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Old 09-12-2012, 10:06 AM
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Default Ikea Duktig Workbench and/or Kitchen?

Has anyone got either the workbench or kitchen from Ikea? I'm slowly getting rid of plastic in the playroom, and I really like the look of both of these (and the price is right!).

BUT, are they sturdy enough for 5 toddlers to play with day in and day out?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:18 AM
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I'd be interested to know too!

i use this table on a daily basis. I was concerned it would be trashed in a month because of the price ($20 for table and 2 chairs) but we use it heavily and 6 months later its still sturdy and in one piece!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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I'd be interested to know too!

i use this table on a daily basis. I was concerned it would be trashed in a month because of the price ($20 for table and 2 chairs) but we use it heavily and 6 months later its still sturdy and in one piece!
I looked at this table but "I" couldn't fit at the table so I bought the green round one, and I have the stools so now I fit, and it fits 5 toddlers with no problem.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:52 AM
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I went over to ikea this weekend, I remember touching the kitchen set and thinking how cute. the faucet didn't look sturdy but everything else did. And the sink comes out. I don't recall seeing the tool bench, but now that I look at it, I think I'm going to get it. I have a little tykes one, but the way its done is that you have to play with it on both sides (and I keep it pushed against the wall) but I like the fact that you can buy a big bin to store all the tools in, this is big plus for me. This is one of those toys that gets played with alot too.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:58 PM
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Love these!

I have many ikea purchases in my home and daycare (only 15min from my house) from storage items to decor to toys to textiles and furnishings. I have never been disappointed in anything I have purchased.

At those prices, I would take the chance. I may have to go shopping myself
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:14 PM
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I have the workbench. The quality is exceptional and has proven to be sturdy enough for my group of six. However, they don't have any wooden tools at Ikea (only plush and plastic). All of my pretend screws don't fit the holes because the holes are too small. As a result, the workbench has become another storage unit and the kids hardly ever play with it. They used to play with my cheap plastic workbench a lot, so it is somewhat disappointing. I wish Ikea sold wooden tools and screws to fit the workbench holes.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:28 PM
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I'd be interested to know too!

i use this table on a daily basis. I was concerned it would be trashed in a month because of the price ($20 for table and 2 chairs) but we use it heavily and 6 months later its still sturdy and in one piece!
I bought that at a garage sale years ago, had it in my basement for my kids for about 4 years (not daycare kids) and it was still like brand new when I sold it at a garage sale this summer.... and I got $10 for it too.
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