PerfectHeatherWe've recently moved into an incredibly small apartment. The kitchen hardly has any cupboard space at all and we were seriously lacking space for our food. The little "pantry" they gave us now holds our plastics and appliances. We didn't have any counter space for our microwave, toaster, or toaster oven. Not to mention the lack of space for our dry goods. We bought this and two of the 2x6 kallax shelves to put on either side of it. Now we have all the room we need, plus the top of this for our three appliances we use often. It has plenty of space for stacking cans and keeping cereal boxes. We love our shelves.
There was a dent on the side.DebraThe dent is next to the wall so we didn’t return it.
Perfect Record StorageOrlandoFor storing my record collection these
SturdyLauryEasy to assemble and very sturdy.
Really like these!EllenI have a number of these bookshelves in my home. I put two 4x2s with a 3x3 to use as a TV wall unit. You basically end up with an expensive built in look without the expensive price,
Great option for a small spaceJennifer L.Great storage option! Although when the product arrived there was some damage. Arranged it to hide this.
White looks BetterRegeniaThe black version of the Kallax had some scratches on it and didn’t look as nice as the white versions we have had for years. Not sure it is worth the extra charge as well for the black color. Used in my son’s college dorm room
It’s cheap and fell apartKimberly S.The screws came out! The dowels snapped and I am out the money
Very nice!RalphEasy to build.
GoodMadelinGood and useful, easy to ensamblaje
Difficult assemblySeanThere were several holes that were not drilled deep enough to fit wooden tenons into. Required heavy pressure to make items fit, which resulted in damaging product.
Lesser quality than previous yearsDaleFor anyone who has bought these over the years, you can immediately tell that the quality has gone down significantly from years past. Most of the wood is now semi-hollow and made of particle board basically. If you tighten a screw too much, it can easily break loose - the wood fails long before there is any chance of hurting the screw.
These obviously still work, and provide what I need, but I do not expect my recent purchase of these to last as long as my older purchases of the same item.
Good for organizingJeanThis is the second time I bought this unit. My son liked mine so much he wanted one for his bedroom storage.
Holes wrong sizeMaryThe predrilled holes all seemed to be the wrong size. We broke 2 wooden dowels trying to fit them in the holes before we decided to return it. So the halves of the wooden dowels are just permanently stuck in there. And we had to keep pounding on them because when we put the little shelves into the big shelves, they wouldn’t sit flush against the big shelves because the dowels were sticking out too far. So I’m going to get the Better Homes and Gardens version I stead which I had a far easier time putting together. The instructions make more sense on BHG too.
Highly recommendLSturdy and attractive! I was able to customize it to perfectly fit my needs. Very happy with my Kallax!
Fabulous and flexible solution forJaneFabulous and flexible solution for our walk-in closet.
Very good sturdy book shelfAtiyaVery good sturdy book shelf
Very nicePaulaVery nice
KALLAX SHELVESMaryI bought two of the 3 X 3 KALLAX Shelves and I think they look great. The shelves are functional and since I bought white, I think they look cheerful in my room. I have to admit I had Task Rabbit put them together for me.
Kallax storage cubesRichardEasy to put together and looks nice. Wish IKEA sold sturdy, quality cubes with tight covers to go in the Kallax.