Everybody knows that tables don’t really have eyes. But if they did, you can imagine being admonished just the same. You just can’t help it. It’s those legs! Each one is a supple 2″ x 3″ tapering down to a provocative 2″ x 2″ and capped off with a sassy finished steel boot. Yeah…and set at 45 degrees to the aprons…they kind of grab your attention.read more
Each month, Jonti-Craft works hard to release a new and exciting product for you. From technology focused products to book stands, we have designed a wide variety of new items for early learning. In case you missed a few over the past 6 months, here are some of the items we released: a light tablet, a tabletop charging station, an activity table with drawers, a mobile tall storage unit, a flat back pick-a-book, and a new mailbox organizer.read more
Media Centers, student commons, and libraries are transforming to meet the needs of teachers, students, and community groups as they change the way they gather, collaborate, teach, study, research, and learn.
Today’s media centers go beyond the traditional. In today’s spaces you can expect to see:
School Furnishings, Inc. has been helping libraries outfit their spaces for over twenty years—it is one of our specialties. Listed are a select few of our manufacturing partners who have innovative furniture, seating, and shelving to outfit your new or renovated media center:
Let’s face it, when you put a couple hundred children in a room, and it’s time to eat, things can get pretty noisy. Whether students are talking about what they’re going to do out on recess, or trading what’s on their lunch tray, there is a lot of commotion going on! With elliptical shaped cafeteria tables, from Mitchell Furniture Systems, principals have reported that their cafeterias are actually QUIETER because students can easily speak directly to anyone at the table. Speaking of space, the elliptical cafeteria tables have smaller footprints! In a 100’x100’ room, you can fit 110 elliptical café tables, whereas with 60” round tables, you can only fit 81 tables.
At School Furnishings, located in Nashua, NH, we supply the Mitchell ST-4872, an elliptical shaped cafeteria table, 48”x72” in size, with bench seating: it will seat 8-10 children. With sturdy construction, and built in the USA, this table is a quality product that will last for years to come. For added security, Mitchell tables are designed with automatic steel down locks, so when it is opened, it is secure. Equally important, they also incorporate the strongest up locks in the industry, so when being moved, the tables are as safe as possible. Custodians are quite happy with them also, as tables from Mitchell Furniture Systems utilize torsion bars and spring tubes, creating the best lift assists available, so that moving cafeteria tables is not such a chore! With rolled edges, and fully dressed end caps, these cafeteria tables are as safe as they are functional.
All of the tables offered by Mitchell are Greenguard® Indoor Air Quality certified, with ¾ particle board core tops, and Wilsonart® laminates for durability. Cafeteria tables endure a lot of punishment. Why not purchase the best quality available, so that your maintenance team isn’t repairing and replacing tables continuously? The Elliptically shaped ST-4872 cafeteria table, from Mitchell Furniture Systems is the answer to the question! Contact us at School Furnishings, in Nashua, NH to find out how you can have these cafeteria tables in your school! We can be reached at 603- 882-9418.
With the summer slowly drawing to a close, and the school year starting at many schools soon, many school departments are still purchasing school furniture for the upcoming year. This is definitely the busy time for us, and we understand that it can be very hectic for the school departments, who are trying to get everything in line for the new year.
Our advice to you is, don’t stress! Give us a call and a representative will gladly assist and guide you through the process while providing answers to all of your questions. School furniture is our specialty, and we strive to make this as easy a process as possible. Whether you are looking for cafeteria tables, lab benches for your science rooms, or just chairs and desks for your classrooms, we can make it happen at School Furnishings Inc.
School furniture has evolved over the years, and we strive to bring you the latest, greatest quality school furniture there is. Manufactured with the highest quality materials, these tables, desks and chairs will last for years. Also, we understand that if a comfortable environment isn’t provided, children are less apt to learn. That being the whole purpose of school, we strive to bring you the most comfortable products available for your students. At the same time, we will realize and understand the constraints of budgets in today’s day and age, and offer great values when it comes to school furniture. We are sure that you will be satisfied with structural integrity and pricing when you do business with School Furnishings Inc. If you have any questions about the purchase of new school furniture, or wish to speak with technical support about a particular product, give us a call at 603-882-9418 and someone will be glad to help you!
If your school committee or planning board is in the process of redesigning or outfitting new classroom laboratories, one of the first calls you should make is to School Furnishings Inc.
School Furnishings Inc. is a supplier of high quality school furniture and supplies, including lab furniture, located in Nashua, New Hampshire. With over 21 years in the school furniture industry, we have built a great reputation on supplying many New England towns with great quality furniture at reasonable pricing. We are also known for the support after the sale, with a technical support team that can assist you with any concerns you may have after your purchase. We carry a vast array of seating, desks, laboratory stations, lockers, and office furniture. We work with many local school departments on the procurement of these supplies. Some of our lab furniture suppliers are:
We supply only the highest quality lab furniture, which will last for decades. We are constantly searching for sources for the lab equipment that will complement your classroom at a price point that is acceptable. We provide sturdy workstations with multiple seating areas so that whether the student is working individually or in teams, they are comfortable. Our tables are chemical resistant, with a sturdy high quality laminate which will take years of use. Many of our manufacturers have taken the added step of producing their products with more environmentally friendly materials and are certified ‘green’ for the health and safety of our students, as well as the environment. So whether your school department is looking for tables and chairs, workstations, dollies, or other laboratory related furniture, give School Furnishings Inc. a call at 603-882-9418 and a representative will be glad to assist you with any questions or purchase!
School Furnishings, Inc. constantly searches for the best products at competitive prices, manufactured by companies you can count on. A featured partner is Academia Furniture Industries, located in Wood Ridge, NJ. Academia’s well made products carry a 15 year warranty: proof that Academia products are made to last.read more
Long glorified as the place to dip girls’ pigtails into the ink, a place to doodle, and a place to get a solid education, the humble desk has a rather interesting history.
Before the 1880s
Most kids didn’t go to school. If they did get a formal education, they received it at home on adult-sized desks, in schools on lecture tables or plain benches with no desk at all.
1880: The Fashion Desk
John Loughlin in Ohio invented the first school desk which became very popular. They attached to one another and were usually big enough to sit two or three children. Notice the ubiquitous inkwell. Apparently, the name was a result of a media campaign surrounding his invention. The United States enacted public school laws around this time which contributed to Loughlin’s success.
1920s: The Next Generation
As education evolved from writing on slate from primers to writing papers and owning textbooks, a need for a place for students to stash their things grew. Likewise, school desks evolved from fancy benches to personal desks with either raise-able lids or cubby holes underneath the tops.
This style continued well into the 1960s when manufacturers began to prefer steel and chrome to more expensive wood and iron designs (Notice the pretty teal color in the 1960s American Desk). Photo credits: Ed Tech Magazine
1970s: The Modern Era
The ’70s saw the advent of the modern plastic, fiberboard, and chrome wrap-around desks still in use in many areas today. The desk features a basket underneath to store books (and presumably book bags). Proponents of ergonomics argue that left-handed students suffer from the right-hand-centric design. Although there are left-handed designs available, sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough in the classrooms to go around.
Today there are as many options as ever. From elementary to collegiate settings, from directed reading tables to study cubicles, you can find any style of desk, table, chair, or combo sets in almost any color to suit your needs. Emphasis is on promoting collaborative learning, space-saving designs, and multi-functionality.
If you want to see more, be sure to visit your premiere School Furnishings provider where you can find thousands of products for your big or small school, study center, or library.
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