HELMERDrawer unit on castersArticle Number203.419.70
Width: 17 ¼ "
Height: 2 ¾ "
Length: 30 ¾ "
Weight: 25 lb 15 oz
QUALITY CHEAP & FLIMSYAngela S.Article # 504.943.63 HELMER DRAWER UNIT
Price: $69.00 THIS IS A TERRIBLE DRAWER
UNIT THE QUALITY OF THIS UNIT IS VERY CHEAP & FLIMSY THE TOP NOR THE BACK
WON'T STAY ON THE UNIT WITHOUT SOME
TYPE OF EXTRA STRENGTH METAL GLUE WHICH I HAD TO PURCHASE ALSO THE INCLUDED WHEELS DO NOT FIT INTO THE DRILL HOLES THIS HELMER DRAWER UNIT
IS A RIP OFF IKEA NEEDS TO BE ASHAMED
THE PRICE SHOULD BE AT LEAST TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS HOWEVER TO FIXED THIS YOU NEED ONE PIECE OF WOOD THAT WOULD FIT UNDER THE UNIT AND THEN
ATTACHED THE WHEELS TO THE PIECE OF WOOD THAT IS UNDER THE UNIT1
Would not buy againTraci S.The steel is very cheap, there were dents on the top and one of the sides of the unit. . Not very sturdy. The directions were not clear on assembly. Would of sent back, but the delivery in my area was $69.00 so not worth the return. Would not recommend.2
Great product when done, but assembly is no fun!Matt R.Once the drawer is complete, it works and looks great, but, putting it together is no fun. I recommend a drill with some stronger magnetism on the bit so you can get the wheel screws on. They're not exactly drilled out to make hand turning easy, at least not the one I got. Some of the drawer tracks won't pop down in their designed spot, so they'll occasionally keep falling out until it's upright and ready to get the drawers assembled. I'd recommend attaching the wheels first, before throwing on all the drawer tracks. Just my recommendation.4
Gotten cheap and flimsy comparedKrisGotten cheap and flimsy compared to my Red Helmet from Europe, 20 years ago!2
falls apart - not recommendedAlex R.This is the worst IKEA product we have purchased. The rails for the drawers don’t stay in place and the thing falls apart. It was difficult to assemble. We may have gotten a defective product. Not recommended.1
Easy assembly but loud open/closeNANCY L.for the price this is okay. I like that it has lots of drawers, but it doesn't roll well and it's pretty loud when you open/close the cabinets but since its steel it makes sense.3
should be easy to build…MayeannThis drawer that should’ve only taken me an hour tops took me almost 3 hours. I had to wrestle with some of the pieces because they didn’t perfectly line up. It all worked out in the end, but I shouldn’t have to wrestle with my furniture… the last drawer is also a bit tight so it’s harder to pull out, but i think it’s just mine.
Other than that, I do really like this piece. I like the simple design. I chose not to install the casters since I don’t plan to move it around. It does its job, and I have no complaints on that.
Even though it was quite a bit of a nightmare to build, I would probably still buy it again if I need another one, unless I’m able to find a similar one elsewhere at a similar price point.4
ShelvesSavannahCute and small.4
Great for thread storageSharonI glued golf tees to the bottom and organized my spools of embroidery thread. Each drawer fit 27 spools and pulls all the way out so the last row is reachable.5
Flimsy, waste of money and timeRebecca W.This is the worst experience I’ve ever had with an ikea product. It’s extremely flimsy, put together using bent metal tabs. One of them just broke right off when I bent it to secure the top onto the unit, so now the top doesn’t really fit well. The screws used to attach the handles are bad quality, and the top snapped off, leaving the screw inside the handle and the handle unable to be affixed to the drawer front - twice. I bought this to store small craft supplies, but I don’t think it’ll last more than a couple months before it falls completely apart and I’ll have to buy something else. If I could give one star I would. It’s a pretty piece, but completely useless. Unfortunately, I live pretty far from the nearest ikea, and can’t make a trip anytime soon to return it. Don’t waste your time or money on this piece.1
What a piece of junkJanelle H.You literally put this together by folding the metal into itself, it fell apart when I was moving it to my office. The drawers don't line up, it looks cheap, low quality, and a waste of money. I recommend buying this if you're looking to be frustrated and disappointed. Who even thought this was good enough to sell is beyond me.1
Helmet not what I hopedStacyThe size of this product was what I needed for a specific location. But I would not buy this again. It was difficult to put together ( and I’ve done several other ikea items) and installing the drawer runners was nearly impossible; they kept falling off. I was very meticulous while putting this together but I still have drawers that now don’t close properly after this unit sat for a week unused. The drawer system is very flimsy.2
I really like the HelmerVICTORIAI am using this for sewing and craft items. The shallow drawers are perfect for the small items such as pins, needles, scissors and threads. No longer are things just thrown in bins that have to be dug through to find what is needed. It fits perfectly under my PAHL table. I plan on buying another.5
Annoying!!!Chang M.This gotta be the most annoying thing I own at home. Firstly, it took forever to put together, as it actively fall apart during assembly. Secondly, once assembled, if you open the drawer remotely close to halfway, the bar holding the drawer on the inside will fall off and you have to reassemble it. IT DRIVES ME INSANE!1
Helmer StorageTERRIEThis is the 5th Helmer I've gotten. They are perfect for storing cosmetics or other bathroom essentials. A little tricky to put together but if you look at the pictures instead of reading the instructions, you'll be fine.5
Good drawersRitaI Love 6 drawers small cabinet.5
Slightly hard to openAnnieThe drawer doesn't open smoothly but it's nice looking and the perfect size for me.4
best cabinets for the moneyRongfengI needed two very narrow nightstands and could not find any in the market. These file cabinets were exactly the sizes I wanted and fitted the space perfectly. They are stylish, durable (made of metal) and pretty easy (except for assembling 12 drawers) to assemble. The 12 drawers provide tones of storage space, and rollers make moving very easy. overall, these cabinets were the best for what I needed.5
Nice little set of drawers,MorganNice little set of drawers, only complaint is I wish the drawers would pull out further before hitting their stops (I didnt fold over the tabs so I could remove the drawers to fully access the back and use it as a container on a desktop). I also removed the castors and added some plywood to the bottom to stiffen the drawers up.4
Office storageRebeccaI have one I bought years ago. Decided I needed to replace a plastic drawers unit with another Helmer because it is sturdier and looks better. The directions were awful. I had to take it apart and try again a few times, especially the sliders for the shelves. By then they started to get a little warped and now the bottom drawer is difficult to open and close correctly.3