Instructables: exploring - living - decorating - ikea Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ikea lamp? Non-Ikea shade? Fixed in $3!
Ikea lamp? Non-Ikea shade? Fixed in $3! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Humboldtartdept Got an Ikea lamp and you want to have a non-Ikea shade? Fix that problem for less than $3!I searched everywhere for a fast, easy solution, a little gizmo or adapter or something, all to no avail. After giving it some thought I realized the way to fix the problem. Ikea socket, too large for regul...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:17:03 PST
Adding Depth (and Swagger) to IKEA's Otherwise Flat Hexagonal Hönefoss Mirrors
Adding Depth (and Swagger) to IKEA's Otherwise Flat Hexagonal Hönefoss Mirrors - More DIY How To Projects]]> hanttula IKEA makes some nice and decidedly not plain square mirrors named "Hönefoss." They're hexagonal in shape and come in a box of 10 for $15 (5 each of two different hues of brown). You can read all about them on IKEA's site: The mirrors look pret...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:06:45 PDT
Ikea Hack: Upgrade Napkin Holder
Ikea Hack: Upgrade Napkin Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> stunami I like the look of the Ikea napkin holder, but the plastic base didn't match our decor well. I upgraded it using a wood plate instead of the plastic base it came with. Materials One Ikea napkin holder. $5One wood plate. I bought mine while on vacation in Hawaii. It's made of acacia and cost abou...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:04:14 PST
RASTA Table from IKEA Aremon Are you looking for your own table? There is no easier way, than buy regular table in IKEA and customize it! :D By using electrical isolation tape you can do any graphic design on your table and other furniture. Just stick them in sequence. For me it is red-yellow-green, and repeat it :) ENJOY! :...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:51:16 PST
Chevron Bathroom TwoZeroOne Supplies:  Project Total - $75.94 Ung Drill Mirror from Ikea - $19.99 Umbra Zen Towel Ring from HomeSense -$10.00 Umbra Zen Toilet Paper Holder from HomeSense - $10.00 Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior Paint & Primer in white from Home Depot - $23.97 Behr paint in black from Home Depot - $4.99 Red s...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:57:44 PDT
Ikea Rutbo turned Wood Veneer Pendant
Ikea Rutbo turned Wood Veneer Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> pbarton1 The paper coverings on some of Ikea’s lighting can look dated or worn after a while. But I saw an opportunity to turn a “Last Chance” Rutbo Pendant into a wood veneer pendant lamp to hang over our dining table. I like the warmth that wood provides to a modern home. But many of the nice looking wood ...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:03:46 PDT
IKEA Medal Holder Hack
IKEA Medal Holder Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> blurfus I looked around various websites (including one of my favs: Etsy) for a medal holder that could hold my race bibs, race medals, and the occasional race picture in a somewhat decent-looking fashion and that was also affordable. Still, I did not really like the options I found so I decided to put tog...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:49:57 PST
How to make a picture frame covered whiteboard EYSpace For a complete resource guide on this project, go to: Whiteboards are great for brainstorming and keeping track of projects, but incorporating one in a home office so that it blends in with the décor isn't eas...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:28:27 PST
Backlit Mirror
Backlit Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> hells-oui Ditch the hallway night light. Add some ambiance to your front foyer with a backlit mirror. Skill Level Basic - intermediate wood working  Tools required. Table Saw Drill & Bits Paint & Brush Materials required: 1x Mirror (any size) 3x 2 x 4 x 8's (cut to size) Mounting Find a spot on the wall...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:58:44 PDT
3D Butterfly Art
3D Butterfly Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> vincentstockdale I was with my Mom at Ikea a few days ago and she stumbled across a shadow box with 3D metal butterflies. She wanted to buy it but we had only gone to look around so she had not brought her purse with her. I wish I had had my wallet so I could get it for her but I left it at home. ,-. (...
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Sat, 12 May 2012 23:29:12 PDT
Ikeacise My World! kurlilox I moved into my apartment with just my clothes and tubs of my belongings, mostly books after leaving my abusive husband. I went back to school the next month after moving out. I finally found this great apartment and most of the furniture was gifted to me from friends and classmates. I am still ...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 20:45:43 PDT
Home Theater to be. Tehforoh Right now this room is mainly used for storage, but I'd love to turn it into a home theater/ bedroom. First thing I would like to change is the flooring, covering the cement with Tundra laminate flooring. For the furniture, I would use a slightly modified Bestå Burs unit for my tv stand and media s...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:31:49 PDT
IKEA sweetcaramels I would like to add a few more pillows to the sofa --- customized via IKEA cushions and cushion covers.  How about larger art above the sofa.  A plusher rug...window coverings...a bookshelf in the corner --- decorative accessories on the lower coffee table shelf to replace the magazines...i would ...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 09:55:00 PDT
Plain Ole Living Room dphamm Look at this space. This space has GREAT potential. I could do SO much with it, but I lack the resources. I was thinking about throwing a rug on the floor and make it more homey. I want to add more pots to get green. I need to throw more art on the walls; a nice piece of POP would make this great sp...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:48:10 PDT
Mmm ...(multi-tasking Masculine Media) Room- Share Your Space With Ikea Challenge bgartman MMM- this room would look really wonderful and function better with a few new additions from Ikea!   This room functions as: the TV room the laundry folding room the room where our son gets ready for after school sports/ with storage for school and team uniforms for football, baseball, and basketba...
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Thu, 6 Oct 2011 08:50:04 PDT
Lighthearted Bedroom-Share Your Space Challenge with Ikea bgartman lighthearted: I would like to share a little about our daughter Lauren. She's responsible, hard-working, a talented artist, a loving daughter and friend, a college student, a member of the Air Force Reserves, and she recently spent her summer break taking care of our family when my husband needed a...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 11:31:14 PDT
Create an elegant and romantic bedroom with IKEA! ashleybcain This room needs a lot of help so it may be easier to view my step-by-step version just be sure to come back and vote for this one! Pictures 1-4: Tour my "room" So this is my sad little room. And here is its story: I've always dreamed of moving to Los Angeles. Finally, this year I was able to make...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 16:15:20 PDT
Create an elegant and romantic bedroom with IKEA!
Create an elegant and romantic bedroom with IKEA! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashleybcain So this is my sad little room. And here is its story: I've always dreamed of moving to Los Angeles. Finally, this year I was able to make the move. I didn't own much of my own furniture and what little I did own wasn't worth the cost of transporting here.  So... I packed only what I could fit into ...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:41:53 PDT
How Ikea can Improve my life! MissArtsy_Pants This is my "space", and as you can see it is quite sparse! Here is my story in a nutshell: My father passed away in may, leaving us with nothing so my mother has moved away with my little brother Michael, to a more affordable home... Not wanting to start over during my senior year of high-school, I ...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:08:27 PDT
Ikea Contest Entry leeski A few years back, My wife and I turned our garage into a combo room: kids play area, bike storage and tv/media center.  We took down the garage doors and replaced them with french doors, we added carpeting to the cement floors.  We've also brought in a lot of furniture including an ikea rug and a us...
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Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:13:11 PDT
Ikea Fantasy Makeover, Dramatic but true velorna I live in a 2 floor apt. in a 3 floor house. This space, in my first pic, is my upper floor and it is a pretty big room. This side of the room is my livingroom. This is the room that I fell in love with because I love lofts and this space has a lofty vibe. I've never been able to decorate it to it...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:42:45 PDT
Studio Sweat (a work place) nikiley I love projects!  Remodeling projects , sewing projects , painting projects , all kinds.That's where the room I am sharing with you comes in.  It's my studio!  I love having a place to be creative, and work on projects.  However, this studio varies slightly from the one that I see in my head.  So wi...
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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:18:19 PDT
Reclaiming my Living room PixyMcCrafty I have finally completed the Kids play room and now I have reclaimed a destroyed living room that is but an image of what it once was and what it could be. I have a 15 year old stained couch, no coffee table, no end tables and no accessories. I know what I want it to be, I see walls with no crayon d...
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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:09:45 PDT
A Shapeless Void murschell I love to decorate, but multiple recent moves and multiple kids and pets have sapped my creative forces. The first room visitors see when they walk through our front door (or peek inside the glass) is not yet a room at all. Note the broken thrift store dresser, the battered college barrel, the dat...
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:24:05 PDT
Very bland living room ileana3909 We are currently putting new flooring throughout our home, our living room is the last room that needs flooring (paint as well). When that is done, we definitely need to furnish and organize the space. As you can see from the photos, we don't have much of anything. We have an ugly sofa that I covere...
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 06:49:25 PDT
Turn an Ikea candlestick into a wall mounted vase
Turn an Ikea candlestick into a wall mounted vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> myrejectedprojects As part of our string of projects to decorate the bathroom (Alice in Wonderland style), my girlfriend and I started searching for some sconces/wall mounted vases to put fake sunflowers in.  While we didn't find exactly what we wanted, we decided to reengineer something else: a RÖNÅS candlestick hold...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:46:56 PDT
Cheap ($5-$10) IKEA Collage Frame
Cheap ($5-$10) IKEA Collage Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> sleighbedguy Here is a quick and easy way to get some pictures on the wall.  These are made from one of two types of picture frames from IKEA.  The Racket pictures frames were 3/$1.99 and the Ram frames were purchased 3/$3.99. When I went to IKEA earlier this week, no Racket frames were available and they no lo...
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:44:00 PDT
Lotus Lamp "Knappa" IKEA Lamp Hack
Lotus Lamp "Knappa" IKEA Lamp Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> amcreatives Hey Everyone! This is my first Instructable, so be as constructively critical as possible :D I bought a Knappa Lamp in the most wonderful place in the world - the "as is" section in IKEA... for $10 :) (it's normally $30) I tried hanging it up in my apt several times, the ceiling is metal with tha...
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Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:06:42 PDT
IKEA TABLESCAPE - More DIY How To Projects]]> arne hendriks This one is for IKEA Hackers with big families who love coming around for birthdays, weddings, funerals & reunions.  It could also function as a setting for an Instructables Restaurant. Ingredients This is what you need: - An evening prior to the event, and enough space to play around and st...
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:11:46 PDT
Lekman computer
Lekman computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> thaaanos  I was on the lookout for a pc case that would fit in my expedit. But all pc cases have at least on of the following problems 1) ventilation on the back - no proper airflow when inside an expedit cell 2) mainboard ports on the back - when you need to plug something you will have to draw the case ou...
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Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:01:39 PST
Ikea ANTILOP Highchair Cushion
Ikea ANTILOP Highchair Cushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> miklavcic I design this cushion for my baby and I also make an instructions. You will need:     1. fabric with print (a little bigger then paper pattern) 2. padding (a little bigger then paper pattern) 3. fabric like paper pattern (1 cm bigger...
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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 01:27:13 PST
Painting Tranby Mirror from Ikea victoriasayar Another useful but boring bit of decoration, this mirror needed something to make it into more of a feature.  I seem to have a thing for warm reds and oranges so out came the glass paints and this is the result.  I have since seen that they sell a coloured version of this mirror in Ikea in blues and...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:55:50 PST
1 Uber-shelf and 2 CD/DVD/surround speaker shelves from 2 x MAVAS
1 Uber-shelf and 2 CD/DVD/surround speaker shelves from 2 x MAVAS - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechHeadFred I wanted a shelf unit that would fit my TV, surround amp, centre speaker, DVD player, PVR,  subwoofer, lounge room PC, SEGA Mega Drive II, PS2, PS3 and my girlfriend's Wii.Nothing at the local IKEA was quite right. The MAVAS was about the closest I could find.Suddenly, I had a brainwave - what If I ...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2009 03:30:29 PST
Dalselv Ikea Lounging Couch
Dalselv Ikea Lounging Couch - More DIY How To Projects]]> littlebluesue My boyfriend and I just moved into our new place; when we found ourselves without a couch large enough for the whole family (him, me, and our pets), we made this lounging couch out of an IKEA DALSELV Full Bed (that I already had) and a discarded headboard (found in the garbage outside of my old plac...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 22:56:40 PST
Simple wardrobe using locker handles (IKEA Hack)
Simple wardrobe using locker handles (IKEA Hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> elpilote Recently my girlfriend and I were shopping Ikea, looking for a simple but nice wardrobe for her new appartment. Nothing really caught our attention. As I am following Ikea Hacker for quite a while now, I suggested to go find something to start our own hack. Turned out to be quite simple... Parts ...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 00:30:22 PST
Make Boat Cradle Dollies from Carpet Scraps, Metal Chairs, and/or Shopping Carts
Make Boat Cradle Dollies from Carpet Scraps, Metal Chairs, and/or Shopping Carts - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimAnderson Moving a boat around on land is no picnic. Your graceful watercraft is suddenly more like a beached whale.These dollies with padded cradles make it easy and yes, fun!Perfect to keep your canoe or kayak off the ground, and to raise it to a comfortable height to work on it.All my boats have skinny hul...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2009 10:31:52 PST
Une nouvelle table Latt pour mes fils ! Valgabsac Un peu de teinture marron FONCA  ©, du Papier Velleda Imprima  © "smarties" et voila la table Latt Un peu plus funky pour les jeux des enfants!
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:16:17 PDT
IKEA Petra Curtain Panels find a new purpose... alawrence I adore the color of this sunny lamp, but the shade left a lot to be desired. The lamp is an estate sale find that I paid $2 for and rewired with a basic kit from a home improvement store. The new shade is $15 and was purchased at Target. Originally it was white, but I wanted something with more ...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:09:34 PDT
IKEA LACK Coffee Table
IKEA LACK Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdelporto I had a couple LACK floating shelves and needed a small coffee table. Here's what I did. Parts & Tools The parts are minimal:Two LACK shelvesfour 1" bolts with nutsfour 1" wood screwsTwo Grundtal legs. I used 8".Tools:Power DrillRuler/tape measurewrench, socket set, or other means of putting nuts...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:39:28 PDT
another ikea tv stand pax anes door
another ikea tv stand pax anes door - More DIY How To Projects]]> haakonsen just used a pax anes closet door (90' x 19") for a tv stand top.... liked the finish on it, plus its a good scale for the 50" tv and record player plus speakers... not much to it, just got some hardwood ply and cut them to fit my needs, 13" high sides to fit my records and 90" long to match the...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 01:01:00 PDT
Making a record case out of the Ikea Trissa
Making a record case out of the Ikea Trissa - More DIY How To Projects]]> amishskate Ikea was having a sale on these boxes and they looked like they would slide right into my Expedit bookcase that I have my turn tables on but that was not the case. However it wasnt to far off. The cutdown The normal Trissa box is 13 3/4 inches wideThe opening in the Expedit is 13 inches which mea...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:08:12 PDT
BIGGER IKEA PENCIL for FREE - More DIY How To Projects]]> kodikos Very difficult to use an IKEA pencil when your hand is bigger than normal. This instructable present an idea of having a normal size pencil made by two free IKEA pencils. materials 2 pencils1 stapler put the two pencils in raw and "hit" them with the stapler.turn over the two connected littl...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 06:17:09 PDT
IKEA Hack - Bargain Corner Coffee Table For £2.50
IKEA Hack - Bargain Corner Coffee Table For £2.50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> killerjackalope Eh I was in bargain corner a little while ago and saw some cupboard doors, with that cool shiny black lacquer on them that made me want them ever so much, for no reason... I also picked up a set of legs for shelves and such, might have been LeksvickTotal Cost was �2.50, �1 for the cupboard door and ...
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Mon, 25 May 2009 11:29:06 PDT
Ikea Hack: Radiator Cover
Ikea Hack: Radiator Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> rassfann I was fed up with looking at my 1960s looking radiator so I hacked it using Ikea Lack tables to make it more contemporary. Here is my modern ikea radiator cover. It requireD these parts: 1) 3 Lack side tables (Ikea) 2) 1 large decorative aluminum sheet metal (Home Depot, Lowes or equivalent comes i...
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Mon, 25 May 2009 07:51:05 PDT
Desk for IKEA Lo loft bed
Desk for IKEA Lo loft bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barts I made a desk for my daughter's IKEA Lo loft bed. It was her idea to make the desk under the bed, as she likes sleeping high. It also makes good use of the space in the small room.The desk is height adjustable and if the ladder ever changes to the right side, the desk can be flipped over as well.Act...
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Mon, 11 May 2009 15:08:27 PDT
Sconce - More DIY How To Projects]]> alialexander This idea came from my instructable for a non-sconce .I liked the idea of the sconce so I worked on a new instructable.These are the ingredients from ikeaSpontan magnetic rack (AU$1.95) Vaghult candlestick (AU$1.95) andEpoxy ...
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Sun, 3 May 2009 05:12:38 PDT
Multi Function Desk
Multi Function Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Track11 I needed space to do some Instructables and other projects and I also needed a kitchen table, thus my multi function desk. It works well and it was fairly cheap (about $150 total). Tools and Materials From IKEA (or wherever you can get desk parts):3 Table Tops4 Legs(2 Magnetic Strips)From Local ...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:30:36 PDT
IKEA hack - Gruntdal countertop shelves R_H This is my first IKEA hack. I bought a Grundtal 800 mm shelf to put on the wall but then thought I'd try and utilize space over my kitchen bench but putting two uprights and mounting shelves back to back. Next step was adding Grundtal countertop lighting which worked out really well I think ( perfec...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:09:00 PDT
Giant Ikea Numerar Desk
Giant Ikea Numerar Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbrignell A relatively affordable large workspace in the industrial modern genre.You will need the following ( all from ikea, prices in $cdn):8 foot Numerar kitchen countertop (mine was $130 in as-is)Vika Alex Drawer System ($80)Vika Alex storage cabinet ($60)Vika Moliden ($30)total= $300 plus taxes.Nothing t...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2009 19:06:02 PDT
A4 Suspension Filing Drawer
A4 Suspension Filing Drawer - More DIY How To Projects]]> KoalaElf This is an Ikea "SNACK" box hack. A perfect upgrade from that tiny filing box with a flimsy handle that you used as a student; this filing drawer rolls along the ground and can sit unobtrusively under a bench or shelf.I recently decided that I would transfer all my files to a hanging/suspension syst...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:12:16 PDT