Not enough screws and warpedJessica G.I got 11 instead of 16 screws to attach the doors and one of the wood panels was warped, so it was difficult to assemble. Other than that, it was fine so I'd still recommend it for the price, especially if you are planning to hack it.4
Love thisAleworked great ..Ofcourse my partner helped me build it.. specifically had difficulty with the door's screws they seemed not long enough I guess or the top was not wide enough.. yet its still works after a tightening. I Avery pleased with the simple look raw look and now feel inspired to get more of them, for art storage. Good Job you guys! thank you!5
Good qualityJuditWould buy again.5
Ridiculous price hike but still worth itErica ValentinGreat product and easy to assemble. I've purchased two sets so far in the narrow depth and created 2 sideboard/buffets in my home. Love that they are solid wood. I wish more ikea products were solid pine like this. Ikea should also bring back the IVAR Drawer/Chest .....the new standalone drawers do not look nice and only can be added to shelving units. Also as far as this particular ivar piece ...alot of people talk about the gap and the doors not laying level. You have to adjust the hinges people! It's easy once you get the hang of it. Also my only complaint is the price increase. I understand inflation but jeez these nearly doubled. last year this time....these were $70 each! Now they are $120 each! That is a 70% price increase!5
EbbEbonyI love these cabinet but I hate the cust. They are so expensive now. But I guess in the grand scheme of things,it is one of the less expensive options.
Before COVID these cabinets were 80 dollar each. Now they are 130. Wow what an increase I guess I won't be spending like I used to.5
Great solid cabinetTimothyI love the IVAR system. I have owned IVAR storage setups for over 10 years. This purchase was actually to replace a plastic shelving unit that I had in my garage that dried up and became brittle. The IVAR system next to it is still just as solid as it was the day we installed it in 2009.
My only gripe is that IKEA has discontinued some of the drawer cabinets that I have in my old system so I could not match the new setup to the old.5
a good productsANDREWalways use 2 person when ever you stand it5
This is the perfect pieceAnonymousThis is the perfect piece to add to your system great sustainability.5
Highly recommendKRYSTENEasy to put together. Simple clean lines. Looks great.5
Fits beautifully into system andSarahFits beautifully into system and a welcome addition to my space. Very sturdy.5
Great ‘Blank Canvas’ piece!BRIAN C.This cabinet exceeded my expectations quite a bit. Easy to assemble, yes. True to measurement, sure. But the real benefit to this cabinet is the fact that it’s literally a ‘blank canvas’! It can be any color, design, or art piece you want it to be. I know IKEA offers a few pieces in the unfinished wood, but perhaps they need to offer more! I love it when the only limit a piece has is what I can create WITH it.5
IF YOU DON’T MIND THE GAPMichelle T.Hopefully you have level floors and don’t mind the ~1/2 inch gap the doors have on this IVAR storage unit. That being said I highly recommend. All but the backside of this product is solid pine wood (back is particle board) so the price is great for this type of wood, however I was unaware once assembled the doors have a rather noticeable gap. After I read several reviews everyone talks about this - so FYI it’s true. To add to the gap, if your floors are not perfectly level (as many are not) the doors may hang slightly open/drag upon opening as this piece sits pretty flush to the floor. Assembly time was about :35. Cheers.3
Even after following exact instructionsChandniEven after following exact instructions the door alignment did not come out right. Not worth the money1
Love it!AlissaI bought 4 and added legs to them to use in my art studio as a credenza. It’s sturdy, looks and functions great. So happy with my purchase. It was easy to assemble…took about 30 mins to assemble each with the addition of legs. There is the infamous gap (about 1/4 of an inch) between the cabinet doors, but it doesn’t bother me. Not a complaint about the cabinet, but I just wish there was an ikea closer to me…I drove 7 hours (round trip) to purchase because they were not able to ship this item.5
Nice DIYWeerasakConvenient that it’s sanded and prepped for a paint job, however this was very difficult to find in store (wouldn’t ship to me online). I was lucky enough to grab the last one at my store and unfortunately it came with dents on a lot of the corners.
Some minor issues I had was that the sides doesn’t sit flush/flat against each other, one door is slightly higher than the other, and top board is not leveled.
I was going to return it, but considering how hard it was to find it I kept it. I do think it is a little pricey for what it is.
This is a good product for a DIY and I recommend getting it.There’s some details as stated above that Ikea should fix. My DIY did turn out great though.4
Ivar cabinetYvette D.It was just what I needed. Thank goodness I found one before they are all gone, as IVAR is discontinued. What a shame, they are a great product.5
Great for my officeKennaWas a bit disappointed in the amount of gap between the doors. I even played with the door hinges to lessen it, may just need to buy better (adjustable hinges). But once painted and legs added - I think it’ll look great in my office.4
CabinetMariaPerfect size and easy to build5
Purchased 2 Ivar cabinets toCarolynPurchased 2 Ivar cabinets to use together as a buffet. I will be painting them and mounting on the wall. I just wish there was not an opening between the doors. Other than that I love these cabinets.5
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