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Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

Hi There,

I am moving home and want to transport a leather sofa out of my apartment through the front door. There is no visible clue as to how to take it apart such that it can pass through the narrow door. It looks like the upholstery has been sewed together.

Unfortunately, I wasn't present when the sofa was put together. . Apart from asking the shop that I brought this sofa, several years ago ... is there any other suggestion for taking it apart.

Thanks very much in advance
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Old 19.05.2011, 19:09
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Hi There,

I am moving home and want to transport a leather sofa out of my apartment through the front door. There is no visible clue as to how to take it apart such that it can pass through the narrow door. It looks like the upholstery has been sewed together.

Unfortunately, I wasn't present when the sofa was put together. . Apart from asking the shop that I brought this sofa, several years ago ... is there any other suggestion for taking it apart.

Thanks very much in advance
turn it upside down. there's probably a 'catch' underneath which is where it joins together and then you will know where to break it into 2 or more pieces.
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

I followed your suggestion and there is none underneath to take apart the sofa. Infact the sofa bottom and top upholstery is sewen together!!
Two moving companies that I contacted have no clues either... still looking for some suggestions.


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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

Looking at your photo, it's only about 10cm wide. Why don't you just pick it up and put it in your pocket?
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Old 19.05.2011, 20:26
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It may not look as good, when you reassemble it again though.

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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

I suggest -

1. Turn the sofa upside down and remove the netting and look for bolts.

2. Accept the inevitable - And like the Ship in a bottle - leave it there
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

It got in your flat somehow. There must be a way. We needed to take the feet off ours to get it in the lift. I took my door frame down in London when my sofa didn't fit though

I have heard of people getting their sofa delivered with a fork lift through the first floor window
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

There must be a way. That is why I asking around for clues that I don't know at the moment. The problem is I don't know how it was assembled.

The upper and bottom upholstery is tightly sewen and even if some invisible bolts are out there, I don't know how these two parts can be separated.

I am staying optimistic.
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

Find somebody with a similar sofa and tell the Police it's stuffed full of drugs. They'll soon get it apart and you can watch how they do it and do the same - only a little more carefully perhaps.
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Unfortunately, I wasn't present when the sofa was put together. .
Are you sure it was in several part ?
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

If it came in it can get out.
Can you really imagine the deliverymen sitting down in your flat to sew the base and the upholstery on with a needle and thread after they've assembled it?
You would be amazed how with a bit of well worked out stategy and manouvering how big a sofa can be got out through doorways and down stairwells...
Or out through balconies or windows. the seemingly impossible can be done with a keen eye and bit of experience!
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Re: Suggestions for Taking Apart a Sofa

From what I know, two people from the delivery worked on it for 30minutes. Unfortunately, I wasn't present.

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