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Hula Hoop

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Second hand IKEA furniture
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:27:07 PM »
We just bought a second hand IKEA bunk bed for our kids from a guy at my work who is leaving town.  After an initial moment of panic when my husband thought an essential part was missing now we've realized that only a few weird IKEA screws are not there.  We're going to IKEA on the weekend to see if we can buy those screws.  I kind of remember that there is an area near the exit where you can just buy various types of IKEA screws - not sure if I'm remembering correctly.


We also noticed that the bed sags a little bit in the middle - not a ton but a little bit.  The colleague told me that only his 12 year old has slept there but I guess IKEA stuff wears out quickly.  I read somewhere on the internet that if you don't care about taking sometime apart later, it can be helpful to put a bit of hot glue on all the joints and screws in IKEA furniture - anyone else done this?

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Re: Second hand IKEA furniture
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 10:23:52 PM »
the screws are located at the Return station and are free if in stock. Can you just buy new slats for the bed? I think they are about $20. Or put your own slats down with a better wood. I've seen people DIY the slats for durability.

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Re: Second hand IKEA furniture
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 11:30:05 PM »
Glue is a good idea if furniture is wobbly or squeaks but start with getting the screws in there that are supposed to be there.

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Re: Second hand IKEA furniture
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 01:27:09 AM »
You can probably replace some of the middle slats with some of the outer slats.

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Re: Second hand IKEA furniture
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 01:17:27 AM »
To save even more can just take the good ones from each side and put them in the middle?
The middle ones would be the one with the most "damage"

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Re: Second hand IKEA furniture
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:03:07 AM »
Unfortunately, this IKEA bunk bed doesn't have slats - it kind of has a metal 'net' which sags a bit in the middle.