HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "
HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "
HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "
HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "

This chest of drawers has a genuine character that lasts with each passing year. A traditional look combined with modern function like quiet, smooth-running drawers. Psst! Please secure it to the wall.

Article Number203.604.21

Product details

Of course your home should be a safe place for the entire family. That’s why hardware is included so that you can attach the chest of drawers to the wall.Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.WARNING! Prevent tip-over injury or death. Furniture with included restraints must be secured to the wall according to the product’s assembly instructions.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home.The small drawer holds about 10 pairs of folded pants or 20 T-shirts.The big drawer holds about 15 pairs of folded pants or 30 T-shirts.Designer

K Hagberg/M Hagberg

  • Top panel/ Side panel/ Drawer front:Particleboard, Acrylic paint, Paper foil, ABS plastic
    Leg/ Top rail/ Bottom rail:Fiberboard, Acrylic paint
    Middle rail/ Shelf:Particleboard, Paper foil, ABS plastic
    Back rail/ Drawer sides/ Drawer back:Solid pine
    Back panel:Fiberboard
    Drawer bottom:Fiberboard, Printed acrylic paint
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    HEMNES3-drawer chestArticle Number:203.604.21This product has multiple packages.
    Width: 19 "Height: 4 "Length: 38 "Weight: 52 lb 0 ozPackage(s): 1
    Width: 20 ½ "Height: 3 ¾ "Length: 44 "Weight: 55 lb 5 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsHEMNES 3-drawer chest203.604.21

Product size

42 1/2 "
19 5/8 "
37 3/4 "
Drawer depth (inside): 
16 7/8 "


I like itLuisI Really like it good quality5
I loved these deep easyNENAI loved these deep easy to open draws so much I went back and bought a second one. Then I went back and bought 2 more for my craft room to put all my precut fabrics and smaller craft items. Organizers my room perfect.5
My HEMNES dresserAngelaFit perfect in my room, easy to assemble! Looks amazing n5
Súper easy to assemble -ValerieSúper easy to assemble - love the white stain5
Love this furniture, better qualityNadeneLove this furniture, better quality than anything i saw in Ashley, Raymore and Flanigan, ect. Their's isnt even real wood. It took a lot to build all 3 pieces but they look great.5
beautiful dresserCESAR E.beautiful dresser5
Great dresser for the priceTRACIEVery sturdy and well made. Pretty easy to put together (needs 2 people) but some of the included tools are ineffective. I recommend need a good ratchet screwdriver as it will make the job much easier.5
DresserMatthewVery good. I suggest glue for the dowels and panels. The slides were a little rough for the dresser4
Very attractive and a great value!WendyI recently purchased this product for my son who moved back home after graduating from college. After visiting several other stores we realized that the dresser options were quite expensive and the quality was poor. This dresser is nice looking, well constructed & a great value!5
Great AdditionSheri H.The new dressers are much more sturdy than the original dressers. I have one that is about eight years old and this one is much sturdier. I’m having to teach from home, so I needed some extra storage for my classroom supplies. This was perfect.5
Perfect size and colorJESSICALove this product line. Great color. Modern spacious yet works great in gray for my son!5
Everything I hoped for.JulieEverything I hoped for.5
Deep drawersMicheleI bought it to hold blankets. The bottom drawers is very deep and can hold a couple of queen size blankets. The original finish was very matted and worried it would not put up with any wear. As soon as I put it together, I sealed the outside with a clear satin polyurethane to help with durability of the wood. Now it's great.4
Love this collectionTatyanaWe’ve purchased other pieces in white from this collection. Looks great! This is perfect for the guest room.5
Nice sizePattyDoes not have a protective finish on wood4
Great price, sturdy, good material,BRYANGreat price, sturdy, good material, easy to put together. Works great in my daughters room.5
Love Hemnes DresserastauthThis is the second I’ve purchase, one in this size and one larger. I plan to purchase another this size.5
Nice dresser, but a lot of hammeringBenHuffordBought this dresser a couple days ago and overall I like it. However, I feel like it could have assembled in a way that avoided so much hammering. For someone who lives in an apartment, it's not exactly a great way to make friends with your neighbors.4
Great value for the priceJerseygalPurchased last month and very happy. good instructions took about 3 hours with only needing help to finish backing. Used glue on dowels for extra strength. Applied 4 coats of clear coat to the top for extra protection. Would buy again if more storage needed. good drawer depth.4
Great 3-drawer chestAlien808We purchased a few of these 3-drawer chests and we love them. They are good quality and not too bad to put together. The drawers are roomy, and I love the fact that they are made of wood.5
HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "

Secure your home from tipping furniture

When your child begins to crawl and climb, the whole home turns into an exciting adventure land. But, since the toddler doesn’t have any risk awareness, the home environment can hold some hazards, for example furniture that can tip over. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the risks at home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

Low furniture can tip too

One might think that only high, narrow furniture can tip over – not a low, deep chest of drawers filled with heavy things. But, if several drawers are open, the centre of gravity shifts and the chest of drawers tips over. Unfortunately, both children and adults can be seriously injured, even fatally, if they end up under the weight of a falling chest of drawers. Accidents can also happen because heavy objects on top of a piece of furniture fall down, for example, a TV. The heavier things, the more serious consequences. Experience shows that it’s absolutely safest to secure all furniture that risk tipping over to a wall.

Remember the laws of physics?

When we develop our furniture, we do everything we can to make them as stable and safe as possible. It affects the choice of materials and the furniture’s construction. But, we haven’t yet figured out how to outsmart the laws of nature. Like the fact that a pulled out drawer works like a lever. Perhaps you remember the principle of leverage from the physics lessons in school? If not, it can be described like this; even a small weight can shift the center of gravity considerably if the weight is applied to a pulled out drawer (or an open door). It means that a small child that stands, sits or climbs on an open drawer can cause a large chest of drawers to tip over if it’s not secured – despite the child’s low weight.

Children and tipping chests of drawers

Children are curious and creative. That’s how they learn new things and discover the world around them. But, it also contributes to children 1-7 years old being more accident-prone. And the smallest ones, 1-4 years old, are most at risk of serious injuries. That’s why a chest of drawers – no matter model or size – can be a hazard if it isn’t secured to the wall. There are examples from all over the world where children have pulled out one or several drawers and climbed on them like a ladder, hung on, heaved up on, or climbed into them. But, by always securing your chest of drawers to the wall you can prevent and minimize the risks for children who explore the world.

Adults and tipping chests of drawers

It isn’t just children who accidentally tip over chests of drawers and risk injuries. Even as adults we sometimes open several drawers at the same time, especially if we’re in a hurry. Another mistake we sometimes make is to put too many or too heavy things in the front of the drawers. In all these cases the center of gravity shifts outside the base of the furniture and they tip over. An uneven floor, a carpet edge or a thick wall-to-wall carpet can also cause instability and tipping accidents.

Common myths and misconceptions

Sometimes it can be hard to discover the potential hazards in your own home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

No matter how logical this might feel, it’s actually wrong. All furniture can tip over. They become unstable if they have open drawers or doors that work as a lever and move the center of gravity. The force that’s generated when furniture tip over can be strong and cause very serious accidents – especially if they’re heavy-loaded.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip too and risk injuring someone. If several drawers are opened at the same time, the center of gravity moves. And when too much weight is distributed from the center of a chest of drawers, it tips over. A child that climbs on it, affects the center of gravity the same way. That’s why you should always follow the assembly instructions that show how to secure your furniture to the wall.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

As a parent, it’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Unfortunately, many accidents happen when you lack foresight. Luckily you have good possibilities to minimize the risks if you secure chests of drawers and other furniture to the wall – even in rooms where the children don’t spend much time.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, latching drawers and doors can’t replace securing the furniture and doesn’t eliminate all risks. A child learning to walk usually likes to heave up against a chest of drawers by pulling a handle, and can thereby make it tip over.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

When children play, they sometimes forget what you have told them. Just because they are older doesn’t mean it’s all safe. In addition, many adults, especially elderly, hurt themselves badly, sometimes fatally, in accidents with furniture that tip over.

I rent my home and can’t drill holes in the wall

Most landlords in most parts of the world think it’s OK if you secure your furniture to create a safe home for your children. But, it’s good to talk to your landlord and perhaps explain what risks there are. Feel free to spread some of the knowledge we are sharing here.

The accident risk seems small, do I have to care?

More people than one might think are injured every year in accidents with tipping furniture. Between 2006 and 2016 approximately 47,000 children under the age of 18 had to seek medical care in the US because of accidents with tipping chests of drawers (source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nov 2017). Holes in the wall are actually quite simple to fix – there’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

Secure your chest of drawers, simple and safe

When you buy a chest of drawers from IKEA you should always follow the assembly instructions and secure it with the accompanied fittings. They’re easy to mount, and screws and plugs are included. Just fill the holes with putty when you want to move your chest of drawers, or are moving to another home.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

All furniture can tip over, especially if the drawers are opened and the center of gravity shifts.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip over too, so always follow the assembly instructions.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

It’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Many accidents happen when they're out of sight.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s good. But, it doesn’t replace securing the furniture to the wall.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

But, they easily forget. It isn’t all safe just because they are older.

My chest of drawers is stable and from a well-known furniture company

Even the seemingly most stable piece of furniture can tip over.

The risk of accidents seems small, do I have to care?

People are injured in these kinds of accidents every year. There’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

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3-drawer chest, white42 1/2x37 3/4 "



This chest includes tipover-prevention hardware that MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE WALL per the assembly instructions.
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HEMNES 3-drawer chest, white, 42 1/2x37 3/4 "