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OBSERVATÖR Cross-brace, galvanized,

Price $ 5.00

How to get it

Cross-brace helps keep the shelf upright and stable.

Article Number877.496.00

Product details


IKEA of Sweden

  • 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.

  • Material
    Steel, Galvanized


Length: 39 3/8 "

  • OBSERVATÖRArticle Number877.496.00

    Width: ¾ "

    Height: ½ "

    Length: 40 ¼ "

    Weight: 7 oz

    Package(s): 1


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
Essential element to Ivar systemMathildeNot sure why this element is not provided standard with this system. Does not have stability without it.5
Great supportDiana G.I supported several of my Ikeas drawers5
Helps with stabilityChristinaEasy to install and helps with stability.5
Strong cross-braceRichardHave used these with IVAR since 2001. They have never failed me. Use an awl to make an indentation to get the screw started.5
Stabilizes my Ibarra shelvesBruceEasy to use5
neededLeonThe difference in support and stability is unbelievable. They give you peace of mind for your family from swaying or to much weight on shelf. it is a vital part of shelfing. Easy to put on so don't discard putting them on.5
Over pricedWilliamThey are too thin and over priced. The screws are too short. The vertical they go in should also be predrilled2
SturdyMohammedVery good !5
IVAR Wood StrapsDouglasNeeded the straps to hold the unit together so it would not list or fall. Straps were easy to install and worked perfectly5
Nice product in such aNuzNice product in such a low price!4
So Far So GoodChristopherJust got it. Was simple to put on after drilling a small pilot hole. Fingers crossed.4
IVAR is great, delivery notRitaIVAR is great, delivery not so much...3
Necessary for IvarJamesWithout these braces, IVAR is completely useless as it has zero structural integrity--the shelves provide zero stability. I bought a total of 6 and used all of them to make this unit stable.4
Ivar System In Every RoomPhayvanhCustomized to your liking paint stain add hardware or wood trimmings to make it your style. I love how easy it is to assemble Ivar is perfect for any room in your home.5
Work great on a shelfMonicaWork great on a shelf that needed some stabilization.5
Just what we neededSharonIt stabilized my IVAR shelf.5
Good productRamonGood product5
Quality and AffordabilityThomasThese braces support the ivar system shelving units. They come with mounting screws and fit a variety of applications. I highly recommend them.5
Works as expectedLauraI have several IVAR shelf units that I have moved around different rooms and different houses. Needed a couple more braces and was very happy to see that I could get them shipped. Noticed the enclosed screws after I rummaged around my garage to find suitable ones.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.