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KALLAX Shelf unit, black-brown, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "

KALLAX Shelf unit, black-brown,

Price $ 129.00
KALLAX underframe is sold separately.
KALLAX Shelf unit, black-brown, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, gray/wood effect, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, high gloss white, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, oak effect, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, white stained oak effect, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "

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Personalize your KALLAX with boxes and baskets. Shop boxes and baskets

Standing or lying – the KALLAX series adapts to taste, space, needs and budget. Smooth surfaces and rounded corners give a feel of quality and you can personalize the shelving unit with inserts and boxes.

Article Number202.758.85

Product details

The simple design with clean lines makes KALLAX flexible and easy to use at home. ​

The smooth surfaces and the rounded edges give the shelving unit a well-thought-out and solid look. ​

The shelves align perfectly with the frame to create a strong and uniform expression. ​

The flexible and adaptable construction makes it possible for you to enjoy your KALLAX for many years, even when your needs change or when you move. ​

Choose whether to place it standing and use it as a shelving unit or lying and use it as a sideboard.

Display your favourite items on the open shelves or add inserts to create a personalized solution with closed storage. ​


Tord Björklund

  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    Two people are needed to assemble this furniture.

    This furniture can take a max load of 25 kg on the top.

    May be completed with KALLAX insert, sold separately.

    Coordinates well with pieces of furniture in the LACK series that have the same timeless expression and material as KALLAX.

    Complete with KALLAX underframe to give this shelving unit a new look while making it easier to vacuum under the unit.

    KALLAX underframe is sold separately.

  • Material
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Fiberboard, Printed and embossed acrylic paint, Honeycomb structure paper filling (100% recycled), Plastic edging, Plastic edging, Plastic edging

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.


Width: 77 cm (30 3/8 ")

Depth: 39 cm (15 3/8 ")

Height: 147 cm (57 7/8 ")

Max load/shelf: 13 kg (29 lb)

  • KALLAXArticle Number202.758.85

    Width: 41 cm (16 ")

    Height: 17 cm (6 ½ ")

    Length: 150 cm (59 ")

    Weight: 21.75 kg (47 lb 15 oz)

    Package(s): 1

Ratings and reviews

I enjoyed this product when it was new... less so after reassemblyPaulKallax was innovative in design, when compared to the Billy bookshelf product line. It was easy to assemble when it came fresh out of the box. Unfortunately, the Kallax did NOT age well (I purchased the Kallax & its door and shelf inserts ~1.5-2 years ago). When I disassembled it for moving, the outer veneer sloughed off. This delamination happened when I used masking tape to bundle components for the moving company. The grey-wood veneer came off with the masking tape... it was particularly poor on the vertical and horizontal slats. The tape remained on the Kallax surfaces for ~1.5 weeks. I will have to figure out how to refinish the damaged surfaces! The other issue with this design was how the components warped over time. I can now see ~1 mm gaps where dowlings secured adjacent pieces. The shelves were used indoors, away from wet surfaces (holding valuable Hi-Fi components). After its Dec. 3/23 reassembly, Kallax looks tawdry. I would NOT purchase this product again.3
Necessary storageLauraWe’ve used these great storage shelves for many years and really appreciate the look as well as the ease in which they come together.5
A perfect substitute for aNancyA perfect substitute for a dresser in my closet!5
It serves its purpose well.Ana PaulaIt serves its purpose well. Assembling takes a bit of work and seems like the pieces didn’t fit 100%, but overall easy to assemble. Could be less expensive since it’s such a simple and plain piece of furniture.5
Using these for additional storageMargeUsing these for additional storage in guest bedroom5
Shoe storageMichaelWorked perfectly5
Good Quality, Looks neat andShaneGood Quality, Looks neat and space saver for organizing cupboard, that's what I use it for.5
Functional and cuteCharoFunctional and cute5
It’s a good buy greatMarcelIt’s a good buy great product 👍👍5
Easy to assemble and looksCaraEasy to assemble and looks great in my office space. As expected. Price was okay.5
Beautiful….will be getting more!SharlaBeautiful….will be getting more!5
Easy to put together, looks greatLillyVery easy to put together. Looks very modern and clean. Works perfectly in our playroom for multiple gaming systems. Each system has it's own spot with a basket for the games below it. Worked out great!5
very easy to assemble, doesDavevery easy to assemble, does the job, I got it at half price, so value for the money absolutely!4
KallaxCharmagneLove this unit! Also bought the leg base in black, looks terrific with the walnut. Once we add a couple of doors and a couple of drawer units, we’ll have the sideboard we wanted but couldn’t find as a single piece anywhere. Really appreciate how you can start with the base unit and add to it as the budget allows!5
It can also be usedHeayoungIt can also be used as a bookshelf, storage cabinet, or drawer. It is simple, but clean and pretty, making it a great piece of furniture with a variety of uses. It's great because it goes well with both a children's room and the living room.5
it was greatMarkit was great4
Think of this as Billy Bookshelf, Chunky Version! With more hardware.PaulThis is a bookcase or shelving unit with some heft to it. Assembly DOES take more time than a simple Billy bookcase. I just had to disassemble mine for transport (take a lot of photos of your efforts [or KEEP the instruction manual... unlike me]). Kalax uses many dowels to hold shelves steady. A rubber mallet will reduce the risks of scuffing the surfaces. The door & drawer options fit well (a weird origami jig is slid into the open spaces). Would I buy it again? Absolutely. Don't try transporting this unit unassembled... you risk tearing it apart, eh. And keep those instructions handy (or at least scan them before tossing them out). Sigh.4
versatile and attractiveDebbielarge enough shelves for dishes, books, decorative items, toys and looks great!5
great space and best forNaveengreat space and best for shelve5
This is my favourite shelvingDannetteThis is my favourite shelving unit. I wanted a change from the dark brown/espresso colour so I purchased the same units in a high gloss white. My kallax units have lasted over 10 years, great quality at a reasonable price.5
KALLAX Shelf unit, black-brown, 30 3/8x57 7/8 "

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in a responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


Quality and feel

At first glance, KALLAX is a simple shelving unit, but it’s based on a love for details. The unit has smooth surfaces and rounded edges that make it appealing to the eye and enjoyable to touch. We’ve also worked hard to make the shelves align perfectly so