HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "
HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "
HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "
HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "
HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "

This chest of drawers has a genuine character that lasts with each passing year. A traditional look combined with modern function like quiet, smooth-running drawers. Psst! Please secure it to the wall.

Article Number803.742.79

Product details

Of course your home should be a safe place for the entire family. That’s why hardware is included so that you can attach the chest of drawers to the wall.This high chest gives you plenty of storage without taking up too much room.Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.WARNING! Prevent tip-over injury or death. Furniture with included restraints must be secured to the wall according to the product’s assembly instructions.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home.The big drawer holds about 15 pairs of folded pants or 30 T-shirts.The medium drawer holds about 10 pairs of folded pants or 20 T-shirts.Designer

K Hagberg/M Hagberg

  • Top panel/ Side panel/ Drawer front:Particleboard, Acrylic paint, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Leg/ Top rail/ Bottom rail:Fiberboard, Acrylic paint
    Middle rail/ Partition:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Back panel:Fiberboard
    Drawer sides/ Drawer back:Solid pine
    Drawer bottom:Fiberboard, Printed acrylic paint
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • This product comes as 3 packages.
    HEMNES6-drawer chestArticle no:803.742.79This product has multiple packages.
    Width: 20 " (51 cm)Height: 3 " (7 cm)Length: 51 ¾ " (131 cm)Weight: 52 lb 9 oz (23.85 kg)Package(s): 1
    Width: 19 " (49 cm)Height: 3 ½ " (9 cm)Length: 47 ¼ " (120 cm)Weight: 51 lb 4 oz (23.25 kg)Package(s): 1
    Width: 18 ¼ " (46 cm)Height: 2 " (5 cm)Length: 47 ¼ " (120 cm)Weight: 32 lb 15 oz (14.95 kg)Package(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsHEMNES 6-drawer chest803.742.79

Product size

42 1/2 " (108 cm)
19 5/8 " (50 cm)
51 5/8 " (131 cm)
Drawer depth (inside): 
16 7/8 " (43 cm)


love itBrendalove it5
HEMNES dresserRIMABought this from the ‘As Is’ dept. it was a return, and in excellent condition. Heavy unit, sturdy. Perfect for my daughter’s room. Drawers glide open and close easily.5
Would be higherDennisThere was a crack on the side. Rather than dealing with the huge hassle of returning and getting a new on during the pandemic I kept it.3
Love it! So many pieces,SHERRILove it! So many pieces, but easy to follow instructions; it was a good afternoon project!5
Looks greatDETLEFWorks well and looks great5
Bad QualityBri A RBought this dresser along with several other Hemnes items for my room. The quality on this dresser was poor with little support. A piece came cracked, several pieces wouldn’t line up perfectly, and many holes were cut too large so the screws wouldn’t stay fastened. The other Hemnes pieces I bought were sturdy and easy to build, but this dresser truly was a disappointment.2
Chip in side panelRobyn2020Once put together, operationally its good! Looks good! We had to repair a chip in the side panel as we didn’t want to take it apart and drive all the way back to Ikea3
A lovely chest - holds a lot!aniktwoI tackled putting this together by myself. It was a large job but ultimately do-able, but definitely would be easier with 2 people. The instructions were sufficient and I didn't have any major issues. It is made of wood and is quite sturdy. The colour is chic and I'm very happy with it.5
Terrible assembly experienceUnknown2019876Hard to assemble, drawers make noise, one wood plank was delivered broken and glued!!!3
DressersTarabanaraLarge amount of storage and well built!5
Wrong and missing piecesannoyedddI bought the white HEMNES 6-drawer chest. The package came with only one side board (two are needed) and two tops pieces (only one is needed). This is a huge mistake on IKEA's part. We are trying to contact support. No one is answering the telephone. I wait for hours, listening to repetitive music and no human is answering. Email is not available. Chat is not available. We cannot continue to assemble the furniture. What am I supposed to do??? (I am also having so much trouble just posting this review. I retried submitting it several times and it won't go through.)1
Plenty of storageHeat2006Bought this a few weeks ago. Assembly was trouble free. The size of the drawers is perfect for a variety of items. Very pleased.5
Good... but.AssemblerareWent together relatively simply. Instructions a little sketchy at times but not bad. Quality good, but cam lock fasteners not consistent. Some broke during assembly. Overall, good, but finished product had a very strong Pine odour due to the use of, well Pine wood in construction of the drawers. But sure how that's going to be once in use.4
Perfect sized dresserMamabear04Bought a month ago for my daughter bedroom and it’s perfect! She loves it!5
Material DamageAmandalc86Thought this was beautiful in store, purchased for my daughters room reno, spent a couple hours putting it together and the face of the dresser cracked. Its very noticeable and not something we can fix. We also live 3 hours from the nearest ikea. Have tried calling/using online chat for customer service multiple time, no success getting a rep on the phone. Very disappointed.1
Great storage chestJaffabeanFits great in our WIC , east to assemble , looks lovely4
Different generation Hemnes lineAlexDeviant794I think there are more than 1 Generation of HEMNES line and this falls into the OLDER designs. I say this because you have to use the Classic nails in the back of the furniture unlike the newer ones that have Screws and Teeth. It takes considerably longer to put this piece of furniture together, but it looks amazing.4
ImperfectionMirou78Le dessus du meuble est brisé. Je dois le retourner!2
Not the same as others in the Hemnes lineAlexDeviantThe 6 Drawer Chest is not designed like other Hemnes line products, Feet are not adjustable and you need to hammer nails into the back panel. On the other Hemnes line items like: Glass-door cabinet with 3 drawers,Bookcases and TV bench. They have adjustable feet, and pre-assembled panels, which look great. So I do recommend this as part of the Hemnes line as it is poor quality compared to others of the line of product.1
tch61We have a Hemnes chest in brown/black already; wanted the white for our daughter’s bedroom based on the level of satisfaction we have had with the first one.5
HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x51 5/8 "

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 center 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 center 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 center 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 center 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 center of gravity moves. And when too much weight is distributed from the center of a chest of drawers, it tips over. A child that climbs on it, affects the center 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 center 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 they're out of sight.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s good. 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 seems 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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