Surprisingly niceDanielaGreat cabinet. Wasn’t sure about the metal but if I get tired of it inside will work great as a planting station outside. Easy to put together, seems sturdy. The doors will need a little wiggling so they sit even/right.
flimsy assemblyRosalooks super cute, but the doors are crooked and did not align at all. I had to force it to close tight
Assembly nightmareSuzanneI’ve been assembling ikea products for 40+ years. This one was a disaster. Finished product looks good, fulfills the need for which it was purchased, but don’t try this alone. You need at least 4 hands to put it together.
Basic but greatSusanThese are perfect for housing all the items for indoor/outdoor plants. I purchased 4 for the backyard; installed locking caster wheels (8 mm threaded stem), so they are mobile and about 2.75" inches taller. I plan on using them as a work surface, so the additional 2.75" helps. The neutral beige color is basic, but perfect for an outdoor cabinet.
I also purchased a Tostero cover, to shield them from the elements (they are rated for outdoor use, but they are not waterproof). I have bags of soil and soil amendments, within 1 cabinet, so keeping it free from rain is necessary.
Easy to assemble, all 4 cabinets were completed within 2 hours, by one individual.
Not all of the doors align properly. I had to use washers to ensure the door would clear the bottom shelf to close entirely.
Hopefully with the Tostero cover, these cabinets will last for a while.
KolbjornMargieThis is placed it in my kitchen, but what I like mostly is the color, beautiful. At first I had some difficulties putting it together but I took my time and I didn't together.
Solid but leakyJamesNice solid attractive product; easy to assemble; a lot of water gets inside the cabinet when it rains (have it on a deck.)
Beautiful product with lots of rough edges.ChrisI want to like this product, but it has a lot of questionable design decisions. First, it is stackable, but they don't include something like a rubber mount to preserve the paint job. Second, the metal is flimsy including metal tabs that you have to pull into place. This makes the locking mechanism questionable. Third, the paint wears when in direct sunlight. It's a beautiful color but at the end of the day it's just a locker.
Pragmatically, do I like that the shelving is adjustable which I wasn't expecting.
Oh, and IKEA is famous for their no-language instructions, and this product has the worst assembly instructions of any IKEA I've ever assembled.
Perfect for our PatioHeatherThis was just the solution we needed for our patio. We have it by our grill and are using it as an outdoor buffet for entertaining.
Sturdy CabinetVerified BuyerI have this cabinet outside and it's held up well to the elements. The spray coated color has not faded in the direct sun. Great product so far..
Neutral heavenLyudmylaWe are renting an apartment with grayish beige walls and this blends in beautifully. White furniture can be an eye sore when overdone so having a piece in this sturdy material is a very nice addition to my small furniture collection. I will probably buy more stuff from this range as I really like the creamy color. My bf assembled this in less than an hour.
I wish I could say I'm delighted with this pieceANTONELLAI wish I could say I'm delighted with this piece but, it's been more than two weeks since I called customer service to send me a replacement for a defective leg and I haven't received it yet. The parts are still in a pile in my dining room. Case number 65272178
Cheap POSEricThis is not even close to as nice as the images. The lines are not clean, the doors sag, and the doors don’t even close flush. I would return it if I could.
Cheap, Frustrating “Design”AustinThis was the only cabinet I could find for outdoor use that wasn’t over $400, but of course you get what you pay for. I appreciated the warnings in other reviews about being careful to keep the back and sides separate during assembly. It still took a really long time to get it assembled. But what absolutely drives my blood pressure through the roof is the way the doors are designed. They use an L-shaped pin that slides through a brace on the top and bottom, and then into a hole in the cabinet frame. Any slight movement of a door will cause the top pin to fall out. Sometimes it falls out on the ground, and I have to search for it. Sometimes, it falls into the cabinet. And it never fails—if this happens with one door, once I secure the pin back in place and open the other door, it happens with that one too. I’m going to try taping them in place, but I’m too frustrated by putting them back on over and over again. Invest in something that wasn’t designed on the cheap.
Adorable, functional outdoor storage for garden toolsJoanI put two green cabinets next to a green work table on the back patio to store gardening tools, plant pots, fertilizer, pesticides, hummingbird feeder syrup....etc. They look wonderful on the red pavers, and provide easy access.
Assembling is easy, the only issue is holes for front door hinges are too small that need to re-drill. The instructions would be better if add more details. The metal is not of heavy industrial quality, but is perfect for my needs. It is definitely a bargain for the price.
perfect accent and storage pieceAlisonWe use this for shoe storage just inside our front door. This adds the perfect pop of color. It was very easy to put together.
Why is nobody talking about how hard this is to put together what is wrong with all of youSamOnce assembled, this cabinet is stylish and sturdy (although I'd not put it outside--the paint scratches easily).
Putting this thing together was insane.
Let me bolster the previous statement by assuring you that I'm a furniture assembling pro. I used to work for Crate&Barrel, and I work for a potter whose studio furniture of choice is Ikea. I'm saying that so you know how much furniture I've assembled in my brief stint on this planet. I think Ikea's assembly designs are brilliant, way better than their competitors most of the time.
But this cabinet gave me a run for my money, folks. The back pieces and side pieces are easy to get mixed up and you might find yourself crying and tearing it apart after realizing (ok I didn't cry but I did go full angry dad mode).
Anyway, just be careful. It's a cool piece that will test your patience. Sorta like raising a good kid.
Great cabinetDorothyOverall I like this cabinet very much. We use it on our lanai to store equipment for outdoor cooking. It went together easily. Only wish that it maybe had magnets to hold the doors closed (although thus far we have not had any issues with them opening). We also already have an outdoor table in the same finish, so it was a good addition.
PerfectLisaI happen upon this cabinet in the as-is section. It's very sturdy and fit perfectly in my bathroom.
Not as sturdy as it seemsMarisaI bought two of these for an outdoor "kitchen" area. The first went together quickly without any issues. The second one had misaligned holes in the top piece which resulted in striped bolts while tightening. I had to run to the hardware store to pick up higher-quality hex bolts to finish the construction.
I anticipated a smooth, slightly shiny finish on these for durability, instead, it's more like a metal filing cabinet. While these don't claim to be waterproof, I figured they'd be ok on a covered patio. After the first rainstorm, there was somehow water inside the cabinets. I would recommend interior plastic bins if you plan to store anything that should not get wet.
Overall, I'm happy with the purchase as there was nothing else at a similar price point that worked for my outdoor storage needs. I use a carabiner as a dummy lock to keep the doors shut, but I like that a lock could be used too.
Perfect for my laundry roomHeatherPerfect for my laundry room