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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

Product details

Untreated solid pine is a durable natural material that can be painted, oiled or stained according to preference.

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.

Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number103.181.59
  • 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: 16 1/2 "

Depth: 11 3/4 "

Thickness: 3/4 "

Max. load: 40 lb

  • IVAR
    ShelfArticle Number103.181.59

    Width: 11 ¾ "

    Height: ¾ "

    Length: 16 ¾ "

    Weight: 3 lb 0 oz

    Package(s): 1


My shelving system came outLavellMy shelving system came out perfect5
This used to be the best shelving option - NOW STAY AWAY!ShawnEver since IKEA switched IVAR to these metal connections they are total garbage. The original version worked much much better. These metal brackets are hard to work with - break off when trying to move the shelves and damage the boards. Unfortunately I'm heavily invested in these shelves so I have to buy this sub-par version when needed.1
Good qualityLuisaGood quality5
Very Functional - All Pieces Used TogetherKIMI really love this product. I assembled it with the help of a YouTube video (I refer to YouTube for all assemblies). At first I thought it would be wobbly but once I added the crossbar it is very stable. I use it in my pantry to house my small kitchen appliances to keep the my small counter top clear. Perfect, inexpensive solution!5
Works GreatJoshuaI am currently using this shelf system for my board games and it works and looks great.5
❤️ IVARIngridLove IVAR. Wish there were more drawer or cabinet options4
Ivan shelving unitSusanMy pantry is perfect with these shelves5
Like the simple construction.TantekatiLike the simple construction.4
EvergreenRobertThis is a product I have been buying for decades. It is sad that the variety of products in the line has diminished so greatly. I still have keyboard drawers, ALL wood drawers and cabinets. The transition post for narrow and wide depths that I have would surely be good for many owners. But alas, they are all discontinued. With the loss of Industrial Arts classes in schools most people don't know how to make these things for themselves. I do.4
Very versatileKATINAWe have been buying this system for 18 years. It's very versatile, easy to use, and takes stains well. Highly recommend.5
Bend the clips to improve the shelfKerryVThe metal end pieces of these wooden shelves have intregrated clips to grip the metal dowels and keep the shelf from being easily bumped upward. But as others have reported, removing a shelf may loosen the shelf's metal end piece. Since I don't want the clips to grip the metal dowels anyway (making them more like my 17-year-old IVAR shelves), my solution has been to carefully bend all of the clips slightly using a tool. I used closed needle-nose pliers, but a large screwdriver may have worked. Be aware of two things. First, the metal end piece must be supported while bending the clip so that you don't cause the loosening of the end piece that you are trying to avoid. Second, with this modification, it's easier for a lightly loaded shelf to be bumped upward, and possibly have it fall out of the shelf unit. Loaded with books, the shelves here won't do that, but if the shelf unit was supporting some lightwight items in a kitchen, I might choose to leave the clips of the shelves as they are, for better shelf-unit stability.4
New Design is Awfulerink72The previous version of this shelf had plastic side bars and they held up great. I assembled and dissassbled them multiple times in my many moves & reconfigurations. This new design is awful. The metal side bars come lose and provide little to no support. I wasn't even able to get one shelf installed in a manner I deemed sturdy.1
New shelf clip design needs to be looked atUncleGlennI have a number of different sections of this shelving and have been real happy with how it assembles and looks, I read a review and they said that there was a new clip design on the shelf that was less than perfect and I would have to agree, if one is moving the shelves the rail will become unattached to the shelf. I don't move the shelf very much but this was not an improvement over the previous design2
Ivar shelves--worse than ever.renaissance2I've bought Ivar shelves from 6 Ikeas in 3 different countries. The latest changes to their shelves make them unacceptable. Ikea has replaced the plastic supports with metal (as they used to be years ago). In theory, this should be more durable. However, the metal dowels are wedged so tight in the metal supports, that, to get them out to set up the shelf, the supports become loose and fall off the wood shelf, rendering the shelf useless. This is the worst 'improvement' I've ever seen!1
Versatile workhorseBritta EFrom living room divider to garage storage, entertainment shelf to wardrobe, jam jar shelf to office furniture. I painted it, cut it, integrated parts into a vastly more expensive wall mount shelf. Refashioned it endless times and still have some pieces of my first buy about 20 years ago. Holding up great. Go for it!5
Simple and functionalOlsophWorks perfect. Easy to assemble.5
IVAR Shelf, pine, 17x12 "

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 favorite 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.