Useful in every space.VictoriaIKEA’s little boxes, one called the EKET,
are strong, attractive in several colors, are great in every room, including the garage.
They can be attached to each other to create various shapes, or be used simply alone or stacked.
Perfect solution!LeesaMy so. Needed a small shelf to put his small stereo receiver in and this worked great. We cut a small hole I. The back for the cords and attached a small laminate board to the top with command strips to set his turntable on. Perfect solution!
EketVictoriaWorks great for my 12"x12" paper pads.
Hard to assemble if you don't follow the directions.JoselynnFollow the directions! Pay attention to the "1" printed on one of the pieces and get a rubber mallet and these can be assembled in 2 mins.
I first tried these without reading the directions as it was only 5 pieces. It was a nightmare. You can do the first 3 sides and then slide the particle board in and then you will spend 1hr plus losing your mind, patience, temper, etc swearing the product is defective. I even broke one trying to jam it in as it just wouldn't line up...
However, my wife then asked if I followed the directions and I didn't even look at them. She then took it and followed the directions and assembled multiple of them in 2 minutes :) lol you just have to pay attention to the directions and the "1" and they are so easy to do but use a rubber mallet with a cloth to make it easier - thanks wife.
Hope this helps.
NOT HARD! I have some tipsNiaI will post the same review on each eket I bought because I am lazy. These are NOT hard to put together. Really!
1: GRAB A MALLET! I couldn't find mine anywhere but after putting one together without one and getting frustated, I realized that Ikea made these to fit so tightly together it's just not worth doing it without. I ran to my local hardware store.
2: START WITH SIDE LABELED 1! The easiest way for me to see it was keeping the four sides together and looking for 1. But 1 is ALWAYS a piece with plastic pegs. ALWAYS. The pieces without pegs are what I think of as sides 2 & 3.
3: When putting on sides 2, put the round peg all the way into the round hole, if you only get it halfway in and slide; take it out; do it again. After the round peg is in the round hole, I grabbed the eket booklet, put it on top of the joint I was joining & pounded it until it was flat. This worked without fail. Repeat for side 3.
4: Slide the backing in sticker on the outside. Put side 4 in
great storage solutionInga W.great storage solution
If You Can Put It Together...Pieces Do Not Align WellWhitneyThis piece would have been a beautiful storage option , if you can put it together that is. After trying for a few weeks, I just was not able to put these cubes together. The video provided on product's page isn't near close to reality, and customer service just recommends using Task Rabbit. There's something about these units that are not correctly lining up so that they can slide and lock into place. Ultimately, and unfortunately have to make the trek to return.
Terrible Assembly Instructions!EvieI just finished assembling eight cubes. The cubes look great in our home office, but the assembly instructions are some of the worst I have ever encountered, and I am a technical writer. It took an hour to assemble the first cube. I had to take it apart once and that was no easy task. Once I figured it out, the remaining seven cubes only took 5 minutes each to assemble. The assembly video makes it look so easy, and it would have been with better instructions. It shows a woman snapping the sides together and then pushing them flush with her hands. Impossible. I used a rubber mallet. My husband couldn't even push them flush with his bare hands. Also, there were several plastic parts included with the cubes, but I couldn't figure out what they were for or how to even install them. I looked for info on the IKEA website but could not find anything. I'm using the cubes without the plasticware, and they seem to be just fine.
VersatileGSolid, low profile with ability to configure (hack) in many, many ways. Multiple colors
Great wall storage optionReginaVery easy to assemble and functional.
Does the jobJillian F.I wanted a small storage cube to mount on my wall and this was perfect for it. Easy to put together and easy to mount.
Easy to assemble.MariaEasy to assemble, love the blue color.
Easy to assemble--but a bit tricky to finishFrankA great asset for storing larger items. But, be sure to follow instructions--when you get to that last piece. you'll be glad you did!
Follow directions carefully to avoid common problem.JaneI have bought several of these and it was very easy to assemble. If it didn’t slide together, I just used a mallet and it went together just fine.
* I have seen several reviews that said they had trouble putting the last piece in place because the back panel was too long. I ran into this problem too and realized that it was because I hadn’t followed the directions correctly. It is easy to miss but the first side you start with is supposed to have a 1 on it. It is easy to miss! It is really important however, because the side with a 1 on it has a deeper groove so the back piece can slide down so you can slide the last piece in. I was able to slide the pieces apart so I could redo it and it worked just like it’s supposed.
Easy to assemble.JuneEasy to assemble.
Frustrated!CarolJust bought this unit today and was excited to put it together. Talk about frustrating! Bad instructions and I couldn't get it assembled with the back panel in place. Once you align the plastic screws on 3 sides and slide in the back panel it is impossible to get the screws on the 4th side lined up AND in line with the back panel! Dinged it up a bit with my effort. Hardest piece from Ikea that I've ever tried to assemble. So disappointed!
Issues with assemblyDianeHi all, bought two for now, serves it's purpose for me, looks nice as storage sitting on a closet shelf, flexible to move, allowing for something on top and a pullout bin inside. Gave 3 stars because assembly with back panel seems impossible. Did not need back panel for closet storage and assembled without back. Sides which slide together must be hammered (to slide). Possibly can enlarge the wood holes so will slide easily (did not try). Would recommend for closet storage on shelving.
Ordered 2 but one was faultyBlakeSo I ordered 2 of these and one had the thin back wood too long, making it literally impossible to assemble, so I ended up just cutting away at the edges, and eventually just shortening one side by about 1-2mm or so. After that it was perfect assembly. Took about 45min to do that one, but the second one wasn't faulty and only took about 5min. The act of "pushing" the pieces together however was not the case. The use of a hammer IS required to assemble.
Almost impossible to buildMiriamThe assembly process almost took me down. Down to a sad, dark, dark place. In lieu of regular screws, it is necessary to wedge into place plastic screws that required maximum force to set into place — including sitting on it, jumping on it with the full force of a grown adult, and ultimately banging it at full intensity and speed with a hammer, which admittedly provided an outlet for the pent up frustration. Do not buy this unless you are ready to face the ultimate challenge
Cute, but hardware is visibleJoanneInstallation hardware was not included, and is visible once installed. I plan on getting some paper to put in the back of the squares to hide the hardware, but wish it was just a different kind. For the price, I think the hardware should have been included.