Craigslist: New Tool and Fab Furniture

Craigslist: New Tool and Fab Furniture

A couple of years ago, somebody tried to take Craigslist to the next level and created a site called Listpic, which displays Craigslist classifieds by photo rather than text list.  It was such a handy tool, it was bound to be doomed, right?  Before too long, users of Listpic were growing by leaps and bounds, causing server mayhem for Craigslist, so Craigslist put the smackdown on Listpic.  While it still exists, Listpic can no longer display every Craigslist ad with images–they’re limited to a small sampling.  And they can’t refresh in real time–they lag a day behind.

Which makes me want to weep.

Flash forward to today and imagine my shock and awe over a “show images” link in the top right corner of Craigslist’s furniture page.  Could it be a Listpic-ish option?  Why, indeed it is!

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Even greater cause for a designgasm?  Scroll over thumbnails to see enlarged views.  Total buzzkill?  The link doesn’t seem to work if you use keywords to narrow your search.  Aaargh.

ATLANTA

eBay via Craigslist: pair of rattan lounge chairs.  Starting bid: $199

eBay via Craigslist: pair of rattan lounge chairs. Starting bid: $199

eBay via Craigslist II: contemporary coffee table.  Starting bid: $199

eBay via Craigslist II: contemporary coffee table. Starting bid: $199

Set of 4 chrome chairs, $99

Set of 4 chrome chairs, $99

AUSTIN

Mid-century nightstand, $55

Mid-century nightstand, $55

Walnut coffee table, $160

Walnut coffee table, $160

Mid-century triangular table, $150

Mid-century triangular table, $150

Great reupholstery project! $20

Great reupholstery project! $20

BOSTON

Set of 4, $95!

Set of 4, $95!

Mid-century table with tile inset, sold with another table for $160

Mid-century table with tile inset, sold with another table for $160

(tile inset on mid-century side table)

(detail of tile inset)

An entire mid-century dining set for $800 includes this dining table and chairs...

An entire mid-century dining set for $800 includes this dining table and chairs...

...this serving cart (broken handle, easy fix)

...this serving cart (broken handle, easy fix)...

...this sideboard...

...and this sideboard.

CHICAGO

Crate & Barrel armless sofa, $300

Crate & Barrel armless sofa, $300

DALLAS

Arc lamp, $89

Arc lamp, $89

Mid-century daybed, $350

Mid-century daybed, $350

DENVER

Retro chic swivel chair, $195

Retro chic swivel chair, $195

Mid-century book cart, $60

Mid-century book cart, $60

Sleek scoop chair, $200

Sleek scoop chair, $200

Pair of mid-century modern tufted leather chairs, $600

Pair of mid-century modern tufted leather chairs, $600

Todd Oldham Snap Sofa, $450

Todd Oldham Snap Sofa, $450

Funky retro bar and vinyl stools, $300

Funky retro bar and vinyl stools, $300

Crazy--a Craigslist acquaintance just sold a pair like this in Austin! Cork table lamp, $50

Crazy--a Craigslist acquaintance just sold a pair like this in Austin! Cork table lamp, $50

HOUSTON

Set of 4 bamboo dining chairs, $75

Set of 4 bamboo dining chairs, $75

Set of 4 mid-century caned seat dining chairs, $100

Set of 4 mid-century caned seat dining chairs, $100

LOS ANGELES

Retro loveseat, $400

Retro loveseat, $400

Mid-century buffet hutch, $345

Mid-century buffet hutch, $345

Orange mid-century lamp, $100

Orange mid-century lamp, $100

MINNEAPOLIS

Pair of vintage barstools, $50

Pair of vintage barstools, $50

NEW YORK

Vintage steel dresser, $200

Vintage steel dresser, $200

Room & Board Quinn chair + ottoman, $400

Room & Board Quinn chair + ottoman, $400

Mid-century recliner + ottoman, $295

Mid-century recliner + ottoman, $295

2 double rolls vintage Graham & Brown wallpaper, $50

2 double rolls vintage Graham & Brown wallpaper, $50

PHOENIX

Vintage settee with caned back, $190

Vintage settee with caned back, $190

Mid-century dresser with cane inserts, $150

Mid-century dresser with cane inserts, $150

(detail of cane inserts)

(detail of cane inserts)

Pair of Widdicomb nightstands, $275

Pair of Widdicomb nightstands, $275

Repro mid-century modern chair from Macys, $150

Repro mid-century modern chair from Macy's, $150

Mid-century teak folding screen, $275

Mid-century teak folding screen, $275

PHILADELPHIA

Mid-century king-size headboard, $15

Mid-century king-size headboard, $15

Red retro glider, $50

Red retro glider, $50

PORTLAND

Set of 4 modern barstools, $50 ea.

Set of 4 modern barstools, $50 ea.

RALEIGH

Mid-century cabinet, $250

Mid-century cabinet, $250

Pair of Saarinen chairs, $150

Pair of Saarinen chairs, $150

SEATTLE

Mid-century coffee table, $100

Mid-century coffee table, $100

Mid-century walnut dresser, $280

Mid-century walnut dresser, $280

SAN FRANCISCO

Mid-century tufted vinyl lounge chair, $250

Mid-century tufted vinyl lounge chair, $250

WASHINGTON, DC

Black & teak mid-century desk, $75

Black & teak mid-century desk, $75

5 Comments

  1. Elisa October 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    saw your post, jumped with joy, checked craiglist, they aren’t displaying photos on my laptop… any idea why?

  2. Robin October 31, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I’m guessing a momentary glitch? Hoping it worked out!

  3. lushpad November 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Sweet finds! Its about time Craigslist did this, but sure will be a thorn in my site’s side! 🙂

  4. Elisa November 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    still not working – hm – what browser do you use?

  5. Robin November 8, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Just realized the “show images” link only appears when you’re viewing “furniture-by owner” listings. Sorry I didn’t catch the problem earlier, Elisa!

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