[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]
IKEA Filter: What are some cheap, yet surprisingly durable or high-quality items worth purchasing at IKEA? [more inside]
Prius owners: have you successfully brought home a full size IKEA bed frame in your car? [more inside]
IKEA Rag Rug nastiness: Has this happened to anyone you know? (Somewhat gross explanation ahead) [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Is there anywhere online or brick-and-mortar where I can buy just a glass carafe for a French press coffee maker? [more inside]
What the hell is the sand-like dust under my rug, and why won't it go away? [more inside]
How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing? I assembled a new Ikea Karlstad sofa five days ago, and while the odor has decreased a bit, it still smells. Worse, there's some VOC that irritates my nose and throat after I sit on it for half an hour or so, which is rather worrying. (My wife gets the same 'acrid feeling' too.) [more inside]
IkeaFilter: Do I need to buy a 'slatted bed base' if I have a box spring? [more inside]
How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
Will an Ikea Sultan Erfjord latex mattress bake me as I sleep? [more inside]
I got black ink on a birch wood bookshelf from Ikea. Help me get it out. [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
does anyone know when ikea has their no-tax sale? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me find storage drawers for my Ikea bookshelf! [more inside]
I need plans to make my own ikea inspired furniture, do these even exist ? [more inside]
How do you get a plastic IKEA rivet out of a half-built drawer? [more inside]
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?
Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
Has anyone bought closets from IKEA? [more inside]
Is there an IKEA of the patio furniture world? [more inside]
How to identify and replace an Ikea part? Ah! But I have a photo of its twin! [more inside]
Where can I find someone to buy something from an IKEA store and mail it to me? [more inside]
In Montreal for business with no car - how to get to IKEA and then post what was purchased? [more inside]
Where can I find affordable trendy/modern furniture in the UK? [more inside]
How do I disassemble my Ikea bed? [more inside]
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]
Help me find discontinued Ikea silverware to purchase new or used! [more inside]
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.
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]
Wood as a kitchen counter top - pros and cons? [more inside]
Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
Is Ikea really a responsible corporation, or is the quote in their catalog just PR bullshit? [more inside]
[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]
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.
How can I find old ikea catalogs? [more inside]
Where can I get affordable household stuff near Santa Barbara, California? My boyfriend and I just moved here and we need furniture. [more inside]
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.
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.
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?
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]
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?
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]