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Ikea Malm Chest: 2 Drawers
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Ikea Malm Chest: 2 Drawers
Advantages: Sturdy stylish and reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Have to put them up
Malm 2 drawer unit
When doing my bedroom i wanted furniture which was reasonably priced and decent enough quality. with an ikea store very close to my house it seemed silly not to try out the furniture so once I had the very large sliding drawer wardobes in place I needed bedside tables.
This small unit fitted the bill exactly.
It is available from Ikea stores and also online although I find that Ikea delivery costs are quite expensive.
The style is available in a number of finishes including birch white and the one I bought, black brown. It does actually look more black than brown and the only real evidence of the brown is in the grain where small bits of very dark brown show through. I bought the two drawer units although there are a number of other styles available including 3 drawers, 6 drawers and a head board. For anyone wanting a coordinated bedroom this could well suit their purposes.
I love the Ikea instruction manuals with the happy and sad figures showing how to do and not to do things! As expected this was fairly easy to understand and because of the style and basic shape of the drawers once I had the various screws (all included) in place it took less than an hour to assemble. The only extras needed are a couple of screw drivers, so it's really not a complex business.
When fully assembled, the measurements are: Width: 40 cm, Depth: 48 cm, Height: 55 cm. it's not especially high but ideal for the side of the bed with a lamp on.
The two drawers are quite modern in design and the style makes them look sleek. They have no handles which did take me some getting used to but rather they open via a small ridge which when pulled easily slides the drawers out. They open and close really smoothly and when properly assembled don't pull right out with over enthusiastic pulling. Although there are only two drawers I find that with two units I have plenty of space for bits and pieces because they are very deep. I actually have more space than I have had previously with narrower three and four drawer small units.
The unit cost £35 and considering the cost of some drawers out there they are great value for money.
These drawers suit my purposes perfectly. They were easy enough to get flat packed into the car, simple to assemble, and look good. The sliding mechanism is smooth and I have plenty of storage space.
The flat pack also comes with fixtures to attach the unit to the wall but I didn't think it was necessary since the are not very high, although they are a nice sturdy and quite heavy unit.
To clean, I simply wipe down with a damp cloth although I do find that because of the colour they do show the dust a bit, but thankfully its not an arduous cleaning task.
Thanks for reading
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