MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "
MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "
MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "
MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "

A clean expression that fits right in, in the bedroom or wherever you place it. Smooth-running drawers and in a choice of finishes – pick your favorite. Psst! Please attach to the wall.


Product details

Of course your home should be a safe place for the entire family. That’s why hardware is included so that you can attach the chest of drawers to the wall.Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.If you want to organize inside you can complement with SKUBB box, set of 6.WARNING! Prevent tip-over injury or death. Furniture with included restraints must be secured to the wall according to the product’s assembly instructions.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home.The drawer holds about 15 pairs of folded pants or 30 T-shirts.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top panel/ Side panel/ Drawer front/ Front rail/ Plinth front:Particleboard, Acrylic paint
    Bottom panel:Particleboard
    Drawer bottom:Fiberboard, Acrylic paint
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    MALM4-drawer chestArticle Number:203.604.64This product has multiple packages.
    Width: 19 ½ "Height: 4 ½ "Length: 40 "Weight: 59 lb 1 ozPackage(s): 1
    Width: 18 "Height: 4 ½ "Length: 33 ¼ "Weight: 52 lb 8 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

31 1/2 "
18 7/8 "
39 3/8 "
Drawer depth (inside): 
16 7/8 "


Just what I needed!TatianaI purchased this dresser to place in my closet for extra storage space in my apartment. This was the perfect piece of furniture for my needs.5
Dresser for my GrandkidsFideliaI have purchased dressers from IKEA in the pass and they do last. So when the next set of grandkids needed a dresser, I didn't hesitate to shop IKEA5
Luv themMarinaLuv them5
Malm 4 drawer dresser is perfect!LYNNMy 94 year old father moved into a 3 room assisted living home that had no built-ins. He needed a compact dresser for socks, underwear, and pajamas. It went together smoothly and is easy to just finger-grip the easy glide drawers to open. Priced right, smart looking! Thank yoiu Ikea!5
Great productMrrivera53I bought this a couple weeks ago and it had been everything I wanted! It wasn’t too bad too out together and I love how much space it has and how sturdy it feels. Recommended buy!5
Easy to put togetherAhoust2020I bought this almost a month ago. My daughter and I put it together without a hitch. Instructions were easy to follow and the end result was great.5
JtlyGave my room a very clean look.4
Dissapointedpb3942I purchased this item to fit into a small space, The dresser came in 2 boxes. I found once opened that some of the pieces were slightly warped. On assembly I found once it was put together tit was not square.I disassembled the unit itself and 2 drawers to attempt to get square, Have 2 of the drawers that do not close flush about 1/8-1/4 from flush. Material was easily damaged on assembled but care was taken. I glued my screws in and suggest the same if you decided on this item. If the same material was used in the dresser as the table I purchased it would be AWESOME!1
Malm dresserMolhanMalm dresser made very well. We love it.5
Please Don"t PurchaseCrossley35Spend your money on better quality furtinure. The instructions aren't thorough, and material quality is poor.1
napsckGot this last week and love it! The design is nice and it looks great. It took a builder about 1.5 hours to put it together. One thing that I don't like about the dresser is that the drawers don't pull out more so it's hard to reach to the back of the drawer.5
cheap materialUnsatisfied 1I bought this over a month ago and I just received it and I set it up and it is made with such cheap materials. I put it together and tried putting it in the place that I want it and the bottom broke off, so I can't use it and I'm unable to get to anyone to return it. It sucks.1
Beautiful...but falling apartJules677Beautiful piece of furniture but the craftmanship is absolutely awful. not only do the drawers continuously fall out of their tracks, but the drawers themselves spread and the pieces start dislodging from each other simply from opening a drawer. Also while putting it together one of the slim wooden bars completely snapped. If you can find a similar design through any other retailer I would strongly suggest getting it there because this dresser is an absolute waste of money.2
Good large chest to fit a lot of items!Avid_Ikea_ShopperThis is a good sized storage chest that fits a lot of clothes or items needing to be organized. The dresser was also reasonably priced as with all of Ikea products. I’m also so glad I purchased this from Ikea who have excellent customer service and stands behind the products they sell.5
Perfect for intended use!Tamjoy08Room makeover for almost teen daughter! Budget friendly and a perfect back drop for other elements in the room.5
Very spacious.CathyjackI bought this for my guest bedroom. It is just what I needed.5
Very happy with this itemCJohannaI had bought a few of these previously but I moved and could not take them with me. Simple elegance, spacious drawers, works well, easy to put together. Good colors. The only issue would be to fasten it to the wall as you do need the electric tool to do so and I am unable to drill holes to the wall. I do not know how to do it and I do not have an electric drill. Without fastening it to the wall, it is suitable for teens, young adults and adults so it does not fall over, as they would not leave the drawers open when unattended.4
Nice but pack a lunch.Werlr1975I understand that these are designed so that can be packed and shipped easily. And to keep cost down. I bought 2 of these and ended up doing one a night after work bc they took so long to put together. Not hard. Just time consuming bc you want it right. Seem to be good quality. Would buy again.4
Great furnitureOscar0615I buy this furniture and I very happy with it5
MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "

Secure your home from tipping furniture

When your child begins to crawl and climb, the whole home turns into an exciting adventure land. But, since the toddler doesn’t have any risk awareness, the home environment can hold some hazards, for example furniture that can tip over. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the risks at home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.  Read More

Low furniture can tip too

One might think that only high, narrow furniture can tip over – not a low, deep chest of drawers filled with heavy things. But, if several drawers are open, the centre of gravity shifts and the chest of drawers tips over. Unfortunately, both children and adults can be seriously injured, even fatally, if they end up under the weight of a falling chest of drawers. Accidents can also happen because heavy objects on top of a piece of furniture fall down, for example, a TV. The heavier things, the more serious consequences. Experience shows that it’s absolutely safest to secure all furniture that risk tipping over to a wall.

Remember the laws of physics?

When we develop our furniture, we do everything we can to make them as stable and safe as possible. It affects the choice of materials and the furniture’s construction. But, we haven’t yet figured out how to outsmart the laws of nature. Like the fact that a pulled out drawer works like a lever. Perhaps you remember the principle of leverage from the physics lessons in school? If not, it can be described like this; even a small weight can shift the center of gravity considerably if the weight is applied to a pulled out drawer (or an open door). It means that a small child that stands, sits or climbs on an open drawer can cause a large chest of drawers to tip over if it’s not secured – despite the child’s low weight.

Children and tipping chests of drawers

Children are curious and creative. That’s how they learn new things and discover the world around them. But, it also contributes to children 1-7 years old being more accident-prone. And the smallest ones, 1-4 years old, are most at risk of serious injuries. That’s why a chest of drawers – no matter model or size – can be a hazard if it isn’t secured to the wall. There are examples from all over the world where children have pulled out one or several drawers and climbed on them like a ladder, hung on, heaved up on, or climbed into them. But, by always securing your chest of drawers to the wall you can prevent and minimize the risks for children who explore the world.

Adults and tipping chests of drawers

It isn’t just children who accidentally tip over chests of drawers and risk injuries. Even as adults we sometimes open several drawers at the same time, especially if we’re in a hurry. Another mistake we sometimes make is to put too many or too heavy things in the front of the drawers. In all these cases the center of gravity shifts outside the base of the furniture and they tip over. An uneven floor, a carpet edge or a thick wall-to-wall carpet can also cause instability and tipping accidents.

Common myths and misconceptions

Sometimes it can be hard to discover the potential hazards in your own home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

No matter how logical this might feel, it’s actually wrong. All furniture can tip over. They become unstable if they have open drawers or doors that work as a lever and move the center of gravity. The force that’s generated when furniture tip over can be strong and cause very serious accidents – especially if they’re heavy-loaded.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip too and risk injuring someone. If several drawers are opened at the same time, the center of gravity moves. And when too much weight is distributed from the center of a chest of drawers, it tips over. A child that climbs on it, affects the center of gravity the same way. That’s why you should always follow the assembly instructions that show how to secure your furniture to the wall.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

As a parent, it’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Unfortunately, many accidents happen when you lack foresight. Luckily you have good possibilities to minimize the risks if you secure chests of drawers and other furniture to the wall – even in rooms where the children don’t spend much time.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s all well. But, latching drawers and doors can’t replace securing the furniture and doesn’t eliminate all risks. A child learning to walk usually likes to heave up against a chest of drawers by pulling a handle, and can thereby make it tip over.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

When children play, they sometimes forget what you have told them. Just because they are older doesn’t mean it’s all safe. In addition, many adults, especially elderly, hurt themselves badly, sometimes fatally, in accidents with furniture that tip over.

I rent my home and can’t drill holes in the wall

Most landlords in most parts of the world think it’s OK if you secure your furniture to create a safe home for your children. But, it’s good to talk to your landlord and perhaps explain what risks there are. Feel free to spread some of the knowledge we are sharing here.

The accident risk seems small, do I have to care?

More people than one might think are injured every year in accidents with tipping furniture. Between 2006 and 2016 approximately 47,000 children under the age of 18 had to seek medical care in the US because of accidents with tipping chests of drawers (source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nov 2017). Holes in the wall are actually quite simple to fix – there’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.

Secure your chest of drawers, simple and safe

When you buy a chest of drawers from IKEA you should always follow the assembly instructions and secure it with the accompanied fittings. They’re easy to mount, and screws and plugs are included. Just fill the holes with putty when you want to move your chest of drawers, or are moving to another home.

My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over

All furniture can tip over, especially if the drawers are opened and the center of gravity shifts.

My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over

Low furniture can tip over too, so always follow the assembly instructions.

The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play

It’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Many accidents happen when they're out of sight.

I have latched all drawers and doors

That’s good. But, it doesn’t replace securing the furniture to the wall.

My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture

But, they easily forget. It isn’t all safe just because they are older.

My chest of drawers is stable and from a well-known furniture company

Even the seemingly most stable piece of furniture can tip over.

The risk of accidents seems small, do I have to care?

People are injured in these kinds of accidents every year. There’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.
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This chest includes tipover-prevention hardware that MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE WALL per the assembly instructions. TaskRabbit can help.
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MALM 4-drawer chest, white, 31 1/2x39 3/8 "