Love the nightstandClaire X.Love the design, love the original wood color, love the nightstand5
Affordable and good qualityGREGAffordable and good quality5
products are wonderful but lackCorrineproducts are wonderful but lack clear and concise instructions. you have to rely 100%on appearance of the pieces.5
NightstandCindyNice size for small space. Great for painting to match decor.5
Looks nice in the bedroomHeatherLynneLooks nice in the bedroom5
The one I bought is greatAnnaIll start of my review with saying I went in to buy two Tarvas and was disappointed that I could only buy one. Im waiting for another shipment to buy another. This being said, I bought the Tarva so I could diy it; stain and cut/ sand the legs to look more mid century without the price. It turned out great. The pine took the stain well. It sanded nicely. It was also pretty easy tk put together myself once I got my electric drill out. Would recommend. Will be buying the second (once the shipping / quantity problems get fixed)5
Solid and well madeLornaGreat little table. Well built and looks good. Solid. Will match our pine furniture at the cabin perfectly.5
Great BuyJANETExcellent piece - solid structure and natural pine4
Good valueHeatherNice product. Good value for the money4
Not too bad at allRICHIENot too bad at all my daughter likes it4
great for the priceMark1997I bought mine last year, the top has chipped over that time. If you buy this a $5 coating product is well worth it. I spray painted the bottom black to match my room, its held up so painting it is totally an option! For the price, its a good quality product.3
Perfect Nightstand for Any Pine Furniturebluegreen44I didn't buy the Tarva dresser, but the smaller one as my bedroom is super small. Still, this Tarva nightstand goes perfectly well with the Ikea pine dresser I purchased and it's such a space-saver for my tiny bedroom! The one drawer is huge and holds a lot of stuff that is all closed in so the room still looks tidy. The open space above the drawer is perfect for a laptop and/ or books I'm currently reading and the top has plenty of room for a lamp, alarm clock and a coaster for water (it's unfinished pine so i use a coaster). I love the space under the drawer too for keeping a pair of slippers and my set of dumbell weights out of the way and adding to the neat, organized look.5
Defective Parts/Poor Quality ControlTddDPurchased 4 of these and paid to have them shipped to the east coast. They appear to have solid components and should last for some time. It does take some time to assemble but the directions do explain how to, you should pay particular attention to the direction of mirrored parts, best to lay on the floor and put together exactly as they are displayed.The drawers open and close well and overall a good unit. The issue I had was during the assembly of the legs there is a lug that goes in a hole in the leg, it holds a threaded rod that is held with a nut to the body of the nightstand, this was not threaded on one of the lugs, therefore I have a milk maid's nightstand, three legs only. Being so far from the nearest IKEA it doesn't make sense to ship back, guess there is one corner I can't lay a book on! With so many nuts, bolts, lugs, nails etc. this poor level of quality control would indicate that most likely about 25% will have defective and/or missing parts.2
YCC899The product is perfect for the bedroom. Also, I can paint any color I like.5
Excellent valueLeszLooks good fits perfect with bed5
DelightfulGwyndolynBought it and subsequently oiled it with Tung oil - after two days of drying, it’s both beautiful and functional, with a lovely matte sheen.5
Nice basic nightstandLolo789Wood is soft which made assembling a bit harder, and there are some ugly knots but overall happy with purchase4
Nice size for a night standflygirl84I stained the top a medium wood colour and painted the rest in flagstone grey .It turned out great .4
Nice Little Night standPICURNBought two of these for a bedroom suite. Super easy to put together and works great!4
Complex to build, problem with pre-drilled holesSunday FrustrationThis nightstand is complicated, exhausting and time consuming to put together taking 2 of us about 4 hours or more. There were more screws, nails and hardware pieces for this small nightstand than I have seen in some large IKEA furniture pieces. We could have overlooked the hours of labour if it had come together properly in the end but, unfortunately, the last thing to do was put in the drawer only to find that the drawer does not close correctly because the pre-drilled holes for the drawer sliders were not quite in the right place. It would not be easy to pull apart and drill new holes and I think that it may not go back together well and would negatively impact the integrity of the furniture. In addition, I do not want to exchange it because I would not want to have to build it again, especially just to find that at the end, it was not right the second time either. I may now try to find some sort of MacGyver band-aid solution but that isn't what you want with a brand new piece of furniture. If you overlook the wonky drawer it is a nice little night stand that goes well in my son's room and matches his IKEA bed, and at a low price. But unfortunately, the savings in cash was not much of a savings when you figure in the hours of labour and frustration and giving up the better part of our Sunday, only to have a wonky end product. If you can have IKEA assemble it, then it would be worth the money, and then you could have them take it back if it isn't right. I think they charge 20% of the cost of the furniture, which would be about $12 for this piece.2
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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.
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Solid wood is one of our favourite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful, renewable and recyclable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood. This way, every tree is put to good use that little extra.
"Both the simple design and the untreated wood are typical for the Scandinavian furniture tradition. With TARVA series we wanted to show our roots and create a modern, airy design. We think it's nice to be able to feel the natural material just as it is. The wood is beautiful in its own right and it's also renewable. And because you can stain or paint it without further treatment, everyone can create their own TARVA. In that way, the design becomes a collaboration between us and the person who decorates it."