Express Laminate is the most common type of furniture we see in small and medium size businesses. This type of furniture is inexpensive to produce because it is frequently ordered in large quantities, these savings are passed on directly to the customer!
The EL Status Series is great for anyone who needs to make a good first impression with clients and customers. This furniture has thicker tops than most laminate desks and includes stylish rod style drawer pulls.
The Lair Series workstations are modern and can be ordered in Walnut, White, Espresso or Gray Tiger Stripe finishes. The modular workstations can be ordered to tailor to your needs as far as dimensions and storage requirements.
The Chassis Series Desks can be ordered in a number of different color and size combinations. The desktop size and finish can be custom ordered to match your needs and perimeter panels can be installed as needed to add privacy to your workstation.
Echo Systems Series Cubicles are a re-manufactured and can be customized with 128 different fabrics, 18 laminates and 4 paint colors. This is an environmentally friendly line of cubicle workstations that look great when installed.
The Harmony SpaceMax Cubicle Desk Panels are a great option for affordably dividing out your space and creating an attraction office environment. Available in a number of finishes including Gray, Cherry, Espresso and White.
Office furniture is generally made of laminate composite however can also be purchased with veneer, solid wood or glass. Worried a laminate desk might be too cheap? We have to let you know, that commercially constructed laminate desks hold up better than any other desk we have worked with. Commercial grade laminate furniture resists scratches and dents and is constructed with cam locks and corner brackets to insure fully locked edges for the lifetime of the furniture. Another positive side to purchasing a commercial grade laminate desk is that they are generally easy to move with a furniture dolly and do not have to be deconstructed when relocating them into new offices.
Common finishes and colors of desks we sell include Mahogany, Cherry, Espresso, Modern Walnut, Dark Walnut, Honey, White, Gray Speckle and Tiger Stripe.
Office and business furniture liquidations are a common way to remove desks from a workspace that is being decommissioned or where a lease has ended and the tenant is moving. By having your furniture liquidated you can work to keep the furniture out of the landfill and make sure it gets put back to work in a responsible fashion.
The dollar your used furniture commands varies greatly on the age, quality, condition and current market trends. In some cases there may be fees to have your furniture removed or it may have to be donated to have it removed.
Making a donation of office furniture or otherwise recycling it is a better option than disposal. In most cases this option will be cheaper and serve a better cause to your community. Other options might include to sell or put the furniture up for resale on consignment by a professional liquidator, exchanging your furniture for credit during the purchase of new furniture or requesting a buy back from the original office furniture dealer that you purchased the desks, cabinets and chairs from. In some cases you may be able to give away your furniture to nonprofits as a write off on your tax returns.
In some instances it may make more sense to rent office furniture rather than to buy. If your office space is going to be in use for a matter of weeks or months considering leasing may be far less expensive than purchasing new or used furniture. Common prices for rent on desks, chairs, cubicles, conference tables, training tables and other office furniture items range from $5 to $200 per piece per month. Higher end pieces like full U shaped Executive office desks or large conference tables will command a higher price than guest changes and simple desks that your dealer may already have in stock.
Making your purchase doesn’t have to be overly complicated. If you are working with a professional dealer, they should be able to quickly meet your needs and help you to understand the pricing of your project in a short period of time. Given a few details, a good sales team might even be able to give you a reasonable estimate or quotation over the phone.
To save some money you can ask the seller you are working with if they have any ongoing deals, items on sale, discount or clearance items or other cheap furniture that may be in bundles or surplus overstock that can help to meet your budget. Buying furniture doesn’t have to be a difficult task and receiving quotes for the setups you would like will help you to understand the costs of buying furniture and where adding and removing storage options can make a change to the overall cost of your project. Most dealers do not offer financing for office furniture however using a credit card or taking out a loan can help you get the furniture you need.
Some optional features and accessories you can add to your office furniture collection can include chairs and pedestal drawers on wheels, custom cabinet handles, electrical sockets and receptacles, acrylic and fabric privacy panel dividers, keyboard trays, articulating monitor arms, pencil drawers, locking drawers, cord and cable management solutions, custom grommet covers and privacy / modesty panels.
Spare parts and replacement parts can be easily purchased from your dealer, local hardware stores or through other online sites and vendors. Parts you might need to replace can include grommets, locks, keys, laminate tops, desk legs and other hardware which might include screws, corner brackets, plates and cam locks. To get a lock or key replacement for your desk or filing cabinet you can contact your dealer or look at the cylinder number on the lock and order the key online, we recommend easykeys.com.
Desk and furniture assembly can be time consuming and a little bit of know how can go a long way. If you plan to assemble your new furniture yourself, ask the dealer if they have any tips for assembly and make sure you have a second person to help you put desktops in place and to help with other heavy lifting.
If you need an installation company to help with the setup with your furniture it is a good idea to ask the dealer you are purchasing from if they offer installation services. Customers who purchase locally from Madison Liquidators can receive these services which we provide to extended locations including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago and other surrounding communities.
Not only do we supply installation on desks and office furniture that you purchase from us but we also can assemble and offer installation services on furniture that you purchase from other dealers or retail stores including Ikea, eBay, Kmart, Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Craigslist, Staples, Office Depot, Target, Wayfair, Ashley, Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Big Lots, Yonkers and more.
Moving office furniture can be a difficult task, especially if you do not have previous experience or the proper tools and equipment to make your move easy. We recommend in almost all cases to hire professionals to take care of your moves as it will require a lot of heavy lifting and large vehicles to move your furniture.
Some furniture may have to be fully disassembled prior to moving which may reduce the useful life of the desks or storage cabinets. If possible, it is best to move furniture that is structurally sound in a single piece and by utilizing the proper moving tools. This might include a stair lifting dolly, hand trucks and a four wheel dolly. If you are unsure about moving your furniture just give us a call (608) 831-1012 and we can quote your move directly over the phone! It may be cheaper and quicker than you think!
We offer free shipping and free customized CAD layout and business interior design services to most customers ordering $2,500 or more in office furniture. We ship across the lower 48 states however some regions are excluded from receiving free shipping. This program can include combinations of desks, chairs, guest chairs, conference tables and more. In some cases lift-gate fees may apply and other certain limitations may apply. Please talk with your sales associate to find out if your order is eligable for free shipping.
Can office furniture be donated?
Office furniture can only be donated to certain organizations. Most organizations do not accept desks or filing cabinets so you will have to call around to find a charity or business who is able to take your donated goods. In some cases, you may be required to pay to have the furniture removed. It is always best to donate furniture to a business who will resell the furniture otherwise it will end up in a landfill.
Where to sell office furniture?
The best place to sell office furniture is directly to a business liquidation company. Liquidators will be able to appraise the value of your furniture and give you fair value of your goods as well make the process of removing your old office furniture easy.
Where to donate office furniture?
Office furniture can be donated to a select group of charities. Your donation greatly depends on the amount of furniture you are donating and what condition it is in. Most run of the mill charities do not accept office furniture so it is best to call around and ask companies or charities if they are able to accept your furniture. If not, ask them for a referral for a company who might be able to accept your donation.
What is credenza office furniture?
A credenza normally measures around 6 FT long, 24 inches deep and 30 inches high. This can be a full storage unit with an optional hutch attached above or can be as simple as a plain desk shell that would offer more work space on an L or U shaped desk. Credenzas can include up to 4 lateral filing drawers, numerous two or three drawer pedestal drawers or even doors that open with shelves for easy storage. In most cases a credenza is used to provide storage space as well as to add additional work space.
Where to buy office furniture online?
Buying office furniture online can be tricky unless you know exactly what you want or need. When you have found the design and/or collection of office furniture that you want to buy, call the manufacturer and ask them to set you up with a local dealer so that you can see the furniture in person. If this is not an option, check for reviews of the furniture you are planning to buy to make sure you aren’t getting less than what you are hoping for.
Can you paint office furniture?
The process of refinishing office furniture can be carried out when the furniture is made of solid wood or veneer. The furniture will have to be sanded and primed prior to applying paint. Laminate furniture can also be painted using a similar process however cannot be stained.
Can you rent office furniture?
Yes, there are many office furniture stores that will rent furniture to you. Usually you will need to do this when moving into a new office or setting up a temporary office where it is not worth buying new furniture. Renting furniture can be an affordable alternative to buying furniture in cases where you might only need it for a few months rather than years.
When does office furniture go on sale?
The best time to buy office furniture is during the summer. This is a slower time for office furniture dealers so you are likely going to be able to take advantage of sales. Also, new furniture lines are generally introduced in the late summer to early fall months, so in some cases floor models and overstock might go on clearance allowing you to save 10-50% on the purchase of a new desk or cabinet.
What does office furniture cost?
The cost of office furniture varies greatly depending on the amount of surface area you need to work and the amount of storage you need to keep your things in order. Spending more does not always mean that you will get higher quality furniture. It is best to work with an authorized office furniture dealer, ask about any specials they have going on and ask for discounts if you need to save a little money.
How long does office furniture last?
Commercial grade office furniture (which you can also use in your home) can last 20-30 years without any problems. Cheaper quality furniture might only last 5-10 years, so it is important to shop around and understand the differences between low and high quality furniture. A high quality furniture piece will likely have a 5-10 year warranty and have thick and durable construction with laminate that won’t easily chip or peel away.
How much does office furniture weigh?
Office furniture can come in all sorts of weights and varies greatly on it’s construction. Solid wood furniture can be incredible heavy and is generally not economical for furnishing an office. Veneer is slightly lighter and laminate is lighter and when purchased from the right dealer can outlast a solid wood or veneer piece. Most office furniture requires 2 people to move or construct, if you are facing obstacles like stairs it is better to have a third person to avoid injury. A laminate pedestal drawer set generally weighs 40-50lbs, a plain desk shell weighs approximately 100 lbs, lateral filing cabinets weight anywhere from 80-400 lbs and a standard 4 drawer vertical filing cabinet might weigh 60-80 lbs.
How much is office furniture rental?
The cost to rent furniture varies depending on the company you are working with. Cubicles can cost $20-$100 per month, Chairs can cost $20-30 per month, Desks cost $20-$250 per month, Conference tables can cost $25-$250 per month. Costs vary greatly on the size and quality of the furniture as well as the duration of the rental. In some cases, when buying new furniture, your dealer may loan you furniture while your new furniture order is being arranged, delivered and setup.
Should office furniture match?
In general, buying matching office furniture well help to make a room look complete. If you purchase different finishes from different manufacturers you might be less happy with the result than if you had purchased a complete set from a single manufacturer.
How long should office furniture last?
If you buy commercial grade office furniture it should last you 10-30 years and may have a life-span beyond that depending on how many times it is moved and how frequently it is used. The more frequently you move your office furniture, the more damage it will take and structurally it could lose integrity. It is important to buy high-quality commercial grade office furniture whether you are buying the furniture for your home or business. This type of furniture will greatly outlast cheaper office furniture and generally be the same cost.
What is modular office furniture?
Modular office furniture is used to describe a series of furniture that has several different uses. For example, a modular desk may include a main work surface and a modular storage unit which can be attached as a return (or extension to the desk) or installed as a separate piece. In this way, modular office furniture can be assembled in a way that works best for you and not assembled in a single fixed fashion.
What is ergonomic office furniture?
Ergonomic office furniture can include the chair you sit in, the main desk unit and the height of the monitors in the workstation you are working at. People who work at a desk for 40+ hours a week should take ergonomics into consideration as sitting in a stationary position for long periods of time can cause stress on your body. To counter this, having a comfortable chair with many types of adjustments including seat depth, lumbar support, arm height and width are all very important. Using monitor risers or articulating arms can help insure that your head and neck are in a forward facing position and looking down. Lastly and the most important thing to consider in regards to ergonomics is investing in an electronic sit-stand desk. These desks are most beneficial to anyone who has a bad back, shoulder or neck pain. This can allow you to work part of the day standing and part of the day sitting. Custom presets can be programmed so you have multiple working heights allowing you some movement throughout the day. If you have neck, shoulder or back pain, we recommend that you call us to receive a quote on the proper ergonomic office furniture that can help to alleviate unnecessary muscle pain.
What is modern office furniture?
Modern office furniture usually has sleek designs and were produced in the last year. Modern designs currently include furniture with silver desk legs, dark desktops, and white accent pieces. Office furniture companies develop new designs each year which they release during August and September. These are typically the most modern designs which will be deployed over the course of the following year.
When to buy office furniture?
The best time to buy office furniture is during the summer, this is when the prices are lowest and you are most likely to get deals on clearance items. If you are having to buy furniture for a new office or are moving, it is best to begin planning your purchase 30-45 days in advance to be sure any back-ordered pieces are delivered and assembled to your work place on time. In most cases, we are able to have furniture items delivered and assembled in 3-10 days after placing your order, however some extra time for planning should be allocated.
Where buy office furniture?
It is a good idea to plan your purchase of office furniture by visiting office furniture stores locally or working closely with companies that carry desks that you like online. These companies should be able to help you plan your office from start to finish by simplifying providing them with blueprints of your space, ideas as to what designs you like and letting them provide you with a proposal that meets your needs.
Where to rent office furniture?
Many office furniture retailers will be able to provide you with services to rent desks and other office furniture on an as needed basis. Renting office furniture will usually include an agreement as to the timeframe that the furniture will be used, costs if the furniture is damaged and costs to install and remove furniture when you no longer need the furniture pieces.
Why buy used office furniture?
Sometimes it may be in your best interest to buy used office furniture. If you do not need matching desks and are starting a new company, you may wish to cut costs wherever you can. Buying used office furniture can afford you this opportunity however in some cases, buying new furniture may only cost you a little more.
Can I purchase from Madison Liquidators if you do not have a showroom near me?
Yes, absolutely! We offer affordable shipping options across the lower 48 states and installation services in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. Not only that, when you place an order of $2,500 or more you can enjoy free shipping anywhere in the continental lower 48 states! * Certain limitations apply.
How to sell office furniture
Selling office furniture doesn’t have to be impossible. Depending on the amount of furniture placing a few ads on Craigslist may get your furniture relocated quickly. If you have a large amount of furniture or need it moved quickly, you can contact local office furniture stores to see if they would be able to liquidate the furniture for you. If the furniture has value which is greater than the cost to move it is likely that you could receive payment from them for your desks, storage cabinets, office chairs, filing cabinets, etc.
How to buy office furniture
Buying office furniture can be complicated and is likely something where you are going to have to spend some time doing research. The size of your room, the amount of storage you need and the look of the furniture are all major factors to take into account when making your purchase. Take your time when buying furniture, shop around and make sure that furniture you buy will last more than a few years and will be something that can handle being dismantled and re-assembled should you have to relocate. Buying quality office furniture can be the difference to having a desk that lasts 30 years or a desk that will last less than 10 years. Talk to professionals, visit local showrooms and be sure that the company you are buying from stands behind their product.
How to donate office furniture
Donating office furniture can be complicated. The donation can be seen as an obstacle for many charities so it is sometimes best to contact a liquidator instead. Most business liquidators are well equipped with all of the tools needed to remove and accept your office furniture without you having to move any of it on your own. Some liquidators may charge for this service and others may accept the furniture for free. This varies greatly on m*arket conditions.
How to design office furniture
Designing office furniture requires a little bit of know how and understanding the terminology associated with office furniture. You office furniture set should start with a stand desk shell, and attached bride or return if you are wanting a larger work surface to create a U or an L and a credenza or peninsula if you want additional workspace or storage. When purchasing office furniture your best bet is to provide a blue-print or dimensions of the room that you are working with and have the sales team you are working with come up with a design that will provide you with everything you need.
How to select office furniture
The easiest way to select office furniture is to visit local showrooms in your area. When you find a particular style that you like, ask who the manufacturer is and ask for a catalog for the manufacturer. To view more you can also visit their website as items on their website may be excluded from the printed catalog. Take that information to the room you are working in and visually lay out the room with tape measures to help you imagine your completed space. Be sure that the furniture you are buying is high quality, will not scratch or chip and has a 5 to 10 year warranty to protect from defect.
How to repair office furniture
Almost all furniture that is starting to break down can usually be easily repaired. If a desk has loose joints, work with a friend to dis-assemble the desk and put it back together so all of the seems are closed and at 90 degree angles. To further secure your furniture, install several angle brackets to attach the desktops and legs and flat brackets to connect bridges, returns and attached credenzas. If doors are becoming detached or falling off, replacing the screws should do the trick. In certain circumstances high performance wood glue or epoxy can be used along with clamps to repair parts that are otherwise difficult to repair.