Today I fancy talking about comparing a new product to an oldie but a goodie that I have seen on Ikea. As soon as I saw the new one, I really wanted to try for my Crafty Storage. So I analysed it.
This is the new IKEA FÖRHÖJA Letter tray (AUS | D) that comes in a birch finish. It only costs £12 (similar prices in Euros). However, is not available in the States or in Spain for instance.
As it is designed to fit A4 sheets landscape wise, 12" should fit though they will roufly hang out by about 4cm or just under 2 inches.
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 26 cm
Height: 15 cm
Unfortunately as it is 35 cm wide it means that it wont fit inside of a Ikea Kallax (or the older Expedits) units. Sometimes I just don't understand IKEA, why they didn't reduce the width by 2cm and it would still fit the A4?
Oh well. What can we do, but moan. Or choose this oldie:
The IKEA KVISSLE Letter tray, white metal with cork lining. It costs £20, but instead of the two static shelfs it offers 5, for of them pull out drawer shelves (my favourite!), and it is more than twice the size.
Width: 32 cm
Depth: 25 cm
Height: 32 cm
As it is 32cm it will fit perfectly on the Kallax cubes (Pinterest) and if you flip the the whole unit (or just the desired pull out shelves) you can still fit the 12" papers.
So all in all, even value wise, I think the oldie beats the newbie!