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Can I stand on ikea base units?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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SallysosoSallysoso Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
Hi, if I stand on top of my worktop to paint the walls will the ikea base units underneath take my weight??

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  • JimmyChangaJimmyChanga Forumite
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    Should do easily.
  • pramsay13pramsay13 Forumite
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    Should do but maybe stand near the supports to make sure.
  • SallysosoSallysoso Forumite
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    Thanks all!
  • daividdaivid Forumite
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    If the worktop is fixed in place then it will be supported by, and the weight distributed across a number of units. If the worktop is not particularly thick I would be wary of standing above any unsupported spans e.g. a gap for appliances and I definitely wouldn't stand on a breakfast bar supported by legs/pillars at one end. I have put my full weight (around 14stone/ 90kg) on kitchen worktops without any problems.
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    Beware, some Ikea legs are very weak - the plastic ones with thread
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  • vansboyvansboy Forumite
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    I can vouch for the strength and full support from my Ikea kitchen base units, easily supporting the weight of two people.


    Although only one would actually sit on the edge, while I would place some of my body weight against hers.


    Cant say we were actually decorating, at the time, though, but always ended with a most satisfactory finish.



    VB
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    vansboy wrote: »
    I can vouch for the strength and full support from my Ikea kitchen base units, easily supporting the weight of two people.


    Although only one would actually sit on the edge, while I would place some of my body weight against hers.


    Cant say we were actually decorating, at the time, though, but always ended with a most satisfactory finish.



    VB

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    vansboy wrote: »
    I can vouch for the strength and full support from my Ikea kitchen base units, easily supporting the weight of two people.


    Although only one would actually sit on the edge, while I would place some of my body weight against hers.


    Cant say we were actually decorating, at the time, though, but always ended with a most satisfactory finish.

    That doesn't count as blow up dolls don't weigh much.
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    vansboy wrote: »
    I can vouch for the strength and full support from my Ikea kitchen base units, easily supporting the weight of two people.


    Although only one would actually sit on the edge, while I would place some of my body weight against hers.


    Cant say we were actually decorating, at the time, though, but always ended with a most satisfactory finish.



    VB
    It certainly sounds like you may have painted some walls. :eek:
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