Dutch Pullout Table at Ikea

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Lee Barker

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02-19-2014 10:38 PM

I had my first ever Ikea experience yesterday. Let me say right off that the meatballs were great.

I was surprised to find the Dutch Pullout design on several different tables, such at this one. It operated smoothly and is of a size that one person can easily add or subtract real estate at will.

Since that design has come up now at then here, I thought I’d post this so the curious might check these out.

That’s all. Let’s move along. Nothing else to see here.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 11:04 PM

I’ve never looked at IKEA products or bought any.
At those price points it’s no wonder why I can’t
land any jobs.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 11:13 PM

If you can’t beat’em join’em.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 01:41 AM

thanks for sharing that bill. I used to install ikea furniture and cabinets for a living so i love seeing that kinda stuff

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 02:10 AM

I find some Ikea furniture to be well designed and well made,for example their kitchen cabinets are very solidly built and durable,I know I installed two of them already. one in my old house that I sold and one in my new house,assembly was easy,and straightforward.the quality fit and finish is as good as above average custom built ones.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 03:22 PM

Meghagupta is a spammer,please do not click on his link,he has already posted the same thing on 6 other threads. Flag him.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 11:51 AM

I have a little experience with some of Ikea’s stuff. While most of it seems to be well designed, the execution leave a little to be desired.

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#7 posted 09-16-2016 02:13 PM

The main benefit of IKEA’s products is that they actually assemble as designed. They work to close tolerances and assembly tends to be easy.

When I’ve assembled Ikea products I’ve always used glue also. The construction with glue is quite robust in most cases. Without glue is it “satisfactory” for the price point.

They do use attractive but cheap materials. Mostly paint or laminate of some sort over particle board. Their metal table legs are a bargain and I recommend them for suitable projects. Just 15 dollars per leg (or twice that for the adjustable legs).

With a nice chrome or powdercoated finish.

I have a white painted rolling file drawer for over 20 years. I assembled it with glue. It does not see hard use but it has stood up well. No complaints.

Their leather chairs are made from “bonded leather” which used to be used just for book binding and wedding albums, but improvements in the process has allowed it to be used for furniture. It is the MDF of leather tiny bits of leather held together by glue. It is OK, but if snagged it will tear like paper. Cheap, and looks nice but requires gentle use.

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