfortunately, both children and adults can be seriously injured, even fatally, if they end up under the weight of a falling chest of drawers. Accidents can also happen because heavy objects on top of a piece of furniture fall down, for example, a TV. The heavier things, the more serious consequences. Experience shows that it’s absolutely safest to secure all furniture that risk tipping over to a wall.

Remember the laws of physics?

When we develop our furniture, we do everything we can to make them as stable and safe as possible. It affects the choice of materials and the furniture’s construction. But, we haven’t yet figured out how to outsmart the laws of nature. Like the fact that a pulled out drawer works like a lever. Perhaps you remember the principle of leverage from the physics lessons in school? If not, it can be described like this; even a small weight can shift the centre of gravity considerably if the weight is applied to a pulled out drawer (or an open door). It means that a small child that stands, sits or climbs on an open drawer can cause a large chest of drawers to tip over if it’s not secured – despite the child’s low weight.

Children and tipping chests of drawers

Children are curious and creative. That’s how they learn new things and discover the world around them. But, it also contributes to children 1-7 years old being more accident-prone. And the smallest ones, 1-4 years old, are most at risk of serious injuries. That’s why a chest of drawers – no matter model or size – can be a hazard if it isn’t secured to the wall. There are examples from all over the world where children have pulled out one or several drawers and climbed on them like a ladder, hung on, heaved up on, or climbed into them. But, by always securing your chest of drawers to the wall you can prevent and minimize the risks for children who explore the world.

Adults and tipping chests of drawers

It isn’t just children who accidentally tip over chests of drawers and risk injuries. Even as adults we sometimes open several drawers at the same time, especially if we’re in a hurry. Another mistake we sometimes make is to put too many or too heavy things in the front of the drawers. In all these cases the centre of gravity shifts outside the base of the furniture and they tip over. An uneven floor, a carpet edge or a thick wall-to-wall carpet can also cause instability and tipping accidents.

Common myths and misconceptions

Sometimes it can be hard to discover the potential hazards in your own home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

No matter how logical this might feel, it’s actually wrong. All furniture can tip over. They become unstable if they have open drawers or doors that work as a lever and move the centre of gravity. The force that’s generated when furniture tip over can be strong and cause very serious accidents – especially if they’re heavy-loaded.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip too and risk injuring someone. If several drawers are opened at the same time, the centre of gravity moves. And when too much weight is distributed from the centre of a chest of drawers, it tips over. A child that climbs on it, affects the centre of gravity the same way. That’s why you should always follow the assembly instructions that show how to secure your furniture to the wall.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

As a parent, it’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Unfortunately, many accidents happen when you lack foresight. Luckily you have good possibilities to minimize the risks if you secure chests of drawers and other furniture to the wall – even in rooms where the children don’t spend much time.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, latching drawers and doors can’t replace securing the furniture and doesn’t eliminate all risks. A child learning to walk usually likes to heave up against a chest of drawers by pulling a handle, and can thereby make it tip over.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

When children play, they sometimes forget what you have told them. Just because they are older doesn’t mean it’s all safe. In addition, many adults, especially elderly, hurt themselves badly, sometimes fatally, in accidents with furniture that tip over.

I rent my home and can’t drill holes in the wall

Most landlords in most parts of the world think it’s OK if you secure your furniture to create a safe home for your children. But, it’s good to talk to your landlord and perhaps explain what risks there are. Feel free to spread some of the knowledge we are sharing here.

The accident risk seems small, do I have to care?

More people than one might think are injured every year in accidents with tipping furniture. Between 2006 and 2016 approximately 47,000 children under the age of 18 had to seek medical care in the US because of accidents with tipping chests of drawers (source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nov 2017). Holes in the wall are actually quite simple to fix – there’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

Secure your chest of drawers, simple and safe

When you buy a chest of drawers from IKEA you should always follow the assembly instructions and secure it with the accompanied fittings. They’re easy to mount, and screws and plugs are included. Just fill the holes with putty when you want to move your chest of drawers, or are moving to another home.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

All furniture can tip over, especially if the drawers are opened and the centre of gravity shifts.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip over too, so always follow the assembly instructions.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

It’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Many accidents happen when you lack foresight.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, it doesn’t replace securing the furniture to the wall.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

But, they easily forget. It isn’t all safe just because they are older.

My chest of drawers is stable and from a well-known furniture company

Even the seemingly most stable piece of furniture can tip over.

The risk of accidents seem small, do I have to care?

People are injured in these kinds of accidents every year. There’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

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Material

What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet fixed on things like particleboards to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak and beech and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.

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