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Editors’ Picks: 9 Enduring Ikea Furniture Classics for the Long Haul, Tried and Tested Edition

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Editors’ Picks: 9 Enduring Ikea Furniture Classics for the Long Haul, Tried and Tested Edition

November 15, 2018

Ikea’s not known for the longevity of its wares, as a rule. Here are nine well-made, long-lasting pieces we’ve all used (and can endorse) at Remodelista:

Fan swears by the Norraker dining table, which is made of solid birch “and has held up really well”; it’s $279.
Above: Fan swears by the Norraker dining table, which is made of solid birch “and has held up really well”; it’s $279.
Several of us at Remodelista own the Raskog Utility Cart (we also featured it in our book Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House).
Above: Several of us at Remodelista own the Raskog Utility Cart (we also featured it in our book Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House).
I’ve had a collection of Ikea Frosta stools for more than a decade, and they’ve held up well. For a couple of years Ikea dropped them from the lineup but fortunately they’re back; $14.99 each.
Above: I’ve had a collection of Ikea Frosta stools for more than a decade, and they’ve held up well. For a couple of years Ikea dropped them from the lineup but fortunately they’re back; $14.99 each.
Made of solid pine, the Industrielle Bench is a newer offering with a classic profile; $229.
Above: Made of solid pine, the Industrielle Bench is a newer offering with a classic profile; $229.
Fan is very pleased with her new Gladom side tray table; she says it’s sturdy, durable, and surprisingly hefty; $19.99.
Above: Fan is very pleased with her new Gladom side tray table; she says it’s sturdy, durable, and surprisingly hefty; $19.99.
The birch Forhoja Cart ($109) is a staple in many kitchens we admire; see it in situ at Pale and Interesting: An Artful and Economical Renovation in Vancouver, BC.
Above: The birch Forhoja Cart ($109) is a staple in many kitchens we admire; see it in situ at Pale and Interesting: An Artful and Economical Renovation in Vancouver, BC.
Julie and Francesca both keep a few of the small-profile, surprisingly sturdy Terje folding chairs on hand for entertaining; $24.99.
Above: Julie and Francesca both keep a few of the small-profile, surprisingly sturdy Terje folding chairs on hand for entertaining; $24.99.
The wall-mountable Industrielle shelf is $129 and can be used in multiples; it’s a new item (like the Industrielle bench above) that we’ve got our eye on.
Above: The wall-mountable Industrielle shelf is $129 and can be used in multiples; it’s a new item (like the Industrielle bench above) that we’ve got our eye on.
The solid birch adjustable Dalfred bar stool is $39.99 and is a reliable (and adjustable) option for kitchen counter seating.
Above: The solid birch adjustable Dalfred bar stool is $39.99 and is a reliable (and adjustable) option for kitchen counter seating.

See more tried-and-tested Ikea picks from the Remodelista editors:

The Ikea Essentials: Editors’ 10 Favorite Kitchen Tools

10 Favorites: Best of Ikea’s 2018 Collection

Editors’ Picks: 10 Storage Finds From Ikea That We Own and Love

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