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ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers, white,

Price £ 129
ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers, grey-turquoise, 36x116 cm
ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers, white, 36x116 cm
ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers, white stained/oak effect, 36x116 cm

How to get it

A clean look that’s easy to like and mix with other styles. Use it with a desk or – as long as you secure it to the wall – use it as a standalone. Keeps things organised and creates more space on the desk.

Article Number904.861.39

Product details

Drawer stops prevent the drawer from being pulled out too far.


Johanna Asshoff

  • Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.

  • Material
    Basematerial/ Front:
    Particleboard, Acrylic paint, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Drawer side/ Drawer back:
    Particleboard, Plastic foil
    Drawer bottom:
    Fibreboard, Acrylic paint

    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    For increased stability, re-tighten the screws about two weeks after assembly and when necessary.

  • We recommend you to fix the furniture to the wall with the enclosed safety fitting to prevent it from tipping over if a child climbs or hangs on it.This product has been developed and tested for domestic use.

Weight & measurements

Width: 36 cm

Height: 116 cm

  • ALEXArticle Number904.861.39

    Width: 49 cm

    Height: 12 cm

    Length: 122 cm

    Weight: 38.47 kg

    Package(s): 1


Buyer Beware - Extremely limited longevityVerified ReviewerPurchased in spring 2022, used lightly, and now I'm in the process of dismantling it for disposal in autumn 2023. It really has been such a disappointment. Every single drawer has failed in the same manner. The two screws that locate and hold the drawer runners to the drawers quickly loosen with regular use. The drawers themselves are made from compressed wood chip board that easily deteriorates when threaded in to, such that the screws can no longer be re-tightened. An easy fix migt be to source a longer machine screw and nut from the inside to re-secure the drawers, but the side walls also started to bulge out causing all the other runners to dislocate. The whole thing is just made from insubstantial material. I'd finally point out that mine contained only lightweight stationery - as in the marketing images, some drawers were even empty. Ikea designers - the drawer runner holes should use threaded inserts, and the carcass should be made from a less compressible board.1
Love Alex, very usefulVerified ReviewerI have one in my sewing room and another in my bedroom. Great storage and easy to construct. But it is a lot of drawers, so you need a production line going .4
Draws no longer come in and outVerified ReviewerSuch a shame as these chest of draws are really nice. Unfortunately after a month the screws come loose and the draws no longer push in and out. We have hardly any weight in them so we unsure why.1
Excellent storage solution. Very straightforwardVerified ReviewerExcellent storage solution. Very straightforward to assemble.5
Quality tall drawer storageVerified ReviewerI needed more drawers and this just so happened to fit the narrow space I had availible perfecty. Build was super easy, extremely happy that drawer rails were already affixed too. Overall sturdy build and worth it for the money.5
No casters availableVerified ReviewerDrawers are fine, but they are really heavy so definitely need the castors, but these are out of stock everywhere so can't be ordered or collected.1
Easy to assembleVerified ReviewerThe measurements of the drawers are not accurate. Very disappointed as I brought this unit to specifically store items that were 12’x12’ The draws are shown as being 13’ wide so even allowing for the width of the draw sides there should of been enough room to fit. The actual size including the sides once assembled is 12 1/2’ so the internal area is only just over 11 1/2’ Once assembled it was too late to find this out. Please review your information on this product3
NiceVerified ReviewerAfter 3 years of daily use, the runners have come away from the drawers where they were screwed in. I’ve bought a couple of clamps and some gorilla glue and I’m repairing them. In hindsight I’d recommend gluing the runners to the drawers and then screwing them in while you’re busy building the unit. They should last a long time this way.4
PerfectVerified ReviewerPerfect5
Sides bowed within 3 monthsVerified ReviewerSides of the draws bowed within 3 month meaning the draws keep coming off the tracks and fall out. Can’t use the drawers, really bad quality. Nothing heavy in them or on too either. This is the second set this has happened to - we brought another hoping it was a faulty set but it has again bowed in no space of time. Do not recommend.1
Satisfied 👍🏼Verified ReviewerMy daughter loves it! Great product.5
Great piece of furnitureVerified ReviewerVery useful. Easy to assemble.5
Easy to build fits perfectlyVerified ReviewerEasy to build fits perfectly daughter loves it5
Great item!Verified ReviewerGreat item!5
Bad qualityVerified ReviewerI bought mine and at first I thought they were great. However they do not last! The sides of mine have bowed which means the draws do not fit and fall out! After calling customer services I was told that I would have to buy a new one as I had had it longer than 12 months and it was no longer in warranty. I’ve only had them 2 years, I would have thought they would have lasted slightly longer for over £100!!1
Perfect for my needsVerified ReviewerVery easy to put together. Small & compact but the 9 drawers with 2 different sizes enable me to store my craft work perfectly. Very pleased with the item5
Fabulous office furnitureVerified ReviewerThese are brilliant for the office and look nice and tidy5
FabulousVerified ReviewerLove these and fabulous to keep all your make up and stuff in them. keeps everything organised5
They are my favorite purchase.Verified ReviewerThey are my favorite purchase. Awesome for makeup 💄5
Good quality easy buildVerified ReviewerGood quality easy build5
ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers, white, 36x116 cm

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

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100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

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.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look.