Winners Only Office Furniture | Forest Glenn Collection

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The Forest Glenn Collection by Winners Only Furniture is similar to their existing lines, just with a fresh new finish!  With the Forest Glenn Collection what you are getting is Country Styled Office collection with an executive desk, option of a Forest Glenn Credenza Desk with hutch and locking file cabinet.  As with all Winners Only Home Office Furniture, the Forest Glenn collection has the following quality benefits:

  • Made by Winners Only
    • Winners Only doesn’t source this product out to other manufacturers they actually produce this desk
    • Winners Only actually controls the design/production/packaging/ and most importantly Quality Control
  • State of the art finish application
    • Winners Only has built an impressive state-of-the-art finishing facility which offers a controlled, dust-free environment geared toward making their finish, smoother; cleaner and stronger.
  • Fine Details:
    • Locking drawers
    • Sanded and FINISHED drawers
    • Dovetailed construction
    • Drawer glides that are smooth and practically noise free (no sandy gritty feel when you pull the drawer out)
  • Celebrity Ownership
    • Winners Only is the chosen desk for many cost conscious; quality conscious consumers including:
      • Reagan Library (for whom Furniture From Home was the supplier)
      • The private home of George W. Bush Sr.
      • Many home across the nation with an eye for quality affordable furnishings.

How to get a quote for the Forest Glenn Collection by Winners Only.  Email sales@FurnitureFromHome.com with the items you need and your shipping zip code for an almost instant quote.  Or call us toll free 866.794.8861 x 3 for sales.

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Executive Desk Review

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As a furniture store owner and a self-described furniture guy, I have logged thousands of hours analyzing furniture from all parts of the globe.  I’ve decided today to let my blog followers in on how I (as a professional) look for value and quality in an executive desk.

For starters, what is an executive desk:

Wikipedia does a nice job of defining the characteristics of an executive desk or in their case (and what is also known as) a pedestal desk.  So if you want the professional and long winded definition be sure to visit their page.  My definition of the most commonly associated executive desk or pedestal desk as it is called, is a formal desk commonly used in an executives office or in a large and formal home office.  The basic configuration and design of the executive desk is to have two pedestals and a desk top.

A picture example of an executive desk by Winners Only Furniture is:

Cherry Executive Desk | Example

Here is a video example of an executive desk by Coaster Furniture:

Here is a list of things that I look into while analyzing the value of an executive desk:

First and foremost before I will even look at a new piece of furniture for the store, I will look at the price.  Pricing is important to me because I use it as a gauge for what I’m looking for in the overall quality of the piece of furniture.  For example, on a less expensive piece I’m not going to expect as much… or put another way, I’m going to be looking to be impressed with the quality features that THEY DID include.

If I were to over generalize the furniture business you have two types of suppliers, suppliers that sell high volumes of product at a very competitive price and suppliers that sell a much lower volume of product at a much higher mark-up; because of the exclusivity of the product.  I look at the price first because whereas I’m willing to pay the extra cost for a special piece of furniture or design, I’m only willing to pay that premium if the improvements on the piece are unique and valuable enough.

Second, I start to look at every detail on the executive desk.  I run my hands over the finish; I open each drawer; I close each drawer; I smell the furniture (I know sounds funny, but if the furniture smells too much like chemicals or even organic materials, I pass immediately); I run my hands under the desk top; I run my hands over the inside of the drawers; I slam the drawers shut; I look under the desk top to see how the finish is applied (if applied) to the bottom of the desk top; I look at all the connection points (the points where the desk is “assembled” in the home) for weaknesses and gaps.

Here is a list of the things that I’m looking for:

1. Finish quality
2. Finished or at least sanded inside drawers
3. Solid drawers, not crooked or sloppily put together
4. Smooth, good quality extension side glides
5. Attractively designed elements, like storage and components
6. Logically and ergonomically considered design (such as pull out bottom for computer desk top)
7. Does the desk of excess glue coming out of joints?
8. Does the desk of unsightly nails connecting the drawers?
9. If the desk has locking mechanisms, what quality are they?
10. When I run my fingers over the top and bottom, does it feel smooth and flat?

Of all the above actions the most important one to me, to establish a value of the executive desk is going to be related to how the finish quality is on the desk.  In my experience, if the finish of the desk is nice, strong and without “overspray” or a “goopy” feeling, than the rest of the desk is going to be generally constructed well. There are differences in how a finish is applied to a product, depending on which factory the product is coming from.  For example, the Winners Only executive desk is finished in a state of the art, dust-free factory setting.  This process makes for a consistently great finish.

After I have spent 10 minutes looking over each detail of the executive desk I usually feel like I have a good idea of the “value” of the particular piece.  Getting the “value” is an important process, because it determines whether or not we are going to let the piece represent us in our furniture store.   In general, I tend to try and stay away from the lower-end of the market… not because there is anything wrong with an absolute low cost good, rather because I think of my company as a sort-of hands-on, shopping assistance, type of service and we just can’t afford to give that level of service with the lower end of the home office marketplace.  I also tend to stay away from what I feel is overpriced… I’d consider something overpriced if it is not sufficiently unique to differentiate itself from something else already on the open market, at a higher price.

What I’m left with is home office furniture, just like is listed on our site and in our store.    Each piece in our store is representative of value, quality and style.

This site is dedicated to Winners Only, precisely because in my experience they have the highest quality product at the best value of a price.  When you choose a Winners Only product and are comparing it to other brands, if the design elements are equal to you… and if the pricing is close; go with the Winners Only product, you will not be disappointed.  Winners Only executive and pedestal desks are by far the best value on the market for a quality, clean product at a reasonable price.  In my opinion the Winners Only executives desks are like the antithesis of Las Vegas; straightforward, clean and real quality… the design does not have any pomp or flair, it is simple quality, made for the mid to high end marketplace.

Need more information on how to analyze and compare an executive desk?  Email me, milan@furniturefromhome.com.  I’d also be happy to do an independent analysis of your “options” for you, even if you aren’t comparing things in our store!

Have a nice day!

Milan

About the author:  Milan Rousset owns furniturefromhome.com, an online furniture store.  He is a Furniture industry veteran who has logged thousands of hours analyzing all sorts of furniture for his stores.  He always appreciates talking to the public and other furniture industry enthusiasts about home furnishings and design and is available at milan@furniturefromhome.com

Winners Only Country Cherry Home Office Furniture Review

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Home Office Set

Country Cherry Home Office Collection by Winners Only

The Winners Only country cherry home office suite, like almost all of Winners Only office furniture, is a very clean product.  The finish quality of Winners Only Country Cherry desk set far exceeds what is standard in the home office segment of the furniture industry.  I’ve looked at thousands of home office collections over my many years of professionally analyzing furniture and for the value of the Winners Only product, there is nothing else in the market that comes even close.

My name is Milan Rousset, I’m a long time furniture guy.  I’ve been in this great industry my entire life.  I’m familiar with some of the best manufacturers and the people who make them up… and some of the worst.   My goal with this blog is to bring to light one of the premier suppliers of quality furnishings, Winners Only Furniture.  Through, this blog I hope to give consumers the confidence to buy Winners Only products, not only in my online furniture store, but wherever they decide to purchase the product.  In my opinion life is too short to surround ourselves with low quality furniture, so when a product, like the Winners Only office collections comes to market with as much effort on craftsmanship and value; I want to get the word out!

I’m going to display images from the Winners Only Country Cherry Home office suite and give a brief overview of the quality features.  In the coming days I’ll be writing up a complete review of each product, so check the blog categories to the right if you are looking for more specific information on a specific home office set from this collection.  Also, don’t hesitate to call my sales staff at 866-794-8861 (option 3); or email me directly for detailed information on anything Winners Only related, Milan@furniturefromhome.com.

Corner Desk

Country cherry modular corner desk by Winners Only Furniture

The country cherry modular corner desk in our furniture store is one of the most popular corner home office suites.  It’s popularity, I think derives from the beautiful finish; subtle country design and quality features.  I’m going to say over and over again, how great the Winners Only finish is.  This piece is no exception.  The finish is smooth, clean and bright.  It doesn’t have unwanted smudges; pits; dust; streaks or any other issues that a lot of manufacturers allow in their production line.  Winners Only finishes the product in a state of the art, dust free facility.  Their finished product wears a lot better, longer and with more grace than many other products on the market, as a result.   Here are the details to pay attention to on this item:

  • Computer cabinet
  • Quality locking file cabinet
  • Touch lighting in the hutch overhead
  • Please notice the very well made door fronts… no unsightly gaps between the door frame and the door.
  • Doors are latch shut
  • Dovetailed Drawers
  • Drawers are all sanded and finished

Winners Only Country Cherry Peninsula Desk Set

When you buy the Winners Only Country Cherry peninsula desk set you get the freedom of choices.  This collection is set-up so you can add additional pieces as your wall allows for.  So whether you have a 10 ft wall or a 20 ft wall, this product will fit almost like it was custom.  What I wanted to point out in this product image… and what is indicative of Winners Only quality, do you notice the near perfectly matching modular pieces?  There isn’t any overhang; the tops aren’t mismatched; the peninsula desk is flush with the modular base.  The attention to these small details are truly what makes Winners Only products superior in quality.

Closed Computer Armoire | Winners Only Country Cherry Collection

In the image of the Winners Only Computer Armoire item K142CAN, I want to take a moment to point out again, the proximity and “snug” look of the drawers and cabinets.  Every Winners Only piece has this careful craftsman detail.  Notice the framed power station next to the computer monitor, I could show you examples of supposedly comparable office furniture without the detail of a frame around the power station.   Quality components support the weight of the user and the equipment.

Winners Only Country Cherry Item K154C

Winners Only started out as a producer of the roll top secretaries desk as pictured above.  Over the years they have modified the roll top desk to match the needs of a modern consumer.  As pictured, the Country Cherry roll top desk comes with a keyboard drawer; computer cabinet; power strip; locking top; locking file cabinet.  The finish of the roll top desk by Winners Only is superior to anything else on the market in this price point.

Overall, the Winners Only country cherry home office collections continue to be hugely popular among our clients who are looking for a quality product, that is reasonably priced and has a superior finished quality to anything out there in the market.

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Winners Only Furniture – Walnut and Cherry Home Office Collections

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At the start of each of my blog posts it is important to me to be totally upfront about where I’m coming from and what my goals are.  My name is Milan Rousset and I’m a furniture guy.  This post is extremely biased as I am one the biggest Winner’s Only Furniture fans out there.   Not only am I a huge fan of the line and its quality products and the executive team that stands behind the products; I am also founder and CEO of the webs friendliest furniture store, which is also a long time partner of Winners Only Furniture.  We sell Winners Only Furniture in our store and the Winners Only brand is one of our most popular product mixes.   So, in conclusion to say that I am unbiased would be an understatement.  At the same time though, I’m the type of guy that has been around furniture my whole life, so I hope that my feedback on the line and it’s virtues helps others who are trying to do some research!

Classic Cherry Home Office Peninsula Desk Set by Winners Only Furniture

Today’s post is about the Winners Only Classics Home office suite.  My goal is that by the end of reading this post you will have as much information as you need to confidently position the Classics home office suite by Winners Only Furniture on the top of your short list of product choices.  In the event that I don’t completely answer all of your questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email me directly.  My email is listed at the bottom of this post.

The Classic home office suite by Winners only includes the following sets (and more are available):

Small Modular Wall | Classic Collection by Winners Only

 

Executive Desk Set | Classic Collection from Winners Only

Large Modular Wall | Classic Winners Only Furniture Office Suite
Winners Only Computer Armoire

Computer Armoire | Classic Cherry Winners Only Furniture

Home Office Set | L Shaped Desk

L Shaped Desk Suite | Classic Collection from Winners Only

This collection is available in two wood preferences, Classic Cherry wood or Classic Oak wood.  As a consumer, just the fact that Winners Only is giving us the choice between the very subtle difference in wood grains, should be an indication for how the overall quality is on this line.  I’ve written about the Winners Only signature quality features at length in other posts, so I”m not going to go into detail on this post about their signature quality; I will however quickly list the quality features that everyone looks for… and then I will list the quality features that I think that is most to what a consumer should be looking for in a quality product:

First I’m listing the commonly sought after features that consumers seek:

  1. Solid wood with wood veneer
  2. Dovetailed drawers
  3. Metal ball bearing side glides
  4. Multi-step finishing process
  5. Manufactured by a well known brand

Now I’m going to quickly list the things that I think differentiate Winners Only from anything else available out there… (I’ve posted in depth information in many other posts on this blog so feel free to surf the blog for a more in depth review of these points):

  • Thoughtfully designed: Winners Only focuses their attention primarily on the Home Office segment of the market.  With such a singular focus they can afford to be creative and thoughtful in the design of their merchandise.  In many cases they are industry pioneers, not followers.
  • Quality finish: I’ve said it over and over again in this blog and I repeat myself to customers all the time.  The quality of the finish on the Winners Only home office suites is incredible… especially if you compare it side by side with something else in the same price point.   It’s not by accident that Winners Only has a superior finish quality, Winners Only finishes their home office collections in their own state-of-the-art, dust-free facility.
  • Drawer Construction: Drawers are one of the more time consuming parts of creating a piece of furniture.  Many manufacturers don’t take the extra time and resources to carefully sand and finish the inside of drawers.  For most of Winners Only drawers in this collection they have done just that.  It’s a finishing touch that is definitely a huge plus for me.
  • Thoughtfully placed power station: I’ve seen desks more expensive than Winners Only with power stations awkwardly placed in random places on the desk itself.  Not only is the power station ergonomically placed with Winners Only, it is attractively concealed behind a frame.
  • Easy access CPU shelf: As pictured below, the printer shelf is also a CPU shelf; above the printer is a removable shelf.  The retractable characteristic of the CPU shelf is something that most manufacturers would over look to control costs… at first it might not seem like a big loss, but to an expert like myself, it is a deal breaker.
  • Price point: The Classic Collection from Winners Only Furniture is very competitively priced.  I am very familiar with lesser quality pieces, from well known manufacturers, for much more than what you will pay for the Classic home office furniture collection from Winners Only in our store.  This point is a tribute to Winners Only controlling their costs and focusing their energy specifically in the Home Office niche, of which they are known leaders in the industry.

Example of the Quality of Winners Only Classic Home Office Suite

In the picture above from the 72″ executive desk from the Classic Collection from Winners Only pay attention to the:

  • Locking File Drawer
  • Finished Drawers inside and out
  • Dovetailed Drawers
  • Finished pencil/paperclip storage
  • Wood drawer cover that doubles as a mouse pad
  • Framed power strip, ergonomically placed
  • Removable shelf
  • Retractable shelf for your printer or CPU
Peninsula Desk

Peninsula Desk Quality Details | Winners Only Classic Home Office Suite

With the above image of the Classic Cherry Winners Only Peninsula Desk, pay attention to the following details:

  • Beautiful satin cherry finish, that accentuates the wood grain
  • Finished inside drawers
  • Locking file drawer
  • Quality mechanisms
  • Quality and tastefully selected drawer pulls
  • Almost seamless assembly of peninsula desk
Credenza Desk | Hutch

Credenza Desk and Hutch | Classic Collection by Winners Only Furniture

The above image is of the Classic Collection Credenza Desk and hutch, pay attention to the following quality features:

  • Innovative use of space for modern storage of cell phone and PDA’s.
  • Dovetailed Drawers
  • Wood drawer top doubles as mouse pad
  • Quality finish that you can actually see
  • Locking file drawer
  • Lighting in hutch

For the consumer looking for a quality piece of furniture I wholeheartedly recommend the Classic Home Office Collection by Winners Only.  And, if you buy this collection from our furniture store, I can guarantee that not only will your furniture be exceptional; the service you receive will be top notch.   My store provides consumers in the USA with free shipping; in home delivery and set-up and our pricing is fair and competitively priced for the services and product we provide.  Additionally, we care about your business so in the event that you find an item for less at another online store, we’ll match or beat the price. Visit us at our winners only sales page.  Feel free to email me direct, milan@furniturefromhome.com.  Or call my Winners Only trained sales staff at toll free 866-794-8861 (option 3).

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