Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.
How to get it
Beauty that lasts, from sustainably sourced acacia. ÄPPLARÖ series covers it all from dining and cooking to lounging and storing – so you can enjoy long, lazy moments on the balcony or on the deck.
Two folding drop-leaves allow you to adjust the table size according to your needs.
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.
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Only recommended for outdoor use.
Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.
Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.
Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain
The best way to extend the life of your wooden outdoor furniture is by cleaning it regularly, not leaving it outdoors unprotected more than necessary, and re-staining it on a regular basis.
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.
By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
It's not what you thinkRAOULMy wife thinks that is half finished, it needs to be sanded to get the rough (splinters )out
,later stained. Then it only folds half crooked.2
We used the table onPAULWe used the table on our back porch when we drink our morning coffee.5
Perfect size for puzzlesKellyBought this table to use for putting together jigsaw puzzles. It fits perfectly behind the couch. Topped it with 3 Susig cork desk mats to keep puzzle pieces from falling through slats. Works great!!5
LastsTrisha W.We have had this table for years, since 2014, and it works beautifully. No splitting or unstable anything. I can’t believe it’s almost ten years old in a couple of years. Very versatile. Sometimes I use it for work, other times for dining, mostly as a buffet table or as extra table for guests.
I want to say we bought it back in the day for $70-80 definitely not $119. But even at this price it’s worth it considering the quality and versatility.5
WowPATRICIAIt's more beautiful than I expected. The color is gorgeous & the finish is perfect. Didn't miss a spot. I'm so glad I bought it.5
perfect for my small patioSuzannelove that it folds up when not in use. went together with ease. very sturdy.5
Outdoor FurnitureLisaThis table is fantastic for the price. Both side can be raised or lowered on either end which can make it a table for 4 or a table for 1.5
Just what we needed for our patio makeoverLisaWe decided to makeover our patio by getting a sofa sectional conversation set. I was hesitant to be without a dining table so we bought this and it’s perfect. It can be tucked away as a side table and opened up for dining. We love it!5
Space SaverMariI bought this table for our small patio. I like how it could stay small. It's a little bit heavier than I wished... but over all, I'm happy with the table!5
I am enjoying it.ANIESHAI appreciate the flexibility of seating around the table. I wish that once the gatelegs were positioned it would feel more secure in the locked/extended position4
Great outside table!TimothyGreat outside table!5
Just the right size firLINDAJust the right size fir two5
Super compact/spacious table!DAVIDExactly what I was looking for. Space-saving and compact when folded down, yet spacious when opened up. Excellent quality, beautifully finished, very convenient.5
Great Outdoor Table.OTTOExcellent buy for our Patio. Unit is foldable and easy to storage.5
Love itMARINALove it5
ApplaroMargaretI purchased this table for the screen porch at our cabin. It’s perfect as we can extend the sides for a family dinner or put them down at night when it’s just two of us having a drink after the kids are in bed.5
Great extra tableDAVIDThis table was very easy to assemble. But, first, we decided to give it some protection with wipe-on poly since we planned to use it outside on our deck. Took the finish beautifully and was very handy to have this summer. Now have a permanent deck set but still use this table for its expendable capabilities.5
Great.JANEGreat.Exactly what I was looking for and easy to assemble.5
Bt of a disappointmentMARILYNWe've been an IKEA family for decades, and have gotten very proficient at assembling IKEA products. This one, not so much. Parts of the instructions were not very clear, and after assembling the table sides 3 times, finally getting the hinges screwed in properly, the stands beneath it do not fit in properly.2
Beautiful tablePerriReasonably priced table and perfect for my backyard patio. It took me about 45 minutes to build by myself. I have not tried out the folding function as of yet, but it has withstood several family and friends gatherings after a few months of use.5
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.
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.
Forests are critical for life on earth
Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.
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.
Lovable durable acacia
Acacia is a naturally durable and sturdy hardwood for outdoor use because of the high density of its wood fibers. For maximum protection it’s pre-treated with wood stain. By re-staining now and then you can enjoy it for many years.