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#369195 - 03/09/12 09:50 AM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Snob..... smile
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#369199 - 03/09/12 12:51 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 02/08/04
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Oh, crap. You guys weren't supposed to see that before the March audio show! grin


Mark... you better not me messing with us.... I know where you live... Concord...!

The photo looks photoshopped though.... so i don't think you are telling us the truth...


And i am going to have to defend Bob here.... I went to an IKEA store 1 time... 99% of the stuff that i saw in the store that i went to looked like cheap crap. However, they were not charging cheap crap prices!!!!!... Maybe you are able to find the "good stuff"? I feel that my 1 trip was enough, and i have no plans to go back to IKEA....


Edited by dakkon (03/09/12 12:52 PM)
Edit Reason: Though mark lived in Nashua!!!! ooops...

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#369200 - 03/09/12 02:11 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: dakkon]
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Ikea product is hit and miss. My wife purchased a dresser for my son's bedroom and I have lost track of the number of times the drawer rails have been repaired mad
On the flip side, the other items have been fine.
YMMV

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#369201 - 03/09/12 02:37 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Medic8r Manor has four or five of these IKEA Expedit shelving units. Each cubicle is about 13" in each dimension, so they'll hold all sorts of books, LPs, office storage boxes, etc. No warping or bending, even with the heaviest, most boring medical books. Highly recommended if you want cheap bookshelves that don't really look that cheap.
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#369203 - 03/09/12 04:03 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Yeah, it really depends.

There is a lot of laminate-over-chip-board that looks fine but is structurally really fragile. However, we also have some Ikea stuff that is baltic birch with dovetail joints.

Most of the furniture is scaled SMALL, though.
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#369209 - 03/09/12 05:04 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

There is a lot of laminate-over-chip-board that looks fine but...

I don't really like Ikea's Swedish Meatballs either.
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#369211 - 03/09/12 05:33 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I LOVE their Swedish meatballs.... even if they might also be laminate-over-chip-board....
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#369217 - 03/09/12 06:18 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Good call on the Swedish meatballs. Makes it worth the trip to Ikea smile

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#369218 - 03/09/12 07:23 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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And the lingonberries.

I think you guys are the meatballs.
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#369224 - 03/09/12 09:24 PM Re: Don't tell the wife..... [Re: tomtuttle]
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I make it a point of having Mountain Dew with a shot of lingonberry juice whenever I eat at IKEA. smile
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