Since IVAR storage system is so good at what it does, it has faithfully served customers’ needs across the home for over 50 years. Attics, living rooms, pantries and bedrooms – they all love IVAR.
Untreated solid pine is a durable natural material that can be painted, oiled or stained according to preference.Solid pine is a natural material which ages beautifully and gains its own unique character over time.Designer
IKEA of Sweden
Main parts/ Drawer front:Solid pine
Drawer bottom/ Back:Fiberboard
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Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
Great organization, great lookcannoli1I bought this a week ago along with the Ivar cabinet and they both look good together, but the hardware for the drawer chest; ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. i say around for half an hour trying to figure out he hardware because it wanted it on the bottom of the drawer, but there was a gap when you put the drawer in. so finally i just left the hardware on the top and it looks like i didn’t know how to assemble , and i do.3
Terrible hardwarevllygrl0000Nice solid wood. However, the screws provided all basically stripped and some of the holes were on the grain and the screws just wouldn't go in even with a driver. I wanted to salvage my marriage so returned it before I killed my husband over it.2
Closet redo a snap!Trex88The Ivar shelving unit has made a huge difference in our bedroom closets. Simple to erect, adjustable, offering lots of different configurations, our closets are no longer wasted space or worse, an unorganized dumping ground. I added this 3 drawer chest to one bedroom's setup when the dresser did not suffice. I liked that it could be installed at any reasonable height (see recommendations) and added 3 large drawers. I actually bought 2 but after installing one, realized I did not need the second. Plenty of space.5
Doesn"t fit perfectly on shelfH BearMy Dad assembled this for me, he said there were problems with the assembly but it turned out well with whatever modifications he had to do. I went to mount them on my Ivar shelving system and they do not line up with the brackets. So I had to bend the upper brackets up with pliers to make the dresser fit between the upper and lower brackets. They really needed to make this about an eight to a quarter inch shorter. Its not nad enough that I'm going to take them back after staining them and assembling, but it is definitely a significant error. Oh and I did 2 of these, same problem with both.3
maplesThis item was never in stock at my local IKEA store, but once I finallllly got it I found it easy to install.5
Nice &easyMochimmI love the ivars shelving units. Easy to assemble and good quality. Compare to other cheap line. I think Ivar worth the money5
nice looks, poor design and terrible hardwareAraxiaThis 3-drawer chest is a nice in match in outward appearance for other components in the IVAR line, and the frame is sturdy. But the poor design of the drawers and the terrible drawer slider hardware detracts significantly from its utility. The bottoms of the drawers and back panel are a made of a flimsy fibreboard. This works fine for the back panel, which is more aesthetic than functional. But the fibreboard is awful for a drawer bottom. It bends under even a modest amount of weight, and easily slides loose. I strongly recommend getting small flathead wood screws to secure the fibreboard to the drawer slats. This will both keep the bottom of the drawer from falling out as well as increase the structural integrity of the drawer, keeping the frame from twisting. I'd suggest six screws per drawer, three on each side. The rear slat of the drawers inexplicably uses ribbed nails made of plastic to fasten it to the side slats instead of using metal screws. This contributes to the loose frame of the drawers and to the bottom panel easily sliding out. These dressers take a fair amount of time and effort to assemble. It's not particularly difficult, but is time consuming. Be sure to mount the drawer slider rails on the proper sides. The drawer slider hardware is the worst aspect of this unit. With even a small amount of weight in the drawers, or with unevenly distributed weight, the drawers routinely slip off the rails. They do not travel smoothly nor reliably lock as designed when fully extended. It can also result in some of the drawers not closing fully without some fuss. It's so bad that I am looking into replacing these sliders with entirely new hardware.2
Looks great, terrible to assembleBecca1234I consider myself an expert IKEA assembler - I often volunteer to help friends put together their furniture, and enjoy it. These chests were the most difficult ikea pieces I’ve ever encounter BY FAR. The hardware is terrible, and you have to deal with the worst piece 24 times per chest. The only way I was able to assemble was to drill bigger holes, so we’ll see how they hold up long term. Beware and set aside a good chunk of time before you start! They are a serious project.3
Poorly designedHillary Milhaus NixonI tried for hours to get the glide screws in. They wouldn't go in. Then I drilled out the holes fatter. In addition to the extra labor, such a move on my part carries risks to the assembled product - risks I paid by the drawers being loose and binding into each other.3
Tons of storageBactBought two of these to go with the Ivar cabinet on top. Stacked them on top of each other for tons of storage in my office. Stained them a dark walnut color and dry brushed over them for a rustic effect. Absolutely love these.5
Like the size, dislike the hardwareSierryI bought two of these late spring for my kids' room. I liked how it fit into the whole IVAR system so that shelving and drawers were all along one wall, thus conserving space in an already crowded shared room. While the end result looks great and goes along with the vintage and industrial look of the room, the screws that ikea provided are terrible! They did not fit very easily in the pre-drilled holes (the tips of the screws were flat) so it became very difficult to screw them in flush against the sides of the drawer rails. Therefore the drawers continue to get caught on these screws. Pushing harder with a screwdriver or drill only stripped the screws. Of course this is all very frustrating to anyone who needs to open the drawer.3
Useful organizationOtiscnjI've bought 3 of these in the last couple of years. Was a little bit intimidating the first time. Can put them together very easily now. Drawers hold a reasonable amount of stuff. Do final assembly near final installation location, as the complete assembly can be heavy. Drawer bottoms are Masonite-like product, which won't hold real heavy stiff I suspect.4