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IVAR Side unit, 20x49 "
IVAR Side unit, 20x49 "

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 Number537.558.09

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

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


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number537.558.09
  • Solid pine

    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

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

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

    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.

  • Assembly instructionsIVAR Side unit537.558.09


Width: 19 5/8 "

Height: 48 7/8 "

  • IVAR
    Side unitArticle Number537.558.09

    Width: 19 ¾ "

    Height: 1 ¾ "

    Length: 48 ¾ "

    Weight: 4 lb 10 oz

    Package(s): 1


A bit pricey for what you"re gettingRyan K.All four pieces of pine are pretty warped. The peg holes are oversized. There's evidence of chatter during the planing or sanding. Without the brace, the shelves can't stand on their own and does not instill much confidence with the brace. There's a lot of slop even for an Ikea product. --- Two side units, three shelves, and the very necessary brace is nearly $60 which is too much for what you're getting. I bought this to avoid a woodworking project but I think that's what this will become to salvage it. --- On a side note, do not get this shipped. It's soft pine. Mine was received having been poorly packaged and has a lot of dings, checks, and a crack. The checks and cracks could have been there before but I don't know that. --- I don't know what I was thinking buying from Ikea again.2
Works for me.JAMESBought the 22”x 78” uprights. Needed more to add to the ones I’m already using for my model trains (HO). Can be used in many ways. Only improvement I might make would be to have a version with holes on the front and and back surface, too.5
Good product.ErdmutheGood product.5
Home storageJodiI have no storage in my home, this system was the solution. I have shelves in my kitchen and both bedrooms. Love they can be adjusted, so easy and versatile. These will be with me a long time.5
perfectKIMBERLYIVAR is a fantastic system. We've been using it in one place or another for over a decade. Glad to incorporate this smaller size for a new area.5
Lovely SimplicityCHANTELThis customizable product line allows visual simplicity to be combined with significant strength and durability.5
UsefulAndreaI found this in clearance and bought 2. Using them as blanket holders, leaning ladder against the wall.5
Great Storage OptimizerJOHNFlexible practical inexpensive way to make the most out of storage space5
Used IVAR panels to buildLINDAUsed IVAR panels to build a folding screen.5
ShelvingJaniceWe assembled this shelving and it was quick and sturdy.5
Makes a great blanket/storage ladderDoloresOff-label usage: Found an Ikea hack/tip that these can be used for a blanket ladder at a fraction of the price. I still have to pick up the hooks that work with these pieces, but once I do, I will hang clothes and some small purrpingla storage baskets on them. This was delivered via freight along with some other items I purchased, and I was a little disappointed that it wasn't wrapped or protected in any way. It got a little dinged in transit, but nothing bad enough to keep me from using it, and I plan to refinish it at some point anyway. If you're planning to use this as a blanket ladder or have it out visible/not in a closet, I recommend picking it up in person to help keep it from getting bruised.4
IVARLEE-ANITAI started my IVAR collection in 1985, while stationed in Germany. Over the years I have added to my shelving system to fit the each of the homes I have lived. I use the standard and deep shelves. In the 35+ years I have owned IVAR, I have NEVER had any of the vertical pieces or the shelves warp, or break. I did not like the plastic piece that was attached; but IKEA has returned to the metal piece that works so well. I also have drawers and cabinet units. I use IVAR for storage in the basement and closets but I also use it as bookcases in my home library. It's simple design lends itself to many decors and uses and is a timeless classic design.5
SidebarKIMGreat, functional product.5
works great for my wineGARIELAworks great for my wine 16 rows5
Basic shelving I’ve been usingFIONABasic shelving I’ve been using for years. It’s been built and rebuilt and I can still buy new pieces required for a different configuration.5
It works. Very easy toMani V.It works. Very easy to put together for one person to do themselves.5
Easy and functionalRolandoThe IVAR system was easy to assemble and is so functional in the many ways and configurations you can use the shelving.5
Simple assembly, easy to use,Wenpeng Z.Simple assembly, easy to use, solid wood.5
Easy to way set upStacyEasy to way set up5
actual woodTHEMBISo this is one of my favorite pieces. I much prefer the real wood pieces at IKEA than anything else. This does exactly what I need it to.5

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.