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]
When trying to access ikea.com. I am being re-directed to Ikea's website in the Dominican Republic (I am in the US). This happens on all the household's computers and in all browsers -- what is up?
Can someone explain with SCIENCE, how this glass jar just exploded in my bathroom while I was taking a shower, and ended up almost entirely on the other side of the shower curtain? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
How to hang IKEA's Ribba frames when they don't come with a wire across the back? [more inside]
Bought ikea furniture for a bedroom.. big mistake. The smell of paint is so strong that if i sleep with the windows closed i wake up with a stuffy nose. Is there any remedy?
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
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]
Ikea cabinet hinge adjustment help needed. [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]
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]
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]
Pictures/Sayings that would be sweet/funny to see by the bed at night? [more inside]
I have a kitchen wall cabinet to install. I can't do any heavy lifting due to a back injury. Is this an insane way to install a kitchen wall cabinet? [more inside]
Does the Ikea home delivery service (hjemtransport) at the Aarhus location in Denmark, actually accept goods for delivery on Sunday? [more inside]
I hung up curtains last week using IKEA's Dignitet curtain wire system. Last night the steel cable yanked one of the mounts out of the brick wall it was attached to. What do I do now? [more inside]
I want to build a shelf like this. I have no idea how to build a shelf like that. I am a complete noob and really dumb questions are inside. [more inside]
Is there anyone in New York City who dis-assembles IKEA furniture? [more inside]
How to finish this untreated pine tabletop? [more inside]
Is anything horrible going to happen if I use an air mattress in a regular bed frame? Is there a better solution? [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 am in Canada and would like to acquire an Ikea gift card that can be used at an Ikea in Sweden. [more inside]
I need help installing the Ikea Lillagren wall cabinet to the wall [more inside]
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]
Any suggestions for "office chairs" that aren't technically office chairs, but that let you keep your feet up or feel similarly relaxed? [more inside]
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]
I haven't been to an Ikea for ten years. Now I live a bus ride away, I'm considering going to one near my house to get a new duvet cover. What other awesome stuff can I get there? What's terrible? What's been your best purchase? [more inside]
Where can I buy a couch neck rest and how much are they supposed to cost? [more inside]
What's the best/most interesting food to be had in the IKEA Food Store? [more inside]
Where can I buy replacement cushion covers for my Ikea Lillberg sofa? [more inside]
We recently moved and I've misplaced the metal shelf support pins for our Ikea Billy bookcases, so I'm trying to order replacements. Does anyone know the diameter and length of the pins (they look like this image.) Thanks!
I want to install some shelves on a wall that sounds hollow when I knock on it. I'm pretty sure it's a plasterboard wall. Can I even do this? Or the whole thing will collapse? Do I need special screws and plugs? Will the drill destroy the wall completely? [more inside]
Creaky bed! Can I fix or improve it? [more inside]
Finding a bookcase that won't pollute the air...how does Ikea furniture stack up? [more inside]
I want to buy bathroom reno stuff (vanity, sink, medicine cabinet) for approximately Ikea-prices, but not at Ikea, and preferably somewhere in Toronto. [more inside]
I have purchased four Expedite shelves from Ikea for my library. They all come with a wall mount fixture. The problem is I have baseboard so the shelves don't sit against the wall. I have also stacked two shelves on top of each other. They sort of look like these: So back to my question: Are they safe without being mounted to the wall or do I need to remove my baseboards and mount the shelves? I can mount the second shelves (the ones stacked above) because they rest against the wall. But do I really need to? I had regular shelves from Staples and they were fine i.e. they didn't tip over.
What is the best solution for a wall of bookcases? [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 shrank the cushion covers for a couple of Ikea Börje chairs. How can I replace them? [more inside]
I want to buy area rugs that will have the minimum possible negative impact on my family's health (crawling baby, spouse with allergies). Low to moderate budget. Are Ikea wool rugs the way to go? If not, any other ideas for non-offgassing, somewhat non-allergenic, but still comfy floor coverings? [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]