DON’T FORGET THE BACK BRACE!!!JoanneThe item itself is five stars but I knocked off a star because it needs a back brace (only £2) and the ikea website didn’t highlight that obviously when I did click and collect so I had to travel another hour and twenty round trip, wasting time and money to get it. It doesn’t stand up without it! I used the unit in a cupboard for storage and it’s perfect. Would recommend!4
Fab!DEBSo versatile… thank goodness you still make this product and are adding new elements to it!
We have lots of IVAR, some dating back 15 years or more and still in perfect condition. It’s been configured and reconfigured…. I love it!
Would have purchased more, but out of stock when I visited and I didn’t check availability online beforehand, so my problem ( not a problem !)5
Standing shelfSvetlanaNot what expected realy but fit in corner we needed in. Nice wood by the way. But not 5 stars...5
IvarKimGreat value, easy to assemble.5
Functional, flexible, affordable.Manda56I’ve been using IVAR in various combinations for 30 years. It’s been re-combined, re-used, changed, modified, and extended to suit each and everyone’s needs and in every room in the house. Now I’ve retired and living in much smaller house, am using IVAR not only to create shelving in cupboards, but also to create a room divider between sittingroom and kitchen. Works brilliantly!5
Endless opportunities with this product.MuneneI needed some shelves in the garage and this provided just the solution for that. With a bit of creativity this product simplifies diy by a far5
Good solid frameFin19Good base for storage unit5
Customisable, zero packaging, simple 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 stairs.5
Alison264Good quality. Easy to assemble. Really like this system5
Perfect army uniform cupboardB2808This was bought for my daughters boyfriends army kit. It is perfect for hanging all with space to spare and good for his polished boots to sit on.5
Flexible at will !Châtenay66Been using IVAR for over 20 (twenty) years. Trying to cut down but instead going up with taller units now! Like flexibility, longevity, could even think of new coat of paint5
Used it to fix a wardrobe.CoCoPufSo we broke the wardrobe and needed something to brace it with. Thus was perfect. Not what it was intended for but Ikea for the win5
Perfect for storage for my classroomAnnaPodEasy to assemble. I oiled it and it looks lovely.5
So versatileJRwalsallGreat in the garage for storage of wine and drinks also look excellent in snug painted grey houses tv and boxed storage with toys5
Brilliant storageMary55Easy to assemble and versatile5
Bathroom cupboard and shelvingDragonladyLove the look of these and the practicality, fitted the space perfectly and holds more than bathroom cupboards5
Bathroom shelvingDIYrGood enough surface finish isn’t brilliant (ripple marks from machining?)but good for the cost4
Very practicalSheila55This is such a useful product. We have used it in the utility room, kitchen pantry and wardrobes. When we moved it was easy to reuse.5
Always usefulSueTheWeaverI've owned IVAR units since IKEA opened in the UK. They are always brilliant.5
Manufacturing DifferencesJonCaRather frustrating that some shelves have plastic figments and seem to fit tightly into position while other shelves have metal figments and do not fit so snugly. Can be challenging getting the bracing in place. Beyond this works well for simple shelving.3
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.
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.