IVAR Shelf, pine,


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Since IVAR storage system is so good at what it does, it has faithfully served customers’ needs across the home for over 50 years. Attics, living rooms, pantries and bedrooms – they all love IVAR.

Article Number103.181.59

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Untreated solid wood is a durable natural material which is even more hardwearing and easy to look after if you oil or wax the surface.

You can use the extra shelves to make room for more stuff when your storage needs change.

Solid pine is a natural material which ages beautifully and gains its own unique character over time.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number103.181.59
  • Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.

  • Material
    Solid pine

    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

    Stains can be removed by using an eraser or fine sandpaper.

    Can be treated with oil, wax, lacquer or glazing paint for higher resistance and easy care.

  • By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.


Width: 42 cm

Depth: 30 cm

Thickness: 1.8 cm

Max. load: 18 kg

  • IVARArticle Number103.181.59

    Width: 30 cm

    Height: 2 cm

    Length: 42 cm

    Weight: 1.35 kg

    Package(s): 1


Ivar shelving unitVerified BuyerBought this unit a couple of years ago and loved it so when needing additional shelving, didn't hesitate. Sadly the shelves have been designed slight different. They are cheaply made with the silver brackets coming loose. I had to refix 3 to use them2
Lugs...Verified BuyerNot sure what else to call them, but the metal pegs that are used to support the shelf in the IVAR frame. Screwdriver required to remove the lugs from the metal support strip - be careful, strip is sharp. I quite like how the lugs are 'locked in' now when installing - it keeps things a bit more stable when constructing. Re-positioning requires a firm thump underneath to 'unlock', however doing this with two of my shelfs (one a 42x50) resulted in the metal strip coming out.4
Good quality for priceVerified BuyerGood quality for price5
Small shelfVerified BuyerGood to see metal brackets are back. Easy to fit, very solid.5
Perfect place to put stuffholldollarThis shelf has been invaluable in helping me to put stuff on a shelf. I needed something simple, not anything too complex or fancy, just a plain old shelf, and this fits the bill 100%. It was easy to carry - in fact I am pretty sure I carried about 5 of them, so some of the shelves were fulfilling their purpose before I even got them home, by allowing me to store the other shelves on top of them - kind of a recurring shelf situation, if you see what I mean. I certainly will be buying more of these, not just because it was easy to buy - I genuinely just had to get my wallet out and exchange money at the till, then leave with the shelf (shelves, remember) - but also because I have, if you can believe, more stuff. Honestly, if you have stuff, and you want to put that stuff *on* something, I highly recommend this. You should buy the side structure, so that you can hook it onto that and place it, say, at face level, like I did, so I can see my stuff. But you don't have to do that. I could certainly have placed this shelf on the floor, on my lap, and on many several other things. I just chose to put it in the structure. It snapped in really easily! I have had this item for about a month now, and it continues to hold the stuff really well. The design is genius in its simplicity. If everything else in my life worked so well, it would be a very different world.5
Customisable, no packaging, quality and effectiveAlistair88Very customizable as each part is separate, making it ideal to build to suit the space you have. Reasonably priced and good quality. Doesn't come with any packaging which is amazing, so even better if your concerned about waste, literally comes it as it is with a barcode sticker and a small bag of screws etc taped on. Worked perfect building a little pantry under the stairs5
Always usefulSueTheWeaverI've owned IVAR units since IKEA opened in the UK. They're always brilliant.5
IVAR Shelf, pine, 42x30 cm

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 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.

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What is solid wood?

Solid wood is one of our favourite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the wood species, it is durable, beautiful, renewable and recyclable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood. This way, every tree is put to good use that little extra.