Thought I'd just mention a couple of places I visited today.

The first is Southern Used Furniture -

The website doesn't show much but I got a few items of second hand furniture there today - they have lots of stock. I got a solid timber tallboy and 2 bedsides for $399 and a computer desk for $30. Also a solid oak bookshelf (very worn) for $40 which I'm going to use as a shoe rack. They had great value bedroom packages and lots of odd bits like shelving, office furniture, sideboards etc.

The second is In Furniture. They make solid timber furniture at great prices for made to order. Lots of different styles, and you can have it stained the colours etc you want. They have some display bits a bit cheaper too. They are staining the furniture I bought to the right colour for $90 - much cheaper than I thought! I'm yet to see it once it's done but they were very helpful and the furniture in the show room was excellent quality. The website is

Jo xxx