KALLAXShelf unit, walnut effect light gray

KALLAX Shelf unit, black-brown, 71 5/8x71 5/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, walnut effect light gray, 71 5/8x71 5/8 "
KALLAX Shelf unit, white, 71 5/8x71 5/8 "

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Standing or lying, against the wall or to divide the room – KALLAX series is eager to please and will adapt to your taste, space, budget and needs. Fine tune with drawers, shelves, boxes and inserts.

Article Number503.601.46

Product details

The simple design with clean lines makes KALLAX flexible and easy to use at home.

The smooth surfaces and the rounded edges give the shelving unit a well-thought-out and solid look.

The shelves align perfectly with the frame to create a strong and uniform style.

The flexible and adaptable construction makes it possible for you to enjoy your KALLAX for many years, even when your needs change or when you move.

You can use this shelving unit as a room divider to create a room within a room while enjoying plenty of storage. ​

Display your favorite items on the open shelves or add inserts to create a personalized solution with closed storage.

Can be combined with other furniture in the KALLAX series.

Coordinates well with pieces of furniture in the LACK series that have the same timeless expression and material as KALLAX.

May be completed with KALLAX insert, sold separately.

This furniture can take a max load of 55 lbs. on the top.

The max load for a wall-hung frame depends on the wall material.

Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

Two people are needed to assemble this furniture.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number503.601.46
  • Particleboard, Paper foil, Fiberboard, Printed and embossed acrylic paint, Honeycomb structure paper filling (100% recycled), Plastic edging, Plastic edging, Plastic edging

    Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild dish detergent or soap, if necessary.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
  • By using fiberboard with a particle board frame and honeycomb paper as filling material in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.

    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 instructionsKALLAX Shelf unit503.601.46


Width: 71 5/8 "

Depth: 15 3/8 "

Height: 71 5/8 "

Max load/shelf: 29 lb

  • This product comes as 4 packages.
    Shelf unitArticle Number503.601.46
    This product has multiple packages.

    Width: 16 "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 73 ¼ "

    Weight: 25 lb 9 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 16 "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 73 ¼ "

    Weight: 25 lb 2 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 15 ¾ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 70 "

    Weight: 64 lb 2 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 15 ¾ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 70 "

    Weight: 64 lb 6 oz

    Package(s): 1


Storage atlast!KourtneyWanted somethin that would hold my craft stuff and my quilting stuff and look good like it belongs in the room. The fact I can add drawers and cupboards and all the fun inserts helps gettin organized that much easier! So happy!5
Impossible to assembleYael G.I’ve assembled many IKEA pieces of furniture in my life and this is by far the worst. The holes drilled were not deep enough for parts to fit together and we literally had to deepen them with a drill in order to assemble the bookcase. Usually a little banging with a hammer here and there solves the issue but the holes on the sides were about 3/8” short so no amount of hammering helped (and trust me we were so pissed we used quite a bit of force). I would have returned if it wasn’t such a hassle to bring everything back when I had to borrow a car from a friend and drive 30 miles to get this in the first place.1
Nice product higher quality thanDavidNice product higher quality than target or Walmart stuff easy to assemble very easy to purchase and pick up will definitely purchase similar products5
Storage unit hackJohnI have this item in two bedrooms now. By modifying the top shelf I created a large space for the televisions and still have lots of storage space.5
Storage AND a room divider . . .TimI live in a 1-bedroom apartment. So I used the Kallax unit as storage and divide the bedroom into sleeping area and an office area. Works great !! But I must leave a few cubes empty. So my Kittty can traverse to my bed.5
Plenty of storage!MONAPlenty of storage!5
Love it!LeighLove it!5
Love my KallaxLisaOther than the weight of the shelves (I got the 5x5 so it’s 6’ x 6’) it was a breeze to assemble. I’m very happy with it.5
Sturdy, good looking.CatherineI did not think I would ever get one but, hey, you can't argue with good design. With the blue Drona baskets and some white Donjons (sp?) it looks fantastic and is an excellent storage system. I am trying to bust clutter.5
Just as expected. Takes aElaineJust as expected. Takes a large space to assemble.5
Big kallaxLOUISWe love our new kallax. We are using it as a room divider in the basement. So much storage! Very sturdy5
The best shelf’s by farRAYI absolutely love my new KALLEX Book Shelf!! Going to get a second one and a smaller one for my other room. They are perfect for storing your records and of course your books lol. I definitely recommend getting one or if you need get two like I am. You will love them to!5
Perfect for storageJacquelineI love all kallax pieces. We got two of this size and they are perfect for my craft storage! Love it.5
I love itLILIANAI am using it as a divider. Looks great and affordable.5
Stylish and practical item. I like it in my room!RuslanNow I can store all my books. Also, I bought multiple doors so I can use each compartment differently. In addition, you can buy many other accessories to complete everything according to your vision and style. Great furniture! I have been an IKEA customer for over 25 years.5
Wonderful storageSANDIEThis is a wonderful piece of furniture for any sewing studio or craft room. I use my Kallax units for storing fabrics wrapped around comic book boards. It’s deep enough for two rows of fabric in each cubby. I use the dröna fabric baskets in my Kallax to store quilting kits and fabric stabilizers. I’d highly recommend the Kallax in any size!5
5 x 5 cube storageRICARDO5 x 5 cube storage4
Space saving, beautifulSteviUsed this to replace a dresser in a small house, wish we saw it sooner! Able to organize and save space! Still have ample room on it for more. The doors and drawers are fantastic. Easy to put together , Even for this old person!5
Great shelf for a playroomKristenWe needed a big shelf for my sons playroom and this was perfect. Glad we went with this size and there is plenty of room to store items on top. Definitely need 2 people to stand it up one its assembled, but one person can easily assemble it on the ground. Happily surprised to see you could take it apart if you needed to move since its only held in by dowels and the screws. Fairly straighforward assembly and design.5
Just what I wantedMaryJust what I wanted5

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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