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TJENA Storage box with lid, white,

Price $ 10

How to get it

This box is big enough for storing toys and games, and durable enough for everyday use. Choose a colour you like – keep it as it is or be creative and design your own look.

Article Number604.693.01

Product details

The size is ideal for everything from paper and media accessories to shoes and clothes.

Fits perfectly in KALLAX shelving unit and other units with shelves which are at least 35 cm deep.

Easy to pull out and lift as the box is sturdy and has cut-out handles.

Easy to assemble and easy to fold it up when you don’t need the box and want to save space.


IKEA of Sweden

  • Combines with other products in the TJENA series.

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

  • Material
    Paperboard (100% recycled), Paper

    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.


Length: 35 cm

Width: 32 cm

Height: 32 cm

  • TJENAArticle Number604.693.01

    Width: 49 cm

    Height: 3 cm

    Length: 65 cm

    Weight: 1.17 kg

    Package(s): 1


My daughter loves it. StorageSyedMy daughter loves it. Storage for stationary etc5
it's great to fill & cover items in kallax/expeditElizabethlid is great addition rather than a drõna. fits perfectly and is more sturdier too. essentially it is still cardboard and when you want to fill all cube spaces it does end up costing almost as much as the whole cube unit itself.5
Great storage boxesSue L.Excellent storage for anything and everything. I originally bought to store the childrens Lego in. Now we use them for art/craft storage, DVD's, books, clothes and all those little things you don't know what to do with. Fits perfectly inside our Kallax shelving units. Easy to assemble.5
Tjena boxCassandraFunctional, minimal and adaptable, easy to assemble. Possibly I’ll paint it?5
Tjena boxCassandraJust as I’d expected; Functional and minimal. Wondering if I could paint it..5
Storage BoxMaggieGreat size boxes for storage inside a cupboard or on a shelf4
It's perfect for what IVickiIt's perfect for what I wanted it for.5
White Tjena boxCathrynPoor quality construction. Had pink and yellow Athena and they were more sturdy in construction. Please bring them back.3
This product was purchased toJanThis product was purchased to fit into a space on a dresser. The boxes look neat and fitted perfectly.5
Organising WFHTracyWorks great for storing old invoices for storage keep.5
Just what I wwntefjenniferJust what I wwntef4
Tjena BoxJessicaWorks well for what I needed it for.5
Great little boxes, attractive, sturdyKateThese are nice looking and of course useful, but I wouldn’t want to pay more.5
More sturdy than I was expectingGeorgia M.This is a great box in a great size. Very impressed with how sturdy it is considering it’s just made of cardboard.5
Love itMoniqueThe spots on the inside are adorable. They make for such great storage for my Christmas decorations5
Smart looking storage boxesNormaSturdy and easy to assemble.5
Toilet roll storageLindaSturdy, neat and tidy box to store away bulk supplies of toilet paper rolls in my laundry room5
Sturdy and very functionalRebeccaSturdy and very functional5
Fit for purposeMatthewFit for purpose4
TJENA Storage box with lid, white, 32x35x32 cm

The world of paper

Imagine counting out how many times you came into contact with paper in the last week? From takeaway cups, to tissues, to packaging and newspapers, chances are it wouldn't take long to lose track.

Which stands to reason, paper is such a useful material that over 400 million tons are produced around the world each year. Our goal is to minimise paper's impact on the planet, that's why we use recycled paper as much as possible, make fresh paper from responsibly sourced wood and design products that use less raw materials without losing any of their practicality. Products like the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes.

Thinking inside the box

"Sustainability is part of a common goal that we put into all our products," says Jakub Brat, one of the developers of TJENA and KVARNVIK. "The fewer raw materials we use to make a product without taking away it's functionality or quality, means we can reduce each products environmental impact and lower its price too." It's this goal of using less raw materials and better use of recycled paper that's shaped the development of the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes. "Our idea for these boxes was to design storage for magazines, stationery — things around the home," Jakub explains. "So once we had determined practical sizes and how strong they had to be, we looked at the best way to construct them."

The right recycle ratio

Paper is amazingly versatile in that, after its life as a newspaper or cereal box, it can be washed down into a pulp and reused as something else. As part of the recycling process some of the paper is washed away so fresh paper needs to be added. This fresh paper (also known as virgin paper) uses wood pulp that comes from forests following our strict requirements to ensure that the wood is grown and harvested responsibly. "The boxes are made of at least 80% recycled paper and up to 20% virgin paper," Jakub says. "The reason we add virgin paper is because it has fresh fibres which are stronger and give needed strength to recycled parts.” By making the boxes with a recyled paper core and a virgin paper surface, we can use as much recycled paper as possible, while still securing a strong storage box. Along with the strength boost, it also lets us print patterns and colours in a nice way too.

Resource saving design

Along with material, the other way we looked to make the boxes more sustainable was the design itself. "TJENA is actually replacements for previous box storage we made called KASSETT," Jakub says. "Which though popular, was a little fussy to put together with screws to hold the parts in place." Taking away the screws, an envelope style construction was developed, which has the double advantage of being 100% recyclable as well as easier to put together. We're looking to continue developing ways to use paper in the most responsible way, from ensuring our paper comes from more sustainable sources, to reusing paper waste to make something new. Even after you've had years of practical service from these boxes, they can be recycled into something useful again.


What is paperboard?

Paperboard is a thick and durable material that often comprises of several layers of paper and has many different uses. At IKEA we use paperboard in everything from packaging and sturdy storage boxes to games and other children's products. We strive for using recycled paper in our paperboard and the production is completely free from harmful substances.