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Dear AT,

I have a garden apartment in the Wicker Park-ish area in a 3 flat building. We have a shared patio area and small yard out back. It's very depressing looking right now, and I thought I would like to get some patio furniture and such, maybe even construct/purchase a small outdoor bar setup.

Problem is 1) i don't own a car, so the obvious choice, IKEA is not really possible. 2) I own no tools and have never built anything in my life. What are some shops that are fairly Ikea-price comparable where i could purchase a nice outdoor setup?


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Dear Veronica,

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Have you thought about World Market?

We spotted these awesome Adirondack stools (above) on sale for $39 a pop, and this Mika sling chair on sale for $55.30.

Anyone else have some brilliant ideas for Veronica?

(This post republished from 6/15/06)