It can certainly be handy to have secret little hiding places for items you fear might be borrowed for eternity (in other words, swiped, nabbed, or filched). That’s why manufacturers make empty soda pop and shaving cream cans with false bottoms – they’re nifty hiding places for your valuables! In the college dorm room, however, it might be tempting for most students to simply hide their treasures in the unreachable back section of desk or dresser drawer. And it will probably work, too – in some college residence halls, that is. But for colleges that choose University Loft and our solid wood residence life furniture, I’ve got a warning for dorm-dwelling students: You can’t hide your valuables in our furniture drawers because there is simply no hidden, unreachable space in the back!
You see, University Loft desks and dressers feature full-extension drawer glides. That means that you – or someone else – can access the entire contents of the drawer, front to back. Just as it is darn-near impossible to lose items in our furniture drawers; it is also darn near impossible to hide them there. Hey, ya gotta take the bad with the good, eh? All in all, however, I think it’s a pretty good trade-off, especially when that masquerading shaving cream container stands ready for service.
Another benefit of ULoft’s dorm room furniture drawer design and construction is that we use a three-section, ball bearing construction. This 5-second video shows the smooth action of the full-extension drawer glide. What you won’t see is the inherent strength in our drawer construction. They are rated to hold up to 100 lbs. each!
So load up those University Loft dorm room drawers. (Just don’t try to hide anything there.)
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”