Hey anon! That’s actually a really good question. As much as we do love IKEA, sometimes their products are not as durable as we’d like them to be… So I did a little research and found out a few pretty solid (figuratively and literally) products that have stellar reviews! ! At the end, there are tips on how to spot good quality materials from IKEA. 😉 1. Kallax shelves ($99) ! Source: Ikea Singapore A fan favourite is the Kallax shelf, which is perfect for stacking and organizing, and finding inventive ways to divide a room. You can choose to use them standing up or lying down, against the wall or to divide the room - you can even personalize them with drawers, shelves, boxes and inserts. On top of that they are really quite sturdy! The Kallax shelving units are really popular because of their clean lines and many possibilities. 2. Poäng Armchair ($109) ! Source: Ikea Singapore Did you know that the Poäng has been in production for over 40 years? It is one of the most ubiquitous pieces in IKEA’s history, and has a reputation for adding "effortless style to any room in your home". The Poäng armchair’s frame is made of layer-glued bent oak which provides comfortable resilience and it’s high back gives good support for your neck. 3. Äpplarö Drop-leaf table ($249) ! Source: Ikea Singapore This garden dining table has room for 4, 6 or 8 people simply by folding one or two drop-leaves up or down. This helps you save space when it’s just you and your immediate family, but you can easily accommodate a crowd as well! Most importantly, all pieces in the Äpplarö family are made of solid acacia wood, which is an economical and visually appealing choice for outdoor furniture. If you check out the US website, you’ll see that the Äpplarö series has overall many great reviews. // 🚨So, how do you know what items from IKEA are good quality? The best way to find out is to check the materials it is made out of. A good rule of thumb is to avoid furniture that is made with particleboard . Particleboard is made out of sawdust and wood chips that have been processed down into a piece of wood. But, this wood is not solid and can fall apart over time . Furniture made of solid wood —preferably a hardwood like oak or acacia , but even a softwood like Swedish pine —is always going to be sturdier . In summary, ❎ Particleboard ✅ Solid Wood Hope this helps! Good materials come at a price... But you can also check out these value for money items at IKEA under $10!