I'm looking for furniture options (ready-to-assemble, flat-pack, or other) for a small apartment (small living room, dining nook, bedroom, computer desk, etc) that are "easily" repack-able so I won't have to toss or donate them when I eventually move again. [more inside]
I have a tv stand mounted to my wall that appears to be this thing. Can someone tell me what it was, and how to get a new drawer for it?
I fell in love with dark brown Markor bookshelves from Ikea, and bought five of them, eventually. Now I would like more shelving, and something very Markor-like would be lovely... but Ikea has long since discontinued the pattern. [more inside]
Crate & Barrel has this modular shelving unit/desk hybrid which would be perfect for my needs, except the shelving unit doesn't actually hold very much. I thought IKEA had something similar but they don't really (their desk sticks out at a 90 degree angle from the shelves). Do you know of anyone who sells a shelving system like this (with a desk option) that will actually hold books. Thanks!
Since moving cross-country several months ago, I've been gradually furnishing a small studio apartment. I decided that, for once, I'm not going to buy Ikea everything, and maybe try paying a little more for higher-quality quality items. Almost every one of my purchases has backfired. How much more should I be prepared to spend before I see reliable improvement in quality over Ikea and other lowest common denominator options? [more inside]
I would like to to like to buy some IKEA-style furniture, and I'm willing to pay a premium of around £60-£100 so that I don't have to build it myself. But I can't find any way to buy any! Surely this must be possible? [more inside]
Boston-area Mefites: share your wisdom! We are looking to furnish our Medford, MA, apartment. We'd like to shop at Ikea. The problem is, we don't drive (we aren't legally qualified, so Zipcar doesn't help). Ikea will deliver from the store, which is great but leaves one problem: How do we get to and from the store? Any advice helpful; more details inside. [more inside]
When I moved into my apartment, the previous tenant left behind his kid's twin bed, which has been sitting in a corner covered with books for the last year. I want to finally get rid of it (on Craigslist or similar) but I have no idea what the asking price should be. Details inside. [more inside]
I've got a black IKEA Expedit bookcase that I've used as a surface the last two years or so, and it shows. For various reasons, I can't really move it from where it is right now (it's part of some custom built in furniture). How can I repaint or restain this thing to look a little better? [more inside]
Is West Elm worth the price premium over Ikea? [more inside]
We are making a rare trip to IKEA tomorrow in part to get a table and chairs for our one-year old. What are other IKEA items that we should look at for him? [more inside]
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]
Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
Can you help me find a two shelf version of this lovely piece of furniture? [more inside]
I just bought the Karlstad chair from IKEA. It's slightly defective and I'm wondering how bad it would be if I overlooked this particular defect and went ahead with putting it together anyway. [more inside]
Studio apartment 2.0: What are some simple and affordable tweaks I can make to basic furnishings that let me shop at IKEA without looking like all I did was shop at IKEA? [more inside]
Anyone have experience moving an Ikea EXPEDIT bookcase? [more inside]
I want to do this Ikea hack , but I have some questions about how to make it durable, since I will be, well, ironing on it. [more inside]
I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
Help me furnish and decorate my new small studio apartment. [more inside]
Anyone with experience buying and bringing IKEA stuff from Canada into the US? [more inside]
How can I minimize creaking/cracking noises from my new IKEA STORÅ Loft Bed? [more inside]
I need advice on changing the color and leg length of an IKEA table. [more inside]
I am planning a road trip to Ikea (Denver -> Draper, UT). Some friends are saying I should fly to Salt Lake then rent a truck to haul the stuff back. Some friends are saying I should drive out using my SUV. Help me make the right decision. [more inside]
Dear. your father and I would love to pass our heirloom dinner table to you, but the bolts fell out.
Sadly, we seem to have outgrown Ikea. What now? [more inside]
How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing? I assembled a new Ikea Karlstad sofa five days ago, and while the odor has decreased a bit, it still smells. Worse, there's some VOC that irritates my nose and throat after I sit on it for half an hour or so, which is rather worrying. (My wife gets the same 'acrid feeling' too.) [more inside]
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?
How do you get a plastic IKEA rivet out of a half-built drawer? [more inside]
Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
Is there an IKEA of the patio furniture world? [more inside]
Where can I find affordable trendy/modern furniture in the UK? [more inside]
Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
Where can I get affordable household stuff near Santa Barbara, California? My boyfriend and I just moved here and we need furniture. [more inside]
How to identify IKEA furniture? I have an identical sofa bed to the one on sale here and also here. I want to get a new cover for it but I can't for the life of me remember the model name. So does anyone know what the bed is called or how I can find out. Many thanks.
Tomorrow, we are returning to Ikea for the first time in nearly a decade. Though we were not pleased with the quality of items purchased on our last visit, cost was and is still the overriding factor. We intend to avoid particleboard items for anything that will bear a significant load. What places would you recommend as alternatives? (more inside) [more inside]
I've got a chance to buy an Ikea Jerker computer desk locally for a good price (the closest Ikea store is in Houston, we're in Austin). How sturdy are they? I'm used to early-80s solid-steel welded Steelcase desks, and am wondering if the Jerker will be solid enough for a 19" monitor and Mac G4 tower. [more inside]