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Q: Please help: Couch through small doorway ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Please help: Couch through small doorway
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: lc1700-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Aug 2006 13:01 PDT
Expires: 01 Sep 2006 13:01 PDT
Question ID: 751956
I've already ordered a couch, but am now
deathly afraid that it won't fit into my new apartment.  Here's why
this is a little bit tricky.  My doorway is curved at the top (like a
rectangle with a semicircle on top of it)and it leads into a very
shallow hallway.

Couch dimensions (inches): 91"x40"x30"
Door dimensions (in): 64" when it starts to curve, about 80" at the
peak of the semicircle.
Hallway depth when you first walk in: 40"

Clarification of Question by lc1700-ga on 02 Aug 2006 13:13 PDT
Oh, I forgot the door width, which is 34".

Thanks in advance for the help!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Please help: Couch through small doorway
From: tlspiegel-ga on 02 Aug 2006 14:06 PDT
I posted this comment on a question about a sofa and a doorway.

Here's some tips to help you.

The first thing you'll want to do is cover the sofa with a clean
protective sheet (queen or king size fitted sheet works nicely).

-  Remove any doors
-  Try moving it through without removing legs of sofa
-  If necessary, remove legs 
-  Approach the door like a see-saw 
-  Have one end of sofa as high as possible 
-  Have the other end as low as possible - at the same time keep the
sofa tilted at a 45 degree angle - not 90 degree angle
-  Place clean pieces of cardboard between the sofa and the door frame
to prevent rubbing
-  Tip the furniture and pass it through the doorway at an angle

Or, bring the furniture in through a window - cover sofa with a fitted
sheet before moving through a window.

Good Luck to you!  
Subject: Re: Please help: Couch through small doorway
From: kemlo-ga on 02 Aug 2006 17:11 PDT
Reconsider inflatable furniture
Subject: Re: Please help: Couch through small doorway
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 02 Aug 2006 22:20 PDT
Set couch on end outside the door. Keeping the top of couch steady,
slide the bottom of couch through the door. If necessary, rotate the
couch or flip it end for end and try again. Also look for any patio
doors or removable windows.
Subject: Re: Please help: Couch through small doorway
From: hedgie-ga on 03 Aug 2006 11:49 PDT
This FAQ is discussed in the book by Douglas Adam.

same thing happend to  Dirk Gently in " Holistic Detective Agency"
...It (The Couch)has nothing to do with the's just one of
those funny things.

It had something to do with 4th dimension ...
Subject: Re: Please help: Couch through small doorway
From: iamtranslated-ga on 16 Aug 2006 21:12 PDT
Tipping the couch on it's back and carrying it in should do fine.  You
will have 34" to navigate the 30" couch through....I've seen worse.

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