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
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
a good productsANDREWalways use 2 person when ever you stand it5
Highly recommendKRYSTENEasy to put together. Simple clean lines. Looks great.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
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
Hard to put togetherLlvbreAfter putting this cabinet together I am reaching out to see if anyone else here is in search of a support group because of how defeated this cabinet made you feel2
Perfect cabinetsJudyCliffI love that these are actual wood! They are simple to put together and look great! We just put lemon Oil furniture polish on them and it brings out the wood grain beautifully! I also really like that they are such a versatile system, you can make them customized to your space. I am actually considering offering to purchase a full kitchen set up of this Ivar system for my granddaughter kitchen in her new place.5
Ehh.lazycat81Nice, solid wood, and a nice price tag. But there are a few problems with this piece. 1) some of the wood is warped -- including one of the doors, which means it never fully closes properly; 2) there is a gap between the doors. If you look at the many pics available on the site, you'll see it. It's a quick google too. The hinges are supposed to be adjustable to a degree that this is corrected, but we were never able to make the gap disappear. And given that it also appears on the online pics, I would guess that's just part of the (flawed) design.2
Great, solid cabinetsJoe McClainI bought a set of 3 of these cabinets, and had them delivered. Shipping took about a week. Came undamaged and well packaged. Very happy with the solid wood construction, not partical board. Everything fit perfectly and lined up as designed. Instructions were fairly straightforward. I do recommend using a cordless drill with Allen wrench bits instead of the included wrench. The only improvement I'd make is more robust hinge adjustment screws, as I stripped one of the Phillips heads adjusting the door. Overall, 5 stars for quality construction as ease of assembly. Especially for the price.5
good product, please make a single width version!boughtthiscupboardsolid wood, managed to reduce the middle gap after a while but wasn't easy. Looks great. would love a half width version of it to go with the half width shelves...4
Real wood at a great price!TaunaGWe had a small space to work with - a little alcove next to our kitchen - that we wanted to have pantry space. These fit perfectly! I built 2 cabinets, one on top of the other, and attached them to the wall directly. I wasn't sure before I took a closer look, but these cabinets have a bar at the top inside designed to support the cabinet screwed into the walls (on a stud if at all possible). The doors don't quite meet in the center, but it doesn't bother us.5
Love these!YoyoasBought for playroom to keep toys organized and they have been amazing. I haven’t gotten to finishing them a year later and they look brand new still!5
Simple cabinet, but has a huge gab between front pMichael987986878987I thought the demo unit was set up incorrectly in the store. Nope. There's a significant gap between the front panels, even after adjustments. It's very weird and looks wrong. Other than that, the cabinet works fine.4
Solid wood, sturdy, can compliment any decorSaribI added feet, just painted the top left the rest of cabinet natural, added a glass top to protect wood. Love it!5
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