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Old 03-24-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Very cool location though. With StL population and growth so skewed to the west, I'm really surprised but impressed. IKEAs are great to have around for specific stuff you can't find elsewhere (tables, office furniture etc) and they are nice for college kids or people right out of college.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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We love IKEA and after a dozen trips we have learned a few things . You need to shop carefully to avoid a few items that have questionable quality. The best absolutely the best buy are the HEMNES all wood cabinets and dressers . Do not consider anything that uses particle boardThe Hemnes line is the best (you assemble) furniture in the country and NOTHNG comes remotely close . IKEA just is a fun place to shop and 60% of the merchandise is good quality at least in our opinion. I love Ikea because they have eliminated the greed factor and their success is based on nearly one stop shopping for the household!

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Very cool location though. With StL population and growth so skewed to the west, I'm really surprised but impressed. IKEAs are great to have around for specific stuff you can't find elsewhere (tables, office furniture etc) and they are nice for college kids or people right out of college.
Agreed, I think it's awesome that they put the new store in the city as opposed to somewhere way out in West County like Chesterfield or St. Charles.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I remember when it first came out that the store would be in midtown you would've thought St. Louis landed the olympics the way the City boosters (myself included) were talking about it! It was really great news.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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IKEA is mostly cheap garbage with furniture that is manufactured from non-sustainably managed forests from places like Russia. I'll pass.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Saw in the Post Dispatch this morning that Ikea canceled the project!?!?! And are apparently now looking at land in Chesterfield, WTH!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Saw in the Post Dispatch this morning that Ikea canceled the project!?!?! And are apparently now looking at land in Chesterfield, WTH!!!!!
Is that a late April Fool's joke...?
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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Saw in the Post Dispatch this morning that Ikea canceled the project!?!?! And are apparently now looking at land in Chesterfield, WTH!!!!!
April 1st -
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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IKEA is mostly cheap garbage with furniture that is manufactured from non-sustainably managed forests from places like Russia. I'll pass.
Finding "real" sustainable sourced wood at an affordable price point is not going to happen - Even then I am dubious of much of what is labeled sustainably harvested because "green" and LEED have become more about marketing slogans rather than actual practice. Reclaimed wood is probably the only real sustainably source, most of that gets pretty pricey.

The design is actually not that bad, if you are worried about deforestation you should probably shift your conscience efforts to beef production in South America and coconut plantations in Oceana - they probably wipe out more forest in a month then Ikea takes in a year.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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You get what you pay for in IKEA. There is a lot of decent quality product as well as particle board junk.

I tricked out my entire home office with IKEA. looks awesome, and cost me less than $500 for two desks, chairs, storage cabinet, book shelves, lamps and a drawing table. Only the drawing table top is particle board.
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