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Moving Forward with Confidence

Lone Star Furnishings has partnered with Smith System to help Texas public schools navigate the recent stimulus funding to find ways of improving classrooms now and for the future.

Lone Star Furnishings, the world’s largest Smith System dealer by volume, consults with Texas school districts to design and install flexible learning spaces. Our turnkey furniture solution includes needs assesment, space planning, finish selection, order management, installation, and warranty resolution.

Smith System designs and builds furniture exclusively for PK-12 learning environments. Every piece is optimized to account for how students work, learn and think across every age and stage.

Lone Star Furnishings will work with your district team to create effective spaces for teaching and learning – focused on needs by classroom, grade-level or full school. We can help design a plan that maximizes the stimulus funding benefit for your district.

We are excited to introduce the next generation of Smith System products to transform your classrooms and learning space. Please contact Lone Star Furnishings to get started discussing your needs and vision.

School Furniture that Returns Students to Safe Learning

As school districts continue to adopt a mix of in-person, remote and hybrid learning, what resources are needed to meet new challenges?

We have the solutions to meet your deadlines.

Safely returning K–12 schools to some degree of in-person learning is a monumental challenge. Smith System’s innovative furniture helps schools forge ahead with confidence. This guide shows how to create safe, cohesive and re-energized learning communities that:

  • Activate all spaces to meet social distance requirements
  • Support concurrent teaching methods
  • Address learning loss
  • Promote mental and emotional well being

“Smith System Saved the Day —

When my district (Forney ISD) decided that we would start the 2020 school year with a Face-to-Face model, we evaluated our classrooms and realized that we had student tables all over the district, and at every grade level. We approached Smith System and asked them for as many individual student desks as possible. We purchased 2,376 Mini-Diamond Desks and 650 Silhouette 20x27 desks. They were ordered on July 30th and most were ready before Aug. 17th, the first day of school. We were able to keep our students 6 feet apart because of Smith Systems’ quick turnaround and hard work. We also love their products!!! I can’t thank them enough!

Judy Webber,
Ed.D Chief Learning Officer @ Forney ISD

Maximize Indoor Footprint

Schools can rearrange classroom furniture to meet physical distance criteria. Replace grouped desks and meeting tables with individual desks from Smith System. Our options include adjustable-height desks in cost-efficient traditional rectangles and fun nesting shapes for future collaborations.

Leverage In-Between Spaces – And Outside

Find extra space by thinking outside the classroom box. Take advantage of extended learning areas like hallways and window nooks, common spaces and outside. We have the furniture to keep casual spaces comfortable, productive and safe. (Our new upholstered soft seating is bleachcleanable.)

Addressing Student Learning Loss

Some students lost a lot of ground during the pandemic and existing disparities widened. Address “COVID Slide” with thoughtful study zones and tutoring spaces. Smith System furniture helps create semi-private spaces that let students refocus on learning, not worrying.

Promote Well-being

The pandemic has renewed the emphasis on student and teacher well-being. Provide spaces where people of all ages can reflect and decompress individually or in small groups, and with counselors if needed. Consider campfire-style set-ups with clear sight lines that encourage eye contact.

Four-Steps to Being Furniture-Ready

Schools still face many uncertainties, but at some point, the majority of students and staff will return to in-person learning. So plan ahead. This is an opportunity to upgrade existing spaces and furnish unactivated spaces. Here’s how:


Inventory your existing furniture and survey what students (and staff) will return to in-person learning.

Add Up

Tally the quantities of new furniture needed. Know your options for sizes, styles, shapes and color. Identify secondchoice options, too, especially if your deadline is tight.


Lead times vary among suppliers. Ask about turnaround time, from order placement to final in-place assembly. Smith System can work with schools to meet deadlines for most any size order.


Place your order and prepare spaces for delivery. Streamline school clutter ahead of time to create more room for safe spacing.

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