ÄPPLARÖ Table, outdoor, brown stained,

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

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Many can gather around this outdoor dining table for 8 – and the square shape allows everyone to see and talk to each other. Made of durable hardwood with a hole in the middle to hold a parasol in place.

Article Number704.197.87

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The hole in the middle of the table top keeps your umbrella in place.

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.

Seats 4-8.

Only recommended for outdoor use.

Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

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


K Hagberg/M Hagberg

Article Number704.197.87
  • 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.


Length: 55 1/8 "

Width: 55 1/8 "

Height: 28 3/8 "

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    Table, outdoorArticle Number704.197.87
    This product has multiple packages.

    Width: 28 ½ "

    Height: 2 "

    Length: 56 ½ "

    Weight: 46 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 11 ¾ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 52 ¼ "

    Weight: 23 lb 2 oz

    Package(s): 1


We love the large sizeMollyWe love the large size of the table.4
Should have heeded previous review.Joanna C.Love the wood. Love the square shape with ample seating. Love the color. Extremely disappointed with the warping of the table top slats as another customer had noted. This started happening right away. A glass put down without care would surely topple over.3
Fragile low qualityELENAFragile low quality1
Looks great!LindsayI love this table! It’s exactly what I wanted.5
Packaged well. Easily assembled inSTEPHENPackaged well. Easily assembled in less than an hour. Looks good and accommodates 8 people.5
Great tableKenEasy to assemble, looks great, and large enough for 8 people comfortably.5
Great patio tableJAKILove this table so much we bought 2! Looks amazing - been looking for table for outside that 8 people can sit around comfortably with space for food, this table is perfect, and as we often have to fit up to 12 or more around, decided to get a second one. Love them so much. Highly recommend. Great value for the crazy price. ,5
Bought it again!Joshnix9Just purchased this to replace the same exact table from about 7+ years ago. It finally wore out. It was no fault of the product. We live in Connecticut and do not bring it in or cover it all year so snow, water, ice, sun and all other elements beat on it. Finally needed replacing this summer and for the price is well worth reinvesting in. My wife actually disassembled the old one and reconfigured it to be a planting table for her garden.5
Is a beautiful table!Faby56We are enjoying every minute with it!5
A waste of time and moneymfarris70Like others, I bought this table and found it immediately began to warp, lose finish and crack. I've made many repairs, re-stained it twice and added support braces but the original wood just does not hold up to the outdoors.1
Looks great but doesn"t lastpumuckl309I bought this with the matching bench and chairs, which have been great and still are. But sadly the table started bending and cracking super quickly. I thought I might not have stored it right and was ready to by a replacement (I'm passed the warranty) but after reading more reviews it's seems to be a general problem with the design. I'd love to see a newer improved version of this style - I need a table :)1
Amanda VraThis table is so good for any place we can seat 8 people comfortable but is not too big for spaces. We are in love with our new bbq space5
Steady tableVickanVery steady and I like that it is squared due to the fitting of our space. Very good price!5
DisappointedSumar429While it table looked good and is a great price, there is clearly a design flaw that IKEA should address. The table sag in the middle and even some of the slats sag as well. I really like the table with the chairs and the bench but the table and it's design leave much desired. IKEA please please do better!!1
Great place to enjoy family meals togetherRenee HWe love this set. It looks great, it's sturdy enough for my four year old and we've especially enjoyed it as we are stuck at home during COVID-19. With the nice weather we've been eating breakfasts and dinners together outside and a place to sit while I'm working remotely.5
Nice shape and feel but sags quicklyEleanorpWe've had this table for a little less than a year and the middle has sagged substantially and seems to keep getting worse. There is clearly a design flaw in what is otherwise a very nice piece of furniture. We have several other applaro pieces and this is the only one that has been a problem.2
Price and style are greatKrollinsWe’ve had our table a little less than a month now. We love the way it looks on our deck; however, the middle of the table is already starting to bow in the middle. We’re hoping it holds up because we love the style, but we are disappointed in the apparent lack of quality.2
Cannot recommendNEAnnI came to this website hoping there was a new improved table that I could replace this one with. We bought this table in June 2016 along with other Applaro items (4 reclining chairs, a bench, a stool and a regular chair) all to go with Applaro purchases in previous years of a regular chair, a stool and the tea cart. While all the other items show some age, which is to be expected, this table has been bad from day 1. When we first set it up, it sagged a bit in the middle, but I decided not to return it since the nearest IKEA is 90 minutes away. We’ve tried to protect it, storing it in our house for 9 months and putting it out for only 3 months here in New England. We also cover it with a tarp when it rains, hoping that would help. As others have said, in addition to the sagging middle, the slats are warped, getting worse each year. I would recommend the other Applaro items, but definitely not this table.1
warped and saggyShedWe are currently in our third summer with this table. The biggest problem is the table is sagging in the middle. The table top comes in two pieces that you connect side to side. The method of securing the two pieces together is weaker than the weight of the two pieces resulting in the table top surface sagging in the middle along the seam where the two pieces meet. (I have tightened up all the screws each year I put the table out and it does not fix the sag). Some of the small slats are warped making whatever you put on the table wobble in the spots that are warped. This table is set up under a deck with an under-gutter system and gets minimal water on it and minimal sunlight. It goes into a shed for the winter so it's been pretty protected.1
Doesn"t last outdoorsNJStaceyMomI bought this table 3 years ago (this would be our 3rd summer) and we have to trash it. The paint/stain stripped within the first season of use. The slats began to warp after the first year, and my son put one hand on it yesterday to lean over to reach the mustard and the whole table literally fell apart under him. This was a great size and style, but super low quality. Not fit for outdoor use.1
ÄPPLARÖ Table, outdoor, brown stained, 55 1/8x55 1/8 "

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.