I have assembled over 500 pieces of furniture in the last 3 years since starting this company, and before that I thought all furniture was the same. After working on many different brands of furniture, I now see that there are big differences in the quality of furniture, from store to store, and from model to model. 

 

 

 quality scale


Things from CB2

 

Reflection Wardrobe

The materials have a good quality feel and because it is heavy, it feels like real wood. It has a basic design and the assembly is fairy simple, however their manufacturing is not very precise. Depending on how lucky or unlucky you are, you might have trouble assembling this, and not because it is complicated but because pieces might not fit where they should. Also the frame is easily shifted when standing on uneven floors, which cause the doors to look uneven. You can fix that by sticking shims underneath to level the unit. 

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 3
Paint/finish quality 6
construction durability 5
Wood/particle board quality 5
Can withstand moving   4

 

Things From IKEA

 

Brimnes Series Dressers, Beds and Wardobes      

Simple design and decent quality.                               

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 5
Paint/finish quality 4
construction durability 4
Wood/particle board quality 5
Can withstand moving   4

 


 

Malm Series Dressers and Beds 

Simple design. Decent quality, but the finish will start wearing off after 3 years (especially on the dark brown/black versions). Great for temporary living situations.

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 5
Paint/finish quality 3
construction durability 3
Wood/particle board quality 3
Can withstand moving   3

 


 

Morvik Wardrobe by 

Simple design. Sliding doors are great for small spaces. The mirror is a bonus.

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 4
Paint/finish quality 4
construction durability 4
Wood/particle board quality 3
Can withstand moving   3

Pax Wardrobe Systems

A customizable wardrobe system that has endless options. The frames come in different shapes-short, tall, wide, skinny, and made to fit in corners. You need to buy everything separate, including door hinges.The process of purcahsing the pax system can be exhausting, but because evreything is separate you will be able to build a wardrobe just for you, with your name on it (not literally.) Most of the construction is made from IKEA's signature particle board. The one headache that can come from the Pax system, is when you need to move. These wardrobes are huge and will need to be dissassembled prior to moving, and if you have the Pax with sliding mirror doors, you are in for a long day. 

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 4
Paint/finish quality 4
construction durability 4
Wood/particle board quality 4
Can withstand moving   3

 

 

Hemnes Dressers, wardrobes and Beds by  

Elegant design. Mostly made from solid wood. The black/brown versions scratch easy. Lasts longer than most "flat pack furniture"

                                                Quality Score

Ease of assembly 4
Paint/finish quality 5
construction durability 4
Wood/particle board quality 5
Can withstand moving   4