not ok in one furniture. Ok on the other one.Alberto M.Front of the drawer cannot be leveled. Probably the holes are not symetrical.
Great Product & AssemblyCharlesProduct was great and all the parts and pieces arrived as described and ordered and free of any defect.
I had a task assemblerRymiaI had a task assembler put it together and even he had trouble. I understand the item is customizable but the instructions should definitely be easier to follow.
Very good overall productMattVery good overall product
Perfect fit!SharonI purchased these drawers to go inside of the Besta cabinets, that I used to make a bench seat. They fit perfectly and made the entire project come together!
Nice optionPaulineA drawer is a nice option over hinges. The pop open drawer tends to protrude a fraction of an inch, and opens on light touch. The soft close is a little more effort to open, but stays closed, and has a neater appearance.
Just perfectSilviaJust perfect
Great furniture for computer roomNataliyaGreat furniture for computer room
My Error: I initially bought the wrong drawers because I did not read the parts list from the Besta Planner.JacquelineWe purchased the 15" high Besta TV unit. After using the Besta Planner online to explore different looks for the unit, we opted for shelves over drawers in the left & right openings. This review is for those drawers and how they relate to the Ikea Besta Planner.
At first, I purchased the 10.25" high drawers, because only that height and the 15" height were shown in the planner for the 15" Besta TV Unit. Since we wanted exposed shelves on the top of the drawers, and we knew that 15" must be full height, we concluded the 10.25" must be correct.
We went to the self-service warehouse area and picked up 2 of the 9.75" drawers because it seemed logical that was the right size because it wasn't full height (15") and it would be slightly smaller than the 10.25" drawer front.
After getting one drawer assembled, it was only then I determined that drawer was too tall to work with the shelf. I then went to the main Ikea website and determined there is a 5 7/8" high drawer, but the drawer height specs are not shown in the Best Planner CAD diagram you build.
While it seemed illogical the drawer for this unit could be so short, we went back to Ikea, bought 2 of the 5 7/8" drawers, brought them home and assembled one. That was absolutely the correct size.
Assembly was very easy on the 5 7/8" drawer, although quality control was definitely lacking on one of the two I purchased. On that one, the slit where one piece joins another was not completely cut; the two joined pieces would not sit at a 90' angle to one another. I had to chisel out some of the MDF in the slit to make the drawer sit straight. Also on that drawer kit, the veneer was cracked & peeling on what would be the lower rear edge where the drawer back attaches. Because it would not be visible, I will not be returning it.
Also: it should be noted there is ink printing on the inside of the Best drawer fronts, sold separately. Although the instruction sheets for the drawer do not indicate, the printing on the drawer front must be right-side-up when you attach it to the drawer. The holes on the drawer front left & right sides align both right-side-up and upside-down with the 5 7/8" drawer, but if you put the fronts on upside-down, they won't correctly align with the bottom of the shelf.
Because I damaged the 9.75" drawer during dis-assembly, I discarded it. However, I will be returning the 9.75" drawer that I did not open.
In hindsight, I believe the heights offered in the Besta Planner diagrams for drawers for the 15" TV Unit are actually not drawer heights, but DOOR HEIGHTS, because the 10.25" doors I initially bought align perfectly with the holes in the 5 7/8" drawers I wound up buying. The door holes did not align at all with the holes in the 10.25" drawer.
My recommendation: don't do what I did. Don't use the Besta Planner and then ignore the parts list after you Finalize. I used it just to visualize the finished item but never ran the "Finalize" button to generate the parts list. I just did it in conjunction with writing this review, and it shows the correct drawer size in the list of parts.
If I could make one change to make this a better buying experience, I would add an extra layer in the Besta Planner for viewing the drawers and showing the drawer heights in the viewer BEFORE selecting drawer fronts. The planner would lead you to believe the drawer section entails buying a drawer & drawer front as one purchase, when in fact they are sold separately so Ikea can offer customizable options. This being the case, if the planner had that extra step wherein you choose the drawer and insert it in the Planner before and separate from chosing a drawer front, you would see the drawer height you need and know you need to purchase the items separately.
Great furniture, great service, greatVerified BuyerGreat furniture, great service, great stuff, thank you so much
Hard to installBrianHard to install
Looks pretty, but the qualityLilitLooks pretty, but the quality is poor.
Besta units are great storageANTONELLAI have Besta all over the house. In the den and in the craft room, it provides great storage. In the living room, we hung several units on the wall for an entertainment center. Can't be beat for the price.
QualityAntonioQuality has deteriorated
I am a huge IkeaTraceyI am a huge Ikea fan. A large portion of my furniture comes from IKEA. This into that I created is beautiful and I receive compliments all the time. Some of the hardware is the disappointment. It works. Some parts of it aren’t as nice. Overall. My IKEA furniture has held up well through four kids and normal living. I am a big fan.
Love that I was ableMaryLove that I was able to assemble and install in a few hours!
Excellent laundry storageJenniferI use a Besta unit with drawers and a shallow Besta top cabinet in my laundry for storage of laundry pods, household cleaning supplies, and dryer sheets. I love this drawer instead of having a door because I immediately see everything stored. I tend to forget what I have in the back cabinets so these drawers add amazing function/organization to my laundry. You cannot beat the price and function of IKEA storage.
Works great in home entertainment areaVerified BuyerVery happy with purchase and value!
Price too High for quality.Verified BuyerI need to have something narrow and arrange-able for TV etc. This for and blended with the living/dining room and kitchen in an open floor plan. Too bad the quality is not as good as my kitchen. It works and does the job but I can't get all the drawers level and matching. Oh well.