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What is your go to furniture store (s)?

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What is your go to furniture store (s)?

Where do you shop for your furnitures?

Please share your experience.

I personally don't like IKEA products as based on my experience they don't last.
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Ikea is fine as long as it doesn't have to be moved.

I like Kijiji. Probably half our furniture is second-hand, you can get quality wood or leather furniture for a good price.
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OttawaGardener wrote: Ikea is fine as long as it doesn't have to be moved.

I like Kijiji. Probably half our furniture is second-hand, you can get quality wood or leather furniture for a good price.
Kijji is also a great way to get bed bugs too...
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anotherbargainhunter wrote: Where do you shop for your furnitures?

Please share your experience.

I personally don't like IKEA products as based on my experience they don't last.
Well, we bought a couple of items from Costco although their selection in the store is very limited. I wish they had a central showroom in GTA to display their online products, so that you can touch and feel. I am usually afraid to buy online from them since I don't know how I would return large pieces. We did buy a leather bed & mattress online from Costco since the Bay was stocking the same manufacturer and we could see the colour in the store. Costco was much better than the Bay's sale price for a comparable item.

I like to go to smaller stores where you can negotiate a discount directly with the owner. For example, we bought custom Leathercraft couches which are made in GTA, and the mfr has a showroom here. After looking at high prices in a couple of retail outlets, I found a lady willing to sell with a very small margin. She was happy to place a special order for us. I paid $3,900 for a set sold at $5,499 elsewhere.
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Structube and Ikea..but recently I've been browsing wayfair a lot and they seem to have good selection.
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Anyone tried those mennonite stores?
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i use chesterfield shop for all my seating requirements.
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I think it's incorrect to say "IKEA stuff doesn't last". IKEA has many different levels of quality in it's products. usually this can be deduced directly from the price which is a good thing. Their "good" stuff will last a lifetime and more for still a great price. Their crappy stuff will break.

We've bought a lot of the good stuff from ikea and love it. We've also bought solid hardwood from a furniture store that is 5x the cost and absolutely beautiful. But we have more of the ikea stuff. In fact i guess that is my personal opinion on furniture stores. either get ikea or go to someplace that makes custom hardwood furniture. Here in ontario it's mennonite furniture stores.
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anotherbargainhunter wrote: I don't think IKEA and "top quality" go hand on hand....
This is not true. You really need to open your wallet if you want a solid wood table VS MDF from IKEA. People don't realize this as they focus more on the stylish pieces which are usually made out of MDF. If you want modern but top notch quality stuff, there's EQ3 , Casa Life, etc. You really need to spend.

Just to answer OPs question: I bought from Structube ,Casa Life and Wayfair.
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Biscayne05 wrote: This is not true. You really need to open your wallet if you want a solid wood table VS MDF from IKEA. People don't realize this as they focus more on the stylish pieces which are usually made out of MDF. If you want modern but top notch quality stuff, there's EQ3 , Casa Life, etc. You really need to spend.

Just to answer OPs question: I bought from Structube ,Casa Life and Wayfair.
Yeah Ikea also has solid wood items too. One just has to look real carefully. Prices also reflect that as well.
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We got the following:
TV Stand: Costco
Bed frame: Costco
Dining Tables: CB2
Coffee Table: Ikea
Dining Chairs: West Elm
Palliser recliner: Sears
Shag Rug: Costco
Side Table; The Bay
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Picking a furniture store depends on your own personal taste, budget, quality you're looking for etc.

Costco has some nice stuff, but as someone mentioned,very limited in selection and everything is premade.
Ikea is great for smaller stuff, but again you cannot completely customize.

We buy some of stuff from Zilli/Decorrest. You can customize and lifetime warranty. Albeit more expensive, but the quality is 2nd to none.

Do your research. and really depends on what budget level and style you're looking for.
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Ashley home store for living room furniture. We found it to be cheaper than wayfarer. For Mennonite furniture I recommend a place in Belleville called Ruttle Brothers Furniture!
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We moved from Toronto to.Winnipeg and bought all our furniture from Ikea. Ikea has cheap stuff too but they also have bit better stuff. Just have a look
Bed - Malm with Lonet slat base
Chest- Malm
Couch and Chaise- Vimle
https://m.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/spr/79207012/
Aemchair and cushio - Poang
Bunk Bed- Norddal
Three mattresses - One spring ( Hagsvar) and 2 Foam( Morgedal and Meistervik)
One TV table - Brusali
All this with picking and delivery for approx 3000 Dollars
Have a look.at the specific items . I think its best bang for the buck ( price vs quality). Just don't buy their cheapest item.

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