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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

Why does Ikea think I am in the Dominican Republic?

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?
posted by AwkwardPause on Dec 10, 2012 - 8 answers

how do you work science?!

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]
posted by raztaj on Dec 1, 2012 - 28 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

How to hang IKEA's 5x7 Ribba frame from the small, recessed clip on the back?

How to hang IKEA's Ribba frames when they don't come with a wire across the back? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Help! Brand new ikea furniture gives me a stuffy nose

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?
posted by 3mendo on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 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


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

ikea furniture

Ikea cabinet hinge adjustment help needed. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Mar 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Hacking (or just hacking up) my couch, vs. just replacing it already

Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

The perfect console table / shelf

Can you help me find a two shelf version of this lovely piece of furniture? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Feb 17, 2012 - 2 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

sweet/funny pictures/sayings to see by my bed at night?

Pictures/Sayings that would be sweet/funny to see by the bed at night? [more inside]
posted by ThiefOfSweets on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Insane way to install wall cabinet?

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]
posted by ShooBoo on Nov 17, 2011 - 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

Hanging curtain wire between old walls

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]
posted by ar0n on Sep 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Choosing wood for a shelf

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]
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2011 - 11 answers

IKEA furniture question

Is there anyone in New York City who dis-assembles IKEA furniture? [more inside]
posted by klpage on Aug 30, 2011 - 20 answers

How to treat an unfinished tabletop?

How to finish this untreated pine tabletop? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Aug 15, 2011 - 18 answers

I don't think I want to sleep on the floor

Is anything horrible going to happen if I use an air mattress in a regular bed frame? Is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Aug 2, 2011 - 29 answers

Oak, Pine, Handful of Norsemen, Creativity

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]
posted by Apropos of Something on Jun 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Getting a Karlstad home from Ikea?

Will an IKEA Karlstad sofa fit into the back of a Prius? [more inside]
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs on Jun 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Moving a bookcase without breaking it or myself

Anyone have experience moving an Ikea EXPEDIT bookcase? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Happy first birthday! I got you a Tjōlerfäger!

I am in Canada and would like to acquire an Ikea gift card that can be used at an Ikea in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by keeo on Apr 17, 2011 - 3 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

Need a good chair

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]
posted by amethysts on Feb 10, 2011 - 7 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

Date with Ikea

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]
posted by mippy on Jan 11, 2011 - 64 answers

The ironic part is these probably avoid pains in the neck, but shopping for them is giving me one.

Where can I buy a couch neck rest and how much are they supposed to cost? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 3, 2011 - 2 answers


What's the best/most interesting food to be had in the IKEA Food Store? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 19, 2010 - 38 answers

Make my cheap and worn out sofa just look cheap

Where can I buy replacement cushion covers for my Ikea Lillberg sofa? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Sep 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Do you know the measurements for Ikea Billy shelf support pins?

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!
posted by apennington on Aug 15, 2010 - 13 answers

shelves on a plasterboard wall?

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]
posted by uauage on Jul 25, 2010 - 17 answers

Bed, stop creaking!

Creaky bed! Can I fix or improve it? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Jul 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Finding a bookcase that won't pollute the air...how does Ikea furniture stack up?

Finding a bookcase that won't pollute the air...how does Ikea furniture stack up? [more inside]
posted by hazel on Jun 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Better bathroom cheaply.

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]
posted by Kololo on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Do Ikea Expedit shelves need wall mounting?

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.
posted by alshain on May 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Closet component system similar to Ikea Stolmen?

Are there similar closet organizing systems to Ikea Stolmen? [more inside]
posted by yoga on May 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Wall O Shelves

What is the best solution for a wall of bookcases? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Apr 23, 2010 - 27 answers

I want to make a great ironing board, not warp one.

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]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 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

All I want is a rug that doesn't try to kill my in my sleep.

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]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 11, 2010 - 16 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

Furnishing a small apartment.

Help me furnish and decorate my new small studio apartment. [more inside]
posted by Authorized User on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 answers

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