Thursday, December 04, 2014

Ikea GNEDBY Shelving Unit looks familiar?

Noticed something I hadn't seen before on the website a while ago: the GNEDBY shelving unit. The product page described the GNEDBY as being able to hold a certain number of CDs, DVDs, and video cassettes. It was also stated as being 80" in height, 7 7/8" in width, and 6 3/4" in depth. Price was CAD$ 49.99 (US$ 39.99). The focus appeared to be on media storage.
Ikea BENNO shelf beside a BILLY Bookcase
Looked Like a BENNO
What really popped out was that it looked just like the BENNO shelf that, I think, was available up until last year or maybe even earlier this year. If you don't know what the BENNO was, see my review here. This review has not been edited or updated in a very long time. It was first written around the middle of 2013.

Comparing the dimensions I pulled from the Ikea site at that point (17 cm x 20 cm x 202 cm), they look similar to what is stated above for the GNEDBY. Using 2.54 cm per inch to convert, 17 cm x 20 cm x 202 cm is about 6.7" x 7.9" x 79.5". Just comparing the picture for the GNEDBY to the BENNO should have been an adequate assessment.

Anyway, not sure what happened. Maybe there were differences I missed.

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