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A question about Ink Spots. Not the musical group, the stain.

I got black ink on a birch wood bookshelf from Ikea. Help me get it out. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 7, 2008 - 9 answers

nice chair

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 - 16 answers

Klippan help plz

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 - 8 answers

Pros and cons of various closet organizing systems?

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 - 7 answers

when is the annual ikea no-tax sale?

does anyone know when ikea has their no-tax sale? [more inside]
posted by dityfleur on Apr 11, 2008 - 11 answers

My kitty has a Real Bear

I can't believe I'm asking this filter: I think my cat has an intimate relationship with his lovie. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Apr 9, 2008 - 23 answers

Is my Ikea desk killing my MacBook Pro hard drive?

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 - 20 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

Can I make an Ikea product

I need plans to make my own ikea inspired furniture, do these even exist ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Jan 16, 2008 - 6 answers

I suck at IKEA.

How do you get a plastic IKEA rivet out of a half-built drawer? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Jan 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Do you like your Dalselv bedframe from Ikea?

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 - 14 answers

Help me fix my couch.

Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

IKEA vs. DIY

Has anyone bought closets from IKEA? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 20, 2007 - 19 answers

Is there an IKEA of the patio furniture world?

Is there an IKEA of the patio furniture world? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 9, 2007 - 9 answers

ID this photo of an Ikea part, please?

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 - 5 answers

How to get someone to buy & ship something from IKEA to me?

Where can I find someone to buy something from an IKEA store and mail it to me? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Aug 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Montreal with no car and a desire for IKEA

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 - 11 answers

Where can I find affordable trendy/modern furniture in the UK?

Where can I find affordable trendy/modern furniture in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I disassemble my Ikea bed?

How do I disassemble my Ikea bed? [more inside]
posted by Yogurt on May 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Have shelves, must fill.

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 - 23 answers

Can I get a new mattress for my Ikea kids bed?

Can you recommend a new mattress for this kid's bed from Ikea? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me find discontinued Ikea silverware

Help me find discontinued Ikea silverware to purchase new or used! [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 25, 2007 - 7 answers

IKEA duvet cover confusion

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 - 24 answers

Lost my keys at Ikea

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 - 9 answers

Solid Wood Countertop?

Wood as a kitchen counter top - pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by jalexei on Nov 28, 2006 - 23 answers

Comfortable IKEA-esque couches?

Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
posted by shaun on Jul 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Is Ikea really a responsible corporation, or is the quote in their catalog just PR bullshit?

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 - 23 answers

Where can I find a replacement for a discontinued Ikea lampshade?

[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 - 12 answers

Beech color at IKEA

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 - 17 answers

where is my ikea catalog?

How can I find old ikea catalogs? [more inside]
posted by caelumluna on May 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Where can we get furniture in Santa Barbara, California?

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 - 4 answers

Kitchen cabinet accessories for Ikea cabinets

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 - 8 answers

How to identify IKEA furniture (sofa bed)

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 - 9 answers

What happens to the sheep carcass?

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 - 16 answers

Best Ikea alternatives?

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 - 23 answers

How can I clean this whiteboard?

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 - 20 answers

Ikea Desks

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 - 12 answers

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