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The Best School Desks - Used, Vintage, Antique and More

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

School Desks for Sale

Are you a teacher, administrative employee, or just an outright enthusiast looking to find some good old-fashioned school desks for sale? If so, you're already on the right track by surfing the web. It can be awfully time-consuming and frustrating trying to get a hold of these in any stores around your area. Think about all the great kinds you could be missing out on like antique, vintage, or cheap wooden school desks for sale.

Used Vintage and Antique School Desks for Sale


These are some of the most popular items nowadays for those who enjoy collecting vintage and antique furniture. The first school desks were reported to be used in 1863 in Indianapolis, Indiana by a local principal named James Rankin. Up until they were mass produced in the 1960s, they were consistently made from wood. During the 1960s they were constructed from metal and aluminum. This means you can find used vintage and old-fashioned antique school desks for sale that are both wooden and metal.

It's important to keep in mind that there may not be a lot of metal ones around that are still in good condition. You would be better off looking for a wooden one made from a strong hardwood like mahogany or oak, however this type of wood is not cheap. Try looking on websites like eBay, Craigslist, Amazon, and Collector's Weekly for the best selections. You might be able to contact some educational facilities in your area or local flea markets for antique and used vintage school desks for sale at a cheap price. There may be slim pickings, but it's worth a shot to avoid paying costly shipping fees.

Old-fashioned furniture is extremely popular because people like the way it looks. So when you buy vintage and antique school desks for sale, you might want to do some minor renovations to them to make them look more attractive, depending on what kind of condition they are in. If you have a metal design, a rust-removing solvent can be used to both remove the blemishes as well as prevent future oxidation. There are a lot of cheap supplies you can buy to help you bring your antique school desks back to life. Sandpaper, paint and paintbrushes, and a stain or varnish are just a few more things that can help.

Cheap School Desks for Sale


If you're looking to get a large quantity of these, or you just want to save on some money, there are a few things to keep in mind. The prices for this type of furniture all depend on a number of factors, such as:

Condition - In the case of used vintage and antique school desks, what kind of condition are they in? Is the metal rusting? Is the wood a bit dry-rotted? Is one of the legs broken? Obviously, things like this will affect the price of each model.

Material - Certain types of material are more expensive than others. For example, you can find some cheap school desks for sale made from plastic or aluminum, but the ones constructed from oak and mahogany are going to be a lot more expensive due to the high quality of wood being used.

Craftsmanship - The manufacturer's will decide whether or not they will charge extra for the amount of craftsmanship used. Old-fashioned school desks tend to be handmade, and in many cases are top-quality and go for a high price. If you're looking for a cheap price, consider mass-produced models.

New or Used - It's a lot easier to find cheap school desks for sale if you get them used. You can try checking local educational facilities, flea markets, and even used furniture stores, or you can look online at websites like Amazon, eBay, yakaz, craigslist, and bonanzle.

There are tons of websites that have school desks for sale, whether you need a wooden or metal one, a used vintage or old wooden antique style, or a cheap and affordable price. Your best bet is to take advantage of all the resources available and shop around, compare prices, and do research to learn more about which design is right for you.






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Comments

Jul 10, 2010 10:47am
jcmayer777
Nice job, Travis. I've always found that you get what you pay for. These days, you can buy cheap school desks just about anywere, but they are made of particle board with low grade laminate. If you can find an older, solid hardwood desk, it should last you a lifetime.
Aug 13, 2010 11:02pm
chezfat
I've always been a fan of hitting up thrift stores for old antique furniture - you can usually find a good cheap antique school desk for sale for a pretty great price if you look around.
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