California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Diversion Study Guide, Appendix I

Conversion Factors: Office Furniture

This data is from the U.S. EPA Business Users Guide Study.

Item Type Material Size LB
Desk Executive, double pedestal Wood   345
Desk Double pedestal Laminate 72" x 36" 299.5
Desk Double pedestal Laminate 60" x 30" 231
Desk Single pedestal Laminate 72" x 36" 250
Desk Single pedestal Laminate 42" x 24" 146
Desk Double pedestal Metal 72" x 36" 224.67
Desk Double pedestal Metal 60" x 30" 184.75
Desk Double pedestal Metal 54" x 24" 124
Desk Single pedestal Metal 72" x 36" 189
Desk Single pedestal Metal 48" x 30" 133.67
Desk Single pedestal Metal 42" x 24" 146
Desk Single pedestal Metal 40" x 20" 82
Desk Small modular panel system     422
Desk Large modular panel system     650
Work station With return Laminate 60" x 30" 329.33
Work station With return Metal 60" x 30" 230.67
Bridge Executive Wood   76.67
Bridge   Laminate   140
Credenza   Wood   250.78
Credenza   Laminate   230.14
Credenza With knee space Metal 60" x 24" 156.67
Round conference table   Wood 42" diameter 91.5
Bookcase 3 shelves Wood 36" wide 90
Bookcase 4 shelves Wood 36" wide 110.9
Bookcase 5 shelves Wood 36" wide 138.8
Bookcase 6 shelves Wood 36" wide 134.6
Bookcase 7 shelves Wood 34" wide 138.5
Bookcase 4 shelves Laminate   85
Bookcase 5 shelves Laminate   110
Bookcase 2 shelves Metal 34"-36" 44.5
Bookcase 3 shelves Metal 34"-36" 57.5
Bookcase 4 shelves Metal 34"-36" 70.5
Bookcase 5 shelves Metal 34"-36" 89
Bookcase 6 shelves Metal 34"-36" 101
File Cabinet 2 drawer, lateral Wood   155.14
File cabinet 2-drawer, lateral Laminate   171.5
File cabinet 2-drawer, lateral Metal 30"-42" 230.67
File cabinet 4-drawer, lateral Metal 36" 207.33
File cabinet 2-drawer, vertical Metal Letter size 60.6
File cabinet 4-drawer, vertical Metal Letter size 107.6
File cabinet 2-drawer, vertical Metal Legal size 71.5
File cabinet 4-drawer, vertical Metal Legal size 123.5
Chair Executive desk     51.167
Chair Guest arm     38.2
Chair Swivel arm     45.25
Chair Secretary, with no arms     31.76
Chair Stacking     15.83
Personal computer CPU (central processing unit)     26
Computer monitor       30
Computer printer       25.33

*Source acronyms used

  • CalRecycle: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
  • FEECO:  FEECO Incorporated
  • Tellus:  Tellus Institute, Boston Massachusetts
  • U.S. EPA:  United States Environmental Protection Agency (Business Users Guide)

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Last updated: February 25, 2010
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