Your Guide To Back-To-School Furniture

July 30th, 2018 Blog

Back-to-school means a lot of different things to different people. For some, it means they’re heading off to university in another city, perhaps for the first time, or after a summer at home. Others might still live at home, and back-to-school simply means that it’s time to hit the books once again. Others may be heading back to university or college after many years away from it, whether to further their education or to switch careers. And then there are the high school students and teachers, for whom “back-to-school” means a return to the ordinary school.

Whatever it means to you, there’s one constant it all of the above: you need space to study and concentrate. For those of us who’ve been out of school for some time, it can be difficult to remember just how demanding those courses and books can be – having a dedicated space all your own, where you can buckle down and work, is of key importance, and there’s no better way to create a serious, sophisticated work atmosphere than with solid wood furniture in your room or study. With that in mind, let’s look at a few back-to-school furniture pieces to help you get through the school year.


What a great dining room table is to spending time with family, the desk is to work. It is the epicentre of work, a place where you can localize your focus. The best desks share three important characteristics: they’re beautiful, they’re durable and they’re functional. For something sturdy and minimalist, check out our Parkdale Desk, which mixes solid wood and powder-coated metal. Or for some something more classical (like something you might find in an Ivy League office), take a look at our Downton Executive Desk, with its fine rope trim, knobs and sculpted feet.

Coffee Tables

Whether you live at home or on campus, you want a versatile piece of furniture like a coffee table, for stacking books, holding coffee (that one’s obvious!) or kicking up your feet at the end of a tough day. If you want something industrial and rustic, our reclaimed wood coffee table will definitely do the trick.


It’s a veritable mountain of books when you’re in school – more books than you’ll know what to do with. That’s why you need a good bookcase, one that’s a decent size and is solidly constructed (because those things can get heavy). Our Barrister’s Bookcase, as the name suggests, is modeled after the kind of bookcase you might find at a traditional legal office, with flip up doors on each shelf to protect your books from dust. For something a little more modern, with clean, parallel lines, try our Tranquil Bookcases.

A Classier Living Area

Don’t stop at the study area either – since you’re going to be living there the entire year (if not longer) take the time to improve your dining and living spaces as well. We offer handcrafted dining tables in Toronto and across the GTA that can be delivered to you with our White Glove Delivery Service. Just that simple improvement in living condition – eating off a solid wood table rather than a TV tray – can make all the difference. And once school is over, you’ve got a piece of furniture you can take with you wherever you go, that will last a lifetime.

This coming school year, make your study space the best it can possibly be. Create a quality, sophisticated space where you can focus on gaining knowledge and bettering yourself. We know that the school year is still a little ways off (and it’s the last thing you probably want to think about) but call us now about preparing your new desk, coffee table or bookcase.