Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thrift Store Scores - Flexsteel Sofa, Lane Credenza, Lane Side Table

This past weekend I went to drop off a huge computer monitor at the local thrift store, this meant a follow up walkthrough of the thrift store floor. I've had good luck at this place, previously this was where I found our white Polish vase we scored a few months back. Items scored this round include a super long 'Flexsteel sofa, tag intact, Lane Credenza, and a matching Lane side table. My other recent thrift score of two Lane end tables can be seen paired around the sofa in the first photo. They go quite well with the sofa.

I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the upholstery color, but its neutral and overall way more comfortable than our current monster Mid Century sectional. Flexsteel offered a lifetime guarantee for their sofa construction and this one still is in great shape. The arms have a
nice reverse angle profile with the high back, a great overall Danish appeal. It's 7' long and can sit 4 people, perfect for our open MCM spaces. I think a nice slat bench or surfboard coffee table would also look nice with it.

The credenza might be considered a dresser, but the drawers are not that tall and I can't see using it for clothing, thus credenza to me. It's a perfect fit to our collection.
The detailing is really nice with dovetail inlays on each drawer face and a reveal between drawers as can be seen in the fourth photo. It has the quintessential Danish credenza profile, I really dig the box sitting on tapered leg frame, nice and simple. The drawers are solidly constructed, Lane made some nice stuff and this piece is in really good condition. Wendy is thinking to use it for her photography storage, I think it might be nice near the kitchen to house our growing MCM dish collection. If anyone knows the wood species from the photos, please let me know.

Last and I suppose least for this round is the little side table that matches the credenza. It has the same dovetail inlay on the top with and tapered legs are proud around the drawer box. Same pull and same wood, I couldn't seperate the step child from its mother. Of course all this furniture takes up space in the room that was mostly empty and under construction, but now is complete with its new furniture. We are now considering selling the sectional in the living space and moving all this into our main area as we've really been digging the solid wood Danish stuff of late.


  1. I love your blog because I'm local in the area, and trying to create a nice apartment that doesn't have the "kid" feel anymore. I need to learn how to be sheek I suppose. I have a (sort of) local blog about good, cheap finds in Cincinnati, including scores at the thrift store. Check it out!

  2. wow, talk about a find! Lane Acclaim at a thrift store!

  3. What are some great thrift shops in Cincy? I want a mod danish credenza soooo badly! They are beautiful. I live in Columbus (new to the area), but I'd love it if you'd suggest some places out there (unless you know some here). Thanks!

  4. The Salvation Army's,Goodwill's, and St. Vincent Depaul's are always good places to hit.