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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

I HÄRT LINGONBERRIES

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

Julen träd? at IKEA?

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

How do you open a childproof zipper?

How do you open a childproof zipper on an Ikea children's mattress cover? [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it worth the trouble/effort to buy IKEA in Canada and drive it back into the US?

Anyone with experience buying and bringing IKEA stuff from Canada into the US? [more inside]
posted by davertron on Oct 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Ikea part number help, please!

Help me identify the part number for this Ikea part! [more inside]
posted by brandman on Sep 6, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I get replacement hardware for an IKEA office chair in the US?

How do I get replacement hardware for an IKEA office chair in the US? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Sep 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How to quiet my creaking loft bed?

How can I minimize creaking/cracking noises from my new IKEA STORÅ Loft Bed? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 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

Hack my table, please.

I need advice on changing the color and leg length of an IKEA table. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Ikea To Go

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]
posted by shew on Jun 16, 2009 - 21 answers

How to cover a weird shaped chair.

How to make/get a slipcover for my Ikea chair Ektorp Tullsta? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Hacking an IKEA Galant into a standing desk

How can I convert my IKEA Galant desk to a standing desk? [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Ikea meatball help.

Help me with frozen meatballs. Wow, that sounds sad. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jan 31, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me pick a latex mattress!

Mattressfilter: What are your experiences with latex mattresses, particularly with IKEA latex mattresses? For someone with back problems, details inside. [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Jan 31, 2009 - 9 answers

I just want a nice box

I can't believe this is so hard to find. I have this Expedit bookcase from Ikea. I bought some cubes from Ikea to fit on the shelves, but not enough. I bought 7, I need 5 more. I don't want to buy anymore from Ikea but I can't find this type of storage anywhere else in the UK! More specs inside. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jan 26, 2009 - 8 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

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]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 1, 2009 - 37 answers

Mediocre Home Makeover, Brokeass Edition

[Interior decorator filter] Help us arrange/decorate an 11-x-16 living area cum office cum tv room for minimal dollars and maximum effect. [ghetto blueprint and list of requirements included] [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on Dec 19, 2008 - 6 answers

What are the best bargains at IKEA?

IKEA Filter: What are some cheap, yet surprisingly durable or high-quality items worth purchasing at IKEA? [more inside]
posted by cucumberfresh on Dec 11, 2008 - 66 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

Your rug shouldn't crawl. Ever heard of maggots hatching out of a rug?

IKEA Rag Rug nastiness: Has this happened to anyone you know? (Somewhat gross explanation ahead) [more inside]
posted by lottie on Oct 27, 2008 - 12 answers

I'm not going to burn my house down, right?

I bought an Ikea Kassett cardboard box with drawers, and have rigged the bottom drawer for a power strip, top for my mobile gadgets power station-style. Is this a fire hazard? [more inside]
posted by GamblingBlues on Oct 25, 2008 - 5 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

Ikea cabinet owners: what do you think?

Ikea cabinet (kitchen and/or bath) owners! Please tell me about your experience with Ikea cabinets. We're talking anything about ordering, installation, wear & tear, how long has it been installed, are you happy with it, would you do it again? [more inside]
posted by yoga on Sep 3, 2008 - 16 answers

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