Product Type: Ikea home furniture
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Ikea Malm Chest : 4 Drawers
Member Name: hopey123
Ikea Malm Chest : 4 Drawers
Advantages: Nice looking, spacious drawers/
I purchased two of these Ikea malm chest of drawers back in 2009 when we had moved into a new home. There cost £65 each at the time but they are now showing on the Ikea website as a lower price deal of £55.
I was after something sturdy and spacious as our previous draws from Argos had practically fallen apart after a few months of use the bottom were falling out which was annoying.
When I got these in store I had a staff member help me get them from shelf to trolley then into car after paying as they were very heavy. I can now see on the site they are 42 kilos so no wonder we struggled, on getting them home I kind of pushed them out of car then side stepped them slowly to the house by putting one corner up and moving it a bit then the other corner and so on. My oartner was around to help at the time and typically no neighbours were about either.
Later that day I took all the parts from the single box and took them all upstairs to where i wanted to build in in position.
I do follow instructions manuals and find Ikea ones are so easy to follow. I laid all the different parts and screws on the floor and then followed the instructions to a Tee and after approximately 40 minutes the first chest of drawers was built and in position. The second set was faster to do as I didn't have to keep checking instructions so much having just done one already. I think my favourite part was hammering the tacks into the back part lol. I didn't even have any pieces or screws left over at the end.
The drawers four themselves are on runners and slide in and out easily, they are the type of drawer you can push shut and walk away and it will finish closing. You can remove a drawer if needed for any reason by lifting it slightly and then pulling out. Each drawer is seep and wide so will hold plenty of clothing. Mine have been used constantly for over 3 years now and the bases of drawers show no signs of collapse or wear and tear.
To clean these you can easily wipe with a damp cloth or use a bit of polish and a duster.
My drawers are the birch veneer as the picture shows but they are also available in-
white stained oak veneer
oak veneer and
The assembled sizes are-
Width: 80 cm
Depth: 48 cm
Height: 100 cm
You can also buy drawer organizers from Ikea to fit in the drawers to make separate compartments if needed.
I will advice you though that beware if you happen to have all four drawers open at once whilst they are loaded then it can topple over if you have not used the wall bracket that came in the pack to secure to the wall. (yes talking from experience)
Even though these cost more then our previous drawers they have already lasted longer so in the long run you save money. Recommend you try these if you are looking for some new drawers.
Summary: Easy to assemble, look good and lasting well.
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