ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "

This smart bench with a loose lid is perfect on a balcony when you want to maximize the use of space. Besides storing cushions and other outdoor things, you can use it as a low table or for extra seating.

Article Number702.049.23

Product details

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.Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.May be combined with ÄPPLARÖ wall panel.Only recommended for outdoor use.Designer

K Hagberg/M Hagberg

  • Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain
    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 possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.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.
  • ÄPPLARÖStorage bench, outdoorArticle Number:702.049.23
    Width: 17 ½ "Height: 4 ¼ "Length: 33 ¼ "Weight: 31 lb 12 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

31 1/2 "
16 1/8 "
17 3/8 "


Looks goodGlennLooks good4
Beautiful furnitureJoanI have chosen this brand for several years because I love the look and quality. Perfect for any outdoor patio.5
Nice simple outdoor chestJaneMatches some of my other outdoor furniture!4
Perfect outdoor benchAndreaWe love this product, we needed something small for our front porch that could double as seating and storage.5
Pool Toy StorageMoniquePerfect size to store pool floaters.5
Perfect fit for my balcony.DanielPerfect fit for my balcony. I liked the look, gave me storage and I went back and bought another.5
Exactly what we were looking forDarrenPerfect for us5
Love the look!MariaApplaro line looks super expensive but isn’t. It really elevates the look of your outdoor decor. Great value!5
Applaro Surround PatioEstherGreat design fir my patio! Easy to assemble and gave my outdated patio an inviting and semi private oasis ! And , using four benches against the coordinations g panels, we have achieved seating and storage ! The patio Has received great compliments!! I feel like a designer !!😉😎5
Lid does not attachnicole_a_davisI like this overall, but I didn't realize the lid does not attach. I was expecting (hoping) that it was hinged. Since it was not, it was a little hard for my son to open, and we are using this to store his outdoor toys. I was able to get some hinges and attach them (with a little difficulty) so in the end it worked out, but took some extra effort.4
Just what it saysSilesmilGreat, solid storage bench/table. Solid construction.5
Has lasted yearsLizzie12566I don't even remember what year I bought this for my screened in area, but you would never know that it's years old. Very sturdy and it is heavier than it looks. Great storage use also.5
Stylish StorageBay WolfI love my Applaro benches! I have 5 of them! I live in a small studio apt. with limited closet space. They provide storage & seating. Sturdy & elegant on their own or easily dressed up with a throw & some cushions. Easily put together by one person in under an hour, though 2 would be even easier & faster. Great value!5
Moved this indoors as a storage benchWinston9LI moved this indoors, put a cushion on the seat and made it a rustic bench near my entrance. Storage is an added convenience.4
I like it so much I bought anotherbluepiggI bought this 2 years ago to store my kid's toys on our back porch. We also use it for seating. It has held up perfectly so I just bought another.5
HorribleNot waterproofThe finish does not last it looks terrible. Better to go and buy something that will last. Very upsetting The finish is NOT waterproof. Don’t leave it out in the rain.1
arrived broken?Ellie123Unfortunately when we were taking pieces out of the box, one of the legs was split in 2 parts--hard to tell if we broke it or if it was broken in transport--either way surprised by the poor quality since I have had good experiences with ikea products in the past. Also having a very difficult time getting someone from customer service on the phone--keep getting put on hold then disconnected due high volume of calls. Not loving this purchase right now! Hoping for a swift replacement/refund so I can change the negative review.1
Good storage but slats warping alreadyjesse099Had it for 3 months and one of the slats on tops is already bowing inward. Because the slats on the lid are glued to the frame, it will be difficult to pull it apart and try to make a new slat. Looks bad. Not many options for repairing it. I had hoped it would last longer than 3 months!! Same is happening on a chair from this same company.2
Great for storage and extra seatingPixie 13We really enjoy this bench5
Storage BenchMelboyett1I love this little Storage bench. There is enough room in there for my cushions and I now have extra seating. It was super easy to assemble also.5
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "

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.

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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.

Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained31 1/2x16 1/8 "

Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.
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ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 31 1/2x16 1/8 "