Ikea Hemnes bookcase quality?

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Posted 2/28/2011 by x2mom in NSBR Board
 

x2mom
PeaFixture

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Posted: 2/28/2011 10:00:35 AM
Does anyone have this book case? What do you think about the
quality?

I have a Hemnes bed, dresser, and 2 nightstands. The nightstands
have held up well, one of the dresser drawers always needs to be
put back together, and one doesn't glide smoothly on it's track,
the bed, well, the bottom hardware which holds the mattress in place
broke at one point and had to be replaced. It's sturdy enough, I guess
just not when 6 people pile onto it.

I really need a book case to hold photo albums and scrapbook supplies.
Would it be sturdy enough for this type of use?

I also have an expedit in my kid's living area, but this time I want glass doors and since it's in a guest bedroom, I want it to look more attractive. I can't seem to find anything better.

Thank you.

vroni_garmisch
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Posted: 2/28/2011 10:21:34 AM
We have the Hemnes bookcases for more than 4 years and moved twice with them since we bought them. I love them , they hold up nicely. We bought them in Austria so I don't know if IKEA in the States has a different quality but ours still look like new.

x2mom
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Posted: 2/28/2011 4:13:49 PM
Thank you vroni.

Any more opinions?

justcindy
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Posted: 2/28/2011 10:35:33 PM
we have a pair in our son's room, with that bridge thing connecting them. It's around his bed. We've had it less than a year, but we love it. It's held up extremely well to a 15 year old kid and cleans up nice. We also have the dresser and have been pleased with the stability of that as well.

Cindy in Texas
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