OBSERVATÖR Cross-brace, galvanized,


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Cross-brace helps keep the shelf upright and stable.

Article Number877.496.00

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Cross-brace helps keep the shelf upright and stable.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number877.496.00
  • For higher stability, add a cross-brace to every second section.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Steel, Galvanized

  • Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.


Length: 39 3/8 "

    Cross-braceArticle Number877.496.00

    Width: ¾ "

    Height: ½ "

    Length: 40 ¼ "

    Weight: 7 oz

    Package(s): 1


Bracing for IvarBettyYou really can't skip using the cross bracing. They will slide to the side without them5
Stant boockRAFAELGood sale price.5
Ivar must!MARIANA F.This is so necessary for the Ivar.5
ObservorPATRICIAWorks to keep the unit from becoming wobbly.5
Good productErdmutheGood product5
ShelvingJaniceWe bought one brace per unit. I would highly recommend that you use one brace per unit even if they are attached together. It gives the u it great stability and strength. We also used “l” brackets to attach the unit to the wall.5
Works as intended, stabilizes theTomWorks as intended, stabilizes the shelving unit.5
Simple Necessary and StrongCHANTELThis product that seems almost too simple does an amazing job at stabilizing various open shelving systems from IKEA. It is necessary5
Need this to complete yourPaulNeed this to complete your shelf perfect not bulky5
CrossbarKIMA must for the Ivar!5
worked greatSteveworked great5
Cheap and solid enough. IAARONCheap and solid enough. I did buy more than I needed of these, since you don't need them for every single connected shelf.5
Stabilizes moods and provides ongoing emotional supportsBee9Well, it is a stabilizer bar. It works as intended. Thanks for reading. Mental health is just as important as a stabilizing bar. It looks better than using old wire coat hangers, straightened and shaped into a metal rods.5
Cross bracemkwongWorks will with shelf. Secure.5
Much better than supplied braces for TORDH UnitDrQualityUsed with Tordh shelving unit in place of supplied cross braces. Because they are longer and attached together they did a much better job at stabilizing unit.5
Ikea online ordering and customer service suckKimbermonkNever got my order and IKEA customer support hangs up on you because call volume is “too high” so 2 months later I am out over $100 and 10 items.1
GoodRiddick21I bought it a month ago and I am satisfied with it. It could have been a little sturdier .4
GoodPoloHWe bought this item for my electronic components I liked5
Absolute requirement, but not called out.Mary in NYAs others have mentioned, this cross brace is not optional, but a requirement for IVAR shelving to stand up. It will collapse to the side if there is no cross brace attached. The product descriptions do not mention this and I already paid for shipping of the side pieces and IVAR shelves. Now faced with $10 additional shipping charge of $5 missing part due to poor product description. Expected better of IKEA.1
Good for non-IKEA furniture too!Victoria in IndianaI have several 30 year old teak bookcases that over time and with several moves have started to rack a bit. As 1980's Danish-sourced flatpack furniture they have some inherent rigidity issues. These cross braces were the perfect solution to inexpensively stabilize them so they are good for another 30!5


What is steel?

Steel has unique characteristics when it is stretched and shaped since it remains strong. It provides strength to everything from skyscrapers and cars to bed frames and outdoor furniture. The steel industry is moving in the direction of more energy-efficient production and stronger steel qualities. It doesn’t lose any of its properties when recycled and today steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world.