Archive for 2007

Visio Stencil: IKEA Furniture

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The masses (ok, it’s at least more than 20) have searched for a Visio stencil for IKEA furniture. I can understand why – the IKEA kitchen planner crashes on me whenever I try to use it. And, it’s IKEA catalogue season, too.

So, now I present my first version of the IKEA furniture stencil. I’ve done a bunch of wall unit families, some beds, a few TV stands, and some wardrobe systems. I’ll keep adding onto it – this is just a version 1.0. The furniture shapes are to-scale with the room shapes in the Visio “Walls, doors and windows” stencil (available in Visio 2007 Standard and Professional). I used the measurements in the IKEA 2008 catalogue.

The thing is – I don’t like IKEA furniture despite being able to name and price a stranger’s living room. My knowledge of Billy and Ivar and Tullsta is well-known. In a distant land, I used to spend 18 hours at a time assembling things like the Alve corner workstation. I recognized my problem, banned the purchase of new IKEA furniture, and starting watching Fight Club more often. I still go to IKEA for the inexpensive lox sandwiches and the occasional frame.

Now, get out your Allen key and download the IKEA furniture stencil v1.0

UPDATE:

Another IKEA stencil.  IKEA Rugs  (940k)