File this under More things from Ikea that don't suck: We have always been a fan of the Metro Shelving systems. They are indestructible and we love how the industrial look seems to blend beautifully into high-end living spaces as easily as it does the garage. The downside is the sticker price with units costing upwards of $400.
Enter the Ikea Omar Shelving ($69). For a fraction of the price, the shelving system has plenty of staying power and once it is put together - we admit to some cursing as the little "widgets" that hold the shelving in place sometimes take time to get into the right spot- we dare anyone to tell it apart from the Metro brand.