Two folding drop-leaves allow you to adjust the table size according to your needs.
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
Only recommended for outdoor use.
Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.
Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.
Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain
The best way to extend the life of your wooden outdoor furniture is by cleaning it regularly, not leaving it outdoors unprotected more than necessary, and re-staining it on a regular basis.
Clean: Use a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean 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.
Great fold up tableKendraWe bought this on sale as we were looking for another surface for our craft room that is very small. The fact that it folds out ok both ends yet can remain super small when the tops aren’t up as well it’s light enough for one person to move around as needed! Beautiful wood as well!5
Love It!NANCYLove It!5
Very nice!AngieI love this gated table and it tucks away for a small table against the wall. Love the color too!5
Love the flexibility of thisRozelleLove the flexibility of this great table!5
Thumbs up for a condo balconySabrinaDebated about this table for some time. Happy in the end.
Fairly easy to assemble. Works well on a condo balcony (though we have a large/long balcony - not sure about smaller or narrow balconies). We like that it can be used in 3 different lengths. Sturdy and not a concern on windy days.
Yes, would recommend.5
Table is not stable, movesSalvatoreTable is not stable, moves from
Side to side2
Excellent for a small deck.KarenExcellent for a small deck.5
Love it!!! Easy to assembleLouiseLove it!!! Easy to assemble looks great and fits perfectly into my backyard.5
Great table but issue with the stainSANDRA A.I have two of these tables and find them very handy as a BBQ side table at my cottage, and a bistro table on small deck.
The problem is the stain. It needs to be covered to protect it from wear, and the Varda stain for touch ups is no longer available. It has been very frustrating.2
Very good fit for ourJodineVery good fit for our balcony, the look of it is nice, easy to assemble and easy to store. My only complaint is the lack of leg room on the wider sides of the table, but we make it work.4
TableDUANETwo of the table leg extension tabs don’t line up the the lots in the table.3
compact outdoor tableBruceA good table for limited outdoor space.
Folds easily for storage or to put it out of the way.
Limited space for your legs under the table.5
Love itBRETTGreat product to use for a plant stand5
Looks very good. Have keptDebaLooks very good. Have kept it dry and not exposed to sun and weather so far.5
What I was looking forFrancescaI love how this table closes to take just the space you need, whether is just 2 people or 4. great quality as well!5
CuteAnnUsing it mostly as an outdoor side table with occasional meals for myself. The finish isn’t perfect but I expect to have to redo in a couple of years5
The Applarö tableLOUISEEveryone loves it!5
The perfect patio tableMICHELLEWe had been searching for a patio table to fit our deck needs - small enough for two of us to eat dinner at to having enough space for others to join us. This table was the perfect solution.5
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 a 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 for 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 color 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.
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.