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Rirawin
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9537 posts since 17/7/05

posted 18 Jun 2021 12:10, edited 18 Jun 2021 12:10
Subject of garden furniture, can anyone recommend a hanging parasol (one that isn't centred) that can tilt? and an accompanying base that isn't fugly.
anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

posted 18 Jun 2021 22:09, edited 18 Jun 2021 22:09
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/seglaroe-svartoe-parasol-hanging-with-base-tilting-beige-dark-grey-s49251803/

We have this IKEA one and it's been holding up well, one we had before we weren't too happy with. Pretty windy spot where we have it and no issues at all. It's rectangle shape. You can turn it 360 degrees and it's tiltable. Not the nicest out there obviously but big and sturdy.

As a base you can use tiles/bricks or whatever as long as you get it to weigh over 90kg.

youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

19 Jun 2021 10:27
Really nice and big outdoor space buddy ^^^
Is that London?
Ocin
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1389 posts since 4/6/04

posted 19 Jun 2021 19:56, edited 19 Jun 2021 19:56
Can anyone ID the table in the photo? Looks like a Hay Loop but the frame is different…

Also looking for a similar rug if you've seen one…

tc222
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165 posts since 29/5/09

20 Jun 2021 17:30
Looks like Ikea Lerberg trestle legs with a plywood top and a pretty standard jute rug - Ikea's Lohals range are pretty good as far as jute rugs go.
sciphiyem
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503 posts since 7/9/11

21 Jun 2021 07:37
we just got this jute rug - www.dunelm.com/product/clio-jute-cotton-rug-1000181719
pretty nice for not too much £
Ocin
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1389 posts since 4/6/04

21 Jun 2021 21:10
Thanks both Cool
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

26 Jun 2021 07:06
Looking at a dining table on ebay but it's 200 miles away.

Is there a website where you can get quotes for delivery of this kind of thing?
deuce
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14044 posts since 21/1/08

26 Jun 2021 08:15
I’ve used shiply for transporting a few motorbikes. It’s essentially just a brokerage for van men/companies
Best
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9931 posts since 21/10/05

26 Jun 2021 09:18
+1 for shiply, used it a fair bit and had no issues
Gaz
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2659 posts since 20/10/05

28 Jun 2021 18:04
I used Shiply to bring me a boat from Ireland at a v decent rate. The block came in a Skoda Yeti right enough. Drove through the night and slept outside my house until I collected at 8am. But he pulled it off, the mad bastard.
seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

30 Jun 2021 11:29
shiply is ok, but when it goes wrong its annoying, recently had a cast iron bath delivered turned up at 11pm, missing parts that were not collected (part seller issue part them not checking against listing) finally got the thing in the house after about an hour and then established they had chipped the enamel causing more damage than the bath was worth… got about half my money back and now got a 200kg bath stuck in my utility room that ive got work out getting rid of.. thats out me off shiply luckily seem to have found a guy near me who ic an deal direct with with good rates
Kingmob07
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9145 posts since 11/5/07

posted 1 Jul 2021 20:32, edited 1 Jul 2021 20:32
I imagine there's a fair few who've had Vitra side chairs on here. Any preference when it comes to chrome vs wood? And any other recommendations for chairs with classic design?
JustinCredible
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2691 posts since 11/6/08

1 Jul 2021 21:45
Anyone have experience of converting a cellar/basement with damp issues into a habitable space? In the process of buying an old house (1500s) that used to be a pub and it has a massive cellar but the survey flagged up damp
sydneyking
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5027 posts since 26/9/09

1 Jul 2021 22:15
Kingmob07 wrote: I imagine there's a fair few who've had Vitra side chairs on here. Any preference when it comes to chrome vs wood? And any other recommendations for chairs with classic design?


Wood, the dark wood, simply due to the aesthetic
sydneyking
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5027 posts since 26/9/09

1 Jul 2021 22:16
seenmy wrote: shiply is ok, but when it goes wrong its annoying, recently had a cast iron bath delivered turned up at 11pm, missing parts that were not collected (part seller issue part them not checking against listing) finally got the thing in the house after about an hour and then established they had chipped the enamel causing more damage than the bath was worth… got about half my money back and now got a 200kg bath stuck in my utility room that ive got work out getting rid of.. thats out me off shiply luckily seem to have found a guy near me who ic an deal direct with with good rates

Smash it up with a lump hammer, I’d wear gloves though because it took the skin of my palms when I did it
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

1 Jul 2021 23:26
As Syd said - Get a sledge hammer - try and break into smaller pieces. Wear gloves and goggles - I would wear ear protection as well. Or just list it on Facebook/Gumtree - sure someone will take it
smokie
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235 posts since 5/10/11

2 Jul 2021 10:32
Kingmob07 wrote: I imagine there's a fair few who've had Vitra side chairs on here. Any preference when it comes to chrome vs wood? And any other recommendations for chairs with classic design?

I think it´s individual preference.
I chose the metal version because it´s a reference to the Eiffel tower and I like the aesthetic.
Also went well with the sea blue colour:

Anto
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4036 posts since 19/1/12

2 Jul 2021 10:47
Kingmob07 wrote: I imagine there's a fair few who've had Vitra side chairs on here. Any preference when it comes to chrome vs wood? And any other recommendations for chairs with classic design?

I agree it's a very personal preference. I went chrome, i like them more and fit better in my space, but it's really up to you
Kingmob07
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9145 posts since 11/5/07

2 Jul 2021 13:28
Cheers all. I went with the wood as that was my initial pick.