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Completed Projects by Office Furniture Outlet. Projects include recycling office furniture, installation, rentals, leasing, refinishing & delivery.

7 Must-See Items This Week

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest inventory of used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads. We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is. We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture:

Kimball Desk

office desks for sale

Kimball 36″ x 72″ Double Pedestal Desk – Refinished in Cognac Cherry

Desk Priced at: $699.99

OSI Desk

used desks for sale

OSI 34″ x 76″ Double Pedestal Desk For Sale w/ a Book Matched Mahogany Top

Desk Priced at: $999.99

Vecta Conference Table

used conference tables for sale

Vecta 4′ x 10′ Racetrack Conference Table For Sale

Table Priced at: $399.99

Steelcase Gentry Chairs

used conference chairs for sale

Steelcase Gentry Series Conference Chairs For Sale w/ Pumpkin Spice Fabric (Set of 8)

Each Priced at: $99.99

Boling Desk Set

used office desk for sale va

Boling 38″ x 72″ Double Pedestal Desk w/ Matching Credenza & Bookcase Hutch – Red Oak Finish

Set Priced at: $1,699.99

OSP Sofa

Sofas for sale

New OSP SL2273 Breeze Series Eco Leather Sofa (Last One)

Sofa Priced at: $399.99

Mahogany Console

office furniture for sale

18″ x 62″ Conference Room Console Table w/ Mahogany Finish

Table Priced at: $399.99

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Office Furniture Outlet 1124-B Kingwood Avenue Norfolk, VA 23502

Showroom Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by Appointment


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Ergonomics Explained

The below article details ergonomics in the workplace.


 

How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair | Dwell

written by:
Diana Budds
Associate Editor at Dwell

We sat down with ergonomics expert Sacha Burn to ask how we can avoid cubicle-based back aches.

Can you explain a little bit about your work and what you do?

Ergonomics is really the science of fitting the task to the user, rather than the user trying to fit themselves to their tools or their task. Part of my specific role is to be able to provide ergonomic design recommendations for the designed product. It’s about working with our clients and studying at the employee level to improve the fit between the environment and the user. But largely what we spend our time doing is reactively addressing ergonomics, perhaps after someone has developed discomfort or even an injury. We work to improve the fit between environment and that user to make sure that we’re reducing their risk of developing [further] discomfort and injury, improving their comfort but also in turn improving things like their productivity, their efficiency, their satisfaction, and their overall health.

If you invest this much into creating an ergonomically correct workspace, are you really saving money down the line in these other costs?

One of my favorite studies was one that was actually published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. What the researches did was survey about 30,000 employees across many different industries and found that over half of them, almost 53% of them, reported some sort of discomfort. This specific study found that of those people who reported discomfort, they were losing about five productive hours a week to their discomfort. Taking longer to get started in the morning, having to leave early, maybe having to change their job tasks, sometimes even having to take breaks to complain to their co-workers about their discomfort. So we’re losing about five hours a week, but really this adds up to 30 or 40 working days every year, and if you take out weekends that’s almost two working months that we could be paying employees who are there but are not actually working.

What are the most common problems in a workspace from an ergonomic perspective?

The number one challenge of most office space work environments is that standard desk height in the U.S. is set at about 29 and a half inches from the ground. The reason this is a problem is that we want the work environment to be set to fit the employee, and not the employee to fit their body to the work environment.

Another challenge that we had is that growing up we had mothers and fathers and teachers who told us that we have to sit up straight for our posture, but really, what we know from ergonomic research these days is that sitting up straight and leaning forward puts an immense amount of pressure and stress on your body. It increases compression on your spinal disc, and it means that the muscles of the core and your lower back have to work all day long to hold you up. Even for someone who has abs of steel, those muscles aren’t going to be able to work that whole time without taking a break. The best thing to do in your office environment is to allow your back and your body to relax into the back of your chair—it reduces the pressure on your spine, and it reduces muscle activity in your back.

[There’s also] the fact that there’s nothing to govern the word ergonomic—anyone can label any product ergonomic. Even a few years ago Taco Bell came out with quesadillas and they advertised as having an ergonomic grip. I don’t know how that works.

So there is no formal oversight over companies labeling their products as ergonomic.

Absolutely not. What we teach is that instead of reaching for the product labeled “ergonomic” but looking for the criteria that will fit the tools to the body.

What are some important desk accessories to have?

I’d say that first of all I would encourage not calling it an accessory, because it implies we don’t actually need it—but it’s really one of the most important parts of the work station. The whole goal of fitting the tools to the user are to accommodate two things, our hands and our eyes. So really whatever you’re typing on should lie in the hands in lap position. And whatever you’re looking at—your documents, your monitor, or your laptop screen—we call that the height of your eye. If you can do this and move all the tools close to your body, you’re not going to be overusing specific muscles and you can actually sit back and recline in your chair. One of the big messages is to relax, be comfortable at work.

We advocate keyboard trays is because it allows your hands to work in your lap. It can change your posture so much more than a task chair can. You can give someone a kitchen stool, or you can give someone the most ergonomic chair in the world, but if they’re working at a desk that’s too high for them, they’re going to be working in the same [bad] posture. But if you give someone a keyboard tray they can change the height, the depth, the angle of where their hands are they can move the tools according to their body and completely change their posture for the better.

The other is to get your screen up to the level of your eye. The basic guideline is if you’re using a standard monitor, to set the top line of text at or just below the height of your eye. The reason is that as humans we naturally look down at about a negative 15 degree angle below the height of our eyes. And the reason this is important is you want your gaze to fall in the middle of the screen so your neck can stay neutral and relaxed and you don’t strain your neck. We recommend lowering the screen to match your neck line.

via How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair | Dwell.

 

Cubes for Local Virginia Beach Office

Local Virginia Beach office installed Herman Miller Vivo Workstations from Office Furniture Outlet. Herman Miller Vivo product is a great choice in used cubicles. Designed by industrial designer Douglas Ball, the Vivo Interiors frame-and-tile workstation system is manufactured according to Herman Miller’s cradle-to-cradle protocol and is Greenguard certified, helping achieve LEED credits. All trim, supports, and storage components are powder coated, eliminating VOCs. Other green features include water-based stains, wood harvested from managed forest resources, and textiles made from 100%-recycled polyester. Vivo components fit together precisely to minimize waste, and its universal connectors can be used—and reused—in two-, three-, and four-way configurations.

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Planning on buying office furniture? We help our customers find the right product, generate layouts, manage production scheduling, coordinate deliveries and oversee installations.

At Office Furniture Outlet, we are dedicated to:

  • Creating productive work environments
  • Provide Computer Aided Design
  • Assuring precise space planning
  • Competitive pricing
  • Strive to keep projects within budget

It is never to early to start planning contact us today or visit our showroom.

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment

(757) 855-2800

Custom Built Commercial Cabinets

Custom build office cabinets

Customer had a waiting room with a need for storage; Instead of putting a freestanding bookcase, they maximized the space by building built-in cabinets. They were color matched to existing furniture.

We offer custom built office Cabinets. Whether you decor is traditional or contemporary style or somewhere in between we can work with you to design whatever you need: Reception Station, Storage, Conference Table or Media Center, we will build the cabinets to suit your space. We can color match to your current office furniture.

If you are considering custom built cabinets contact us today or visit our showroom.

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment

(757) 855-2800

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Quality Executive Desk

Knoll chairs and u shaped desk installation

Virginia Beach Restaurant Owner’s choose a Bernhardt Executive “U” Shaped Used Office Desk for their new office.  A pair of Knoll Studio De Armas Guest Arm Chairs complete the office.

u shaped desk installation

Bernhardt & Knoll are high quality commercial grade office furniture.  The desk and chairs are built function well, look great and last for a long time.

If you are considering purchasing office furniture contact us or visit our showroom.

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1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment

(757) 855-2800

Engineering Firm Workstation & Case Goods Installation

Engineering Firm Workstation & Case Goods Installation

Cubicle Sales and InstallationCommercial office furniture installation entailing project coordination, office configuration, delivery, installation and staging.

Services Used:

• Configuration/space planning (computer aided design, CAD) Inventory receiving and inspection process

• Case goods (stand alone) furniture refinished by

The Desk Doctor

• Delivery

• Herman Miller Remanufactured modular/system furniture (cubicles) installation

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Reed Integration, Inc’s Capital Region Office

Office Furniture Outlet loves to see our customer’s grow! Check out Leading Engineering Services Company – Reed Integration, Inc’s new office in Alexandria. 

We were able to help pull together all of the office furniture for the new office and install them in a matter of weeks. We remember Reed Integration’s first pair of desks and file cabinets. Congratulation Reed Integration on your new capital office — www.reedintegration.com

via Reed Capital Region Office – YouTube.

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To: Helikon Office Suite

Recently Office Furniture Outlet liquidated an admiral’s office suite.  We had to post the pictures of the suit as it was made by Helikon. Helikon is out of business but they were known for their workmanship and excellent quality. The admirals set is all ‘flame’ or crotch-cut mahogany. Crotch mahogany is cut from where a limb protrudes from the trunk of the tree, it produces a flame-like figuring on the wood. When the wood is finished the result is just stunning.

To have found so many matching pieces is rare. The Office Suite includes six pieces: wardrobe, end table, lateral file, double pedestal desk, and a storage credenza. New this set could have retailed for close to $30,000.

 

The office suite looks great in pictures however, it looks even better in person. Stop by our showroom to see it in person.

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Ave
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 855-2800

via Liquidation Sale – 7.