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Durable children's activity table and chairs

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 - 11 answers

small cups for my legs

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. thank you.
posted by jimmereeno on Aug 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Family computer desk/table?

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 - 4 answers

I want the Camry of sofas, not a Yugo or a Porsche

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 - 27 answers

Is it possible to attach a sliding part for my keyboard to my table?

I have a table that I bought from IKEA which is a bit like this: http://www.ikea.com/​ca/​en/​catalog/​products/​S29806818/ and the problem I have is that while the screen on the table is fine, the keyboard which is right in front of it seems to me to be too high for my arms. So I was wondering if it is possible to install that sliding part you find in computer tables like this one: http://img.weiku.com/​waterpicture/​2011/​10/​25/0/​office_​furniture_​computer_​table_​6345924906​78635461​_1.jpg and what that part is called anyway? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on May 5, 2013 - 9 answers

WOAH - We're going to Ikea!

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 - 39 answers

Help me paint or stain this table.

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 - 20 answers

Protect new oak table?

How should I protect this new White Oak table? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I be satisfied with the way my movers repaired this table?

Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Sep 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Show me a patio table that can work outside as a patio table mainly but double inside as kitchen table that only comes in when we have a (smallish) dinner party?

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 - 19 answers

Need a table: Long, narrow, simple, sturdy. Suggestions?

This is my dream table: Simple, classy, sturdy and inexpensive. My problem: I want it in an unusual size (long and narrow, almost like a console table [5-6 feet long, 18 inches wide]). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 14, 2011 - 14 answers

I need an alternatable

I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
posted by bq on Mar 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me get the glue off my table

A sticky pad has bonded itself to my all-wood endtable. Can I use a product like Goof-Off to remove it, or will that damage the finish on the table? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin on Oct 30, 2010 - 9 answers

What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table?

What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table? (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Oct 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me design and decorate a retro dining space!

Help me find a high table, solid high chairs, and assorted furnishings for my retro kitchen table / sidebar nook in San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find the perfect dining table

The perfect dining table exists in my head. Does it in real life? [more inside]
posted by meghosaurus on Aug 18, 2010 - 13 answers

I know when my coffee table was born, but I can't find its mother.

Can someone help me identify the manufacturer of this coffee table? [more inside]
posted by kscottz on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I fix the finish on my coffee table?

How do I fix the chipped finish on my coffee table? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Where is this table from?

Where in the world is this table (1 2) from? We got it at a yard sale. It's octagonal, about 27" in diameter, and 6" high, and it has metal ornamentation attached to the top. We were thinking South Asia, or perhaps North Africa, but really have no idea. Any help much appreciated!
posted by carter on Oct 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I seal this table surface?

Dining room table + open grain wood + real life = :( Please help me to not destroy my one nice piece of furniture. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Seeking a table for behind our couch to act as desk

Furniture filter: we are looking for a specific table for behind the couch that we saw in a vacation rental house years ago, but have still never seen something close enough for our purposes in a store, nor in on-line searches. I suspect we are just not looking in the right places, so I am prepared to feel stupid. Details within. [more inside]
posted by forthright on Oct 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me find a very simple maple or oak bar stool.

Shopping filter: Seeking a very simple maple or oak bar stool, about 30" high, with a square or rectangular top. Preferably solid wood, but good quality composite material is ok. Must have flat top... we plan to use it as a bedside table. This stool at target.com is the perfect shape and size, but the wrong color. I need a warm-toned maple, oak, ash. I've already looked at many retail sites... ikea, overstock, pottery bran, west elm. Any suggestions? We would prefer to order within the U.S. to save on shipping.
posted by valannc on Aug 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Standing Up for the Ultimate Work Table

What is the ultimate table height for working while standing? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jul 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Can you help me find a new desk?

Can you help me find a new home office desk? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Dec 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Refinishing a redwood burl coffee table

How do I refinish a heavily overwaxed, overused redwood burl table? [more inside]
posted by felix on May 7, 2007 - 13 answers

Cleaning a Dining Room Table

Cleaning tips for a Heywood-Wakefield dining table (champagne finish)? It has quite a bit of build-up and dust that Murphy's oil soap has failed to budge, but otherwise is in good shape (no chips, scratches, etc.). I've only found brief references online to using GoJo hand soap (which only seems available in bulk as an office supply) or naphtha (which I vaguely associate with flaming weapons of medieval warfare), so I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to proceed.
posted by scody on Oct 28, 2004 - 3 answers

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