ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "

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

Article Number702.049.23

Product details

Besides storing away your gardening tools and plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to set 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.Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.May be combined with ÄPPLARÖ wall panel.Only recommended for outdoor use.Designer

K Hagberg/M Hagberg

  • Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain
    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.
  • Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.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.
  • ÄPPLARÖStorage bench, outdoorArticle no:702.049.23
    Width: 17 ½ " (44 cm)Height: 4 ¼ " (11 cm)Length: 33 ¼ " (84 cm)Weight: 31 lb 12 oz (14.40 kg)Package(s): 1

Product size

31 1/2 " (80 cm)
16 1/8 " (41 cm)
17 3/8 " (44 cm)

Ratings and reviews

Vag17Very happy with look and quality!5
Cute storage benchAmbreen SBought this about a mth ago it really compliments the set I bought, so glad I did. It’s perfect for small places5
AmazingNQ23Couldn’t be happier with it. Easy to assemble and great for storage. It’s a welcomed edition to my patio. Having the matching bench also doesn’t hurt.5
Functional and looks good!jayuSet up wasn't too hard and it fits well with our other wooden pieces from Ikea in our balcony. We also have the wooden tiles, askholmen flower box and patio set. The slates at the bottom has quite a wide gap about 1.5 inches apart, we cut a piece of cardboard to line the bottom so the items don't fall out. Would've preferred the wood stain to be on the cooler side like the floor and other pieces we have but it's not that big of a deal. While it's sturdy and can be used as a bench, I would suggest only one person sitting on it at a time for longevity. When one person sits and then another, we feel the slates in the middle move very slightly (120 and 160lbs for reference). If two people sit on it, use the edges as that is more sturdier. Overall I'm satisfied with the purchased but would have liked to pick it up during the sale instead but stock seems to be an issue with this item so I picked it up at reg price and don't regret either way.4
APPLARO Storage benchEwaShI have the balcony furniture from the same line, so the bench would fit well... but it's hard to put together (these little boards...). After I assembled it, the actual storage size didn't accomodate my balcony cushions becouse the hight mesurement, they give you, includes the hight of the leg as well. I returned it.3
Nice storage benchAjayPalToday, I got this cute storage bench. Looks sturdy.4
Great item for my balconyChriz123I recently bought this storage bench, which keeps my balcony nice and tidy to store away the items that clutter up the space (extra pots, dirt, tools, etc) It also has some other matching pieces, which I may consider later. The only reason I did not get the piece that attaches to the back, is because they need to be secured to the wall. Plus I like that it gives me an extra surface for seating or table top space.4
Beautiful inside or outmercedes180A bit tricky to put together but it is a stunning storage box when pillows are added , and it's transformed into a bench5
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "

Furniture for you and the environment

Wood is a fantastic material: flexible and beautiful, durable and renewable. Ever since IKEA started, we’ve used wood as a raw material. We’re a global company and have a great responsibility to ensure that our production has a positive effect on people and the environment throughout the world. That’s why our goal for 2020 is that all wood which we use is to come from more sustainable sources. With the ÄPPLARÖ series, we’ve already achieved this goal – by finding various new wood species to work with.

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.

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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.

Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained31 1/2x16 1/8 " (80x41 cm)

Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.
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ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "