I want to build something like this
with the idea that it's going to live outside (get rained on, etc.), get used for things like working on other woodworking projects, and should be cheap. [more inside]
posted by gwint
on Apr 28, 2014 -
I need a good keyboard tray! I’ve tried the summera pull-out keyboard under my ikea table however it doesn’t work for me and I’ve since removed it. [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu
on Apr 22, 2014 -
I have a metal tray-style table I'd love to fill with moss. The tray is about 1.5" deep. My livingroom is pretty bright but my bedroom is dark. My questions for you are:
1) How do I install the moss?
2) Where do I put it?
3) How do I maintain it? Do I need a clear surface over the moss to contain moisture or can I rely on regular watering/misting?
4) If the moss won't work, are there other low/small similar plants I can substitute with?
posted by qzar
on Feb 25, 2014 -
I need a durable (durable!) children's table and chairs for a new community center (human services multi-service center). [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip
on Nov 12, 2013 -
I really ought to know how to fix this, but I'm stumped. I copied a table with text from an html page (yes, probably my first mistake) into a Word document. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg
on Sep 19, 2013 -
What I'm search for may not exist. We have recently purchased a new metal-framed coffee-table with legs that taper down to ~1/2" at the floor. With the legs being so slender, they are creating little holes in the pile of the rug that they rest on.
I'm looking for something like this,
but perhaps only 1/2" wide so they aren't so obvious in the middle of the living room. The smallest I've been able to find is about 3X that size.
Thoughts? I'm aware of the stick-on rubber/felt pads that are available and may need to go in that direction, but thought I'd see if anybody has some other ideas like above.
posted by jimmereeno
on Aug 29, 2013 -
You know the scene, from many an old comedy or cartoon. A is chasing B. B runs around the edge of an object, such as a large table, so as to put the obstacle between himself and A. Perhaps A and B run around the table a few times. Then A starts to get tricky. A starts to go clockwise around the table, B goes clockwise to get away, A switches direction hoping to run into B coming the other way, but B also reverses, keeping the table between them. Feint back and forth a few times, usually keeping close to the edge of the table. The usual end gag is for A to somehow overcome the barrier of the table and short-cut directly to B; such as leaping over the table, throwing the table aside, or opening the table in half and walking through it (if it's one of those tables where you can add panels to the center). What is this 'circular back and forth chase around an obstacle' called? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady
on Aug 27, 2013 -
Our local bookstore has a great children's play/reading area. In that area, there is a (child-sized) chair and table set. The chairs look like this.
The table is a similar pattern. They seem to be made of some kind of high-density foam - they are sturdy and moderately heavy for their size, but have some "give" to them; they are not wood or plastic. I can't see any markings on the chairs or the table and no one at the store knew where they were from. Any ideas of where I can find these?
posted by Betelgeuse
on Aug 23, 2013 -
I'd like to acquire some sort of family computer desk or table. Ideally, it would be something like this so-called mega desk from Pottery Barn
, but actually designed with computers in mind (i.e., space to hold CPUs, cable management, etc). We need space for at least 2 desktops with large-ish monitors and space for a laptop. Any bright ideas? [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Aug 22, 2013 -
Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize
on May 13, 2013 -
Hi, I have a .csv that exceeds the maximum number of rows that Excel can handle, and before I can import it into a geodatabase in ArcGIS, I need to make one small edit – I need to delete the first row. Is there any way to do this and resave the file (preferably in a format other than .csv) in a way that retains the rows unable to be loaded in Excel?
posted by avocet
on May 9, 2013 -
We've all seen plenty of depictions, in fiction, of enormously long dining room tables, with a husband and wife sitting at opposite ends. Usually we see those images in period pieces set in Victorian times, or more modern eras but evoking the hyper-formal rigidity that we (correctly or not) associate with the Victorians. Now, with tons of inexpensive servants for every middle-and-upper-class family, that seems doable
, but did it really happen? [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on May 3, 2013 -
We've just moved into a cute rental house in Hillcrest, San Diego and our front patio is absolutely begging for a cute little bistro table and chairs. I'm looking for suggestions with a budget of no more than $150 and we're perfectly willing to use Craigslist or eBay.
My question is, what colors would go best with the current paint scheme? My instinct is that black would probably work, but it seems like we could do better.
Here is the house.
The planters can be moved or removed entirely.
posted by Awakened
on Apr 4, 2013 -
We are moving into our first flat! Hooray! However, it is unfurnished, so we need to buy us some furniture - specifically, a good sofa and a good dining/gaming table. If we go Ikea, what's the sweet spot between price and durability? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Week-long cottage holiday with friends coming up. We're planning a table reading. Last year's "Macbeth and margaritas" night was a roaring success, but we want to branch out. Recommend us some great plays! [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island
on Feb 13, 2013 -
My desk is not deep enough for me to sit comfortably with the monitor at a distance. How would I go about anchoring a wood plank onto it that will hold the counterweight of a 24" monitor sitting on the overhanging edge? This picture
should explain what I mean.
Clamps? Nails? Screws? [more inside]
posted by legospaceman
on Jan 19, 2013 -
About ten years ago, I unplugged an amost brand new TV, and just stopped watching TV entirely. Recently, I moved, and decided to dust off the TV and plug it back in. What I've learned is that there have been some changes in tv land since I've been away. [more inside]
posted by Transl3y
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Please help us find some positive and empowering sexy movies, stories, and/or assorted other porn-ish materials. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I'm about to purchase a cheap dining room set at IKEA that is unstained solid pine that I am planning on either staining or painting. What colors might fit, and what kind of stain or paint should I use? I confess, I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous
on Oct 1, 2012 -
What kind of clamp would you use for holding a small control panel on a table firmly? [more inside]
posted by inthe80s
on Aug 23, 2012 -
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 -
I'm looking for suggestions for element themed songs (hydrogen, helium.. etc) which are NOT Tom Lehrer's Element Song..?
posted by gravelshoes
on Jun 7, 2012 -
Can I buy a table just like - or similar to - Julia Child's kitchen table
posted by Jackson
on May 28, 2012 -
(Asking for a friend) What is the wooden measuring stick called that is used to adjust the table settings during the opening credits of Downton Abbey? [more inside]
posted by El_Marto
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Antiques Metafiltershow: Can you help me identify any of these wild, weird, artsy household features? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Question for Scrivener users: Is there an easy way to generate a table of contents and/or an index/appendix? It seems like there should be a way to do this, but I haven't found anything.
posted by letstrythis
on Dec 1, 2011 -
What is a good way to have a kitchen table sometimes, but not other times? We don't have space for a permanent kitchen table, but my fiance and I want to be able to have his parents and possibly 2 siblings over for dinner every couple of weeks. I'm having nightmares of plastic fold up card tables (yuck) or the dreaded TV trays (double yuck).
One thing we've thought of is a patio table that can sometimes come inside. Any links to cute looking patio tables that are not too heavy to bring in and out sometimes? Teak? Or?
posted by powerbumpkin
on Jul 26, 2011 -
So I have taken one more step towards true adulthood and gotten a dining room set. Now I need to accessorize it. What are some online shops I could find cool tablecloths, placemats and the like? Any housewares stores with a modcloth
posted by Caravantea
on Jul 12, 2011 -
I'm looking for a (mostly) pre-made sortable, editable table script that hooks into a mySQL database. [more inside]
posted by omnipotentq
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Where can I purchase customized home tables/desks like this (pic 1
/ pic 2
) in a "L" corner shape? I want to customize it so that one side is longer than the other. I also need it to have an open back like in the pictures (at least on the longer side) to allow for built in cabinets to open underneath where it will go. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on May 29, 2011 -
I want a portable, legs-that-screw-in wood table. Does anybody know what kind of hardware I need to make this happen or of a table for sale that has legs made to screw on and off frequently OR a folding leg table of wood that is truly a cut above a regular card table? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Apr 20, 2011 -
I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Mar 9, 2011 -