I enjoyed this product when it was new... less so after reassemblyPaulKallax was innovative in design, when compared to the Billy bookshelf product line. It was easy to assemble when it came fresh out of the box. Unfortunately, the Kallax did NOT age well (I purchased the Kallax & its door and shelf inserts ~1.5-2 years ago). When I disassembled it for moving, the outer veneer sloughed off. This delamination happened when I used masking tape to bundle components for the moving company. The grey-wood veneer came off with the masking tape... it was particularly poor on the vertical and horizontal slats. The tape remained on the Kallax surfaces for ~1.5 weeks. I will have to figure out how to refinish the damaged surfaces! The other issue with this design was how the components warped over time. I can now see ~1 mm gaps where dowlings secured adjacent pieces. The shelves were used indoors, away from wet surfaces (holding valuable Hi-Fi components). After its Dec. 3/23 reassembly, Kallax looks tawdry. I would NOT purchase this product again.
Necessary storageLauraWe’ve used these great storage shelves for many years and really appreciate the look as well as the ease in which they come together.
A perfect substitute for aNancyA perfect substitute for a dresser in my closet!
It serves its purpose well.Ana PaulaIt serves its purpose well. Assembling takes a bit of work and seems like the pieces didn’t fit 100%, but overall easy to assemble. Could be less expensive since it’s such a simple and plain piece of furniture.
Using these for additional storageMargeUsing these for additional storage in guest bedroom
Shoe storageMichaelWorked perfectly
Good Quality, Looks neat andShaneGood Quality, Looks neat and space saver for organizing cupboard, that's what I use it for.
Functional and cuteCharoFunctional and cute
It’s a good buy greatMarcelIt’s a good buy great product 👍👍
Easy to assemble and looksCaraEasy to assemble and looks great in my office space. As expected. Price was okay.
Beautiful….will be getting more!SharlaBeautiful….will be getting more!
Easy to put together, looks greatLillyVery easy to put together. Looks very modern and clean. Works perfectly in our playroom for multiple gaming systems. Each system has it's own spot with a basket for the games below it. Worked out great!
very easy to assemble, doesDavevery easy to assemble, does the job, I got it at half price, so value for the money absolutely!
KallaxCharmagneLove this unit! Also bought the leg base in black, looks terrific with the walnut.
Once we add a couple of doors and a couple of drawer units, we’ll have the sideboard we wanted but couldn’t find as a single piece anywhere.
Really appreciate how you can start with the base unit and add to it as the budget allows!
It can also be usedHeayoungIt can also be used as a bookshelf, storage cabinet, or drawer. It is simple, but clean and pretty, making it a great piece of furniture with a variety of uses.
It's great because it goes well with both a children's room and the living room.
it was greatMarkit was great
Think of this as Billy Bookshelf, Chunky Version! With more hardware.PaulThis is a bookcase or shelving unit with some heft to it. Assembly DOES take more time than a simple Billy bookcase. I just had to disassemble mine for transport (take a lot of photos of your efforts [or KEEP the instruction manual... unlike me]). Kalax uses many dowels to hold shelves steady. A rubber mallet will reduce the risks of scuffing the surfaces. The door & drawer options fit well (a weird origami jig is slid into the open spaces). Would I buy it again? Absolutely. Don't try transporting this unit unassembled... you risk tearing it apart, eh. And keep those instructions handy (or at least scan them before tossing them out). Sigh.
versatile and attractiveDebbielarge enough shelves for dishes, books, decorative items, toys and looks great!
great space and best forNaveengreat space and best for shelve
This is my favourite shelvingDannetteThis is my favourite shelving unit. I wanted a change from the dark brown/espresso colour so I purchased the same units in a high gloss white. My kallax units have lasted over 10 years, great quality at a reasonable price.