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Box spring or wood slats?

We just got a nice new mattress. It came with a box spring. We were using our old mattress on an IKEA bed (the Redalen, which I guess they don't sell anymore) with their cheap wooden slats, the Sultan Lade, as support. All things being equal, we'd stick with the IKEA bed and slats. But are all things equal? Are there advantages to using the box spring instead of the slats?
posted by Xalf on Mar 14, 2014 - 17 answers

 

What light fixture is this?

Some enthusiastic home dance party moves caused me to shatter one of the glass lampshades on this light fixture. I'd like to replace the shade, but I have no idea what lamp's brand or model is. Do you? [more inside]
posted by esd on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

An IKEA hack idea grows in the Bronx

Is it possible to find someone in the Bronx, or in NYC proper, who would do a hack for me on a FÖRHÖJA cart? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Aug 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Resurfacing IKEA Furniture?

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]
posted by Apropos of Something on Jun 5, 2013 - 17 answers

Is West Elm really better than Ikea?

Is West Elm worth the price premium over Ikea? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on May 8, 2013 - 33 answers

What are the best IKEA products for ages one to three?

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]
posted by Xalf on Apr 27, 2013 - 26 answers

How do I attach a short wood plank onto an Ikea fiberboard tabletop?

My desk is not deep enough for me to sit comfortably with the monitor at a distance. How would I go about anchoring a wood plank onto it that will hold the counterweight of a 24" monitor sitting on the overhanging edge? This picture should explain what I mean. Clamps? Nails? Screws? [more inside]
posted by legospaceman on Jan 19, 2013 - 17 answers

Mattress questions: Ikea & Macy's edition

Inexpensive firm mattress options: how does the Ikea Hanestad hold up? How do firm MacyBed mattresses hold up? Can you haggle at Macy's like you can with mattress chains? (+ more discussion inside.) [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jan 2, 2013 - 12 answers

The Great Meatball Mystery

This weekend, IKEA is offering a food special where the price of your meal is deducted from furniture orders of $100 or more. In the fine print, I noticed an unusual clause: "Swedish meatballs not included in restaurant offer at IKEA Carson." Everyone loves Ikea's Swedish meatballs, but is the meatball market really THAT much more robust in Carson, CA? What's the deal?
posted by bowbeacon on Aug 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Ikea bed and mattress suggestions

Our bedframe is broken beyond repair. Perhaps this would be a good time to get a bed that is larger than a full. Our budget is Ikea level—so I have two questions: 1) Will their queen size beds comfortably support our combined weight of 500-550 lbs? 2) Are there any Ikea beds or mattresses that you particularly like?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 31, 2012 - 23 answers

What paint can I use on my textured desktop?

My Ikea Dave desk is showing its age. The desktop is made of fiberboard with "epoxy/polyester powder coating;" it's textured. What sort of paint can I use? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Aug 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Are all Ikea cam screws and locks plastic now?

I just received some replacement cam screws and locks from Ikea and the locks are plastic! Are all Ikea cam locks plastic now? Alternatively, do Billy bookcases come with plastic locks now? I bought mine years ago and they were metal. Picture of what a cam screw and lock look like in case they go by some other name I don't know
posted by racecar on Jun 28, 2012 - 21 answers

POANG VS. CURTAIN => HÅL

Can you identify these Ikea curtains? [more inside]
posted by artychoke on Apr 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Will memory foam padding improve IKEA mattress?

Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm okay with my Kakor Havreflarns - it's my Grönsakskaka I'm worried about.

Grönsakskaka - I love it. Or them. I don't even know if their name is plural. They're the potato and broccoli cakes from Ikea. I want to make them, but can't seem to find a recipe that will give me what I like most about them - their texture. What I do not like about them? The price. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Jan 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Oh, IKEA ...

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]
posted by lunasol on Jan 8, 2012 - 13 answers

What's a durable way to label Ikea Slom and Ihärdig jars?

What's a durable way to label Ikea Slom and Ihärdig jars? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Nov 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Ikea home delivery (hjemtransport) in Aarhus, on Sunday?

Does the Ikea home delivery service (hjemtransport) at the Aarhus location in Denmark, actually accept goods for delivery on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by joeycoleman on Sep 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Sad Ikea face

I need help installing the Ikea Lillagren wall cabinet to the wall [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Mar 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Disassemble an Ikea chair?

I snagged a free Ikea Poang chair from certain dumpster-death today, and would like to re-finish or paint it. Is disassembling it to do this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by hafehd on Mar 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Using birch Ikea dining tables as desks

My partner and I will probably soon be using Ikea's Björkudden dining tables as desks. They're made of solid birch and covered in a polyurethane/acrylic lacquer. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Jan 31, 2011 - 16 answers

Replacement cushion covers for Ikea Börje chairs

I shrank the cushion covers for a couple of Ikea Börje chairs. How can I replace them? [more inside]
posted by brett on Jan 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me stain or paint my ikea desk

I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Dec 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Julen träd? at IKEA?

Real Christmas trees at IKEA? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Dec 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Why is my bed performing works by Edgard Varèse?

My bed sounds like a banjo made of metal being strummed by Edward Scissorhands whenever I turn over. Could someone else with the same model of bed tell me if this is a feature and not a bug? [more inside]
posted by winna on Jul 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Why season matte enamel?

Why does my Ikea SENIOR casserole, which has a "matte enamel interior", come with instructions for seasoning? [more inside]
posted by Kemayo on Jan 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Will an IKEA bedframe fit into a Prius?

Prius owners: have you successfully brought home a full size IKEA bed frame in your car? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Oct 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Is this laminate defective or is this typical?

Should I keep the $800 worth of as-yet uninstalled Shaw VersaLock laminate flooring, or is this just a shoddy product that I need to return to "Larry" at the floor store? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

i usually love ikea, but those lekman drawers are ugly.

Help me find storage drawers for my Ikea bookshelf! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 4, 2008 - 12 answers

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