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Its All IKEA's Fault!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 03:29 AM UTC
Passing by IKEA today I decided on the spur of the moment to drop in, as I needed a small table for by the sofa to put coffee on etc..........................
hmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,came out with a lot more than that!
Granted, my modelling desk had seen better days, and they were about 5 years ago, and it was on the verge of collapse.
Heres my workspace before the IKEA trip.


And after..



It'll never be this tidy again,,,LOL.
Of course, now I have to carry on and reorganise the rest of the room, but I reckon I'll end up saving myself a load of space in the end.
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 04:44 AM UTC
Luvvely Jubbely!

What sort of price did that come in at... Rough guestimate of course.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:23 AM UTC

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Luvvely Jubbely!

What sort of price did that come in at... Rough guestimate of course.




Thanks
Its getting there slowly, and Im going to start actually working on something tomorrow:)
The desk and the add on come as 2 seperate items and you'll get change out of 70
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:33 AM UTC
Niiice...

Ikea also do some spiffing glass display cabinets for 35. Unfortunately we don't have room, otherwise I would have snapped at least one.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC

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Niiice...

Ikea also do some spiffing glass display cabinets for 35. Unfortunately we don't have room, otherwise I would have snapped at least one.

Henk



Do you mean the tall glass ones with the wooden top and base Henk?
Ive had one for a couple of years. The only downside is you only get 3 shelves, and theres about half a metre between them, so lots of wasted space.
Nice cabinets though.
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:37 PM UTC
Very nice indeed, I really like the way that the several bottles of Kleer are stacked on the shelf "supermarket" style I just hope that you keep them out of the sunlight and rotate your stock.

I dread when Sam and I get our own place as I foolishly said that I would "custom" build a bench to accommodate the two of us.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:44 PM UTC
Julian,

Nice desk. Which model is it? I'll be in the market for one such desk later in the year...

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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:45 PM UTC

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Do you mean the tall glass ones with the wooden top and base Henk?
Ive had one for a couple of years. The only downside is you only get 3 shelves, and theres about half a metre between them, so lots of wasted space.
Nice cabinets though.



Them's the ones Nige.

The space is only wasted if it's filled with unfeasably small, rigged aeroplanes...

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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:46 PM UTC


Snap!!!, you got the same desk as me....., although mine is 4 years old.

Allen, you should be careful about what you say you'll do when you get your own place..... these Ladies, they don't forget...........
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 05:47 PM UTC
Thinking of which, you could suspend planes from the shelves, to fill up the dead space in between?

Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 07:44 PM UTC

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Nigel,

Nice desk. Which model is it? I'll be in the market for one such desk later in the year...

Rudi



Its the MIKAEL desk and add on. The drawers on the left hand side Ive had for ages, and use that space a lot better than the wire leaflet holders, although Ive left a couple of these in and store my clamps on them.

Henk.........I couldnt possibly comment

Allen,,,,you'll come to regret that promise one day,,,LOL.

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 09:32 PM UTC

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Allen,,,,you'll come to regret that promise one day,,,LOL.

I doubt it as the standard height for desks now-a-days gives both of us back problems, so we'll need higher work areas. I'm hoping I can use elements from the custom work area I have now but we'll have to wait and see.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 11:02 PM UTC
Odd that you should say that Allen, as this desk is higher than my old one and definately easier on the old back.
Ive managed to save so much space that Ive done away with the small bookshelf, and this has really opened up the room.
I'll live with it for a while and then probably move it around again.

Nige
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 02:12 PM UTC
IKEA is a dirty word in my house, After being dragged there for a second time, getting to the checkouts with just a rug and seeing 20 deep at each of the them I dumpped the 'kin' rug (which I'm sure SWMBO only bought because she felt the need to buy while being sheperded through the place, which of course is the idea ) and walked out vowing never to set foot in that place ever again. To top it all it took nearly an hour to get out of the car park. A complete modelling Saturday wasted. NO! Not Ever Again

Nice looking table there Nige

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 02:52 PM UTC


We have to remember rule number 1 when shopping at IKEA,.....

One must never set foot in the place during the weekend..........