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ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained brown

$70.00
Article Number: 
702.049.23
Cabinet number:: 
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14.
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Besides storing away your gardening tools and plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to set things on.
Size
31 1/2x16 1/8 "
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-Besides storing away your gardening tools and plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to set things on.
-For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain.
Good to know
May be combined with ÄPPLARÖ wall panel.
Only recommended for outdoor use.
 
Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.<br/>
Care instructions
Clean: Use a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean dry cloth.
Maintenance: To prevent the surface from drying out and cracking, and moisture from penetrating into the wood, we recommend you to re-stain the furniture on a regular basis, for example once or twice a year.
Storing: If possible, store in a cool dry place indoors. If the furniture is stored outside, cover it with a waterproof cover. After a rain or snowfall, wipe off excess water or snow from flat surfaces. Allow air to circulate to avoid condensation.
Product dimensions
Width: 31 1/2 "
Depth: 16 1/8 "
Height: 17 3/8 "

Width: 80 cm
Depth: 41 cm
Height: 44 cm

This product requires assembly
Designer:
K Hagberg/M Hagberg
Product description
Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain
People & Planet
Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
We have clear requirements for all the wood we use, including a ban on illegally harvested wood. By 2020, we want all our wood to come from more sustainable sources, defined as certified or recycled.
100% renewable material. (Fixtures excluded)
Downloads
Only the latest version of the documents is available for download. This means that there maybe a difference in this version and the printed version.
Assembly instructions
702.049.23 ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor (PDF)
Manuals
702.049.23 ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor (PDF)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised! Using the storage bench on my condo landing, it worked great to hold all my extra potting soil and tools, as well as some extra pots! Great place to sit outside and admire my new container garden.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed This box seems to indeed be squirell-proof, which is exactly what we needed for our front porch to protect our farm-share deliveries! Very happy after 3 or 4 weeks of deliveries
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not to be left outside..m We use it for inside use to place a small TV. After we read instructions it states not to be used outside however it is sold as outsude furniture.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great !! easy to assemble, works great for what we wanted and the price was right.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outdoor storage bench Perfect little attractive bench for my outside patio. The top comes off, and holds a lot of stuff, yet it is strong enough for me to sit and read. Perfect with the panel, and hooks.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good storage We have found this very useful, both as storage and a bench. I did add hinges to it, as I didn’t like that the lid came on and off, but that took about 15 minutes and cost less than $3, so not worth taking a star off.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Futures I bought this a month ago and very happy. Easy to built, nice color. I use this bench inside house.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice appearance but inly disappointment was no predrilled holes or screws to attach the upright piece for shelf and hooks.
Date published: 2017-11-30
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ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor IKEA

Material matters

Acacia and eucalyptus
Acacia and eucalyptus are hardwoods that are commonly used in outdoor furniture because of their durability. All acacia and eucalyptus outdoor furniture is pre-treated with wood stain or paint for protection and to extend the time before you need to maintain it. Maintenance like re-staining will extend the lifespan of the wood. The amount and frequency of re-staining depends on location, usage, and exposure to sun and rain.

More ÄPPLARÖ outdoor furniture

Furniture for you and the environment

Wood is a fantastic material: flexible and beautiful, durable and renewable. Ever since IKEA started, we’ve used wood as a raw material. We’re a global company and have a great responsibility to ensure that our production has a positive effect on people and the environment throughout the world. That’s why our goal for 2020 is that all wood which we use is to come from more sustainable sources. With the ÄPPLARÖ series, we’ve already achieved this goal – by finding various new wood species to work with.

Today we’ve achieved the goal that all the wood which we use for our outdoor furniture comes from more sustainable sources, which means that it is certified or recycled wood. The transition has been a given for us at IKEA, but it has also been a challenge. Much of the wood used for our outdoor furniture comes from Southeast Asia, where it has been difficult to gain a good insight into the entire process from forest and sawmills to the factory. But through close cooperation with suppliers and local authorities, we’ve achieved the result, says Ulf Johansson, who works with wood supply and forestry. "More sustainable forestry requires perseverance and long-term thinking, since profits are not achieved quickly, and many of our growers are small companies with limited resources. But we have been able to support them in this process both financially and in terms of knowledge-sharing", says Ulf.

Tough demands on life outdoors

Outdoor furniture must be durable, and throughout history, teak, which is a very hard wood, has been a popular choice of material. But the availability of teak produced in a more sustainable way is far too small, so to achieve our goal, we started looking for alternative wood types. Ove Lindén is an engineer and was working for IKEA in Malaysia when he discovered acacia's positive qualities in the early 2000s. "At the time it was not used for furniture, but was grown mainly for the paper industry. But when we saw people also made fence posts from acacia, we supposed it was resistant to rotting and durable ‒ and would also suit outdoor furniture. In addition, it has a beautiful color tone, just like teak", says Ove, and explains how acacia, which grows mainly in Malaysia and Vietnam, is grown on plantations where IKEA can have a good overview of the entire necessary production chain.

A type of wood to trust

Today, we use acacia for, among other things, ÄPPLARÖ, one of our most long-living outdoor furniture series. Over the years, new items have been added, and today ÄPPLARÖ is found in outdoor environments throughout the world. Ove Lindén has a theory of why it has become so long-lived. "It's a timeless and neutral series that suits many surroundings. In addition, over the years we’ve been able to streamline production and thereby keep the price down." The discovery of acacia has made us curious about finding more wood species from sustainable forestry. The journey continues towards higher quality and increased durability ‒ for you who use the furniture, yet also for people and the environment throughout the world where our furniture is manufactured.

More Outdoor organizing

Besides storing away your gardening tools and plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to set things on. For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/applaro-storage-bench-outdoor-brown__0131156_PE285715_S4.JPG ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained brown 702.049.23 IKEA $70.00