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Staying green when buying office furniture.

Tips on Buying Green Office Furniture

discounted green office furniture for saleThe Four R’s in Recycling and Office Furniture: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore

 

Does it really matter if businesses choose to follow the four R’s of recycling? Well, there are many green steps a business can take that will make a big difference for a company business, the community and the planet.

Reduce
The first of the four recycling R’s is to reduce. When considering office purchases ask yourself: is there an option that is more recyclable, or has less packaging? For example, when looking to buy office furniture consider used office furniture for minimizing packaging. Buying used also saves the furniture from ending up in a landfill. In fact just (40) cubicles will divert one tractor-trailer load of furniture from the landfill.

Reuse
Your business may be due for a move, often this means new furniture to fit the new building. Instead of eliminating existing furniture, consider having it refurbished with new paint and fabric. Electrostatic painting can refinish any metal furniture such as filing cabinets and cubicle frames. Cubicle fabric is easily replaced to accommodate new building design aesthetics. Use a space planner to ensure the best fit of your newly refurbished furniture in your new space. A CAD design of your office is also helpful to design optimal work-flow for office efficiency

Recycle
If you decide to abandon your old furniture consider selling it back. Often you can get money or store credit when working with an office furniture dealer. The main goal would be to keep the furniture from going to a landfill. Remember to look for used office furniture when buying for the new office. You will find that you will save 40%-80% off retail list when buying used.

Restore
Restore the forth “R” in recycling is relatively new to but very important. A good business will protect their assets. Consider repairing, refinishing, re-purposing, or refinish assets before you decide to throw them away. All surfaces like metal and wood can be refinished and refurbished to like new conditions. If you have chairs, cabinets or desks that are broken look to have the repaired. Office Furniture Outlet has an on site repair service, which saves you time and money.

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture and services to business for over 20 years. Call us today to let us know how we can help you with your office furniture needs (757) 855-2800.

Thinking Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

While we’re all thinking green, let’s discuss greening your office.  Keep reading to learn the benefits of buying used furniture:

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When you buy used office furniture:

  • Furniture is being diverted out of the solid waste stream and back into the market so it can be used again
  • There are fewer raw materials used; Remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources
  • You are recycling, which extends the lives of resources already in circulation such as wood, aluminum, steel, plastics, and fiber
  • You are keeping metals out of the remelting process, which conserves labor and manufacturing energy
  • You are saving up to 60 percent off the cost of new furniture, which means conservation and waste reduction is an important corporate goal

If your office isn’t already green, we hope you plan on making it happen soon! Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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The Process Behind Used Goods

“When you donate them to a thrift store, their usefulness to you has reached the end of the road. But once at the store, their journey has only begun.”

Have you ever wondered what happens to thrift-store donations? The process actually has many similarities to the process for our used furniture. There are several steps to take before the furniture hits our showroom floor.

First, we decide whether the furniture is able to be sold or not. Then the chairs are sanitized, and desks and other pieces of wooden furniture get refinished. Any other necessary repairs are made as well.

Like Goodwill, we strive to be as green as possible. When we receive metal items that are unusable, such as damaged file cabinets, we recycle them.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

www.ofova.com
ofo@ofova.com
(757) 855-2800

To read the full article on thrift-store donations: What happens to thrift-store donations? A behind-the-scenes look | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Think Green! Celebrate Earth Day with Recycled Furniture

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Gunlocke Desk Set

Gunlocke Menu Series 36″ x 84″ Double Pedestal Desk w/ Matching 36″ Wide 2 Drawer Lateral File & 2 Storage Cabinets w/ Bookcase Hutches – Cognac Cherry Finish
– USED

$1,999.99 for set

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HON Desk Set

HON Park Avenue 36″ x 72″ Double Pedestal Desk w/ Matching 24″ x 72″ Kneehole Credenza & Hutch – Cherry Finish
– USED

$1,799.99 for set

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Steelcase Desk Set

Steelcase 36″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Left Hand Return & Matching 66″ Credenza w/ Hutch – Refinished in Mahogany

$1,999.99 for set
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Councill Table Desk

Councill 36″ x 72″ Leather Top Table Desk – Mahogany Finish
– USED

$999.99 for table

HON Task Chairs

HON Nucleus Series High Back Task Chairs (8 Available)
– NEW

$179.99 each
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Haworth Chairs

Haworth X640 Conference Chairs w/ Mesh Back & Print Fabric Seat (5 Available)
– USED

$99.99 each

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Armless Chairs

Armless Guest Chair w/ Striped Print Fabric (4 Available)
– USED

$79.99 each

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What You Need To Know ABout Electrostatic Painting

Our sister company, Electrokote, offers electrostatic painting at our warehouse or on site.  Electrostatic Painting is one of the ways that we  recycle used office furniture back into the market place.  Electrokote will take a used metal file cabinet and paint it using the electrostatic process to make it look “like new” again. We can also take several mismatched file cabinets and paint them all to match an existing interior office design. This saves the cabinet from the dump and allows the cabinet to fit in perfectly with its new surroundings.

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Below is a great article that describes the electrostatic painting process:


ELECTROSTATIC PAINTING

Electrostatic painting employs the basic principle of electrostatic opposites attract to achieve durable and strong finish on metals and other materials. The most notable advantage of electrostatic painting over conventional liquid paints is that it leaves no runs, drips, bubbles or sags. The operating principle of this painting method involves dry powder, made of resins and pigments, being pneumatically supplied from a reservoir directed to a spray gun. The surface to be painted is grounded while the paint powder is charged with a high voltage at low amperage at exiting the spraying gun. On reaching the surface to be painted the powder particles are attracted to the grounded surface and firmly held there. The material is then taken into a curing oven where the powder is melted and fused to give a smooth coat.Electrostatic painting machines are classified into three categories namely; airless type; air atomized types and rotating discs and bells type. The discs type employs high speed discs to atomize the coating resulting in a more fine coating and the paint particles are well directed to the grounded surface. This type is the most suitable for applying paints that are difficult to disperse and paints with high solids. Electrostatic painting is disadvantaged by the faraday cage effect. This effect involves the tendency of the charged particles to get deposited around cavities entrances.

Electrostatic Painting of Railings

HOW IT WORKS

The principle of electrostatics is analogous to magnetism. An electrically charged object produces an electrostatic field and two objects with opposite charges will attract each other. An object with more electrons than the surrounding is taken to be negatively charged while the one with fewer electrons than its surrounding is positively charged. This forms the scientific basis on which electrostatic painting operates. An atomizing electrode is located at the spraying tip. It is here the paint particles receive extra electrons and become negatively charged. During spraying the charges are dissipated through the ground and return to the power supply completing the electric circuit. The path of the paint particles is influenced by the electrostatic field. Over spray is drastically reduced since the charged paint particles are directly directed to the grounded surface of the item being painted. A phenomenon known as wrap allows the sprayed particles to be deposited to the back of the item.

PAINTING

After setting up is done, the object is grounded and the paint formulation is positively charged, the painting starts. The positively charged powder paint formulation is sprayed on the grounded item. The item being oppositely charged draws the paint toward its surface and the attraction is so strong that the paint is pulled across to coat the whole surface. The process is safe and no protection gear is required. However, some unpleasant odors may be produced during the painting process and it is thus recommended that it should be carried out on the outdoors. This method of painting uses no solvent and makes it environmentally friendly. Electrostatic painting is durable and there is a range of formulations such as urethane, polyester, epoxy or a hybrid of two of these. The choice of the best formulation is dictated by the intended use of the item to be painted. Epoxy formulation is the best choice for chemical and corrosion protection and for resistance to solvents. Polyester and urethane are chosen where a superior exterior durability is called for. Polarizable solvents are used to formulate all paints, primers and coatings sprayed by electrostatic painting. Materials such as plastic, ceramics, glass and rubber cannot be painted electrostatically since it is not possible to ground them electrically. There is a whole spectrum of color glosses, antiques and metallic effects available for electrostatic painting. The mixing of the powder paint formulation and the catalyst compounds should be carried out by the manufacturer. Computerized matching techniques allow the manufacturer to come up with a specific mix depending on your taste. This may take time and may cost you extra.

BENEFITS OF ELECTROSTATIC PAINTING

There is a high transfer efficiency achieved by electrostatic painting. This high transfer efficiency reduces the volume of paint used. Further benefits of electrostatic painting include reduced emissions of volatile organic compounds used as solvents in conventional paints, reduced hazardous air pollutants emissions, reduced waste generation, and reduced exposure during application. Less maintenance is called for the pain reservoir for pollution control. Electrostatic painting requires high capital cost and regular maintenance of the spraying equipment as needed.

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Electrostatic Metal Painting can restore your metal assets with a like new finish.  The Electrostatic Painting process system can paint anything metal.  For example we can paint metal file cabinets, shelving, storage cabinets, desks, lockers, elevator doors, mailboxes, fences,  fire doors, railings, chain link fencing, wrought iron fencing, cluster mailboxes and much, much more.

We can paint metal inside or outside it doesn’t matter.  The electrostatic painting process is 99% precise — there is no over-spray or excess paint.  This means there is no mess and we can come to you.

Office and property managers agree that the electrostatic process is an economical method of addressing painting maintenance issues.  The ability to maintain and extend the life of property, equipment and office furniture while minimizing budgetary concerns is a great advantage in a highly competetive marketplace.

Electrostatic painting provides an amazing finish that is durable and will last for years. Electrostatic painting allows our painters to come to you! Our paint will dry in a few hours over night. The short curing process allows for limited interruptions at work.

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Electrostatic Painting Facts:

Durability!

The specially formulated epoxy paint coatings offer a long lasting durable metal painted finish.

Quality!

The fine atomization of the electrostatic metal painting process system provides a smooth and even factory like appearance to painted metal surfaces.

Convenience!

The high transfer rate results in no over spray, allowing for ON-SITE refinishing. There is a 99% transfer rate of paint to the metal surfaces which means we can paint metal anywhere and not make a mess.

Color Selection!

The choice of color is yours, giving you industry standard or designer options to coordinate with.

The Bottom line reason…….Saving Money!

The Bottom line reason for choosing electrostatic painting services is the bottom line itself. Electrostatic painting extends the useful life of existing assets, avoiding high replacement costs.

View Short Electrostatic Video

www.Electrokote.com

Used Office Furniture: Rent, Lease & Own

Office Furniture Outlet buys used office furniture from Corporate Offices and companies. Buying used is a good way to support your Corporate Green Programs. Buying used helps save the environment and can save your business a substantial amount of money at the same time.

Furniture Recycling Facts vs. Myths

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Conserving Natural Resources:

Because fewer raw materials are used, remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources.  Office furniture recycling extends the lives of resources already in circulation such as wood, aluminum, steel, plastics and fiber, using them over and over to the fullest extent possible.  Industry experts estimate that for each pound of natural resources used in remanufacturing, five to nine pounds of original material are conserved.

Solid Waste Stream Reduction:

By recycling office furniture, the products as well as the natural resources are diverted from the solid waste stream.  The EPA has estimated that approximately 3 million tons of office furniture and furnishings are discarded each year.  For example, fabrics in panel systems tend to wear out and the colors become outdated.  By remanufacturing, the fabrics can be replaced and the office furniture returned to the market for a second life.  Recycling results in fewer products filling up limited landfill space.  It is estimated that remanufacturing just one cubicle saves more than 1000 pounds of landfill waste.  Remanufacturing just 40 cubicles diverts one tractor-trailer load of furniture from a landfill.

Energy Conservation:

Recycling office furniture conserves manufacturing energy.  The amount of energy required to alter an existing product during remanufacturing is 85 to 95 percent less than that required to manufacture a new product.  And, since much of the product has already been manufactured, remanufacturing saves the enormous amounts of energy required for production, especially when metals are kept out of the resmelting process.

Furniture Recycling: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Don’t let concerns about product quality or costs keep you from considering recycled and remanufactured furniture as an option.  Here are some common misconceptions and the facts you need to make an informed decision.

MYTH: Recycled products are inferior in quality.

Since remanufacturing restores worn furniture to “like new” condition, recycled office furniture is equal to new furniture in quality and reliability.  Additionally, instead of a pre-determined selection of OEM finishes, the finish options are available, including many made from 100% recycled content, enable you and the designer complete freedom.

MYTH: Recycled products cost more.

Prices of recycled office furniture typically range from 30 to 70 percent less than new furniture!  The conservation of energy and natural resources means that office furniture can be remanufactured for less than it costs to build new product.  This savings is passed along to the consumer.

MYTH: Remanufacturing is not recycling.

Actually, remanufacturing is the ultimate form of recycling!  Remanufacturing conserves natural resources, reduces the amount of product sent to the landfill, and saves manufacturing energy while adding value to the post-consumer product.  Remanufactured office furniture is made to function and look like a new product – at a lower cost!

With environmental goals and “going green” becoming an ever-increasing priority in today’s society, purchasing recycled office furniture for your business can be a very good step in the right direction. Not only does it help companies in becoming more eco-friendly, it will also save money in the long run, while still maintaining the high quality look one always wants for their business.

See the article here

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This Week’s Latest – Don’t Miss Out!

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:

mahogany desk and credenza set for sale

Kimball L-Shaped 36″ x 72″ Desk For Sale – Refinished in Mahogany

Priced at: $1,499.99

used office cubicles for sale

Steelcase 9000 Series Enhanced Workstations (120 Available)

6 x 6 Station: $750.00
6 x 8 Station: $800.00
8 x 8 Station: $850.00
(Pricing based on avg. sizes; base feeds and install additional)

used file cabinets for sale

Steelcase 30″ Wide 5 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet For Sale

Priced at: $199.99

Used office desk for sale in norfolk va

Tuohy Atheneum 37″ x 78″ U-Shaped Desk With Bridge And A 9′ Credenza & Overhead Hutch

Refinished in Mahogany

Priced at: $2,699.99

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Unifor 30″ x 66″ Double Pedestal Desk with a Matching Credenza – Refinished in Amber Cherry

Priced at: $999.99

green-print-chairs

Indiana Guest Arm Chairs with Sage Print Fabric & Mahogany Frame (Sold as a pair)

Priced at: $149.99

mahogany-table

End Coffee Table with Shelf – 28″ x 28″ – Refinished in Mahogany

Priced at: $299.99

See something you like? 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


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need.

(757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List!

We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!

Large Liquidation of Steelcase Cubicles!!

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Steelcase 9000 Enhanced Series Used Cubicles For Sale
They are available in sizes 6×6, 6×8, and 8×8.

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For pricing and other questions, call us at (757) 855-2800

1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Our Awesome Office Furniture Deals For 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 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.

Traditional R-Way Desk for sale

R-Way Traditional Table Desk For Sale – Desk Has Inlaid Top, Crotch Mahogany Inlaid Drawers, Solid Antique Brass Hardware, and Carved Ball & Claw Feet – With a Solid Mahogany Finish

Desk Priced at: $1,899.99

Used Steelcase desk for sale

Cherry Steelcase Double Pedestal 36″ x 72″ Desk For Sale With 25″ x 72″ Kneehole Credenza – Credenza Has a 4 Door Hutch with a Light

Set Priced at: $1,899.99

Used bernhardt tribeca chairs for sale

Bernhardt Tribeca Guest Arm Chairs with Wood Frame & Fabric Seats (70+ Available)

Each Priced at: $129.99

5 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet for sale

HON 5 Drawer 36″ Wide File Cabinets For Sale (4 Available)

Each Priced at: $279.99

6 foot conference table for sale

6′ Rectangular Conference Table with a Banded Edge with Panel Bases

Table Priced at: $699.99

Meridian desk for sale

Meridian 6000 Series 24″ x 60″ L-Shaped Desk with a 42″ Return & An Overhead Hutch (Only 1 Still Available)

Desk Priced at: $350.00

Mahogany end table for sale

Traditional 22″ x 26″ Mahogany End Table with Queen Anne Style Legs

Table Priced at: $149.99

Quality Desks, Chairs, & File Cabinets- All Available Now!

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 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.

HON-U-Mahogany copy

HON 36″ x 72″ U-Shaped Desk With Lateral File Credenza & Hutch – Refinished In Mahogany

Set Priced at: $1,699.99

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Traditional Steelcase 30″ x 72″ Double Pedestal Desk For Sale With A Lateral File Credenza

Set Priced at: $1,399.99

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HON Stacking Chairs With Gray Fabric & Black Frame (14 Available)

Each Priced at: $69.99

HON-Stack

HON Stacking Chairs With Blue Fabric (85+ Available)

Each Priced at: $69.99

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Mahogany Global Wood Concepts 30″ x 72″ Reception Desk with a Left Hand Return

Desk Priced at: $750.00

Meridian-file

Meridian 42″ Wide 4 Drawer Lateral File Cabinet For Sale (2 Available)

Each Priced at: $250.00

Herman-Miller Ergon

Herman Miller Ergon Task Chairs with Red Fabric (30+ Available)

Each Priced at: $79.99

See something you like? 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


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need.

(757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List!

We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!

Our Showroom Is Full of Quality Desks!

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 used office furniture inventory 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.

Below are new & used office desks for sale. 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!

Myrtle Oak and Leather desk set for sale in norfolk va

Myrtle Brand Desk For Sale.  This is a grand Mid-Century desk with antique brown leather inserts, solid brass grommets, made with oak and refinished in dark oak.
Set includes a matching credenza.

Priced at $2,499.99 for set


Knoll Reff U Shaped Desk For Sale

Knoll brand Reff series quality used desk for sale. This is an executive u-shaped desk set with bridge and credenza.

Priced at $999.99 for set.


Mahogany office source desk for sale in norfolk va

New Office Source office desk for sale . Desk is made with Mahogany Finish HPL.

Priced at $610.00


Kimball used office desk for sale in hampton roads va

Kimball Traditional used office desk for sale. Kimball makes great quality desks. This desk has been refinished in mahogany.

Priced at $699.99


HON desk for sale at office furniture outlet

HON brand 10500 series L-shaped used desk for sale. Desk set includes an overhead hutch and has cherry sides and gray work surfaces.

Priced at $599.99


traditional used desk for sale in norfolk va

Traditional Desk for sale. Desk is a right hand L-shaped desk.

Priced at $799.99


HON desk for sale in norfolk va

HON oak u-shaped used office desk for sale. This is a right hand u-shaped desk with a bridge and credenza.

Priced at $500.00 for set


See any of the used desks for sale you like? 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


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need.

(757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List!

We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!