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    • Sallysoso
    • By Sallysoso 13th Jan 20, 9:05 PM
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    Can I stand on ikea base units?
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:05 PM
    Can I stand on ikea base units? 13th Jan 20 at 9:05 PM
    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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    • JimmyChanga
    • By JimmyChanga 13th Jan 20, 9:20 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:20 PM
    Should do easily.
    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 13th Jan 20, 9:21 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:21 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:21 PM
    Should do but maybe stand near the supports to make sure.
    • Sallysoso
    • By Sallysoso 13th Jan 20, 9:34 PM
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    Thanks all!
    • daivid
    • By daivid 13th Jan 20, 9:35 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:35 PM
    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.
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 13th Jan 20, 9:56 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:56 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 9:56 PM
    Beware, some Ikea legs are very weak - the plastic ones with thread
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 14th Jan 20, 9:15 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:15 PM
    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
    • ianto11
    • By ianto11 14th Jan 20, 9:39 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:39 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:39 PM
    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
    Originally posted by vansboy
    I hope you have anti bac wipes
    • Belenus
    • By Belenus 14th Jan 20, 10:54 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:54 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:54 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by vansboy
    That doesn't count as blow up dolls don't weigh much.
    I can't believe I was arrested for impersonating a politician!

    I was just sitting there doing nothing!
    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 14th Jan 20, 10:56 PM
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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
    Originally posted by vansboy
    It certainly sounds like you may have painted some walls.
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