I want to buy two Barcelona® chairs
, but $5000 each is ridiculous. Is there a physical or online store that sells modern and classic modern furniture at reasonable prices?
posted by plexi
on May 14, 2008 -
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?
posted by amethysts
on May 10, 2008 -
Help me set up a walk-in closet. What are your experiences with the various lines of closet systems (Elfa, Ikea, FreedomRail, Closetmaid) or DIY? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I can't believe I'm asking this filter: I think my cat has an intimate relationship with his lovie. Is this normal?
posted by pointystick
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Bizarre Hard Drive Failure Filter: Is it possible that my desk from Ikea is helping to send my hard drive to an early grave? [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Do you like your Dalselv bedframe from Ikea? Does it wobble or is it very stable? Did you finish/paint it, or did you leave it bare?
posted by lorimer
on Dec 5, 2007 -
How to identify and replace an Ikea part? Ah! But I have a photo of its twin! [more inside]
posted by pants
on Oct 11, 2007 -
In Montreal for business with no car - how to get to IKEA and then post what was purchased? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Jul 18, 2007 -
I just bought a bunch of new furniture, including 4 deep bookshelves from Ikea. I didn't fully consider what would go on them at the time, so now they are mostly empty. What should go on them? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 8, 2007 -
Am I missing something with my IKEA duvet cover? Is the slit at the bottom supposed to just hang open messily? It looks nicer in the catalog photos.
posted by smackfu
on Jan 2, 2007 -
I lost my keys at Ikea (Atlanta) of all places... What steps can I take to recover them or start a new set of keys? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
posted by shaun
on Jul 30, 2006 -
Is Ikea really a responsible corporation, or is the quote in their catalog just PR bullshit? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum
on Jul 24, 2006 -
[LampshadeFilter]: I accidentally broke a beloved glass Ikea lampshade and I'd like to find a replacement. I was a klutz this morning and broke this lampshade that holds high sentimental value to its owner. It is a medium-blue glass, mushroom shaped lampshade bought around 2002. Ikea doesn't have a stock discontinued items, and eBay and Googling turn up nothing. Pictures are inside. [more inside]
posted by carabiner
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Did Ikea change the shade of their beech veneer at some point? I bought a new bookcase and to my dismay it doesn't match the one I bought a few years ago.
posted by smackfu
on Jun 3, 2006 -
Where can I get affordable household stuff near Santa Barbara, California? My boyfriend and I just moved here and we need furniture. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Dec 24, 2005 -
I'm installing Ikea kitchen cabinets soon. I don't like the wire pull-out shelves they sell, and would rather have some made of wood or other solid material. Anyone have experience with an online seller of such accessories, and/or installing them into Ikea cabinets? Local cabinet resellers charge too much. Bonus points if products are manufactured sustainably.
posted by shifafa
on Nov 15, 2005 -
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.
posted by empedia
on Aug 3, 2005 -
My wife and I were at IKEA last week and noticed a big batch of sheep skins for sale, rather cheaply. I know these are popular for some as car seats and the like, but we got to wondering, what happens to the slaughtered sheep from which they are taken? Do people still eat mutton at all? Whether or not one is a vegetarian, at least leather and similar hides presumably come from cows that are also slaughtered for their meat. But what happens to the meat of sheeps?
posted by jgballard
on Feb 14, 2005 -
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]
posted by sequential
on Nov 23, 2004 -
DryEraseFilter. I bought a whiteboard at Ikea and after using some dry-erase markers on it, it does not erase. Now I have a whiteboard with half a grocery list and a doodle of a octopus-man that aren't going anywhere. I've tried all the household cleaners I have (bleach, vinegar, Fantastic, Windex) nothing's working. Any recommendations?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jul 16, 2004 -
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]
posted by mrbill
on Feb 9, 2004 -