Manufacturing errorsAndrewOrdered 3x of the deeper 50cm cabinet and all three had a backing board that was *slightly* too wide, just by 1-2mm, but it was enough to throw the cabinet out of alignment. Took them apart, tried different orientations, and tried every combination to ensure it wasn't my error. It wasn't. The sideboards have bent and split at the back where they meet the too-wide backing board, but I'll live with it rather than deal with the hassle of returns. These used to be bulletproof quality but the backing boards on the batch I got were wrong size. Would not buy again.
As expectedMarkAs expected
Decent and usefulANTONELLAI purchased this cabinet to turn into a coat closet at my small entry way. I added a rod inside further back, added hair pin legs and stained it. I left the backing off and the shelves I used for other things. It came broken but IKEA sent a new one which was good.
The doors did. It meet up at the same heights and I find that annoying.
No ifs, ands, or gaps about itDikosavaI have had the Ivar cabinets in my home since the beginning of time. This is the best storage made fully of wood that you will get for this price - anywhere, not counting your grandma's attic. The assembly is a piece of cake, the look is smooth and frillless. You will get a sturdy, reliable, forever piece of furniture you can then zhuzh up any way you want. We added long vertical brass handles and IKEA pine legs to ours and have been loving it for years now. As for the gap between the doors, this is totally fixable, just check out a couple of videos online on how to tinker with the screws in the hinges and you will get the gapless IVAR.
Good valueLindaI purchased these to create built in units. The quality is good. I think these are good value for the cost.
Trash False AdvertisingBexJust like the title says. This product is trash. I’ve also tried two different style paints on this piece according to what works best with pine and neither work. The colour just soaks into the pine no matter how many coats you put, you see the pine underneath and what is clearly beige paint it somehow comes out looking grey on the pine. At this point I’ve wasted so much time and paint on this product I just want to chuck it in the trash. Sadly I have to put one star as I can’t put zero.
Great Wood cabinetDeanPrice was very reasonable, went together quite smoothly and mounted nicely.
Love these!LindsayBought these some time ago as added pantry storage. We painted them, added legs and put a custom cut bamboo countertop on. I see a lot of complaints about gaps in the doors but it can be fixed by moving the hinge on the door side around until you find the spot that closes it up. Before ikea was offering that adjustment, I found it with a simple google search. This is a wonderfully built cabinet. Although I will say that the screws on the hinges loosen every now and again and you have to retighten them but a lot of Ikea stuff is like that unfortunately. Hoping to buy more!
I'm excited to diyNatashaI'm excited to diy
The cabinet is solid, andJenaThe cabinet is solid, and all the pieces were in excellent shape. The only issue we had with it was we were planning on using two of the IVAR cabinets as a storage unit for under our wall mounted TV. But once we put together the first unit we received the top edges were not as flush as we would have liked, also there is about a 1 inch gap between the cabinet doors
Nice CaninetPennySolid, we sanded,stained and added legs to it,.liked it so much we came back and bought another. I struggled a little.hanging the doors straight but with a little time I managed.
Great pieceAlyssaGreat piece
Returned it.StephanyThe gap between the doors, even after maximum adjustment, didn’t look right. I returned the two units I bought.
Perfect storage for pantry. Easily built/installedVerified BuyerWe bought this to update a laundry pantry room. They look great on the wall and hold A lot more than expected.
Doors don’t futVerified BuyerI bought this from the store in Edmonton Alberta, we had put together and the doors are about 2 inches short on width, can’t tale back would cost more to drive back will not recommend this Love the look but would look better with doors that fit
So far so goodLindsayBought 2 of these cabinets to act as extra storage and counter space for my small kitchen (ikea hack). Painted them sage green and they took the paint wonderfully although I would suggest sanding first. The back panel is incredibly wobbly which I will probably caulk later. I googled how to close the space between the cabinets (thank you reddit users) and it’s perfect. Can’t wait to get some legs for it and a countertop and put it to use.
This cabinet has flawsVerified BuyerI have assembled many Ikea pieces over the years and haven't had trouble like I did with this one. I like this cabinet. For the price it's decent, however, Ikea really needs to look at the design of the doors and hinges. No matter what adjustments I tried I could not get the gap between the doors to anything less than 1/2 without causing the doors to loosen to the point of falling off. I have resorted to using shims on the inside hinge in order to close the gap. Luckily I have the tools and know-how to do this. The gap is unacceptable and I feel this is a design flaw on Ikea's part. I gave 1 star for ease of assembly/installation because of the hinges/doors.
Finding storageStephanieIt is a super easy to assemble cabinet easy to customize. However you can adjust the doors all you want. They will not come all the way together. So if that’s a deal breaker then don’t get them. But they’re a very cost effective cabinet
simple cabinetFranthis cabinet goes together pretty easily. It's hard to see, but there is a small gap between the doors, which I don't care about. Getting the shelves in once you've installed the doors is very hard without damaging things. Either loosen the hinges, or install shelves before you tighten everything. Otherwise, it's a snug, solid little cabinet.
small pine cabinet with tricky hardwareVerified BuyerI was hoping to game the IKEA quality-price system by selecting a pine cabinet for my office storage, and whitewashing it; but Ivar has some utility and quality deficits. 1) Be assured that the back of this small 3'x3' utility cabinet is a thin, folded sheet, not wood. 2) Screwing in the hardware leaves a big gap in the middle between the two doors. You need to fidget with it, and the screws are more difficult to screw in, in order to lessen the gap down to 1/4, the minimum gap between the doors. 3) To open the doors, the cabinet needs to be off the ground as it has no base; but it also has no legs, or leg-attachment hardware, so it is meant to be hung on a drywall. It's not ideal for friable plaster walls. 4) Although this cabinet is depicted with magazine holders in adverts, the doors have interior braces, making the cabinet, at 24 usable cm deep, a bit too shallow for storing work documents.