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Replacement screws for IKEA sofa [closed]

The screws to reassemble a sofa purchased a long while ago from IKEA disappeared during a move. I thought this would be simple (go to the IKEA site and order replacement screws) but the sofa appears ...
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How do you make nice recess in a melamine board for IKEA shelf holders?

Which tool could be used at home to produce a similar result?
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Unclippng IKEA PAX Hinges

I am moving my IKEA PAX storage unit, and I need to remove the doors to lighten the load. How do I unclip these hinges? My google searches seem to show a slightly different hinge than the one I have ...
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Can I use a universal power adapter for this old Ikea lamp?

I bought this old Ikea lamp from a thrift store the other day, but it is missing its original power adapter. It's got this plug that looks like an old RCA cable. I saw on reddit that the original ...
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Hacking an IKEA Bathroom Sink/Cabinet (ENHET / TVÄLLEN) - Possible?

Is there any way to "hack" this ENHET / TVÄLLEN combination so that you could have a long benchtop sitting on the cabinet (extending for a meter to the right), and then cut out a hole in the ...
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How to elongate IKEA sink downspout to reach P trap U pipe?

I inherited an IKEA sink and plumbing (boooo), and today I took it apart to clean it out due to clogging. Unfortunately, it is now leaking no matter how hard I try to put it back together. I believe ...
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Where can I find replacements for Oxberg door hinges with a damper? [closed]

I have Ikea Oxberg hinges that my 2yo is slamming heavily. I wonder if there is a replacement that can have a damper? Ikea does not provide such, so maybe anyone knows a replacement?
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Painting a white Ikea desk to an oak colour? [closed]

I’ve had a white desk for a year but it doesn’t match the oak furniture in my room, I want to paint it but I am unsure about the correct steps as I have come across conflicting advice? thanks
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Extend Ikea wardrobes to ceiling - drywall, plywood, or?

I have 2 Ikea wardrobes units, each in a corner. There's about 9" of empty space above them, which I want to close off so the units run smoothly to the ceiling. I was thinking of adding a simple ...
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Quick ways to reinforce cheap wood-like IKEA table? [closed]

The weight of the 3 monitors on my 3-monitor arm has destroyed my IKEA table (not real wood). See picture. I want to still use the same monitor arm with 3 monitors in the same area, where the damage ...
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Can I use an 11 watt LED bulb in a lamp rated for 8.6 watts maximum?

I bought myself a Barlast Ikea table lamp. It came without any bulbs so I went and bought 11w LED bulb. I came home and found out that the label on the wire and fixture says 8.6W Max. Is it dangerous ...
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How to "tighten" wobbly IKEA Terje foldable chairs?

Over the years, I've bought many IKEA Terje foldable chairs. It's a popular model. However, they quickly get "wobbly". I think the problem is with the joints (although I'm not sure). Any ...
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IKEA smastad cupboard pulls out at the bottom!

Ive attached a smastad cupboard to the wall using one of rails IKEA provide. Inspite of all the screws being as tight as possible, I can slightly pull out the cupboard away from the wall (about 2cm) ...
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How can I prevent hinged mirrors from swinging out of position?

I’ve purchased the Tonal exercise machine and saw someone in the online community post photos of how they installed two full length mirrors on each side (the IKEA Nissedal). The mirrors come with ...
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Disassembling IKEA furniture—how can I deal with broken dowels?

IKEA furniture often has wooden dowels that are used to hold pieces together. The problem is that these wooden dowels break easily when you're trying to disassemble IKEA furniture: In the first ...
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Customising an ikea kallax 4x4 [closed]

I'm completely new to diy and wanted some pointers on how to turn an ikea kallax 4x4 to fit into a space. I would like to sand and repaint the blue pieces. Questions are: What grit of sandpaper would ...
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Wardrobe leaning backward, how to pad out space and level out?

I've just built a tall Ikea PAX wardrobe and it appears to be leaning backward somewhat (see photo). I'm wondering how I should go about correcting this? Initial idea: There are brackets on the top ...
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