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Jan 16 2018
The Complete Guide to Office Desks

| Office Desks

Despite ever-evolving technology in the workplace, desks are still very much a part of almost every office employee's day-to-day work life. It’s where your computer lives, it’s where you file away your documents and, when it comes down to it, your desk is your home away from home. Whether you’re designing a home office or you need to replace the old desk in your corporate corner office, there’s a lot to choose from, and it can be tough to make a decision. This comprehensive guide to office desks is designed to give you a solid understanding of where to start your search.


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Oct 4 2017
The Complete Guide to Desk Cleaning

| Furniture Maintenance, Office Desks, Office Organization, Problem Solutions

How do I clean my desk? Not all office desks are created equal, and you'll need to take the construction of yours into account before you jump into a potentially harmful cleaning routine. Read on for our recommendations for keeping your desk looking like new year after year.


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Aug 7 2017
Veneer Or Laminate: Which Should I Choose?

| Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Years ago, in a much different environment than I work in now, a coworker said, "We spend more time with each other at work than we do with our families— I'm glad I like you guys." How true, I thought. I still think so today, in my corporate office environment. Unless you work with your spouse or teach in the school that your children attend, it is likely that you spend more waking hours in close contact with coworkers than with your family. Same goes for your office furniture. Even if you sit in the same spot on the couch at home to put your socks on in the morning and watch a show or two before the news at night, you still can't top the number of hours you sit in your office chair or use your desk or filing cabinet.


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July 26 2017
Office Desks for Two

| Office Design, Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Looking for an office desk built for two? No matter if you and your spouse want to work in your home office together or you need to save space in your small business any way you can, an office desk for 2 is an ideal option. Below you'll find some of our newest and best-selling T-shaped desks and dual workstations that will help you maximize your space while allowing every employee to work comfortably.


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July 12 2017
On Trend: Office Benching Pros and Cons

| Now Trending, Office Desks, Office Life, Problem Solutions

Whether you refer to it as a benching system or open concept office furniture, this type of desking has its benefits and drawbacks. Take a look at some of the top pros and cons to office benching to find out if this solution could be right for your office.


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Apr 25 2017
How to Set Up an Open Office Fast

| Office Design, Office Desks, Problem Solutions

Whether your business is moving to a new building or you’re starting from scratch with a new startup company, furnishing a new office space is no simple feat. It’s easy to underestimate the amount of work and time it takes to select, ship and assemble new cubicle systems and open concept workstations. Fortunately, there are fast and easy solutions that make the process much easier. Here are some of the benefits of ordering furniture from the Open Plan Systems Lightning collection.


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Apr 19 2017
The Complete Guide to Partitions, Cubicles & Room Dividers

| Office Design, Office Desks, Office Organization

Turning a large open space into an office that fosters productivity can be a tall order to fill. How do you know how many cubicles can fit into the space? Are cubicles what you really want, or should you incorporate an open concept design into the office instead? For all your workspace design needs, NBF offers complimentary space planning services to help you determine what type of panel and desking system to add to your office. To get started, consider the different types of panels and dividers available to you.


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Mar 22 2017
How to Clean Your Workstation

| Furniture Maintenance, How To Instructions, Office Desks

We all get busy at the office, so it can be easy to let our workspaces go and for mess to build up over time. A cluttered and dirty desk can negatively affect productivity and employee happiness, so do yourself a favor and take our tips for cleaning your workspace and keeping it clean for good.


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Feb 27 2017
How to Protect Wood Veneer Desks & Tables

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions, Office Desks, Office Tables

If you plan on using your veneer desk or table for years, you’ll want to know how to keep that beautiful finish looking its best even after daily use. Make a habit out of performing these regular maintenance tasks, and you’ll thank yourself for it in the long run.

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Feb 22 2017
The Esquire Desk in Driftwood: A New Color for an Old Favorite

| Collection Spotlights, Furniture Materials, Industry News, Now Trending, Office Desks

Okay, so the NBF Signature Series Esquire reception collection isn’t that old per se, but it does come in a brand new color for 2017. With the success Esquire has found in its traditional mahogany color, we thought it was about time we bring a softer, more modern look to this already sleek and sophisticated desk. Introducing: The Esquire Reception Desk in Driftwood.


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Feb 13 2017
All About Desk Returns

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design, Office Desks

If you’re shopping for an L- or U-shaped desk online, then you’ll want to know exactly what type of return you’ll need for your office before you make a purchase. A “desk return” refers to the portion of one of these desks that attaches to the main computer desk and extends outward to one side. On a U-desk, the return is often referred to as a bridge, which attaches the main desk to the credenza. ...

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Nov 16 2016
3 Problems the Right Reception Desk Can Solve

| Office Desks, Waiting Rooms

Your business’s waiting room is almost always its first impression on visitors. Shouldn’t it make a good one? Everyone deserves a beautiful office, whether your business is struggling to stick to a tight budget or to find enough storage space for everyone. Whatever your problem in the waiting room may be, you can bet there’s a reception desk that will help solve it.


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Sep 14 2016
Standing Height Solutions for Government Employees

| GSA, Office Desks

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to use up those government budget dollars before you lose them for good. When it comes to office furniture for government employees, there’s one trend that seems to be growing more and more every year—the need for standing furniture solutions. Alternating between sitting and standing has been proven time and time again to increase blood flow, leading to healthier, happier and more productive employees. It’s no wonder government offices are hopping on board the standing height bandwagon, as the benefits of this type of furniture have proven themselves to be quite noteworthy. If your government office has already made the decision to equip the space with standing height solutions, then this list of our best-selling GSA approved standing desks is for you.


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Aug 29 2016
Famous People Who Used Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

Standing and moving throughout the work day are recommended to ward off negative health effects. Adding a standing desk to your office can make it that much easier to do both, all while still staying on task. There’s also a lot of research that suggests, in addition to health benefits, individuals also become more focused and more creative when they incorporate a standing height desk into their workspace....

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Aug 22 2016
Standing Desks: Simple Desktop Solutions

| Brand Spotlights, Office Desks, Standing Desks

So you have read the research and viewed the various news stories – you know that standing and sitting periodically through the day offers a substantial list of long term health benefits. Now you are looking to actually implement one in your office, but you’re left wondering how and about the actual logistics. Chances are you already have a desk in your office. If it needs to be replaced and the budget is in place for you to do so, adding a standing desk is not too difficult. There are many desks on the market with varying features that can accommodate your specific working needs. All it takes is a little bit of shopping around.


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Aug 17 2016
NBF Exclusive Standing Height Solutions

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

You’ve probably heard by now that the sedentary office lifestyle is leading to a rise in heart disease and other health issues. Studies have shown that moving throughout the work day is the best way to combat the negative side effects of being chained to your desk. That’s why the furniture experts behind our exclusive NBF Signature Series line have helped develop standing and adjustable height solutions to suit every workspace. These are just some of our most popular collections and personal favorites!


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Aug 15 2016
Incorporate a Balance of Standing and Sitting at Work

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks, Standing Desks

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Aug 8 2016
How to Get a Standing Desk in Your Office

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks

After looking at all of the compiled research, you’ve decided that getting a standing desk is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work. Now that the choice has been made, actually adding a standing desk to your office can be a daunting task to say the least. There’s a vast selection of standing desks to choose from. Plus, many employees don’t have the option to decide whether or not they get to have a new desk. Here’s how you can get a standing desk in your workspace once and for all.


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Mar 3 2016
Now Trending: Glass Top Desks & Tables

| Now Trending, Office Desks, Office Tables

There’s no denying that modern style furniture gives an office a sleek, sophisticated edge. One trend we’ve been seeing a lot recently is implementing this edgy look by incorporating desks and tables that have glass tops and metal bases. The glass top is clear, creating the illusion of the space looking larger, and metallic bases give off a sleek shine that has the same effect. Here are some of the ways we’ve seen this trend in office furniture lately.


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Feb 25 2016
1 Desk 3 Ways: The At Work L-Shaped Desk

| Office Design, Office Desks

Furniture changes based on the person (or people) using it, and there are countless ways to use and style the same desk. Here are three ways our customers have styled the versatile NBF Signature Series At Work L-Shaped Desk!

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Feb 23 2016
The Complete Guide to Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

So you’ve heard that sitting all day, every day is detrimental to your health, and you’d like to do something about that. Great! Deciding to get a standing desk for your office is easy, but choosing the right standing desk for your space and for your work style is another matter entirely. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to standing desks which includes everything you should consider before taking the plunge.

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Feb 16 2016
Our Top 10 Standing Desks & Tables

| Office Desks, Office Tables, Standing Desks

February is commonly the time of year when new year’s resolutions fall by the wayside and we forget all about the goals we wanted to achieve due to our busy work schedules. Don’t let this happen to you! If your resolution is to stay healthy in the office this year, then we’ve got plenty of standing desks and tables to help you out....

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Nov 5 2015
Office Desks Worth the Splurge

| Office Design, Office Desks

Most people don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for new office furniture, and the cost, no matter what you’re buying, is an understandable concern for any business; however, some things are simply worth the investment. Take a look at our top five picks for office desks that you’ll thank yourself for splurging on....

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Sep 28 2015
How to Clean Your Desk

| Furniture Maintenance, Office Desks

When was the last time you cleaned your desk at work? When was the last time said cleaning went beyond moving papers and shuffling documents? Chances are, it has been quite some time. Keeping a clean desk not only presents a professional image, but it can help to create a healthier and more organized you. Here are some steps to help you keep your desk clean.

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July 28 2015
How to Use Accessories to Organize a Desk

| How To Instructions, Office Decor & Accessories, Office Desks

Office accessories – they may be small and seemingly insignificant, but they can make a huge impact not only on how your space looks, but also on how well you work. Most of us long for an organized desk; here are some ideas on how to use office accessories to help you achieve just that.

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Apr 21 2015
Budget, Commercial, Heirloom: Traditional Executive Desk

| Office Design, Office Desks

Are you in need of a traditional executive desk to bring stately appeal and luxurious work space to your office? While the selection is sure to be vast, it can also prove to be overwhelming. Maybe you’re on a strict budget or maybe your main priority is quality. Either way, it can only further complicate the issue. We’re all about making things easier and simpler at NBF; here are three classic, executive desks that can help you meet your price range and quality needs!

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Mar 31 2015
Statement Desks: Our Top Picks

| Furniture Materials, Office Design, Office Desks

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Mar 27 2015
What Types of Storage Drawers Come with This Desk?

| Furniture Materials, Office Desks, Office Storage & Filing

When shopping for office furniture, it is important to note the different storage options available for each desk. Ask yourself the following questions: how many and what type of storage drawers do I need? Fortunately, there are plenty of options for you choose from to keep your workspace organized and clutter free.

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Jan 27 2015
Different Types of Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

While research points to all standing desks offering long term health benefits, it’s important to know that there are still many different kinds, each offering various design aspects and functions. Often, when one thinks about a standing desk, the first image that comes to mind is one that is an entirely separate unit with a preset height that cannot be changed, such as this Statesman Standing Height Desk.

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Dec 10 2014
The Benefits of Standing Height Tables and Desks

| Office Desks, Office Tables, Standing Desks

Standing and adjustable height desks are a win-win for both employees and employers alike because they offer ergonomic benefits to the user’s health while keeping employees more alert, typically resulting in higher levels of productivity.

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Nov 6 2014
 The Benefits of Adjustable Height Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

So maybe you’ve heard—sitting is the new smoking. But is it true? We wanted to get the opinion of someone who recently switched from sitting all day, every day to alternating between sitting and standing, so we arranged an interview. We interviewed Jay Miller, who works for a financial services firm that recently outfitted its office employees with adjustable height desks. Here’s what he had to say:

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Sep 4 2014
Statesman Standing Desks

| Office Desks, Standing Desks

Part of our exclusive NBF signature Series line of furniture, the Statesman Standing Height Desks have a lot to offer, and you won’t be able to find them anywhere but here. Standing desks are beneficial to your health, and these particular standing desks offer handsome good looks as well as a sturdy construction that you’re sure to appreciate. Take a more detailed look at what makes the Statesman Standing Desks such popular products here at National Business Furniture:

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Dec 23 2013
Why You Should Consider a Standing Desk

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks, Standing Desks

Standing desks may appear to be an entirely new product, but they aren’t. They were first popular back in the 18th and 19th century in homes and offices of the wealthy. Some famed people even previously used standing desks, including Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway....

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Nov 14 2013
The Bestar Connexion Desks

| Brand Spotlights, Office Desks

Compact Desks vs. ...

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Aug 14 2013
ANSI/BIFMA Testing for Desks

| Industry News, Office Desks

As we have covered in our overview of ANSI/BIFMA...

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The Complete Guide to Desk Cleaning

| Furniture Maintenance, Office Desks, Office Organization, Problem Solutions

How do I clean my desk? Not all office desks are created equal, and you'll need to take the construction of yours into account before you jump into a potentially harmful cleaning routine. Read on for our recommendations for keeping your desk looking like new year after year.


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