Good grief the Kallax doors
Love the shelving by itself but the door inserts are a nightmare. Cannot be installed using screwdrivers. Need a strong electric drill and lots of force. Two screws screw into the bookcase walls on the handle side of the insert. There are not any pre-made holes to help place and insert screws. The screws resist going in and bow the insert wall out. Only by unscrewing and rescrewing several times PLUS FORCE do they go in. Then the issue of getting the doors level so the dont scrape the door frame. Not a quick job. Not easy and easy to mess up. Dont buy door inserts if you don't have a drill. The screw heads will just burr.
Purchased in April 2019.
Love it! Transformed my entry!
I just bought the 4x1 Kallax white storage cube. I am extremely happy with it, it was so easy to put together...and I hate flat pack furniture. I also bought 4 of the wicker storage boxes. I have laid the cube flat and bought a cushion for the top so I am using it as shoe storage/ drop zone. It looks perfect in the entry of my home. It is very versatile and for $60 you cant go wrong.
Purchased in February 2019 at IKEA for $60.00.
I love these cube shelves. They're so easy to put together, they look awesome and can hold a lot of weight without falling a part. This is my second one, i've had my first one for about 6 years now.
Doors and drawers.
Bought the 4x2 unit which as a female I put together with no problem at. However putting the door unit together using the instructions wasn’t working. Following online tutorials was no help. The door keeps falling off. I’m not even going to attempt the drawers. Will sell them on and find some other way to get the same effect.
This is the most handy piece of furniture i have brought for my daughter's room we got the 16 box unit and it makes her room tidy and hides all the toys :) only down fall is we have has to attatch it to the wall after having a scare with little one climbing buy lesson learnt thats what the brackets were for
Didn't even take long to put together
Fantastic Storage Unit & Great Price
We purchased an 8 box unit over 3 years ago and it is still in great condition. Currently being used for toy storage in our playroom (we also purchased the fabric boxes to go with it). Very happy with this product, great value for money too, would buy another.
A great and versatile unit at a good price
I purchased a kallax 4 x 2 storage unit to use as a TV stand for a large LCD TV.
when used on its side, with 2 sets of castors this unit is perfect for the task. It's wide enough to fit a 65" LCD TV and feels really sturdy.
Putting this unit together on my own was a real challenge due to the size of the side panels. So I would recommend 2 people to do it.
Also, I was concerned as I had to bang the middle panels quite hard to get them to fit.
Got one for my sewing room and one for my daughter room!
One is in my sewing room, with box insets and drawer option. The other is with box inserts only in my daughter's bedroom with all her toys. It's reasonably light, easy to put together and durable for a kids room. Depending on if you get boxes, cupboards or drawers (or nothing) there are a lot of options and looks. I got durable plastic boxes from IKEA to match and I haven't been disappointed, they carry a lot and look stylish (but the boxes are much more fiddly to put together then the Kallax frame!) . All parts were in the kit - there were no missing parts.
Fits the bill
Think this might be the new version of the Expedit range. We had looked at other cheap furniture, including Bunnings which had similar shelving, but it was so tacky as the faux laminate on it was actually paper. Decided to try Ikea and bought this in white with a couple of drawers and cupboard doors. Brought it home and husband was able to put it together, no worries. He was actually impressed with the precision of the whole thing. It is very lightweight though. Only made of super aerated chipboard, which I suppose cuts down on the weight as fa...r as freight goes. It was supposed to come with eight foot pads, floor protectors, but only had four in the box. Luckily we had some left over from another lot we had when we moved into our new home, so it wasn't a huge problem for us. Don't know how it will go if it gets wet. Certainly wouldn't recommend it as every day family furniture. Especially not for children's rooms, don't think it could take the rough and tumble and spills. But for us, two adults, using it in an office like environment, it fits the bill.
Questions & Answers
Does anyone know if and when these particular Kallax inserts will be available in Australia or Perth? Item number is 204.237.20 Kallax insert with 1 shelf 33 x 33. It splits each cube into two. You can find them on overseas Ikea but I can’t seem to find them here. Thank you.
Can I place one8 Kallax cube on top of the other
Yes, I suppose you could but the surface is quite slippery. A piece of rubber non-skid material would ideally sandwich the two together. Wouldn't want a cat to jump on the top cube and send it flying. It would be better to buy the larger model.
I also am a female but quite savvy and able to use drill/ driver etc but the kallax inserts are dreadfully hard and do not fit in as ‘inserts’ easily. Just problems plus plus especially with attaching insert to frame. Also drawer inserts are very variable. Drawer fronts are not sturdy, drop forward, drew item for sides does not insert all the way in hole so cover on side does not fit.
Attaching insert is not as illustrated in method pamphlet.
Yes. Same experience. I had 8 inserts to fit. Got easier. I found drilling in, reversing the screw and pushing in again a few times helped screws in. Had to use electric drill. Worth the trouble in the end. I would recommend paying Ikea to install inserts next time. Horrible job.
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