IVAR Side unit, 12x70 "
IVAR Side unit, 12x70 "

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 Number837.566.09

Product details

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.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • 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.
  • IVARSide unitArticle Number:837.566.09
    Width: 11 ¾ "Height: 1 ¾ "Length: 70 ¼ "Weight: 5 lb 15 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsIVAR Side unit837.566.09

Product size

11 3/4 "
70 1/4 "


It works. Very easy toMANIIt 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
I have IVAR in almost every room in my home!DONALDWhen I sold my furniture in anticipation of an international move that didn't happen (yet), I used IVAR to create replacement furniture. It can be configured to fit the space, looks like built-ins, and it all comes apart and can be stored away or taken to the next place. Every piece of furniture I have now can be transported by me without help, and fits in my car (not all at once, of course). I have IVAR in the living room, kitchen, foyer and bedroom -- only the bathroom has been spared! Plus more in the garage.5
I did not purchase this item...sylviaWhere did you get your information from?3
Love it!NancyLove the product. Can be used in so many ways. We are using it as a blanket ladder. We are painting it soon but I love it as is as well.5
Works as expectedVeronicaModifiable5
Great storage unit!PATRICIAvery happy with the results5
Good, but not as good as they used to bePaulaThe shelves themselves are weaker than they used to be, I have a few I need to exchange. Really good value still.4
Great product! Easy to assemble,RustyGreat product! Easy to assemble, modify, rearrange, and add to as needed.5
Perfect with modificationsBrittanyThe flexibility, value, and aesthetics are great. I would suggest avoiding the metal support bars, which I found to be inadequate, and instead screw or nail in cheap 1/2 X 2 inch board shelf supports yourself.4
Ivar ReviewAmandaBought the large ivar for a DIY headboard project and it's perfect.5
Arrived damagedLemonaidanXOI will try to keep my review product-focused, but I am extremely displeased that these items arrived damaged (I ordered two and both looked like they'd been dropped during shipping with big chunks missing from the top corners) and that I have not been able to get in touch with Customer Service. I would highly recommend IKEA switch to shipping these in a box rather than loose to avoid the damage issue I had. I don't recommend having the IVAR products shipped, because they are sent loose and many of my pieces arrived damaged. For the side units themselves, damage aside, I am mostly pleased with them. They have a few issues which could be fixed by selling them in a cardboard box rather than loose. The hardware is attached with a tacky, rubbery glue that is difficult to remove from the wood. It's also difficult to remove the item stickers; they leave residue and require a lot of sanding to remove. They also come with only small nylon strips to anchor them to the wall. For this height, I'm okay with that as I don't think they are so top heavy as to cause any serious strain on the nylon. The problem is that they don't come with a screw to attach it to the wall--only one short screw to attach the nylon to the unit itself. They aren't a gorgeous shelving unit, even after I painted them. I chose this product for its customizability. If you're not worried about being able to adjust shelves or painting/staining a product to match something else in the room, you might be better off picking a different shelving unit. I painted them bright white, but they still look very industrial.3
Shoddy anchors, sticky label residueLemonaidanXOThis is a very tall product (and as I am adding the IVAR folding table to this, it will also be heavy). As such, it needs sturdy wall anchors to help keep it upright. The anchors provided are thin nylon-looking strips. They come with two washers, but only one short screw to attach it to the unit--it does not come with a second screw to attach it to the wall. I just am not comfortable anchoring something that will be so heavy and unsteady with a couple thin strips of nylon weave. I will be buying metal L-brackets to use instead. Also, the units came with the hardware attached in little plastic bags stuck on with that tacky, rubbery glue stuff. It's a pain to peel off. It's also a pain to peel the item labels off the raw pine. The labels left a lot of residue that required a lot of sanding to remove. I had intended to give them a light sanding to remove any splinters before painting them, but I had to use my electric orbital to get all the residue off. Once I've gotten passed these fixable issues, the units themselves are pretty nice. They are very tall, almost to my ceiling, which offers plenty of shelf space. I'm not a huge fan of the shelves that go with these, but that's a different product review.3
Easy to modifyIKEAMOREI cut both side units down to 30 inches, positioned two shelves about 23 and 26 inches from the floor to make an easy-to-(re)move desk that fits my 5'1 stature. Love the functionality and minimalist look in my dining room which we use every day. By far the most difficult to assemble piece I've purchased from IKEA. It took two sets of hands to square and attach the inexpensive support struts.4
Very modularSolomonMNot the sturdiest of shelves. Make sure you get the brace and set it up accordingly. But it more than makes up for it's sturdiness by being so modular. The entry can be so easy and inexpensive , 2 post, 2 shelves and a BRACE. That can be as low as thirty something, and over time you can expand it to a wall ranging to the height, width depth of your choice. It is a bare wood that can easily be panted to the color of your choice. Great buy.4
great storage productDallasrmei have the entire ivar unit. two side and five selves for my laundry room it works great and the pine smell great. it can all be stained. Most important thing, it was light weight and easy to build we have six units one in each closet for storage4
Never arrived on expedited deliveryThejohnpainterRefunded on day of delivery. It was oversold. Contacted IKEA. They said local rep would contact. Never did. I have quite a few shelves, brace, and no side units. This side unit can’t be reviewed because it doesn’t exist. Apparently IKEA wants me to pay another delivery fee. Which is more than the item cost for a pair. So, hundreds of dollars of related products, no side units.1

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IVAR Side unit, 12x70 "