NiceSarahThese are nice. Easy enough for my husband to put together but it does take some strength. I probably would have had a hard time assembling them myself. Deducted 1 star because it doesn't come with any hardware to connect the two cabinets together as shown.
Super easy assemblyDaleGreat quality and really easy to assemble literally no tools needed. Very well engineered and thought out
Great ItemMichaelEasy Peasy to Assemble (I did not put legs on them) and looks great in the spot I had planned for it. Holds oversize books albums. Another winner.
This thing was so hardKayleighThis thing was so hard to put together. You would think the peg hole system would make it easier. I ended up returning it because the top would not sit flush.
Pay Attention to AssemblyMichelle K.One of the panels is labeled (1)
They all look identical but this one has different groves.
If you don’t assemble correctly in reference to that 1 piece you will not be able to get the backing on!
Overall assembly was easy once I realized that I missed that KEY information!
TerribleMARIAN R.Probably the worst product in IKEA. It is supposed to be easy to install but it's exactly the opposite. This "hook" system is absolutely terrible. I will NOT recommend this product. It looks "innocent" but it's a disater !
Would Not RecommendJade C.This piece is not as easy to put together as some reviews say. Nowhere in the instructions does it say a rubber mallet (or similar) is needed to make sure the pieces fit snugly together.
One review also said the pieces are numbered—no they are not. So I had to take apart one whole shelf because on the last piece the holes and knobs were not the same distance apart and would not fit together.
I was under the impression that some hardware would come with this combination to interlock the 2 shelves together. That's not the case. Also, there are no pilot holes drilled into the bottom of the shelves so I have to figure out how to do that myself.
It would've been cheaper to buy all the pieces separately, and that would've been a better representation of what you're getting yourself into. I'd give it 1 star, but once you wrestle everything together it looks alright.
Not Easy to AssembleSadie F.I like the look of this shelving unit, however the assembly process was difficult. The shelving unit isn’t assembled by screws, you have to line them up and it’s a slide-and-lock process. This was challenging and created some scuffs. Just a warning, it’s challenging! I haven’t bought IKEA furniture before, so this was my first experience and I’m a little disappointed in this product.
WORD OF WARNINGVictor N.I bought this in combination with the EKET Glass doors no. 304.289.01 and the glass doors fell short dimensionally. I miss the days when you could buy Kallax cabinets with glass doors that fit just like their solid cubby doors. (((sigh)))
Rip offDarrah R.This comes in two shelves without a way to attach them that doesn’t cost you extra money you have to put out. It would’ve been cheaper just to buy two of the shelves and put them together
Not so easy to assembleVIVEKIt is poor quality stuff.
Cute and functionalChloeVery happy I went with this version of the eket as a hallway bookshelf. I got another 4-chamber eket + wooden legs too to make it longer. I will say, I LOVE building ikea furniture and I found this one sort of challenging because it wasn’t the usual screw-in model. Instead, there were a lot of points where you needed body strength to fit things together. I ended up stripping some of the connection areas which led to minor cosmetic imperfections. Not enough to upset me, just a word of warning.
Record Storage CabinetMichaelSurprisingly easy to be put together, they look great and met my purpose of record storage and Stereo stand.
Horrible and disappointing designJamie K.I've been putting together Ikea furniture for 20+ years. I saw a picture of the mitered edges with the keyhole fasteners before purchasing and thought to myself that this will work great or not at all. Unfortunately, it was the latter. The holes were not cleanly drilled so the boards did not slot together without significant force (even before I tried to get the last piece on). When I tried to take it apart, because I couldn't get the last piece on, it was impossible. Would not recommend ANY Ikea product with this new construction.
Great Solution for the spaceMichelleWe needed storage space in our son's room. He picked this out and while he is away at college, we put it together and it looks great!
Not as straightforward to assemble as in the photos.Stavros T.I have been used to intuitive and error-free procedures for IKEA furniture and this at first look seems easy and straightforward. Only it is not because if you kind of mix the order of putting the sides together which is easy to do as they all seem the same then the pieces don't fit and you have to force them apart and start over. Not a particularly fun thing to do with connections relying on a rather flimsy piece of particleboard.
Not goodMatthewNot good
Just what I expected.SandyJust what I expected.
Love itPAMELAIt's worth the money