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How eco-friendly is Crate & Barrel's eco-friendly furniture?

Should I bother trying to buy eco-friendly furniture? Crate and Barrel claims that many of their products are eco-friendly. Although there is much discussion in the blogosphere about the existence of C&B's claim, I haven't found anything in the way of discussion about how eco-friendly the furniture really is. Can someone with more expertise in furniture production help me? (BTW, I'm most interested in couches.) [more inside]
posted by Xalf on May 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Have a seat

I scavenged a chair from the street (oh, how Brooklyn of me) with the overly-ambitious intention of refinishing and reupholstering it. I can figure out how to to remove the seat and replace the fabric, but I'm stuck on several other necessary steps, to the point that I don't even know what terms to Google. Pictures within. [more inside]
posted by doift on May 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Klippan help plz

The Ikea Klippan sofa is a popular model according to Google and is comfy enough to sit on at the store, but does anyone have any ideas regarding its total lack of head support? I'm thinking I need to add some kind of head rest, like a body pillow held in place with a giant piece of fabric wrapping around it and stapled in the back. This seems like one of those things that somebody somewhere must have figured out already (besides get rid of it). Any ideas?
posted by amethysts on May 10, 2008 - 8 answers

A comfortable & storable reading chair?

A comfortable & storable reading chair? [more inside]
posted by cuando on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Why won't my desk chair recline?

My desk chair has locked in an upright position- it won't recline at all. I've noticed this happening before- eventually I'll try to lean back and it'll go right back. But what causes this, and is there anything specific I can do to get it to recline properly?
posted by Pope Guilty on May 6, 2008 - 2 answers

"Fine corinthian leather!!"

Please give me your best tips and recommendations for bringing a leather sofa and chair back to life. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on May 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to find an awesome folding desk?

Where can I buy an awesome, folding, secretary-style desk with a closeable writing surface? [more inside]
posted by raygan on May 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Cute Chair Needs Some Love

How do I take care of my (possibly antique) Ethiopian wood chair? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Apr 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me sell an office's furniture in SoCal.

What is the best way to sell office furniture in Southern California (Orange County)? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Apr 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Name those designers!

I have a particular furniture company in mind, but forgot the name and can't find it. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Apr 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Making an Ugly Table Pretty (and useable)

What is the best way to seal a repainted coffee table? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Dark chair mats?

Is there such a thing as a dark-colored (black or brown) chair mat? Possibly woodgrain? If so, where can I get one?
posted by kindall on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 answers


Furniture shopping: How do you know what's good? What's really the difference between cedar, pine, oak, etc., and how much of a difference does it really make? Is anything plywood implicitly crap? What else do you look for? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Apr 13, 2008 - 12 answers

Devil Wears Prada Lamps - show me the light

Lighting fetishists help me! Looking for the desk lamp from "The Devil Wears Prada" [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Where can I find a commercial for Dean's Home Furniture with the "I doubt it!" line?

[Boston Filter] Where can I find a commercial for Dean's Home Furniture? The one with the (in)famous "I doubt it!" line. [more inside]
posted by laminarial on Apr 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Dog-proof furniture?

My husband's dogs have done vile things to our furniture. What dog-proof materials should we look for in replacement furniture? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Apr 4, 2008 - 19 answers

Searching for a Coffee Table

I am shopping for a new coffee table and found this one at Crate and Barrel. It's a black aluminum frame with with slots for 8 large tiles. You can buy the frame without the tiles and supply your own. I'm looking for others like it. [more inside]
posted by natalie b on Apr 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Where are good places to buy inexpensive office furniture?

I've already checked out officefurniture.com, IKEA, Office Maxand Staples. Can you recommend a place to get modern type office furniture, particularly desks for around $500 or less? I'm looking for either a corner desk or L-shaped.
posted by fracturing on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 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

Help me find Shipping Pallet furniture plans mentioned in the latest Dwell.

In the latest Dwell magazine there was a house featured with a chair made from pallets. Very simple and elegant, it also had a small mention of a company called Tolstrup. Help me find the downloadable plans mentioned. [more inside]
posted by huxley on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me find "mid-century dark brown" paint

I'm a fan of mid-century modern design. We've just bought an apartment in a building from that era (1961), and want to furnish it appropriately. We've got some vintage stuff we've collected over the years, and have bought some new stuff from Ikea and elsewhere that fits the bill. I'm also planning to build or modify some simple items (shelves, an entertainment center) in mid-century style -- and here's where I've run into a major problem: I can't seem to find paint in that very dark, almost-black brown that is so characteristic of the period. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Mar 14, 2008 - 9 answers

I don't want a 1000 pound dresser

I'm moving to a new place and need to know what kinds of simple items I can use to furnish my place and keep it looking neat [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Mar 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Mid-century fakes?

Help me verify the authenticity of these chairs? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Mar 1, 2008 - 6 answers

How to seal in allergens with a clear coating?

Roommate purchased a new Japanese tatami bed this weekend. He woke up with one of the worst allergic reactions in his life. He didn't think about it until afterwards, obviously, but he's highly allergic to the hay material the tatami is crafted out of. Help me brainstorm ideas to resolve the issue. [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Feb 19, 2008 - 9 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

Help me build a better cat tree.

Help me out with building a cat tree. [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Feb 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for style at home in Vancouver

Vancouver.filter: I'm in Vancouver for a week and was wondering if there are any neighbourhoods that have a concentration of shops that sell home accessories, linens and furnishings - much like the stretch of blocks along Toronto's King East, Queen West West and Queen East neighbourhoods. [more inside]
posted by phoenixc on Feb 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me find lables for furniture

I am looking for images online of tags that are used on upholstered furniture. Y.know, the cloth labels that are required to be on upholstered furniture? Can someone get me there?
posted by citybuddha on Feb 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me find a less expensive version of this closet system

Help me find a cheaper version of this Porro closet system in the US. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Feb 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Who makes the Christopher Lowell Collection?

Who makes the Christopher Lowell furniture for Office Depot and how can I contact them? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Feb 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Metafilter, price my sideboard

I (think I) need a furniture appraiser in New York City. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jan 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Name that chair (please)

Aside from paying an appraiser - which I really don't want to do - is there any way I could find out anything about this chair? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jan 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Furniture Care 101

Help me restore and properly care for my wooden furniture. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Jan 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Stainless in DC

Where in the DC area would I get a custom-shaped piece of stainless steel for a kitchen countertop? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Jan 22, 2008 - 2 answers

How to ship furniture

How do you ship furniture? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jan 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I seal furniture in plastic to prevent mold?

Is it possible to "seal" furniture in a plastic bag to protect it from mold while stored in a basement? Please help me protect my inheritance until I have a bigger house! [more inside]
posted by intermod on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

How to support tall bookcases without drilling into the wall?

I'm looking for any information on a method of support for tall furniture (bookcases, etc) that doesn't involve attaching it to the wall, but instead goes from the top of the furniture to the ceiling and fixes it in place without drilling. Anyone out there have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by muscatlove on Jan 20, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I show off my pipes?

Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Jan 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Office Chairs for Short Girls?

Are there any office chairs out there for petite women? I have a short inseam and rarely can touch the ground when I'm sitting all the way back in my seat. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 answers

I want this NYC Public School to give me a piece of furniture they might be throwing away in the near future.

I want this NYC Public School to give me a piece of furniture they might be throwing away in the near future. [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Jan 15, 2008 - 11 answers

I suck at IKEA.

How do you get a plastic IKEA rivet out of a half-built drawer? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Jan 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Quality craftspeople in toronto?

Hey there, Torontonian-on-a-budget remodelers and refurbishers! I want to reglaze/refinish and re-tile my bathtub (and install new hardware), and I also want to refinish a dining table and chairs, and also reupholster the chairs' seats. Please refer to me your non-scammer budget-priced reasonably-proficient craftspeople. (Random refinishers from the yellow pages or with those displays in malls all seem pretty sketchy, so i'm looking for referrals for people you've had previous experience with.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jan 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you help me find a new desk?

Can you help me find a new home office desk? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Dec 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Big Truck - Small Stuff

I'm looking for resale shops, and especially resale shops that specialize in 20th century modern furniture or antiques in Chattanooga, Louisville, Nashville, Indianapolis, or Lafayette. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Dec 26, 2007 - 1 answer

Best Lighting Solution For A Vanity

How can I add lights to a table-style vanity for best results (i.e. applying makeup, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by zephyrian on Dec 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Where is a good place to sell or donate office furniture in Toronto?

Where is a good place to get rid of office furniture in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by tracert on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

smoke on the mattress

how do we get the smell of smoke out of a mattress and boxspring? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Dec 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me fix my couch.

Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Custom Couch Not Customized Correctly

Are we stuck with a custom-made couch we ordered that wasn't made to our specs? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Can I mod this furniture the way I want to, or is it a recipe for death?

Can I mod this furniture the way I want to, or is it a recipe for death? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Nov 28, 2007 - 12 answers

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