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    Is IKEA MALM furniture true to size?

    Looking at purchasing a chest of drawers and the space is quite tight. Are the measurments stated exact or smaller/larger than this. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    They are true to size. Recently bought a deep chest of drawers, and if anything they are slightly bigger.

    This is the stuff that's been falling on kids and ultimately killing some. Make sure it's secured to a wall, either in brick or to a stud within a wall. Wouldn't trust just plasterboard.

    Original Poster

    They are true to size. Recently bought a deep chest of drawers, and if … They are true to size. Recently bought a deep chest of drawers, and if anything they are slightly bigger



    Thank you, that's a big help!

    Original Poster

    This is the stuff that's been falling on kids and ultimately killing … This is the stuff that's been falling on kids and ultimately killing some. Make sure it's secured to a wall, either in brick or to a stud within a wall. Wouldn't trust just plasterboard.



    Thank you, it will be secured to wall but it is for an older child so hopefully not an issue.

    I've had 3 sets of IKEA Malm chest of drawers.

    The first one had the bottom fall out several draws.

    The second had the bottom fall out one draw and the front come off a draw.

    The third has been okay thus far but barely used.

    No excessive weight or bulk put inside. Just sweaters and similar.

    They're decent for the price but very much a case of getting what you're paying for.
    Edited by: "Darkeru" 18th Feb

    Word of warning if getting the chest of drawers MALM especially tall ones - Use the wall brackets these are known to toppler and I believe a large lawsuit in the states for child deaths.

    In fairness not just ikea malm , any tall furniture especially with drawers that kids can open and climb like steps should be secured to wall

    Rach1309

    Thank you, it will be secured to wall but it is for an older child so … Thank you, it will be secured to wall but it is for an older child so hopefully not an issue.


    If youre not sure on your wall then a couple of L brackets either side of the inside of the drawers screwed down into your floor boards will keep them safe.

    Ikea furniture has been very hit & miss quality wise. Some is good, some looks like its come from poundworld.

    As others have mentioned, anchor it to a solid wall (use LONG bolts to go through plasterboard into stone/breezeblock/brick etc. Also, put the very heaviest items in the bottom drawer and only very light items in the top. (Try and keep the center of gravity low down and to the back of the drawers)
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