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Other How durable is Ikea furniture?

Discussion in 'General' started by RotoSequence, 2 Jun 2009.

  1. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    yeah that too. you'll have a weird gap at the end of the bed if you don't buy their mattresses.
     
  2. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Poor guys with your imperial system :D

    On topic: I worked att IKEA for 2 years and I love there stuff. As others sad, you get what you pay for. The Ektorp series is pretty good in my book and as long you dont jump on it from 3 meters hight it holds.
    Which cloth are you looking into? I personally dont like the leather version of it couse it rips pretty easy.
     
  3. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    We have a wood framed sofa from ikea, was kind of handy as the covers are all linen and can be washed and the frame can be taken apart to move.

    However as im a bit on the heavy side it has started to suffer in some places, spent yesterday screwing in metal plates to the frame. Like new now :D

    You get what you pay for, Ikea stuff IS cheap but tends to look ok, treat it with respect and Im sure it will last a while.
     
  4. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Well Ikea do 90x200, 140x200, 160x200, 180x200, 200x200 and then 90x260, 140x260, etc

    I got a new bed for my new bedroom when the extension is finished (by the end of this week, w00t) but Ikea were sold out of the matresses in the right size so I'm going to have to use a 140x190 mattress instead of a 140x200.
     
  5. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    I'll probably just go with the beige one. The other ones are either too expensive or look like crap.
     
  6. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    If you are based in america i would seriously recommend bludot. These guys know their furniture. They are mo' Monie$ but their work is to die for.
     
  7. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    I honestly don't see the appeal of furniture that is 3 times as expensive and looks like its made of badly proportioned geometric primitives.
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    In my experience the best combination is a firm IKEA mattress with a thick, soft mattress pad on top. Perfect.

    FUD. As far as I can tell their sizes are the usual single (90x200), double (140x200), queen (160x200) and king (180x200) and super-king (200x200) sizes.

    For two people, always go at least 160x200. I can't imagine how two people can sleep comfortably on a 130x200 or 140x200 bed as they seem to do in this country...
     
  9. The_Norwegian

    The_Norwegian Owls R' Us

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    well, personaly my family has some of thier products..and they are pretty durrable...
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Bludot stuff looks exactly the same as Ikea stuff, I bet it's better made, but who cares really. Ikea is perfect furniture, IMO. Cheap, and quality is good enough. As said previously, you can cheaply 'mod' what they sell to make it a bit more durable.
     
  11. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    not true! my sister has a king size malm and i have a single malm, both with our own mattresses bought elsewhere. both mattresses don't fit perfectly, and we stuff the gap with folded spare sheets. i have a gap at the end of the bed, and she has a gap down one side.
     
  12. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf New Member

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    except usual UK sizes are small single (75x190), single(90x190), 3/4 (120x190), double (135x190), king (150 x 200) and super king (180x200). I always had trouble getting fitted sheets to fit Ikea beds
     
  13. PBear23

    PBear23 New Member

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    Can vouch for ikea. BOught a copule of items from them, desks, bedside tables etc and all are durable aslong as you build them well to start with!
     
  14. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    My bedroom set was imported to the US from the UK. Old antique thing. An American queen size mattress is almost 9 or 10 inches too short for the frame. I think you guys helped me figure out why. I roll comforters to stuff the gap at the foot. I'd whack off the side rails to fit but it's an antique sleigh bed.

    john
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I stand corrected. (a bed only 1.9 metres long? That's messed up!)
     
  16. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    bludot put ikea to shame, are a source of inspiration to pretty much any furniture designer and are a local us company.

    two options

    gief money to tax dodging swedes
    gief money to american company which is being hammered by recession

    so i guess you arent fussed by having beautiful things in your house which will last a looong time, instead you prefer the cheaper option which will break in a few years. my false economy argument is pretty withstanding.
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Please tell me that you don't spell give as "gief"... :p
     
  18. greshoff

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    Being a furniture designer/maker I can say that Ikea furniture is designed as disposable furniture and certainly not built to last
     
  19. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Yes, yes i did. Intentionally.
     
  20. psymon

    psymon New Member

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    kingred, you wouldn't happen to work for bludot would you?
     

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