Great lil night standANGELICAThis is the second I purchase bc I lived the first one. Love Tarva set.5
Very well made, easy toKimberVery well made, easy to assemble. Just what I was looking for.5
Bedroom side tableBrendaFits our style and room perfectly. We stained it to match our decor.4
Tarva- clean & substantialCalvertWe have 2 complete Tarva bedroom suites now. The entire line is robust, attractive and durable. As unfinished pieces, they can be stained, painted or simply rubbed with tongue oil for a wonderful look in any home. Highly recommend the Tarva line as our 1st set is now 10 years old!5
Really Ikea, from $39.99 to $99.99?Codruta P.I normally like Ikea, but with their current prices I will shop less here. This nightstand is just ok, the drawer doesn't slide smoothly, but I bought mine from the "as is" section, so it might have been improperly assembled. If you plan to stain/paint the nightstand, be prepared to spend another $10-20. Although is functional and sturdy, I can't justify paying over a hundred dollars for a small, unfinished piece of furniture. I won't be buying another matching nightstand, as initially planned. The price of this item almost tripled in the last few months, not ok.3
Hardware BrokeJeffreyBought 5. Unfortunately the hardware on one wasn’t a perfect fit and broke the wood.2
THIS THING SUCKS!Laine D.I have been battling this nightstand for two nights in a row now. I am a construction management major and have several experiences with carpentry. I can safely say that the problem is solely within the incredibly terrible and horrific manufacturing of this product. I paid $100 for this. The legs are wobbly, none of the pieces fit together and it has 31 steps for no good reason. Be better Ikea. Don't waste your money on this embarrassment to functionality and proper nightstands. So angry and disappointed. I am literally trying to jam the pieces together and even my strong, D1 football player, 6'5" boyfriend is almost in tears over it.1
Sturdy, nice lookingDebbieI am very happy with these nightstands (I bought 2). I like the random knots and love the style, and they are sturdy. My husband indicated they weren’t that difficult to assemble, but he has assembled similar things before. The instructions are pictures rather than words, so it can be a bit tricky. All the pre-drilled holes lined up. I applied a light stain and it brought out the wood grain beautifully. Mo5
SturdyAbileneWell made, sturdy, nice big drawer. Perfect height.5
Perfect side table.MacyPerfect side table.5
Ideal nightstandClaralynIdeal nightstand5
Badly drilled, badly produced, skewed final productJ J.This is hands down the worst piece of IKEA furniture I've ever purchased (and I've purchased a lot). The pre-drilled holes were skewed so that the pieces didn't align, making the end result look like something that got a barely-passing grade in an introductory high-school shop class. It works, sure. The drawer is smooth, the overall functionality is great (LOVE the extra shelf above the drawer), but the manufacturing is so poor that the final product looks terrible. This is going back as soon as I find time to get back to IKEA.1
If you follow the instructions it’s very easy to assembleJessie M.If you follow the instructions and pay attention, you should have NO issue putting this together. If you aren’t paying attention to the direction a piece should lay/go then you will think the holes aren’t lining up when in reality, you are simply not putting it together on the correct side etc. I almost thought/did that and then I really looked.
It’s hard to find solid wood furniture and especially one that’s already made but raw and unfinished so that you can make the piece your own. TOTALLY worth the money. Steal of a deal. Thanks IKEA!5
Love it!NormelixLove it!5
Solid, but hole placements not accurateVivianThe nightstand itself is made of decent material and solid, but several of the holes were not drilled completely or not drilled in the proper location, which made it difficult to assemble. Hubby had to do a lot of hammering on a screw driver for the holes to align right for peg to fit correctly. What should have taken a fairly short period of time to assemble (for Ikea, anyway), took 3 hours.4
SimpleAnnie M.Good investment. Sturdy.5
READ THE REVIEWS! POOR QUALITYJosh P.We bought two of these as we are happy with our TARVA bed frame and Dresser.
Unfortunately both suffer from severe issues and are completely unusable.
The first one had warped wood parts so it wobbles like crazy.
Second one also wobbles, but not as much. Was willing to work with it. BUT THE &@&@$‽! DRAWER WILL NOT GO IN THE TRACKS. there is literally not enough s space for it to enter the tracks so the drawer is out at an angle or completely impossible to open.
Both are getting returned. The quality of this product for the price is unforgivable. This should be maybe $10 because that is the level of craftsmanship put into its creation.1
Nice tablelynnTook paint really well5
I wish the instructions hadRichardI wish the instructions had words with the pictures and the parts had a marking on them to make it easier to assemble5
Excellent productSANDRASide table is perfect for the bedroom. Loved that I could finish it in a color that goes with rugs and other furnishings.
Fairly priced - a good value.5
Our take on wood
Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA, we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
Forests are critical for life on earth
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100% wood from more sustainable sources
At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030
As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.
We accomplish more by working together
For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.
What is solid wood?
Solid wood is one of our favorite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the tree species, it is durable, beautiful and renewable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood.
"Both the simple design and the untreated wood are typical for the Scandinavian furniture tradition. With TARVA series we wanted to show our roots and create a modern, airy design. We think it's nice to be able to feel the natural material just as it is. The wood is beautiful in its own right and it's also renewable. And because you can stain or paint it without further treatment, everyone can create their own TARVA. In that way, the design becomes a collaboration between us and the person who decorates it."