Furniture Purchasing Tips, Mark Downs, Office Furniture

Buying Used Furniture Tips

Used Furniture

When it comes to buying new furniture for the office, many owners feel the need to jump right into buying brand new furniture for every aspect of their space. While new furniture is always nice, it may not be worth the expense. Business owners can achieve the same updated look while purchasing used furniture pieces. Here are some tips when looking for used furniture:

  1. Try to determine what year the piece was made. Most wood furniture built after the 1960s is created with particle wood, which is less valuable than other woods. If the piece was built before the 1960s, it is probably more valuable.
  2. Look for obvious damage, but don’t become discouraged. Surface chips and scratches can normally be fixed by restoration or refinishing.
  3. Check the stability of the piece. If drawers get stuck or the legs seem shaky, the piece is probably not worth the purchase.
  4. Choose individual pieces rather than attempting to purchase a whole set at once. You can achieve the same look but at a lower price.


At Mark Downs Office Furniture, we specialize in used furniture for your new office space. Our trained professionals will be able to answer any of your questions and assist you in deciding on a piece of used furniture. Whether you are furnishing your home office or creating a new space for your staff, Mark Downs has the furniture to suit your needs and fit your style.

At Mark Downs Office Furniture, we specialize in new and used furniture to help turn your office into a collaborative space for your employees. From desks, to ergonomic chairs, to conference room tables, Mark Downs has everything you need to create a comfortable and welcoming work environment for your employees.

Want to get started with Mark Downs? Search our website for furniture pieces or stop in to our showroom, located conveniently in Cockeysville. Have a specific question? Call us today at 410-771-6800 to speak to a trained staff member.

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