Furniture for Spaces

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

IKEA, Costco folding tables, Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Harbor Freight Tools,

Can you attach to wall? Get MDF Door blanks and big shelf brackets. Go to Lowe’s or homedepot, look up interior doors, Flush/Luaun style doors. Slab doors essentially.

Cheap as dirt, shelf brackets just as cheap, attach to wall, paint em or buy em white. Done!!!

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On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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And very mod!!!

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On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Joshua Marpet [email protected] wrote:

IKEA, Costco folding tables, Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Harbor Freight Tools,

Can you attach to wall? Get MDF Door blanks and big shelf brackets. Go to Lowe’s or homedepot, look up interior doors, Flush/Luaun style doors. Slab doors essentially.

Cheap as dirt, shelf brackets just as cheap, attach to wall, paint em or buy em white. Done!!!

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Hi Beth,

We outfitted our entire space with mid-century desks off of Craigslist and from the UW Surplus store. Each desk ranged in price from $20 - $75. You can’t beat the price, but they are SUPER heavy. As for the rest of our furniture we mostly used Craigslist and Value Village/Goodwill stores. Florida probably has something similar for surplus and used furniture.

IMHO second-hand is definitely the way to go… it gives the office a bit more of an eclectic feel, especially when everything has a bit of personality.

Best of luck filling up your space!

Jana Harper

@well_crafted

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On Apr 11, 2012, at 11:38 AM, Beth Michael Fine wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Great info Joshua!

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On Apr 11, 2:03 pm, Joshua Marpet <[email protected]> wrote:

IKEA, Costco folding tables, Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity ReStore,
Harbor Freight Tools,

Can you attach to wall? Get MDF Door blanks and big shelf brackets. Go to
Lowe's or homedepot, look up interior doors, Flush/Luaun style doors. Slab
doors essentially.
Cheap as dirt, shelf brackets just as cheap, attach to wall, paint em or
buy em white. Done!!!!!!!

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine <[email protected]>wrote:

> Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

> What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening
> up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites.
> It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height
> tables - preferably in white.

> What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

> Thanks

> Beth Avery Fine
> Palencia Business Center

> Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St.
> Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites
> and many, many public golf courses.

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81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome

···

BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

···

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On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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We went to an office furniture liquidator. Got your basic office chair, rolly, height adjustment, padding, etc for I think $79 each, maybe $70

John Wilker
Founder, 360|Conferences
(720) 381-2370
twitter: jwilker
johnwilker.com | 360|MacDev | 360|Flex | 360|iDev

···

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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http://www.gaiam.com/product/basic-balance-ball-chair.do?c3=118747403&SID=WG122SPRTAPEMACS&code=AFLOGOYFSALE&extcmp=ps_g_nb&OVMTC=Exact&site=&creative=10842368109&OVKEY=office%20ball%20chair&adpos=1t1&gclid=CJDK7u3or68CFQTd4Aodi1ogqA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M931M2

Exercise balls, FOR SOME PEOPLE, make great office chairs, look really cool, and are awesomely cheap.

Check out costco for office chairs, I think they had really nice ones for like 60.

Just my cheap ass $.02 again. Good luck.

···

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM, John Wilker [email protected] wrote:

We went to an office furniture liquidator. Got your basic office chair, rolly, height adjustment, padding, etc for I think $79 each, maybe $70

John Wilker
Founder, 360|Conferences

(720) 381-2370

twitter: jwilker

johnwilker.com | 360|MacDev | 360|Flex | 360|iDev

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Chairs are tricky. They’re very personal, in terms of effectiveness, needs, and desires.

We’ve done the office liquidation route for large purchases of chairs, which have gotten us some nice rolling chairs for <$150/each.

That said, we strongly encourage our members to invest in themselves and buy a high quality chair for themselves if they’re a full time member. This lets them choose their price point and select their needs based on tolerances for comfort and ergonomics without putting the pressure on us to deliver across the spectrum. If and when they leave, of course, the chair they’ve purchased goes along with them.

We’ve considered a model where people could pay an additional fee on their membership for premium chair upgrades, but felt that it trended too far into the “services and stuff” side of coworking and in reality, the return wasn’t significant.

The downside of this, of course, is that chairs aren’t aesthetically uniform. That works for us (or has worked for us) so far since we’ve got a more organic aesthetic anyway, so that should be taken into consideration.

-Alex

···

/ah

indyhall.org

coworking in philadelphia

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Joshua Marpet wrote:

http://www.gaiam.com/product/basic-balance-ball-chair.do?c3=118747403&SID=WG122SPRTAPEMACS&code=AFLOGOYFSALE&extcmp=ps_g_nb&OVMTC=Exact&site=&creative=10842368109&OVKEY=office%20ball%20chair&adpos=1t1&gclid=CJDK7u3or68CFQTd4Aodi1ogqA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M931M2

Exercise balls, FOR SOME PEOPLE, make great office chairs, look really cool, and are awesomely cheap.

Check out costco for office chairs, I think they had really nice ones for like 60.

Just my cheap ass $.02 again. Good luck.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM, John Wilker [email protected] wrote:

We went to an office furniture liquidator. Got your basic office chair, rolly, height adjustment, padding, etc for I think $79 each, maybe $70

John Wilker
Founder, 360|Conferences

(720) 381-2370

twitter: jwilker

johnwilker.com | 360|MacDev | 360|Flex | 360|iDev

On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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As far as chairs are concerned, we bought a bunch of different chairs from Craigslist and UW Surplus but we give people the option to bring in their own. This works pretty well for us as all of our desks are dedicated & permanent.

Jana Harper

@well_crafted

···


@workatthemill


206.601.0127




On Apr 12, 2012, at 10:35 AM, Alex Hillman wrote:

Chairs are tricky. They’re very personal, in terms of effectiveness, needs, and desires.

We’ve done the office liquidation route for large purchases of chairs, which have gotten us some nice rolling chairs for <$150/each.

That said, we strongly encourage our members to invest in themselves and buy a high quality chair for themselves if they’re a full time member. This lets them choose their price point and select their needs based on tolerances for comfort and ergonomics without putting the pressure on us to deliver across the spectrum. If and when they leave, of course, the chair they’ve purchased goes along with them.

We’ve considered a model where people could pay an additional fee on their membership for premium chair upgrades, but felt that it trended too far into the “services and stuff” side of coworking and in reality, the return wasn’t significant.

The downside of this, of course, is that chairs aren’t aesthetically uniform. That works for us (or has worked for us) so far since we’ve got a more organic aesthetic anyway, so that should be taken into consideration.

-Alex

/ah

indyhall.org

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On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Joshua Marpet wrote:

http://www.gaiam.com/product/basic-balance-ball-chair.do?c3=118747403&SID=WG122SPRTAPEMACS&code=AFLOGOYFSALE&extcmp=ps_g_nb&OVMTC=Exact&site=&creative=10842368109&OVKEY=office%20ball%20chair&adpos=1t1&gclid=CJDK7u3or68CFQTd4Aodi1ogqA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M931M2

Exercise balls, FOR SOME PEOPLE, make great office chairs, look really cool, and are awesomely cheap.

Check out costco for office chairs, I think they had really nice ones for like 60.

Just my cheap ass $.02 again. Good luck.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM, John Wilker [email protected] wrote:

We went to an office furniture liquidator. Got your basic office chair, rolly, height adjustment, padding, etc for I think $79 each, maybe $70

John Wilker
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twitter: jwilker

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On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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In addition, these commercial-grade chairs typically come w/ 5-year warranties. Check whatever you buy, unless you’re ok that you’ve might have effectively bought a disposable chair that you replace once every other year.

Jerome

···

BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 12, 2012, at 12:36 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

An ergonomic chair is key. Especially if you stand behind the value in coworking that it makes work better! You can provide community, stocked break room, events, etc. but if your members have to sit on a wood crate all day, many would rather go to the corporate office where they can get in a comfortable chair.

For me, I have a standard office chair but it’s not as ergonomic as the one I have at home. Thus, I prefer to work at home many times to alleviate my neck and shoulder pain. Yes, it’s cheaper to go to CostCo, Garage sales, or even go dumpster diving, but the return you and your members will get will be Nill! Provide them proper ergonomics and everyone will be greatful for the benefit (even if it’s not openly recognised).

Top of the Line ergonomic chairs are:

Steelcase Leap

Allsteel Acuity

Haworth Zody

Knoll Generation

However, if you don’t have $500 or so to drop on each chair, look for the following features in any chair you buy:

  1. Can the height be adjusted to bring various seized people up to the worksurface?
  2. Does the chair swivel and tilt to allow for proper blood flow and movement during the day. Our bodies were not design to sit in a fixed static position all day, movement is good!
  1. Can the arms be adjusted? Not just up and down but in and out and forward and backward. If the arms are too far forward you can’t get close to your work, you shoud be able to slide them back. They should also move in and out to land right under your elbow when seated in a neutral position. If teya re too wide or too narrow, you will strain your neck and shoulders trying to put your elbows on the arm pad.
  1. Are the arms attached to back rest or under the seat. If when you recline the arms are pointing in the air, that’s not good. Your arms should stay level with the worksurface even when you recline.
  1. Lastly, if you are on concrete floors, get a chair with casters that are soft, rubbery, or have a breaking mechanism. Most chairs are made for rolling on carpet. When you put them on a hard floor they are TOO mobile and thus will put strain on your core muscles.

There are lost of options on the market and the best place to get access to the hundreds out there is to go to your local contract furniture dealer (see my previous email on how to find one). They will have access to chairs priced for $50 - $1000. Just go in telling them what your budget is, and the list of features you want. They’ll do the shopping for you and provide options for you to try. Sometimes, they’ll even send one to your office to sit in for a few days before making your final decision.

Worth every penny!

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Hello Jerome,

I manufacture custom pieces out of wood and steel, My shop has been focused lately on industrial office furniture that we build custom to fit any space. We offer a design/build/finish/installation service that Im sure you might be interested in. My shop is located in Ontario, CA. Let me know I can help you with something.


Thanks

Alejandro

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On Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:38:34 PM UTC-7, Jerome wrote:

In addition, these commercial-grade chairs typically come w/ 5-year warranties. Check whatever you buy, unless you’re ok that you’ve might have effectively bought a disposable chair that you replace once every other year.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 12, 2012, at 12:36 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

An ergonomic chair is key. Especially if you stand behind the value in coworking that it makes work better! You can provide community, stocked break room, events, etc. but if your members have to sit on a wood crate all day, many would rather go to the corporate office where they can get in a comfortable chair.

For me, I have a standard office chair but it’s not as ergonomic as the one I have at home. Thus, I prefer to work at home many times to alleviate my neck and shoulder pain. Yes, it’s cheaper to go to CostCo, Garage sales, or even go dumpster diving, but the return you and your members will get will be Nill! Provide them proper ergonomics and everyone will be greatful for the benefit (even if it’s not openly recognised).

Top of the Line ergonomic chairs are:

Steelcase Leap

Allsteel Acuity

Haworth Zody

Knoll Generation

However, if you don’t have $500 or so to drop on each chair, look for the following features in any chair you buy:

  1. Can the height be adjusted to bring various seized people up to the worksurface?
  2. Does the chair swivel and tilt to allow for proper blood flow and movement during the day. Our bodies were not design to sit in a fixed static position all day, movement is good!
  1. Can the arms be adjusted? Not just up and down but in and out and forward and backward. If the arms are too far forward you can’t get close to your work, you shoud be able to slide them back. They should also move in and out to land right under your elbow when seated in a neutral position. If teya re too wide or too narrow, you will strain your neck and shoulders trying to put your elbows on the arm pad.
  1. Are the arms attached to back rest or under the seat. If when you recline the arms are pointing in the air, that’s not good. Your arms should stay level with the worksurface even when you recline.
  1. Lastly, if you are on concrete floors, get a chair with casters that are soft, rubbery, or have a breaking mechanism. Most chairs are made for rolling on carpet. When you put them on a hard floor they are TOO mobile and thus will put strain on your core muscles.

There are lost of options on the market and the best place to get access to the hundreds out there is to go to your local contract furniture dealer (see my previous email on how to find one). They will have access to chairs priced for $50 - $1000. Just go in telling them what your budget is, and the list of features you want. They’ll do the shopping for you and provide options for you to try. Sometimes, they’ll even send one to your office to sit in for a few days before making your final decision.

Worth every penny!

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

Any suggestions on desk chair options???

Hard wood style or plastic vs. upholstered soft style.

If I’m going to sit for hours I prefer upholstered soft style but this can run $65.00 and up for good quality used chairs and over $100.00 new.

IKEA has inexpensive wood & plastic chairs for as little as $25.00 but I dont see the quality in them for long periods of use.

Let me know know what you think.

Thanks

Sent from my iPhone
Santiago Rivera

www.sobecoworks.com

On Apr 11, 2012, at 6:20 PM, Jerome Chang [email protected] wrote:

81’x…10’? Sounds like you might run into ADA issues if you’re not careful. Will need a 5’ turning diameter unless you have two exits.

Bar height tables also don’t look ADA friendly unless you have other comparable areas for the disabled. Try mixing up the type of seating.

Jerome


BLANKSPACES
“work FOR yourself, not BY yourself”

www.blankspaces.com
ph: 323.330.9505 | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:13 PM, Adrienne Normand wrote:

Call a local contract furniture dealer. They have the greatest buying power and can direct you to a product that gives the best bang for your buck.

Any major furniture line will list who their dealers are by region or city on their website. Each dealer has access to over 300 manufacturers in all price ranges in addition to their major line.

Major lines include:

Allsteel

Hon

Steelcase

Knoll

Herman Miller

Haworth

Kimball

KI

Look for the following brands to get you great down and dirty pricing:

Hon

Turnstone

AIS

ABCO

Etc.

More can be found listed at www.neocon.com

You have negotiating power at a contract furniture dealer. The more you buy and the stronger your relationship is in working with the dealer, the better your price is AND service! No screwing brackets to the back of doors yourself!

Adrienne

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Beth Michael Fine [email protected] wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

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Finally published a free download on how Cohere does DIY furniture mixing IKEA, estate sales, craiglist and building our own clear boards. Please enjoy! http://coherecommunity.com/shop/diy-coworking-decor

Angel

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 12:38:10 PM UTC-6, Beth Michael Fine wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

IKEA makes great height adjustable legs that are very affordable… plus if the height adjustable trend changes, so can the tables.

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:38:10 PM UTC-5, Beth Michael Fine wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.

Resurrecting an older (original post.) Long time lurker of this group - coworking has interested me for over 10 years - and now have a question prompted by this recent post…

https://sheraton.marriott.com/the-collective/behind-design-community-table/

First, though, some background: where I live, most coworking = the wework’s of the world, which, IMO, is (small) office sub-leasing. So I had the idea for “pop-up” coworking spaces in unrented/idle commercial space. I have a few nibbles from space owners/agents and now am poking around for furniture - specifically desks - that might have travel to a few spaces over time. I’ve always thought used desks would be cheap/cool/eclectic, but am personally very picky where I set up shop when in an open space.

That all said, any rec’s for countertop height community desks?

PS, if you run a great space yourself and are interested in consulting on operations, MARCOM and/or tech, please let me know.

Sean

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:38:10 PM UTC-4, Beth Michael Fine wrote:

Looking for a bar height cowork tables preferrably white at a great price.

What are you doing in terms of furniture for your space? We are opening up our coworking space in the front spot of our executive office suites. It measures 81 feet long by 10 feet wide. Looking for some bar height tables - preferably in white.

What types of resources have you used for your furniture.

Thanks

Beth Avery Fine

Palencia Business Center

Now booking for summer cowork spaces in the historical city of St. Augustine, Florida. Minutes away from beautiful beaches, historical sites and many, many public golf courses.