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post #2656 of 4183
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Call me a sheep, but I really love teak MCM furniture. Buying new is a bit out of my price range though, so I've been scouring online classifieds for used and vintage pieces. My only problem is that I'm not really sure what a fair price is for some of these pieces.

Is $500 fair for a desk like this?

How about ~$200 for a side table like this?

Considering the price of cruddy particle board/veneer stuff at Ikea those seem like pretty fair prices for good condition pieces, but I would really appreciate some advice!

I'd advise doing a thorough investigation of the pieces once you're on site. Check for splitting, any water damage, joint construction (dovetailed would be nice), and whether the pieces wobble at all when you put pressure on the surface.
post #2657 of 4183
If you think it's worth it, then go for it. If you feel iffy about it let it go.

I just saw these florence knoll salsa settees on CL 3000$ for a pair, probably worth it.
post #2658 of 4183
too bad they don't work in my house.
post #2659 of 4183
What does everything think about the Sapien bookcase? Trying to find some options for low profile bookcases.

post #2660 of 4183
i've got friends who use those in their kitchen for cookbooks. the kitchen is kind of messy in a charming way --chockablock with good things-- and the bookshelves fit right in.
post #2661 of 4183
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Originally Posted by the_drizzle View Post

What does everything think about the Sapien bookcase? Trying to find some options for low profile bookcases.

terrible

post #2662 of 4183
Not a fan of the sapiens. The shelves are very small.
post #2663 of 4183
looks very college dormish
post #2664 of 4183
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They make me uncomfortable because it looks like it would be really easy to knock the books off.

post #2666 of 4183
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

What?

It's perfectly sensible to ask what price is reasonable. No matter how much you might love something, you should not pay more for it than you need to.

Would your suggestion of it being a fair price be cased on how it looked or how it related to current other MCM values. I didn´t say price didn´t matter, I did say it should play bow to the fiddle and not the other way around.
post #2667 of 4183
Anyone got a kitchen island / butcher block suggestion (cheapo-1 yr lease) ? Interior is modern.
Thanks!
post #2668 of 4183
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Originally Posted by eglbc View Post

Anyone got a kitchen island / butcher block suggestion (cheapo-1 yr lease) ? Interior is modern.
Thanks!

What size? Pretty hard to go wrong with ikea on the cheap....they have various options in either solid birch or oak tops.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/10471/
For a couple hundred bucks or less, you'll have something that looks good and is sturdy. These all have solid wood in the important places, so as long as you tighten everything nicely and maybe add glue to the joints, they should be sturdy (and the best trick on the ikea stuff is to come back after a week or two of use after everything has settled and give everything a final tightening).
post #2669 of 4183
i've got a long butcherblock countertop i bought at ikea ... must be at least 10 years ago. still looks great. it's not high-finish (i don't oil it) and it's not super thick (about an inch?). but it works great. and my carpenter (a friend who specialized in extremely high-end kitchens) was gobsmacked at the price.
post #2670 of 4183
Leasing a butchers block, that doesn't sound disgusting at all.

If you want something used find a real butchers block from a closed butcher shop or find a wholesaler that sells industrial kitchen supplies.
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