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Ikea Furniture - Any Good?

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I've never bought anything from ikea, but had a look online and seen a nice some beroom furniture that the little one will love. Anyone know what the quality is like, Is it just laminated chipboard…
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I've never bought anything from ikea, but had a look online and seen a nice some beroom furniture that the little one will love.

Anyone know what the quality is like, Is it just laminated chipboard like the majority of flat pack furniture? Its not gonna have an overly long life anyway (about 4-5 years) will it last that long?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
Ikea is known for flat pack majorly, but I have had no problem with my purchases. I am in the 3rd year of my bookcase and Its still going strong, despite being piled high.
Would recommend them, as long as you know you're buying mdf basically. Don't expect best quality for your money.
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#2
Yea most is laminated chipboard. We just bought a load and look really good. seems good quality.

Some f the stuff i think its PAX has a 10 year guarantee.
#3
as above ....... we go down to ikea once / twice a year and buy a load of furniture....... never had a problem, easy to assemble and is solid and sturdy

must have spent £900 in last 2 years and never had a problem
#4
good build quality compared to other flatpacks-never had a problem-just HATE the layout of their stores!!
#5
H_K
Ikea is known for flat pack majorly, but I have had no problem with my purchases. I am in the 3rd year of my bookcase and Its still going strong, despite being piled high.
Would recommend them, as long as you know you're buying mdf basically. Don't expect best quality for your money.
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I know £250 for a bedstead, wardrobe and chest of draws they aint gonna be made from gold, but I've seen some decent flat pack furniture in my time but some really pants stuff too, just wanna know its gonna last a few years with the wear and tear of a kid.

RR i'm not going for pax, she's only 2 lol its the mammut series (in pink and red)
#6
It's cheap and cheerful... no point in overspending on childrens furniture though they'll have outgrown it or grown to hate it in a few years time.
#7
We bought a wardrobe from Argos and a shed from B&Q - BOTH a blooody nightmare to put together!!!!!

IKEA is very well thought out, the flat pack is much easier to put together and instructions are SO good they only need pictures! No words!

The PAX range is very good quality. Other ranges are probably not too good, but probably decent.
#8
MinstrelMan;4986853
I know £250 for a bedstead, wardrobe and chest of draws they aint gonna be made from gold, but I've seen some decent flat pack furniture in my time but some really pants stuff too, just wanna know its gonna last a few years with the wear and tear of a kid.

RR i'm not going for pax, she's only 2 lol its the mammut series (in pink and red)

I have this range in the blue for my son. The stuff is very sturdy compared to some other flat pack stuff and seems really good quality for the price. It is also pretty straighforward to build providing you take your time.
P.S. Join the Ikea Family Club as sometimes you'll get a discount. We had £17 knocked off the drawers when we got them but it's just your luck as to what is discounted at the time, if anything.
#9
I have bought one item from them,a tv stand. And the while it looks ok, the quality is appalling. The laminate started pealing off after a week, it scratched if you even looked at it.

Not to mention the little things on it that look unfinished, compared to better quality products.
#10
i would say perfect for kids bedrooms....studies etc.

Personally we use Ikea upstairs but not downstairs. The kids love it. Be careful with beds as their ones are a slightly different size to ours if i remember correctly so you would have to get one of their matresses. Bedding fits no problem though.
We also have loads of billy bookcases in the kids rooms. they have been there about 5 years now and still looking good. They also carry alot of weight.
We have one of the expedit i think its called bookcases in our bedroom and that stores loads of things.
For the price i dont think you can get better.
Kids will love it.
#11
I like Ikea's stuff but, pretty much like anything, you get what you pay for. We bought a very cheap wardrobe from them and it's falling to pieces after about 6 months!
#12
Depends on the range that you get. The 10 year guarantee stuff is obviously good. But anything else and you need to see it in the flesh.
#13
I've found Ikea to be ok once I accepted that it wasn't, after all, Multiyork or the like.

Where they fall down is in some poor QC - I've had items with the predrilled holes in the wrong place or, in one case, not drilled at all. Then there's been missing parts and peeling laminate. Also, I'd have to say that spending more at Ikea for premium items is probably not worth it. We did for a Hemnes wardrobe and chest and both are falling apart after less than two years moderate use.

I'd agree with the notion that their items are best upstairs and would add that it's best to treat any acquisition from there as a short term investment.
#14
All comments taken on board and appreciated, general consensous seems to be that they're fairly decent so i'll go ahead and havea drive down tonight.

Thanks all, will be repped in due course
#15
Goofey's Girl
i would say perfect for kids bedrooms....studies etc.

Personally we use Ikea upstairs but not downstairs. The kids love it. Be careful with beds as their ones are a slightly different size to ours if i remember correctly so you would have to get one of their matresses. Bedding fits no problem though.
We also have loads of billy bookcases in the kids rooms. they have been there about 5 years now and still looking good. They also carry alot of weight.
We have one of the expedit i think its called bookcases in our bedroom and that stores loads of things.
For the price i dont think you can get better.
Kids will love it.


Second that.

Got a bed frame from Ikea and a mattress from Argos and the frame was just too big.
#16
I got the Mammut cotbed for my little one. The cot is so sturdy! We have now taken off the side and it looks fab as a little bed. I would highly recommend the range, the colour is brilliant too!

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