ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained,

Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.

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This bench with storage frees up space on your patio or terrace. Besides it storing cushions and other outdoor things for you, it can be used as extra seating – and casters make it easy to move around.

Article Number902.342.07

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Besides storing away your chair cushions, gardening tools, or plant pots, this storage bench also works as an extra seat or to set things on.

Wheels make it easy to move.

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.

May be completed with TOSTERÖ storage bag.

Use VÅRDA wood stain, for outdoor-use when re-staining the furniture.

Only recommended for outdoor use.

Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.


K Hagberg/M Hagberg

Article Number902.342.07
  • Main parts:

    Solid acacia wood, Acrylic stain


    Steel, Galvanized


    Synthetic rubber

    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.


Width: 50 3/8 "

Depth: 22 1/2 "

Height: 21 5/8 "

    Storage bench, outdoorArticle Number902.342.07

    Width: 23 ½ "

    Height: 4 "

    Length: 49 ¼ "

    Weight: 58 lb 3 oz

    Package(s): 1


Easy to move, hides aLeahEasy to move, hides a multitude of sins5
Applaro is AwesomeKristina M.Everything in this product line is very durable, and holds up well, even in the Florida humidity. We polish / clean once a month with Pledge Spray, and the color has remained in tact a year and a half later. This bench is very easy to move around, having the wheels and the handles. The mechanism for opening and closing are smooth, and it works well for seating too. A great multi functional piece. Additionally, my cat really enjoys stretching out to lay on it in the sun, so truly, the whole family loves it!5
Easy to carry, nice designOzlemEasy to carry, nice design , value for money.5
Great set for enjoying ourKarie C.Great set for enjoying our outdoor patio! Fairly easy to put together and sturdy.5
Super storage!CSP3Bought it to hold all the miscellaneous pool stuff. It looks great and hold a ton of stuff! We are very pleased! Bonus points because it was on sale!!5
Really nice pieceStephanieO301I really like this piece for its size and weight. It's not too heavy, and the wheels make it easy to move. We store three of the Applaro folding chairs in it and will purchase a second one to store six seat cushions. My only real complaint is the bottom slats are very wide apart, much more than the top and sides. I'm a little concerned about a small animal climbing in. It was a little tough to put together, as you'll need some extra tools and patience to make it work well, but certainly doable without professional or taskrabbit support. I might suggest putting the wheels on first to give you a little more room to maneuver in the corner. Also, there is no Tostero cover that fits this well. I purchased a much larger one to make it work. It would be nice to have one that fit a bit more snugly.5
Great qualityKristygonzalezI got this about a month ago and as I was putting it together I was really impressed with the hardware and how sturdy it is. The hinges are very heavy duty.5
Quality attractive storageCalMarBLooks great and is sturdy. I own one of these for a few years it stood up to morning sun and rain very well. Just purchased three more on sale. I had been searching for months for more of these units. Thanks Ikea.5
Great storage benchmomcat2Perfect bench/storage box. We have it right by our front door, and use it for both storage and a place to sit groceries while unlocking the door. Very handy!4
mariacalgirlUsing it as a laundry hamper, and it works very well5
Great storageTellezI bought this for my patio and use it for all my chair covers and pool accessories5
Sturdy and pretty storage benchAnonymous reviewerLove it for on my porch. Plenty space and good quality. Only minus: not a standard size, so finding storage boxes and pillows for the top is hard. If IKEA made those to fit, that'd be super, but they don't unfortunately.5
So Far We Love itTX MomPurchased this bench over storage benches from other retailers because the bottom is open and not solid. We use it to store the kids toys and I didn’t want water collection in the bottom so that mosquitoes would breed... this is a big problem around here. It fits what I need it to fit and still keeps my patio looking like adults can use it too!5
Looks greatLarcinVery happy with the double function a bench and storage5
A Stylish ClassicWorking ManEasy to put together, quality solid material makes for a stylish classic.5
Looks great on patioqngdsEasy to assemble, i did get the inserts to hold the cushions. Storage and seating in one!5
tito1012Fits a ton! Doesn't come with a bag, which we kind of wish it did, but we still love it and it looks great.5
Very nicehollya6This is perfect for our patio to our towels in by the pool. It offers an additional pool seat.5
Great outdoor storage bench!!!Joan65Not hard to put together, very sturdy, and great for my outdoor pool stuff!5
Warped within a monthMetroMimiI bought this just over a month ago to store patio cushions on my deck. The lid is already badly warped and won't close. I also bought the compatible waterproof storage bag, it's not waterproof. I've already returned the bag and plan to return this bench when I have the time to disassemble it and drive it back to the store.2
ÄPPLARÖ Storage bench, outdoor, brown stained, 50 3/8x22 1/2 "

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.

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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.