Does Ikea offer to make custom shelves?

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    I'm looking to buy some custom built shelves because my room right now it's quite small so I've been thinking of getting this as a temporary fix until I move back.

    So, my question is, does Ikea build custom shelves to their customers' satisfaction or do I need to buy and cut them myself?

    It would end up something like this:

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  2. Gahars

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    As far as I know, they don't, so you'll have to table this plan, unless...


    Try calling it "The Inhuman Consolepede" and they might just do the job anyway, free of charge.
     
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    Building is going to be your best answer. Or if you're exclusively cheap like me, milk crates :<
     
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    Agh, so I'll have to do it myself. Well, thanks guys anyway.
     
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    Are 5-shelf shelves rare in the UK or somethin'? I don't see how you couldn't just buy an already designed shelf.
     
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    if this is only for a temp fix i would do what celice said and get some cheap trays that stack on top of one another, spray them a nice colour that go with the rest of your room. or you can go with nice looking bricks with thick planks of wood for the shelves, if done correctly this can look better than expensive shelves from ikea or other furniture shops...........................sudeki300
     
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    if you measure up all your timber , b&Q will cut it for ya... just assemble yourself then.
     
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    Erm...it's ikea. Since it sounds like you're unfamiliar with the concept: when you buy furniture there, you'll get a bunch of parts and an instruction manual. If you get home, you'll have to set up the stuff yourself. Kind of like lego for adults. A screwdriver, a helper and a THOROUGH look at the instruction manual (honestly: no joke. follow the fucking thing to the letter) is all you need.

    While ikea works with standard furniture, they are pretty modular. In other words: depending on what you want, they have a shit ton of variation.

    I'd suggest to look up "Expedit". While it comes in multiple variations, you may want to go for a 5x1 for your setup (I have a 5x5; I use it for my books, mostly). And I think that one's so standard I guess it's pretty universal around the world. Then look whether you want doors, shelves or double shelves or a glass window in addition to it.


    EDIT: wait...I just now read that it's supposed to be playing rather than for storage reasons. I don't think I can help you with it. My own TV table holds only three. While you could probably modify the left part a bit (which has drawers) to put two more, it's not looking like your setup.
     
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    snip.. wrong thread.,
     
  11. Count Duckula

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    There's always http://www.ikeahackers.net (modifications/combinations of ikea products), cant see any that directly match your picture from a quick browse though.
     
  12. WiiCube_2013
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    I kinda got it sorted for now.

    It looks like this:

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