“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Bookcase „
As you may have noticed if you have read some of my recent review, I have bought a lot of Ikea furniture over the years. This includes things such as beds, drawers, cupboards and a few more things. Another thing I have bought from Ikea is shelving. One of the less practical shelves I have bought is this one, the Mammut shelf. As you can see, this is quite a unique style of shelf as it comes in the form of a big tick. So obviously this is meant for storing certain things on, in other words, you won't see many flower vases on this one.
The picture on this review shows a blue shelf but there are other colours that these come in. You can also get black, white, cream, red and even a green one if memory serves me correct. I went for the black shelf as this matches some of the other furniture I have bought over the years.
One issue I always have with DIY is getting things right when it comes to putting things up or drill holes. In fact only this afternoon I was putting a blind up in the kitchen and instead of drilling four holes like I should have done, I ended up drill ten and making a right mess. The blind is now up though, yay for me. So how about the Mammut shelf? Well it was actually one of the easier things I have had to attach to the wall over the years. The fact that this is designed to slope means you don't have to worry to much about getting it just level. So although it took me a while I did manage to put this one up and I am happy to report that it has stayed up.
So what exactly do you use these shelves for. Well I had a few books up there which looked fine, but other than that there are not that many things I imagine that you can put up there. This is the down side of this shelf, it might look very funky and unusual but it's not really overly practical.
When it comes to price and value, these shelves are around £30, although it does depend on size as there are a few different sizes you can get. Although I did like this when I first used it I do find I soon got bored of it and as I mentioned it is not really the most practical of things. So because of that I would say that it's not great value as it's the kind of thing that is fun for novelty value and then you can get bored of it and want a more standard style of shelf. If I was in the market for buying some new shelves I don't think I would look to buy this Mammut one again.
I bought this purely as a bit of fun as they looked cool and funny and were at a cheap price in ikea.
The selves were only £3.50 so I bought three two for my brother and one for me just as I simply liked the funny looking shape so if you are looking for a very extravagant design then this would do the job.
The mammut shelves are vibrantly coloured with a range of a light blue and red. The plastic is thick and long lasting. The product is made from two pieces put together into a very wide V shape that looks unique when comparing to some of the more ordinary selves.
I put the shelves slightly tilted on the wall so one side would take the weight of the books and the other side is for resting the books on, just to make sure the stability of the books is safe. The book shelve can also be used to put other small items on display such as toys, however I suggest only using softer toys as harder toys can fall easily and may cause injury.
After using this shelf for a few months I can happily say I have liked the look this shelf has added to the wall the used to be plain.
I would definitely recommend this shelf if you need an unconventional book shelf that is easy to put on the wall and at a very cheap price. And good looking too!
I bought this shelf from Ikea to match the chairs and table we bought for the grandchildren. In their play area we have the Ikea Mammut range and although it is only cheap we find it to be very practical and it looks very nice especially in a child's area.
The mammut range is thick brightly coloured plastic which is light weight and geared towards children. We have got the chairs and tables. The shelves we have are in red which is nice and vibrant and stands out against the white wall really well.
It only cost £3.50 for one so we bought two.
These shelves are very different looking as they are not just straight but look a bit like a big tick! They are two pieces slotted together and this gives them a very different look but also means you can decide how to position them and at what angle. It also means that one end acts a bit like a book end which is really good especially to have in a child's bedroom so they won't tumble off.
We arranged these in the same angle on the wall so that they would match. It only took my husband a matter of minutes to put them up.
They have proven to be very useful for small items like books, little toys, teddies and they do really stand out and make a feature on the wall especially with their unusual design.
I think these are a very good buy and a very cheap price to pay too for something which really stands out.
I like to read as much as possible with my daughter which means we have loads of books around the house. Not having much floor space left for any more shelving units or storage cupboards we decided to opt for some shelves so we visited Ikea to see what they had available.
Whilst wondering through the shop, we came across the Mammut display in the children's area. Mammut have a whole range of children's furniture including chairs, tables, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bed frames and shelves. We already had a table and chair from the same range so decided to buy the matching shelves. Each shelf measures 33 cm (W) x 21 cm (D) x 33 cm (h), they can be hung in two different ways, one in the more traditional way and the other at a right angle (so it looks like a tick on the wall). I choose the tick option as I thought this looked funky but also so that the books couldn't fall off the end of the shelf if they fell over. The range is available in a variety of colours: blue, green and red. We choose the red one and it stands out quite nicely on the cream walls. The limited colour choice is they only downside for me, I would have liked if these were available in pink so that we could have put some in Lauren's room too. The shelves are made from chunky plastic meaning they are really easy to keep clean.
I think I paid around £3 each but they currently cost £3.50 which I think is pretty reasonable. They are available in store and on line, you can also check store availability on line (although you cannot reserve).
Because I am so rubbish at DIY, all these types of jobs are carried out by my other half, but he did comment it was really simple to install, put two screws into the wall and them just 'hook' the shelf on. You do have to purchase your own screws, which Ikea do sell little kits separately now however if you are like us, we have jars full of screws in the garage - 'just in case we need them'.
I have found that the shelves can withstand quite a lot of weight, living in a fairly new build house, the walls are just plasterboard yet despite putting quite a lot of hardback books on the shelves, they are still in place and don't look like they will fall at any minute. They do however have a maximum weight of 7kg.
Overall, I would recommend these and give 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
These shelves are on display in Ikea in the children's section, and they are really good for a child's brightly coloured bedroom. They are nothing like what you would expect from a conventional shelf - they are designed to be mounted on the wall at an angle, and have a curved shape to the edges which makes them taper off towards the outside of the item.
In order to fit the shelf on the wall, you need to mark out two screw holes on the wall for slotting screws into the loopholes on the body of the shelf. Once you've got two screws in the wall, the shelf body slides on and gravity keeps it in place. Simple.
We use our shelves for storing children's books. They work just fine, but many children's books are a lot wider than these shelves, so they hang over the edge quite a bit. But they don't fall off, which is obviously a good thing. That's my only gripe about these shelves, because everything else about them is just fine.
We've lived all over, as we tend to move with my husbands job. Normally we rent an apartment rather than buying a property as we know that we won't be there for too long. I always insist on an unfurnished rental apartment as I don't want to sit on a sofa or sleep on a mattress that you don't know what people have done or spilt on there, yuck!! When furnishing a rental apartment I always drag my husband to Ikea and we buy everything that we need relatively cheaply.
In our last rental apartment the kitchen was quite bare, and only had floor cabinets and no wall cabinets, or even shelves on the walls. As a result there was loads of wall space that was unused and seemed to be a bit of a waste. I've got quite a lot of cookbooks that I always take from place to place with me, and I would normally put these on a shelf in the kitchen, however this time we didn't have a shelf to do this. I didn't want to clutter up the work surface with my cookbooks, and I didn't want to lose valuable cupboard space either, so shelves for the kitchen went on our Ikea shopping list.
The kitchen cabinets that we had were white, with silver handles, and a charcoal work surface, and the kitchen walls were painted white. So my initial plan was just to get a couple of white shelves to blend in, until I spotted these funky little Mammut wall shelves in the children's section in Ikea.
The Mammut shelves are available in 3 colours; red, blue and green. I chose the red to give the kitchen a pop of colour. The shelves are £3.50 each, and I bought 4 to put up in a line along one wall.
The shelves are not very big, and are just made of a polypropylene plastic and so won't support an awful lot of weight - hence why I bought 4. The shelves measure; 33cm wide, 33cm high and 21cm deep.
You can position the shelves at right angles, so that the 'shelf' portion is level, or you can position the shelves at a quirky 'tick' angle. I chose to angle ours like 'ticks' (as in the Dooyoo picture above) so that I wouldn't also have to also buy bookends to stop my cookbooks from falling off, the angle of the shelf would ensure that they stayed in place.
I was really impressed with these, they were quirky and fun, and they looked really quite striking up on the wall. I didn't overload them and they were fine, I probably had about 6 cookbooks on each shelf, and this seemed to be fine, none of the shelves bowed or fell off the wall at all! I had lots of compliments on the shelves, and nobody could believe that they were actually children's shelves from Ikea.
I'd definitely buy these again as they were good quality and durable for the low price, and depending on your decor you could easily use them in any room; kitchen, bathroom, children's rooms etc. They were versatile too, as you could hang them at an angle like we did, or at a perfect right angle, or you could put two of the shelves back-to-back for a different look again. They were easy to keep clean, they just needed a wipe over with a damp cloth. My husband put these up easily enough, although like all Ikea shelves you do have to supply the screws for wall mounting the shelves yourself.
Our little boy was born back in May, and during the months preceding this we bought a few bits for his bedroom. As it is a small room, I wanted to get a few shelves to put books on that wouldn't be too large or imposing.
On a trip to Ikea to pick up a few bits for the room, I spotted these shelves and thought they would be ideal - in actual fact I picked up two of them!
Bright and bold
The shelves are available in blue, red and green and cost £3.49 each. They are part of the Ikea Mammut range which includes a variety of products for children's bedrooms.
I should mention that although we are using these in the nursery they are probably more suited to older children's rooms - they are not the usual soft and neutral items that you may associate with a baby's room. However we have opted for some brighter colours so it is more of a room to grow into. So these would probably be suitable for older age ranges rather than babies if you are going for a more traditional look in your nursery.
Now I should explain that these are not your usual shelves as they are in fact right angles, making them an L-shape! So each shelf has two sides, each of which measures 33cm while the depth of the shelf is 21cm.
I instantly decided that I wanted to put the shelves up at a quirky angle to make them look interesting. But you don't have to go for the odd angle - in the back of each shelf are three sets of holes that enable you to place the shelf either as a right angle, a left angle or in the middle as a "V" shape - obviously I have opted for the latter. Screws are not supplied with the shelves so you will need to provide these yourself.
So there are lots of different ways to hang these shelves - you could place two back to back, or have a few one on top of the other - there are many options to personalise the way you make the room look, and they are cheap enough that buying a few is an affordable option. You could even get a few in different colours to make a fun statement in a child's room.
I must confess I did not put these up myself - instead my poor dad was roped into yet another DIY job for me. But once I decided where I wanted them they were up within a few minutes with the help of a tape measure to ensure that holes were drilled in the exact right spots. So although I didn't put them up myself it is quick and easy to do and I am sure all you need is pretty basic skills - and a drill, some screws and a tape measure - to get them on the wall.
Ticking the box
I love how these look on the wall - they are bright and fun and look like big red ticks due to the angle we have placed them at. They are perfect for small books and you can also pop some little teddies and other bits on them too. However if you want to put small toys on them you would be better off hanging them straight.
A minor niggle with these shelves - they have an Ikea sticker on the bottom which doesn't peel off easily so you have to have a good pick at the labels to get them off, and I will need to take a scourer to mine to get the last sticky bits off! A bit of a picky whinge, I know, but labels that don't peel off is a bit of a pet hate of mine! And as they are right on the base of each shelf they are completely visible. Grrrr!
Fun, cheap and colourful
Despite my sticker gripe, I really like these shelves. They are bright and colourful and a bit different, and they really brighten up a room. You won't be able to store masses of items on one of these, but for a few small bits and bobs they do the trick.
For the price, I think these are a fun option to brighten up a young person's bedroom and overall I would definitely recommend them. You can be a bit inventive with how you hang them and they are affordable enough to buy a few to create the look you want. But don't expect them to hold a great deal!