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How to buy a couch?

I need to buy a couch, and for it to be comfy, decent-looking, relatively inexpensive, and bedbug free. I have an idea of the dimensions that my place can accomodate, but almost nothing else. Right now, I don't even know, what I don't know. How do?! [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 19, 2013 - 20 answers

How much should I ask for in compensation for overdue furniture?

I ordered a 2-piece sectional sofa 15 weeks ago, and it was supposed to be delivered in 8-10 weeks. Half of it was delivered at 8 weeks, the other half is still missing. How much should I ask for in compensation as the delivery gets later and later, and what's the best way to handle asking for such compensation? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Mar 24, 2013 - 15 answers

WOAH - We're going to Ikea!

We are moving into our first flat! Hooray! However, it is unfurnished, so we need to buy us some furniture - specifically, a good sofa and a good dining/gaming table. If we go Ikea, what's the sweet spot between price and durability? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 8, 2013 - 39 answers

Furniture Shopping in Bali and Shipping to Sydney

How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Fully Furnished

I need to furnish a house for myself, my wife and two small kids. We have zero furniture right now. We will only be in this house for a year until we eventually buy a house. Without knowing the space that we will eventually end up in, I am not sure if I should make big investments in couches, entertainment centers, etc. I need to do this as quickly as possible. Should I buy what I really want or should I just buy cheap stuff for now? Either way, what's the easiest way to do this without running around like a mad man? I am going to have to pull this off without any help. Should I just walk into Ikea with a shopping list? Can I have all of this stuff delivered? We are in Austin if it matters.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 19, 2011 - 26 answers

Whereabouts of a used furniture market in London

Where in London can one find a decent market with second-hand furniture? Hopefully in the N-something postcode areas (Golders Green and Finchley Rd would be perfect). Thank you!
posted by noztran on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Multipurpose furniture

Looking for furniture store that offers practical, novel and multipurpose furniture (and other household items) in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by 7life on Jul 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me find furniture stores in Innsbruck, Austria!

Where can I buy furniture in Innsbruck, Austria? [more inside]
posted by farfaraway on Jan 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Antiquing means so many different things

I need an antique (or sufficiently vintage-y-antiqu-y styled) trunk for my living room. Problem: every piece I've seen to has been too big, too worn, too ugly, or too expensive. Where would I find stores/markets/fairs/dealers in the NYC metro area that might carry such trunks? I got a zipcar, so I can tool around the tri-state area. Insanely detailed requirements follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 8, 2009 - 8 answers

In search of a good furniture store in Chicago's western suburbs

Chicago Furniture: is there a western suburbs equivalent to Lincoln Park's Roy's Furniture (i.e. middle-quality, multiple-maufacturer, custom order)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Where can I buy a new couch?

$50 at goodwill, $1500 bucks new - isn't there a middle ground for buying couches? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Dec 29, 2008 - 29 answers

Help me find a very simple maple or oak bar stool.

Shopping filter: Seeking a very simple maple or oak bar stool, about 30" high, with a square or rectangular top. Preferably solid wood, but good quality composite material is ok. Must have flat top... we plan to use it as a bedside table. This stool at target.com is the perfect shape and size, but the wrong color. I need a warm-toned maple, oak, ash. I've already looked at many retail sites... ikea, overstock, pottery bran, west elm. Any suggestions? We would prefer to order within the U.S. to save on shipping.
posted by valannc on Aug 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Furniture Shopping in Highpoint

I have family visiting me in Durham, NC this weekend to buy furniture. Where are the best places to go? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Jun 23, 2008 - 2 answers

What are some cool sites for ethnic decor?

I am looking for sites that specialize in atypical (not chinese or japanese) ethnic decor, furniture and/or art. Think: Turkish, Moroccan, or Indian home decor. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Mar 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Where can I find a small, tall organizer?

Where can I find furniture for a particularly small space? [more inside]
posted by werty on Feb 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Build me an apartment from the walls in.

So, I'm relocating to a small (30,000 people) high-culture town in about a week. I'm also starting over from scratch on furniture, and want to outfit a one bedroom apartment nicely. So, I'm looking for both your apartment neat tricks -and- your favorite online furniture seller. [more inside]
posted by lilithim on Aug 3, 2007 - 13 answers

Moderately priced, new furniture in NYC?

Where are the best places to buy moderately priced (and new) furniture in New York besides Ikea? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Aug 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Comfortable IKEA-esque couches?

Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
posted by shaun on Jul 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Furniture Shopping In Ireland

My husband and I have just moved into an unfurnished house in Dublin, Ireland and we want to kit the place out as quickly as possible. But antique shops are incredibly expensive, and most furniture suppliers seem to take ages to deliver. Does anyone have any ideas as to how we can move this along?
posted by Mrs.Doyle on May 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Eurway Furniture

Have you ever bought furniture from Eurway? [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Mar 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for liquor cart

Anybody know of any good, lesser- known, online furniture retailers out there? [more inside]
posted by verytres on Jul 28, 2005 - 4 answers

small apartment ideas

I'm moving into a new apartment this week, and it's pretty small by most standards. Does anyone have any decorating tips for tiny apartments (studios in particular), and suggestions for cheap places to get a new bed and other necessities? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit on Jun 2, 2005 - 18 answers

Furniture shopping in Los Angeles

I'm moving into a new place and beginning the search for furniture. Anyone have any favorite sources of good deals on good furniture in LA? How close to a gigantic selection of good quality/looking stuff at garage-sale prices can one get in this city? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 25, 2005 - 11 answers

Where have you found reasonably priced, good quality furniture in NYC?

Pursuant to Lumpenprole's Rule of NYC #4, where have you found reasonably priced, good quality furniture in NYC? [mi] [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Nov 11, 2004 - 8 answers

Retail Search Engines

Are there any location based retail search engines out there? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Mar 8, 2004 - 5 answers

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