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Welcome to the news pages of Office Furniture Online where we aim to bring you the latest news about products that are newly available in our store as well as industry news from around the country and around the world.

Every now and again we’ll also take a look back at historical events and advertisements to see what the world of office furniture was like in years gone by as well as bringing you hints, tips and ‘how to’ guides for all the day to day questions you may have about buying office furniture.

So whether you have a specific question about office furniture or are just interested in finding out more about the types of items we sell then you should find the answers right here.

 
Time Saving Tips for the office January 23rd, 2018

These days our working days rush by very quickly and most of the time we get to the end of the day and realise that we didn’t get everything done that we needed to! In an office there are many distractions, normally in the form of people who will slow you down regardless of whether … Read the full post …

 
Setting up a mailroom for your new or expanding business January 22nd, 2018

You might be excused for thinking that in today’s digital age there is no need for a mailroom, or mailroom furniture. However, you would be wrong. You’ll find that most big businesses and organisations including government offices, high street banks and insurance companies, to mention but a few, all still find the need to have … Read the full post …

 
Doing Your Bit For the Trees January 21st, 2018

There was a time when people who went on about rain forests and the environment were voices in the wilderness, often seen as cranks. Nowadays there is a global change in attitude towards things environmental and most people recognise that there is at least some value in being careful with resources. You don’t have to … Read the full post …

 
How to choose your office furniture supplier January 20th, 2018

There are absolutely thousands of office furniture suppliers online these days its very difficult to choose which one to go with. So… after you’ve gone through a few thousand websites selling office furniture and finally decided which product you like the look of. You may have noticed that the majority of office furniture websites sell … Read the full post …

 
Watch Your Back January 18th, 2018

It may sound obvious but the truth of the matter is that you only get one back, so treat it with some respect. If you are considering buying some new office furniture then it is worth looking for office chairs that give some support to a person’s back. The number of working hours that are … Read the full post …

 
Check your chair to stay safe and well January 18th, 2018

If you suspect that your office chair is damaging your health it is time to think about NEXT DAY office chairs to get the problem fixed quickly. You spend far too much time in your office chair to take chances! Carry out some simple checks to confirm that your office chair is ready for a … Read the full post …

 
Organise your home business from day one January 18th, 2018

It is true that if you are to set up your own business, you need to be self motivated and organised and very clear about your objectives. Getting your office in order is a great platform from which to start. This may seem obvious, but office furniture and your comfort in your workspace is of … Read the full post …

 
Are you chained to your office desk? January 17th, 2018

Despite having some of the most advanced worker protection legislation in the world, workers in the UK are some of the most reluctant to leave the office for a proper break during the working day according to a new study. And the worst culprits according to this study by a leading Healthcare provider are those … Read the full post …

 
5 things you’ll love about our folding tables January 16th, 2018

There are times when you just need some extra space. Whether it’s for extra working surfaces, product displays or coffee pots, having more table tops is sometimes unavoidable. If you require more space on a temporary basis but have a fairly regular need, choosing to buy your own compact folding tables can be a great solution, and … Read the full post …

 
Built in versus freestanding bookcases: Which should you choose? January 16th, 2018

Being organised is of paramount importance for any business. No matter what type of firm you run, it is likely that you will need a number of bookcases so that you can keep your important files, resources, and documents in order. There are numerous factors to be considered when choosing a bookcase. One of the … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture Olympics is a winner January 16th, 2018

With the Olympics upon us we are soon to get an influx of televised sporting events.  It’s also a great time to get your colleague involved in a gentle game of office furniture Olympics. Let’s face it, company endorsed sports days are very lame.  So this is how you go about having  office furniture Olympics. … Read the full post …

 
Surviving the Credit Crunch January 16th, 2018

The present economic crisis is affecting many people’s lives and an increasing number are finding it hard to make ends meet without some extra income. The rise of the internet has increased the possibilities for people who want to work full or part time from home. There are plenty of options to choose from, people … Read the full post …

 
Planning your new office furniture layout January 15th, 2018

An office with plenty of natural light, open floor plan, moveable office furniture and roomier office space will improve productivity and worker morale.  Having a good office design enables employees to work better together whilst making the best use of the available space.  Avoid the traditional cubicle design in favour of more open offices to … Read the full post …

 
Building Your Home Business System January 15th, 2018

There are many home based businesses that fail within the first six months. This is normally because the business owner has forgotten to put in place proper systems to run a successful home based business. Office space It is important to have a proper workplace. Some people try to work out of their own garage … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture History January 15th, 2018

Designers are known for using office furniture, namely, reception furniture for experimental and artistic designs to create a certain type of atmosphere. Choosing home office furniture can be difficult because you end up walking around retail shops looking at so many different designs and getting distracted by what you originally did not go out to … Read the full post …

 
The office filing cabinet – not just a metal box January 14th, 2018

For the conscientious office designer that wants to make their office space not only functional and a fun place to work but also fashionable and the envy of all of their competition, the choices when it comes to file storage can seem frustrating. It seems that the only practical choices were the traditional big and heavy metal filing cabinets … Read the full post …

 
Celebrating at the office January 14th, 2018

An office party is a good reason to let your hair down and there could be many reasons for one to happen. Not least a board director’s retirement party, the winning of a new contract, even raising money for charity; these are all often reasons to hold an office party (no matter how large or … Read the full post …

 
5 Ways to Create the Ideal Home Office January 12th, 2018

Home offices make a great addition to any house, particularly if you run your own business or enjoy remote working every now and then. Having a home office gives you somewhere to carry on with tasks in a productive and effective environment, which is great for completing life-admin as well as paid work. With many … Read the full post …

 
Keeping Your Workforce Happy and Focussed January 12th, 2018

We spend a good part of our day at work and if we work in a place that is dreary and the furniture is uncomfortable then both our attitude to work and our health suffer. A bright and cheery office that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer can make a huge … Read the full post …

 
The benefits of height adjustable computer desks January 12th, 2018

Given that we spend such a large proportion of our lives at work, it’s important not only to enjoy what we do, but to be able to work in a comfortable environment. Good lighting and adequate heating are part of that environment, and so is being given the right tools to do the job; and … Read the full post …

 
Save Money when buying your Office Furniture January 12th, 2018

Many growing companies aiming to save money in the current climate, especially after costly expansion plans, are grateful for any tips involving saving money. Saving money on office furniture is always possible: Build an office plan. This ensures you will buy the right office chairs for the correct tasks and decide on the best  office … Read the full post …

 
It’s all about posture, how to correctly sit on your office chair January 12th, 2018

Having the correct sitting position is not just about sitting upright. There is a lot more involved in the mechanics of your spine. I’ve made the below guide to help you sit properly at your office desks. Trust me when I say this is hard to achieve, especially if your like me and sit on … Read the full post …

 
Ligneous January 11th, 2018

Ligneous pertains to furniture or items made of wood or material resembling wood, or means woody. Ligneous materials include: bagasse bamboo flax or hemp shives straw.

 
Getting value for money in office furniture January 11th, 2018

Gone are the days when the you didn’t have to worry about every expense. Nowdays every purchase has to be justified. Office furniture has many choices and much to consider so finding the right piece of office furniture for the right price will take a some shopping around. First thing you need to consider is … Read the full post …

 
What Does It Mean For You To Go Green? January 10th, 2018

Although environmental concerns are currently taking second place to financial ones, it may help to know how your business can contribute to saving the world. Every day people dispose of tonnes of waste, some of which may be of use to someone else. A good number of businesses now contribute, to some extent, to reducing … Read the full post …

 
Staging a successful meeting January 10th, 2018

Allow time for set-up and rehearsal and allow time between sessions to re-set meeting rooms. Book all meeting rooms at least 24 hours in advance. 1. Seating Plan, are the meeting tables and chairs arranged in the correct manner for the meeting format? Is the size of the room adequate for the number of people who … Read the full post …

 
Our world in motion January 10th, 2018

Digital technologies are enabling more people to work whilst they are on the move or at home.  Does this mean our days in the office are numbered? Those times when our acts of aggression towards our computers seem justified, you may not realize that; it may actually be making you a better person well in … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture by Numbers January 10th, 2018

Increasingly, manufacturers of office furniture are looking for new ways to make the idea of refurbishing an office more appealing. Some companies would like to have more say in the design of office furniture because they want to personalise it. There are an increasing number of office furniture outlets online because the people who run … Read the full post …

 
Working from your home office efficiently January 10th, 2018

If you are going to work from home, then setting up a home office makes perfect sense to give you a base to operate from. Working from home can save a lot of money in tax, and rent on office space and it is vital that the place in which you work should have a … Read the full post …

 
Do you know what your office chair is doing to your body? January 10th, 2018

If your work simply requires you to sit at a desk all day, it is easy to assume that this is a completely safe environment and that it is virtually impossible to harm your health. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Office work can present many health hazards so it is advisable to investigate the … Read the full post …

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  • Box Drawer

    A box drawer is a 6” high drawer in a pedestal or cabinet. It is intended to store small items e.g. pens and pencils, calculator, or other smaller stationery items.

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