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#1 of 8 Old 11-02-2008, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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can you share your set up? im going to be getting this for ds here in a month or 2, and im trying to figure out what i need ahead of time since i have to drive to houston to get to an ikea, lol

also, how big are the boxes it comes in?

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Does this help a bit?

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=trofast


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yes it does! thanks gives me some good ideas

of course id still like to see pictures here too

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One of the great features of the Ikea website is that you can find out the dimensions of the flat-pack boxes.

Here's the main Trofast page:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/ca...e/10389/12018/

For each item, look for the link "package measurements and weight"

For example, the 3-tiered frame in the photo comes in one box:
Width:18 7/8"
Height:3 1/2"
Length:47 5/8"
Weight:64lb

I've never used Trofast, but I've often seen it recommended. Enjoy your shopping trip! :

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My cousin has those in her LO's playroom. She used 2 of the skinny tall ones, placed them about 2 feet apart and put 2 tension rods between them. She uses the rods to hang up all of their dress-up clothes and uses the bins for accessories, Barbies, Polly Pockets, etc. Then she has 2 of the 3-step ones placed so the middle is flat. It's a cute pyramid. The flat top houses large cars and trucks and the bins are for her 2 boys' toys.

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We have the staircase one for ds and the long bench-style one for dd. I am a huge fan- they make cleanups a lot easier and they look cute, too.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowfence/2498207756/ This pic from Tree_Hugger's link looks nice, I love how they put stickers on the buckets.
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yeah i liked that set up too. i think thats what im going to do, and depending on how much storage i need 9im thinking of using some bins for diapers)i might put a tall one on either side too, so i have some storage thats out of reach. it would work well for messy stuff too, like art supplies

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