47384-82. This unit is marked “Seat Sample,” which is something manufacturers provide when designers &/or remodelers are considering interior changes to large spaces. And what better way to play home theater in a small space than with this attractive and super-cushy 2-seat unit? As a bonus, these seats include slide-up desk surfaces so you can take notes during the critically acclaimed Batman vs. Superman Needed Much More Wonder Woman Measures 4 x 3 x 2’.
47075-10. Paint it? Lacquer it? Stain it? Leave it as-is? This great old bookshelf unit is the rare piece that would look wonderful if you went any of those routes. And you’re lucky I don’t have room for this in my house, because if I did, the route I’d go would be to paint it red then lacquer it, and not just because I like the homonym humor of a bookshelf that’s already read. What would you do? Measures 77 ½ x 16 x 73 ½”H.
47384-124. In the fine rustic tradition of Waltons-inspired furniture (kids, ask your folks about John Boy, Mary Ellen, and Ike Godsey) comes this great old wooden spindle chair with the more-comfortable-than-it-sounds butt scoops.
47275-2 through -7. These elegant office chairs features curved wooden arms and legs that form lovely organic shapes while still providing a surprising amount of comfort with their light cadet blue upholstery. You can tell when I really like something in the Store because I don’t say snarky stuff about it, so you may have to arm wrestle me to get one of these.
46886-1. As we do with all wardrobes that come into Surplus, we’ve inspected this unit & declared it free of lions & witches, so you can sleep tight knowing your kids aren’t going to disappear within it & come back with an angry Tilda Swinton or something. Measures 20 x 34 x 67”H.
47119-4. “Didn’t you already post this cart some time ago?” I thought so, too, but it turns out this is the second one we’ve had in a year. Made to look like a very-retro sort of wheelbarrow with old-timey spindle wheels, this modern variant includes a plastic insert tray so you could, at least in theory, fill it with ice for beverages, lunches, etc. I tend to imagine these carts in florist shops or as props in old Dick Van Dyke movies in which he’s wearing some fantastic striped outfit & singing with an animated bird about the joys of the post office or something. Your mileage may vary. Measures 33 x 59 x 34”H.
Assorted colors and sizes, with prices ranging from $15 to $50. Photo represents a random sampling of available items as stock changes regularly. Please note: most file cabinets we have do not come with keys. If we receive the cabinet with keys, we tape them to the top or side of the cabinet. If you find a locking cabinet without keys, don’t despair—just tell any locksmith the alphanumeric code around the keyhole, and they can cut a new key for you for a nominal charge. UW Surplus does not accept returns of file cabinets that you thought had keys but did not, so be sure to check first!.
47042-8. Well, it was described to me as “rattan,” but I suppose it could be bamboo, since all the images I see when I do a “rattan” search are too finely woven to look anything like this chair, and then “wicker” seems to be even finer still (and was the stuff that everybody’s grandmother painted white back in the day & was impossibly uncomfortable in a SIT UP STRAIGHT, MISTER kind of way). So I concur (with myself) that this chair must, in fact, be bamboo. So say we all. And for what it’s worth, this chair looks really nice.
47022-81. Meet the “SolidKomfort” by Louis Rastetter & Sons Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It may look like a solid wooden chair with a vinyl seat (which it is), but it’s also a folding chair! Rastetter & Sons sold folding chairs in the 1920s – 1940s and patented this chair in the early 1930s. As you can see, it has survived in amazing fashion. A solid, if unheralded, American classic.
I love walking into a restaurant, no matter how modern, and seeing lots of old chairs in use—something about that seems both homey & sustainability-focused—and you can see that in evidence all around Seattle, which is awesome. So my hope for this bounty of [literally] old school wooden chairs is that they find their way to a coffee shop or restaurant, but I won’t feel bad if you want to bring them home, too.
47349-125, -126, -129, -295, -298, -306, -310, -312, -328. Where to begin? If you’re hunting for office chairs that don’t blend in with the crowd, look no further than these unique specimens in stylized cushion shapes with fabric I’ll call “Cinnamon Brown with Flourishes of Dark Brown Silly String.” As you can see, about half of these chairs have 5-spoke rolling bases while the other half sport a sort of flying buttress rolling leg set-up. Like Yogi Berra may have once said, “If they’re the sort of thing you like, you’ll love ‘em.”
47187-1. It was the dark wood graining in this round table that first caught my eye—it looks sturdy as well as earthy—and then the uniquely-shaped chrome legs act as a modern contrast to the wood tones in a marriage that’s more Ozzie & Harriet than The Lockhorns. THIS JUST IN: We’ve received 2 more matching tables, one an identical size to this model while the other is even larger! Measures 4’-diameter x 30”H.
47490-25. Here’s a corner bookshelf in a cute, compact size that should probably cause me angst as it hints at the diminished degree to which any of us has physical books anymore. That’s why I’ve added the word “curio” to the description because: sigh. But you also have to put that “How the Bleep Did I Get to be 40?” mug somewhere. Measures 6 ½ x 6 ½ x 46”H.
47175-1 through -25. Flamenco dancing, Pedro Almodovar films, Jamón serrano, Rioja wine—these are among the treasures of modern Spain. You may now add to that list Franch Silleria office furniture. These luxurious, high-back rolling conference chairs appear to be their “Dorso” model and are finished in rich black leather over coated metal legs. Each chair stamped “Franch Silleria” on the underside. Give your office or conference room a snap of Spanish design flavor!
47322-25. So here’s an odd table—it has a metal mesh surface, which I imagine helps prevent surface stains on your table if not your pants & floor. It’s surely a matter of time before some clever citizen writes in to explain to me why the item is the way it is (“That a rare flour-siftin’ table!”), and I’m sure there’s a good reason for a mesh surface; I just can’t think what that would be. There’s also a distinct possibility I’m overthinking this, and it’s just a table. Measures 3’ x 42” x 30”H.
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 I’ve looked in each one of these giant wardrobes and, so far anyway, haven’t seen any portals to strange lands, Turkish delight, or Tilda Swinton, so I’d say these are all safe for clothes and whatnot. Your mileage may vary. Each wardrobe measures 35 x 25 x 78”H and features an interior mirror. Plastic wrap in photos is to keep the doors from swinging open during moving.
47151-38. Here’s a large white laminate conference table that can also serve as a lunch table or a craft project table. Heck, you could also use it as a card table if you had, like, 2’-high cards or really long arms. Measures 41” x 8’ x 28”H.
Rows upon rows of file cabinets line our warehouse. Perfect to help you get organized with your spring cleaning project. We have a very strong selection of file cabinets in a variety of colors and styles. Photo represents a random sampling of available items as stock changes regularly.Please note: most file cabinets we have do not come with keys. If we receive the cabinet with keys, we tape them to the top or side of the cabinet. If you find a locking cabinet without keys, don’t despair—just tell any locksmith the alphanumeric code around the keyhole, and they can cut a new key for you for a nominal charge. UW Surplus does not accept returns of file cabinets that you thought had keys but did not.
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Among the first arrivals from the Lander Hall demolition project are these incredibly nice wood framed bulletin/ tackboards that each feature a carved, Husky-purple-ized “UW” in the top center. The photo shows front and back—boards may be installed using the bevel-boards on their backs or via convention drill/ hook means. Your semi-humble UW Surplus item writer has two of these boards at his desk and can attest they’re extra spiffy.
measures 4’ x 30”H.
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We’ve selected the finest wooden bookshelves from the soon-to-be-past-tense McCarty Hall, and they’re sure to go fast! Each oak bookshelf measures 1’ x 30” x 30”H and is sure to make even your trashiest novels look more important.