Ikea Tarva Unfinished (relatively) solid Pine Furniture

Showing what I was talking about earlier with a client (potential client) and a mention I made on Pastor Dowells channel in a short discussion about how furniture finishing can take a lot more time and have a much greater influence on the “cost” and value of furniture than the materials involved. This little known or understood product line from Ikea is made using mostly solid wood panels and actually costs less than a lot of their proprietary particleboard stuff, mainly because even with the economy of scale involved with massive automated factories, their cost of production on finished furniture is higher than using plain unfinished wood, even though their factory finished “wood product” furniture is made of particleboard which many people consider evidence of it being “cheap”.
Video Rating: / 5

DIY | Mirrored Nightstands (IKEA HACK!!!)

Hey Loves! In the video I will share how to make your own Mirrored Nightstands!

W H A T Y O U ‘ L L N E E D:

Nightstand or IKEA Rast Chest
Mirrored Glass
Mirror, Marble & Granite Adhesive (w/Culk Gun)
Acrylic Knobs
E600 Glue
Metallic Silver Spray Paint
Clamps

Acrylic Knobs:
http://amzn.to/1OeELGW

Measurements for IKEA RAST CHEST:
Top: 11-3/8 L x 22-7/8 W
Sides: 27’ L x 11-5/8 W
Drawers: 7-1/4 L x 22-7/8 W

With the purchase of two IKEA Rast Chests, mirrors, spray paint and dresser knobs…I paid a total of 2 for both nightstands!! Generally one mirrored nightstand from Home Goods, Pier1 or At Home can run you at least 0 or more…..I made 2 for less than the price of purchasing ONE!

Check out my previous DIY video:
DIY | Faux Fur Rug
http://bit.ly/1SwtOBz

Check out my new VLOG Channel!!!
http://bit.ly/1VMWHtq

K E E P U P W I T H M E

Instagram: @aprilbeee_
http://bit.ly/1Rv8bBw

Snapchat: @aprilbeee1

Facebook: April Beee
http://on.fb.me/1MqdCeD

Twitter: @aprilbeee_
http://bit.ly/1HqTEPE

F O R B U S I N E S S I N Q U I R I E S
Email: april.beee1@gmail.com

T H A N K S F O R W A T C H I N G !!!
Video Rating: / 5

IKEA US Growth Plans Create Opportunity for US Suppliers

IKEA US has recently awarded its current supplier, Sauder Woodworking Co. of Archbold, Ohio, a 5 year contract. The partnership will create at least 150 new jobs and involve an equipment investment of over million by Sauder. Sauder Woodworking Co., North America’s leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, has been a supplier to IKEA US since 2007. Currently Sauder manufactures kitchen cabinets for IKEA US. Under the terms of the new contract, Sauder will be producing four furniture families for IKEA US including bedroom furniture, office, entertainment and children’s storage furniture.

“We have been successfully supplying IKEA its AKURUM kitchen cabinets for the last seven years, so when IKEA was looking for North American partners to help them sustainably supply their North American stores with quality furniture, they looked to Sauder,” Kevin Sauder, President/CEO of Sauder, said. “Our teams have worked together closely to provide a great value to the consumer.”

“IKEA strives for long-term partnerships with suppliers to secure efficient production and growth. The relationship between IKEA US and Sauder Woodworking is a good example of that,” said Rob Olson, Chief Financial Officer, IKEA US. “With our planned growth in the US, we are looking to expand our manufacturing base here, so that we can deliver our products economically and sustainably.”

The expansion of the IKEA and Sauder relationship is a business decision that also has environmental benefits. By increasing US sourcing, IKEA is able to shorten transport distance between the manufacturing site and stores, thereby reducing carbon emissions.

IKEA is planning to grow its US presence and will open three new stores in 2014 and 2015; Miami, Florida, Merriam, Kansas and St. Louis, Missouri. In 2013, 25 US suppliers, including the IKEA Industry factory in Danville, Virginia, supplied approximately 19% of the cubic meter volume sold in IKEA US stores. Supply from North America (US, Canada and Mexico) equals approximately 31% of the cubic meter volume sold in US stores. Products currently produced in the United States include kitchen cabinets, mattresses, sofas, entertainment furniture, shelving units and appliances.
Video Rating: / 5