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Al Bundy
09-27-2012, 12:15 AM
http://fox4kc.com/2012/09/26/ikea-to-open-in-kansas-city/


MERRIAM, Kan. Swedish furniture store IKEA will announce plans Thursday to open a store in the Kansas City area.

The store will be built in Merriam, at the southeast corner of I-35 and Johnson Drive, at a currently vacant shopping center.

Official plans will be announced at a briefing Thursday morning. Fox 4 will have coverage during the day on Fox 4 News and at Fox4KC.com.

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 12:17 AM
Ikea fucking rules! Congrats!

Al Bundy
09-27-2012, 12:19 AM
Ikea ****ing rules! Congrats!

Seems like the women I know love it, I've never been there myself. Is it like a Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel type of place?

TinyEvel
09-27-2012, 12:20 AM
Hopefully you're familiar with IKEA, the cavernous
Swedish furniture store??
While spending the better part of two hours in there
the other day I noticed that a lot of the Swedish
names for their furniture and stuff would make great
nicknames for your unit. Stuff like the Schlong lamp,
Shmedvik chair, etc.?
I mean, names like Peter, Mr. Happy, One-Eyed Willy,
the little Spelunker, etc. get old after a while, right??
So I jumped on-line for a look at their catalog, and wouldn't you know it's a virtual treasure trove of great nicknames for your Johnson.?
Here are just a few REAL names from the IKEA catalog
note: typing restrictions kept me from using the little two-dots, flying "v"s and other additional Swedish accent marks, but you'll get the idea. Happy shopping...

NAME (what it is) When the name applies

AGEN (chair) name it this if you’re on the Viagra
AKTION (spice mill) name it this if you get girls by saying you’re a director.
ALVINE (curtain) name it this, and you can call your balls “the chipmunks”
ANTONIUS (storage) macho as hell Roman name
BAGN (bed tray) if you always use a condom
BAREN (cabinet) if you shave it
BJARNUM JARPEN (shelf) if you want to give it a Star Wars-ish name
BLANKEN (soap dish) if you’ve had a vasectomy
BOLSNAS (basket) named after the other stuff down there.
BONA (vase) good name if it’s always stiff
BUMERANG (hanger) if it’s bent
BYGGA (construction set) if you’ve had it enlarged
DRAG (handle) if your penis will be a “surprise” to someone.
DRAGON (fork) Actually Short for “Peter B. Dragon”
FAGELBO (sofa) If you’re ghey, and it’s bent
FLYGEL (lamp) if it shoots far
FUNKIS (magazine rack) if it smells
FORMA (bowl) if you can bend it into shapes
GRIP (handle) if you’ve always got your hand on it
HOPEN (table) if you keep a condom in your wallet
INNER (cushion) where it wishes it can be
JERKER ( drawer) see GRIP
JABBA (hanger) If you like Star Wars names, though not recommended
KNUFF (file cabinet) if it’s just over five inches
MANE (chair) if it’s hairy
POKAL (glass) if you’d do anyone
PROMPT (muffin tin) if it comes on time
PLUGG (clock) what better name for something designed to fill a hole?
RAMBERG (wardrobe) Good name for it if you’re German
RIBBA (frame) if it will reach all the way up to her lungs
SCHLAGER (lamp) Perfect Swedish name for your wood. Say it out loud. See?
SIGFRID (bracket) great name if you have just one testicle, named Roy.
STORM (lamp) if it comes unexpectedly
SULTAN (bed) if you keep a turban on it
UTANG (lamp) with this name, you can use an awesome slogan “Utang wants some p**ntang”
VORK (rug) sounds like a Swedish Superhero. Plus, you can say, “Vork wants to pork”
WILMA (curtain) only a good name when coupled with the surname Cockfit

Ace Gunner
09-27-2012, 12:20 AM
Was just in that one in Burbank. Good to see they are headed to KC. I need furniture out there.

Phobia
09-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Seems like the women I know love it, I've never been there myself. Is it like a Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel type of place?

No, it's like the WalMart of furniture plus home accessories. Be careful what you buy. Some is complete crap but they have a lot of really nice, practical things for a house. Every metro area should have one.

Ace Gunner
09-27-2012, 12:23 AM
Seems like the women I know love it, I've never been there myself. Is it like a Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel type of place?

It's a full service home furnishings store. Bed sheets to pot/pans to furniture etc. Not a chine importer.

Pawnmower
09-27-2012, 12:24 AM
two words:

swedish meatballs

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 12:25 AM
Seems like the women I know love it, I've never been there myself. Is it like a Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel type of place?

No, not at all.

First off, it's extremely inexpensive but well made. Most of the designs are mdf with a veneer but extremely stylish and Euro. Very sleek, very cool.

The biggest "drag" about Ikea is that you have to build it yourself. Everything is super heavy, so carrying it up stairs is a bitch. Also, they provide "Picture" diagrams instead of "instructions", so once you've successfully assembled an item, you know how to assemble it in the future.

But that's not all: They have super cheap but well made accessories for bathrooms, kitchens, rugs, dishes - basically everything you would need for your home or apartment. And the designs are so cool that even though you're not spending a lot of money, it looks GREAT.

I have so many Ikea items in my house that I couldn't even begin to count, from bedframes, dressers, chests, etc. and they look great and perform well.

And their kitchen cabinets and designs are top notch and far less than what you'd get at Home Depot or Lowe's.

Bump
09-27-2012, 12:26 AM
No, it's like the WalMart of furniture plus home accessories. Be careful what you buy. Some is complete crap but they have a lot of really nice, practical things for a house. Every metro area should have one.

it's better than WalMart quality. It's made in Sweden for Christ sakes! lol

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 12:28 AM
No, it's like the WalMart of furniture plus home accessories. Be careful what you buy. Some is complete crap but they have a lot of really nice, practical things for a house. Every metro area should have one.

If you haven't been to an Ikea in the past few years, I think you'd be surprised at the upgrade in quality. I remember back in the mid-90's, it was cheap and looked cheap. Now, it's still inexpensive but the quality is so much better and better looking, too.

I wouldn't be surprised if you install a few Ikea kitchens in the near the future.

Phobia
09-27-2012, 12:28 AM
it's better than WalMart quality. It's made in Sweden for Christ sakes! lol

Despite my immediate segue to quality, I didn't invoke the walmart name as an indictment on their quality - just that it is vast and you'll find every imaginable home accessory there - even kitchen cabinets.

Phobia
09-27-2012, 12:30 AM
If you haven't been to an Ikea in the past few years, I think you'd be surprised at the upgrade in quality. I remember back in the mid-90's, it was cheap and looked cheap. Now, it's still inexpensive but the quality is so much better and better looking, too.

I wouldn't be surprised if you install a few Ikea kitchens in the near the future.

No, I agree even though it has been a while. Ikea was a semi-monthly trip for us when we lived in Houston and I'm sure we still have plenty of Ikea items in our home. I even enjoy their lighting selections. I'm excited about the news. I'm pretty sure I heard rumblings about this last fall.

Al Bundy
09-27-2012, 12:32 AM
No, not at all.

First off, it's extremely inexpensive but well made. Most of the designs are mdf with a veneer but extremely stylish and Euro. Very sleek, very cool.

The biggest "drag" about Ikea is that you have to build it yourself. Everything is super heavy, so carrying it up stairs is a bitch. Also, they provide "Picture" diagrams instead of "instructions", so once you've successfully assembled an item, you know how to assemble it in the future.

But that's not all: They have super cheap but well made accessories for bathrooms, kitchens, rugs, dishes - basically everything you would need for your home or apartment. And the designs are so cool that even though you're not spending a lot of money, it looks GREAT.

I have so many Ikea items in my house that I couldn't even begin to count, from bedframes, dressers, chests, etc. and they look great and perform well.

And their kitchen cabinets and designs are top notch and far less than what you'd get at Home Depot or Lowe's.

I gotcha... I used to work at a C&B a few years ago.. so I know about assembling stuff. It really is not that hard to assemble any of it if you pay attention... pluse one thing that could help people is taking it out of the box piece by piece.

Bump
09-27-2012, 12:35 AM
Nebraska Furniture Mart must be going nuts right now. some competition for those bastards.

L.A. Chieffan
09-27-2012, 12:35 AM
Wt.. I thought everybody had an IKEA

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 12:38 AM
No, I agree even though it has been a while. Ikea was a semi-monthly trip for us when we lived in Houston and I'm sure we still have plenty of Ikea items in our home. I even enjoy their lighting selections. I'm excited about the news. I'm pretty sure I heard rumblings about this last fall.

I've been hearing rumblings for about a year as well from family members. They always bring it up when they visit because our guest room and our daughter's room all features Ikea furniture. It's well made but somewhat disposable, which makes it great for kids.

For example, I bought a four drawer chest in white for my daughter's room along with the matching full size bed and mattress for less than $350.00. It's sturdy and comfortable and we went that route instead of "real" furniture so that she could put Hello Kitty stickers all over everything and make it "her" room.

Ikea really saved my ass recently on a bathroom remodel. I only had 18" in which to install a vanity and pretty much everything I could find that looked nice and worked with the room was $600+. On a random trip to Ikea, I found an amazing vanity, with sink, that fits perfectly in every way for $159! Instead of mounting it to the wall, I bought the steel six inch feet and it looks amazing with the travertine tile in that bathroom.

Bump
09-27-2012, 12:41 AM
I've been hearing rumblings for about a year as well from family members. They always bring it up when they visit because our guest room and our daughter's room all features Ikea furniture. It's well made but somewhat disposable, which makes it great for kids.

For example, I bought a four drawer chest in white for my daughter's room along with the matching full size bed and mattress for less than $350.00. It's sturdy and comfortable and we went that route instead of "real" furniture so that she could put Hello Kitty stickers all over everything and make it "her" room.

Ikea really saved my ass recently on a bathroom remodel. I only had 18" in which to install a vanity and pretty much everything I could find that looked nice and worked with the room was $600+. On a random trip to Ikea, I found an amazing vanity, with sink, that fits perfectly in every way for $159! Instead of mounting it to the wall, I bought the steel six inch feet and it looks amazing with the travertine tile in that bathroom.

I'd figure that IKea furniture wouldn't be acceptable in the hollywood A-list celeb crowd. Who knew.

BWillie
09-27-2012, 12:51 AM
Awesome. You guys can buy that $3,000 furniture and in two yrs ill buy it from you on Craigslist for $89

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 12:52 AM
legit down-pillows for a bargain price.

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 12:54 AM
Awesome. You guys can buy that $3,000 furniture and in two yrs ill buy it from you on Craigslist for $89

$3000?

Uh, not at Ikea.

L.A. Chieffan
09-27-2012, 12:56 AM
legit down-pillows for a bargain price.

I get my sheets from Santa Fe.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 12:57 AM
$3000?

Uh, not at Ikea.

yeah precisely - it's pretty much all liquidated. However some items are far better quality vs some of their other items.

Their sheets are sort of sub-par.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 12:58 AM
I get my sheets from Santa Fe.

bleachy? Is she saying 'bleachy?'

L.A. Chieffan
09-27-2012, 12:59 AM
One time I spilt uh cran uh cranapple juice on my sheets. And the stupid Bitch at the cleaners tried to bleach them! #iwillkillyou

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 01:01 AM
there's this store here called Sacks Thrift Avenue where I bought a large clay vase filled w/ dried grass styled decor.

The stuff is pretty good and filled the front of our office well w/ a wrought iron end table. The two pieces were $88 - that's hard to beat.

L.A. Chieffan
09-27-2012, 01:03 AM
there's this store here called Sacks Thrift Avenue where I bought a large clay vase filled w/ dried grass styled decor.

The stuff is pretty good and filled the front of our office well w/ a wrought iron end table. The two pieces were $88 - that's hard to beat.

Did you get your overnight bag there too?

Just joking. Where do you tan?

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 01:10 AM
Did you get your overnight bag there too?

Just joking. Where do you tan?

So listen L.A. Chieffan.

What do you really wanna do with your life ?

Just briefly, summarize.

And don't tell me you enjoy working with children, okay ?

Taco John
09-27-2012, 02:12 AM
Awesome. You guys can buy that $3,000 furniture and in two yrs ill buy it from you on Craigslist for $89

Who is buying $3000 furniture from IKEA? You can furnish an entire bedroom there for $30 bucks.

Fritz88
09-27-2012, 02:18 AM
Thier furinture isnt that good, but they have other items that are greqt.
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BryanBusby
09-27-2012, 02:37 AM
Thier furinture isnt that good, but they have other items that are greqt.
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Yeah it isn't "wow, holy shit" amazing quality, but it's good stuff if you're on a budget.

jspchief
09-27-2012, 02:41 AM
I like IKEA. You're not going to find their stuff in a Better Homes & Gardens photo spread. It's a bit more simple/modern. Great place to get stuff to decorate a bachelors home. Also a great place for decorating kids rooms.

And going to the store is not an in and out affair. Plan on spending some time because the place is enormous.

Definitely a cool thing to get one in the Midwest. Kind of surprised KC is getting one. Probably the smallest city I can think of that has one.

BigMeatballDave
09-27-2012, 02:54 AM
Definitely a cool thing to get one in the Midwest. Kind of surprised KC is getting one. Probably the smallest city I can think of that has one.

There is one in Cincy.

Driven by it several times.

Fucking HUGE.

blaise
09-27-2012, 07:14 AM
It's better than other brands of self-assembly furniture I've bought. A lot of times when you buy a piece that you assemble yourself the screw holes aren't lined up well, or drilled at an angle or something. When you put together the Ikea pieces they line right up where they should. I think it's good quality for the price. And it's normally well designed.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-27-2012, 07:36 AM
Anyone know where I can find some quality furniture?

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 07:54 AM
Ive been to the one in Austin a few times. If you go with the wife or significant other, sxpect to spend several hours there easy. They do have some pretty cool and unique stuff for the home.

If you love putting particle wood furniture together yourself, then its the place for you.

Ive bought a few things that were of "questionable" quality though, like a bed for my son. The holes didnt match up with the metal supports, hard to understand directions, wood splitting etc........

Overall, its a cool place to look around and kill a few hours.

MahiMike
09-27-2012, 08:06 AM
Pretty cool store. Every time we make a trip to Orlando, we have to spend a couple hours there.

KC Jones
09-27-2012, 08:13 AM
We just spent quite a wad there to furnish two kids rooms. I like the simple/modern style, and compared to other BIY furniture the quality is much much better. When compared to the crap you would spend a lot more for at low end furniture chains it's a fantastic deal.

Groves
09-27-2012, 08:47 AM
First off, it's extremely inexpensive but well made. Most of the designs are mdf with a veneer but extremely stylish and Euro. Very sleek, very cool.


I'm not sure these can really coexist.

Definitely sleek and cool, but nothing you'd really want (or be able) to hand down to your kids.

Nothing wrong with limited life furniture, just know what you're getting.

doomy3
09-27-2012, 08:50 AM
Outstanding.

Frazod
09-27-2012, 09:06 AM
If it's anything like the one in Schaumburg, it'll be crawling with yuppies, soccer moms and screaming brats, and tie up traffic for a mile in every direction on weekends. I went there once. There will never be a twice. :grr:

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 09:19 AM
it'll be crawling with yuppies, soccer moms and screaming brats, and tie up traffic for a mile in every direction on weekends.

yes yes.....of course all of this.

Since you mentioned kids, the one ive been to had a daycare place in the front of the store where you could dropoff your kids for a few hours while you shopped. Not sure if they all have that or not?

blaise
09-27-2012, 09:27 AM
yes yes.....of course all of this.

Since you mentioned kids, the one ive been to had a daycare place in the front of the store where you could dropoff your kids for a few hours while you shopped. Not sure if they all have that or not?

The ones I've been to in Houston and Dallas had them. And two little eating areas. One where they sell Swedish meatballs, mac and cheese and sandwiches, and then a hot dog stand near the warehouse area.

Thig Lyfe
09-27-2012, 09:30 AM
I go to IKEA for lunch every day. Never bought any furniture there, though. Used to go to the hot dog stand at Home Depot but I got into a fight with the assistant manager there.

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 09:39 AM
And two little eating areas. One where they sell Swedish meatballs, mac and cheese and sandwiches, and then a hot dog stand near the warehouse area.

Oh yea, forgot about the eateries inside the Ikea stores. Those are really good too.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 09:45 AM
Shit yes. Tired of driving to Dallas.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 09:47 AM
Awesome. You guys can buy that $3,000 furniture and in two yrs ill buy it from you on Craigslist for $89

ROFL

Ikea is cheap as shit.

blaise
09-27-2012, 09:48 AM
Shit yes. Tired of driving to Dallas.

I live like 10 minutes from the one in Frisco.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 09:53 AM
I live like 10 minutes from the one in Frisco.

I've made a few trips down there with a UHaul. It's hard to beat for remodeling, additions, or making a nice (but cheap) retail space.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 09:54 AM
I like IKEA. You're not going to find their stuff in a Better Homes & Gardens photo spread. It's a bit more simple/modern. Great place to get stuff to decorate a bachelors home. Also a great place for decorating kids rooms.

And going to the store is not an in and out affair. Plan on spending some time because the place is enormous.

Definitely a cool thing to get one in the Midwest. Kind of surprised KC is getting one. Probably the smallest city I can think of that has one.

You'll find lots of it in Dwell or Architectural Digest.

blaise
09-27-2012, 09:59 AM
It is really interesting to see their displays where they say how many square feet a space is and you see how much they did with a small space. Just a tiny little room and they have sofa/TV/Desk/chairs and a table and it looks good.

blaise
09-27-2012, 10:00 AM
I've made a few trips down there with a UHaul. It's hard to beat for remodeling, additions, or making a nice (but cheap) retail space.

There's an In N Out burger right near it now; just a heads up in case you ever find yourself down there again.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 10:04 AM
There's an In N Out burger right near it now; just a heads up in case you ever find yourself down there again.

Ahh, nice. Last time we ate at some wood fired (I think) pizza place in a little developed entertainment/shopping district south of there. The pizza was good.

blaise
09-27-2012, 10:10 AM
Ahh, nice. Last time we ate at some wood fired (I think) pizza place in a little developed entertainment/shopping district south of there. The pizza was good.

Yeah, probably Palios or Fireside Pies.

KC_Lee
09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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Detoxing
09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
I don't know if i'd correlate well made with Ikea. Better than Walmart quality furniture for sure....but....I mean it's decent...sometimes.

Also, their prices have gone way up. It use to be cheap. I wouldn't consider them cheap anymore at all, a lot of their stuff seems overpriced.

They have a killer lighting section though.

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 11:17 AM
I don't know if i'd correlate well made with Ikea. Better than Walmart quality furniture for sure....but....I mean it's decent...sometimes.

I've never known anyone who's had their Ikea furniture fall apart, or the laminate come off, or the kids chairs and furniture break, etc. It's always been indestructible for us.

Also, their prices have gone way up. It use to be cheap. I wouldn't consider them cheap anymore at all, a lot of their stuff seems overpriced.

A nice looking queen size bed frame for $149 and a matching for 4 drawer chest for $99 doesn't scream "overpriced" to me.

The biggest drawback to shopping at Ikea is parking, dealing with a massively packed store with slow people that gawk at everything, long lines and loading heavy (and often times awkward) boxes into your vehicle.

Rausch
09-27-2012, 11:21 AM
You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

I had to...:D

loochy
09-27-2012, 11:31 AM
This is our Ikea.

Yes, Ikea is effing huge.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/23/32004085_1ee9e37059_z.jpg

NewChief
09-27-2012, 11:35 AM
I don't know if i'd correlate well made with Ikea. Better than Walmart quality furniture for sure....but....I mean it's decent...sometimes.

Also, their prices have gone way up. It use to be cheap. I wouldn't consider them cheap anymore at all, a lot of their stuff seems overpriced.

They have a killer lighting section though.

It's relative. If you're into modern shit, they're extremely cheap. Otherwise, you're stuck dealing with CB2, DWR or Chiasso, which are all really high. If you're just wanting "normal" furniture, then there are probably better options.

Bump
09-27-2012, 11:43 AM
is this place good for someone who is trying to flip a house? For stuff like tiles, flooring, wall paper and shit like that? There is one not too far from me, but I never been in there.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 11:45 AM
is this place good for someone who is trying to flip a house? For stuff like tiles, flooring, wall paper and shit like that? There is one not too far from me, but I never been in there.

I'm not sure that they'd be cheaper than Lumber Liquidators for flooring. Fixtures, lighting and cabinetry are cheap, though.

Bewbies
09-27-2012, 11:46 AM
IKEA is awesome. We have one here in Atlanta, and the only drawback is that when you go there it will be 2+ hours. Even if you're only in there for one specific thing. It's so big it makes a Super Wal Mart look like a corner grocery store.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 11:48 AM
Ikea pro tip:

Make an account online and set it up for the store you're visiting. Make your "shopping list" online and print it out (or get it when you get there). Don't bother going through the showrooms. Go straight to the warehouse and pick and pull. This saves you tons and tons of time, because winding your way through the showrooms is what takes so freaking long.

Of course, you may want to browse, but if you're trying to be efficient, that's not the way to do it.

blaise
09-27-2012, 11:49 AM
IKEA is awesome. We have one here in Atlanta, and the only drawback is that when you go there it will be 2+ hours. Even if you're only in there for one specific thing. It's so big it makes a Super Wal Mart look like a corner grocery store.

It's big and it makes you walk through the whole store. There's on little shortcut in the middle, but you mostly see the whole store.

Bewbies
09-27-2012, 11:50 AM
Ikea pro tip:

Make an account online and set it up for the store you're visiting. Make your "shopping list" online and print it out (or get it when you get there). Don't bother going through the showrooms. Go straight to the warehouse and pick and pull. This saves you tons and tons of time, because winding your way through the showrooms is what takes so freaking long.

Of course, you may want to browse, but if you're trying to be efficient, that's not the way to do it.

:thumb:

I'm teaching this to my wife pronto...

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Ikea pro tip:

Make an account online and set it up for the store you're visiting. Make your "shopping list" online and print it out (or get it when you get there). Don't bother going through the showrooms. Go straight to the warehouse and pick and pull. This saves you tons and tons of time, because winding your way through the showrooms is what takes so freaking long.

Of course, you may want to browse, but if you're trying to be efficient, that's not the way to do it.

IMO you dont go to an IKEA store to be efficient. The main experience is walking through the showrooms.

Richard_Cuckold
09-27-2012, 12:30 PM
IKEA baby

Richard_Cuckold
09-27-2012, 12:30 PM
those Swedish bastards have great stuff haha

vailpass
09-27-2012, 01:18 PM
Don't let your wife take you there unless you are prepared for a journey. I did it once a few years ago, no more for me.

Bewbies
09-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Don't let your wife take you there unless you are prepared for a journey. I did it once a few years ago, no more for me.

When your wife takes you to Ikea the proper behavior display for a man is to head to the cafe area and get cinnamon rolls and ice cream. Then you sit at a table and play on your phone for the next 2 hours, while stuffing your face full of tasty goodness. LMAO

vailpass
09-27-2012, 02:47 PM
When your wife takes you to Ikea the proper behavior display for a man is to head to the cafe area and get cinnamon rolls and ice cream. Then you sit at a table and play on your phone for the next 2 hours, while stuffing your face full of tasty goodness. LMAO

Where were you when I needed you? :D

Honestly, I didn't mind the journey as a first-time/one-time deal. Pretty interesting set up and they had a lot of interesting shit in there. But if I ever find myself there again I'll employ your technique for part of the trip.

mr. tegu
09-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Is it as big as Nebraska Furniture Mart?

Is the quality about the same or slightly worse?

mr. tegu
09-27-2012, 02:56 PM
I-35 and Johnson Drive. What is funny is when they built all those shops I could tell nothing was going to fill those spaces. IKEA is just going to demolish them now haha.

That area is going to be absolutely PACKED with traffic! It is already a pretty tight area as far as roads go, add in the train tracks on Johnson Drive just a block aways.

vailpass
09-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Is it as big as Nebraska Furniture Mart?

Is the quality about the same or slightly worse?

There isn't anyplace to tie up your horse if that's what you are asking.

mr. tegu
09-27-2012, 03:00 PM
There isn't anyplace to tie up your horse if that's what you are asking.

You have never seen a NFM I take it? This is the one in Kansas City.

http://www.interbranddesignforum.com/img/portfolio/nfm/large_01.jpg

http://images.citysearch.net/assets/imgdb/bb/d9/6b/c2/24/ee/59/e/c5/bc/95/3a/4d/16/e/bb/9/9/4/8/7339948.JPG

vailpass
09-27-2012, 03:03 PM
Looks like you have room for your horse and buggy there. I stand corrected. If the name has the word "mart" in it you know it's upscale.

underEJ
09-27-2012, 03:16 PM
I don't care much for modern style furniture so I don't have much of that from Ikea, but for anything I have ever wanted to organize, they have something I need. My garage has a full Ikea modular storage solution with hooks and racks and shelves to keep everything neat and easy to find. You can totally customize it to fit any space with different options for securing to walls, floors or ceilings. It's super cool and cost me about 300 dollars total (and I bought every little extra hook and hardware for that.) I had planned to get stuff to take back to organize my KC basement the same way, but now I can just wait for them to open there.

I hate going there. It is like a casino, no windows or clocks and no help to find the exit, but it is worth it. Love the efficiency idea NewChief. Thanks!

mr. tegu
09-27-2012, 03:20 PM
For those of you that bought appliances from them, were those hard to put together?

DaneMcCloud
09-27-2012, 03:22 PM
For those of you that bought appliances from them, were those hard to put together?

No, appliances are easy to put together. I think the microwave is the easiest although some of my friends think it's the refrigerator that's easiest.

YMMV.

vailpass
09-27-2012, 03:30 PM
No, appliances are easy to put together. I think the microwave is the easiest although some of my friends think it's the refrigerator that's easiest.

YMMV.

LMAO

Chocolate Hog
09-27-2012, 04:41 PM
I-35 and Johnson Drive. What is funny is when they built all those shops I could tell nothing was going to fill those spaces. IKEA is just going to demolish them now haha.

That area is going to be absolutely PACKED with traffic! It is already a pretty tight area as far as roads go, add in the train tracks on Johnson Drive just a block aways.

Its the shitstain of joco

Deberg_1990
09-27-2012, 04:47 PM
For those of you that bought appliances from them, were those hard to put together?

It was ok, until I got to the wiring schematics and had to go buy a soldering iron.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Who is buying $3000 furniture from IKEA? You can furnish an entire bedroom there for $30 bucks.

Your input is turd, turd that nobody cares about.

JASONSAUTO
09-27-2012, 08:13 PM
I worked at the western auto right down the road from there when I got out of high school.
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Simply Red
09-27-2012, 10:51 PM
I worked at the western auto right down the road from there when I got out of high school.
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Western Auto Rep.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 10:52 PM
are those still around, Sodo? I really had forgotten all about them and barely remember those Western Autos.

Wild Woodys? Venture?

Dayze
09-27-2012, 10:53 PM
I must keep this a secret from the wife. I don't need any $40 beer coozies.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 11:07 PM
IKEA baby

for some reason - I found this funny.

Dayze
09-27-2012, 11:11 PM
Western Auto Rep.

I worked there too. Back when it was the only damned place you cou.d get auto parts...that and NAPA.

Simply Red
09-27-2012, 11:48 PM
I worked there too. Back when it was the only damned place you cou.d get auto parts...that and NAPA.

Western Auto rep.

COchief
09-27-2012, 11:54 PM
- Couches/sofas, shit tier and obvious white trash
- Bedroom furniture, kids only, if you have this in your BR see above
- I feel the accent chairs and sofas are ridiculously overpriced except for a few sale items
- some neat and well designed kitchen and storage items
- takes a minimum of 2 hours to get through, fun the first time, extremely irritating afterwards
- some of cafeteria stuff is pretty good and cheap, but really how good can a $4 meatball plate be
- selection of specific items is fairly limited, if it is new to your town and you buy a bunch of crap there, people will be able to spot it
- I have helped assemble a few items for friends, I will echo the sentiment that they do a good job on design and everything lines up very well
- basically, some cool items but I can spot an IKEA table/sofa/bedroom set from a mile away and it's not a positive thing
-If you live in the same neighborhood as Lohan and Chris Brown and have this in your house you are a pretender, people spot it constantly but probably won't call you out on it but are definitely snickering about it behind your back

SPchief
09-28-2012, 12:05 AM
The line has been drawn

Bump
09-28-2012, 12:19 AM
- Couches/sofas, shit tier and obvious white trash
- Bedroom furniture, kids only, if you have this in your BR see above
- I feel the accent chairs and sofas are ridiculously overpriced except for a few sale items
- some neat and well designed kitchen and storage items
- takes a minimum of 2 hours to get through, fun the first time, extremely irritating afterwards
- some of cafeteria stuff is pretty good and cheap, but really how good can a $4 meatball plate be
- selection of specific items is fairly limited, if it is new to your town and you buy a bunch of crap there, people will be able to spot it
- I have helped assemble a few items for friends, I will echo the sentiment that they do a good job on design and everything lines up very well
- basically, some cool items but I can spot an IKEA table/sofa/bedroom set from a mile away and it's not a positive thing
-If you live in the same neighborhood as Lohan and Chris Brown and have this in your house you are a pretender, people spot it constantly but probably won't call you out on it but are definitely snickering about it behind your back

lol you have shitty friends dude. If people came to my house and wanted to talk shit about how expensive my furniture is or isn't, I'd tell them to fuck off.

BryanBusby
09-28-2012, 02:47 AM
lol you have shitty friends dude. If people came to my house and wanted to talk shit about how expensive my furniture is or isn't, I'd tell them to fuck off.
lol seriously

The last thing that goes through my mind is "wow, they bought furniture on a budget. Fuck them!"

Unless they have a really shitty couch, could care less.

NewChief
09-28-2012, 06:06 AM
- Couches/sofas, shit tier and obvious white trash
- Bedroom furniture, kids only, if you have this in your BR see above
- I feel the accent chairs and sofas are ridiculously overpriced except for a few sale items
- some neat and well designed kitchen and storage items
- takes a minimum of 2 hours to get through, fun the first time, extremely irritating afterwards
- some of cafeteria stuff is pretty good and cheap, but really how good can a $4 meatball plate be
- selection of specific items is fairly limited, if it is new to your town and you buy a bunch of crap there, people will be able to spot it
- I have helped assemble a few items for friends, I will echo the sentiment that they do a good job on design and everything lines up very well
- basically, some cool items but I can spot an IKEA table/sofa/bedroom set from a mile away and it's not a positive thing
-If you live in the same neighborhood as Lohan and Chris Brown and have this in your house you are a pretender, people spot it constantly but probably won't call you out on it but are definitely snickering about it behind your back

ROFL

My bedroom has been in two modern design magazines and we have..... an IKEA Malm bed. Oh noes! We also have an IKEA light fixture, IKEA shelves, an office desk made out of an IKEA butch block slab, and IKEA Malm dressers.

Ikea shit appears in Dwell spreads all the time. It's not a big deal to have it. Only snobby assholes give a shit. Actual architects and designers who live in the real world usually mix in IKEA with other splurge pieces such as Eames or Jacobsen chairs.

JASONSAUTO
09-28-2012, 07:01 AM
are those still around, Sodo? I really had forgotten all about them and barely remember those Western Autos.

Wild Woodys? Venture?
Nope I think they are all gone.
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Deberg_1990
09-28-2012, 07:24 AM
are those still around, Sodo? I really had forgotten all about them and barely remember those Western Autos.

Wild Woodys? Venture?

Venture went out of business in the late 1990s. I dont think Western Auto is around anymore either?

mr. tegu
09-28-2012, 07:59 AM
I have never been or heard people talk about IKEA. I always thought it was expensive because of the Swedish aspect, the commercials, that KC doesn't have it, and that it has modern styling.

lcarus
09-28-2012, 09:51 AM
It's sad that KC actually has a lot of stuff I didn't know about, since I haven't lived there in over 10 years. I went up there a few months ago to hang out with my mom and I had no idea what a Crate & Barrel was, or a Trader Joe's. They don't have those down in Tulsa. Trader Joe's is essentially a supermarket with a Trader Joe label on everything? That's what I got.

Stewie
09-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I went to the IKEA website and it appears they have 5-year warranties on appliances. That's impressive.

Donger
09-28-2012, 04:18 PM
They opened one in Denver about a year ago. I went once and quickly realized that I'd probably prefer being stripped naked, oiled up and thrown into an Albanian prison than ever setting foot in one again.

Simply Red
09-28-2012, 04:22 PM
I'd prefer being stripped naked, oiled up and thrown into an Albanian prison than ever setting foot in one again.

so hot.

Donger
09-28-2012, 04:24 PM
so hot.

No, it was climate-controlled.

Thig Lyfe
09-28-2012, 04:25 PM
Your input is turd, turd that nobody cares about.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m59jetl6QN1r3zat8.gif

vailpass
09-28-2012, 04:27 PM
ROFL

My bedroom has been in two modern design magazines and we have..... an IKEA Malm bed. Oh noes! We also have an IKEA light fixture, IKEA shelves, an office desk made out of an IKEA butch block slab, and IKEA Malm dressers.

Ikea shit appears in Dwell spreads all the time. It's not a big deal to have it. Only snobby assholes give a shit. Actual architects and designers who live in the real world usually mix in IKEA with other splurge pieces such as Eames or Jacobsen chairs.

Elitist prick. You've become the man, man. Sell that bourgeois furniture, buy a micro bus and some Birkenstocks and go on tour.