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QUESTION: I am buying a new chair and want to make sure it will fit down my hallway and into the Nursery.  This is the chair

Product specs:
Height 39.5"
Unit Width    39.5"   
Depth 38.5"
Width/Arms 22"   
Height/Arms 26"   

The entry to the hallway is 35-36" and then immediately opens up to 38" wide hallway. The door way to the room is a standard 32" door way...  Will it fit? Any advice would be appreciated!


ANSWER: Hello Tom,

Thanks for including the link for the chair. The height measurement is usually measured to the "top" of the back cushion. If needed the back cushion can be compressed (unless it's removable) and the height would be lowered about 4". This is still going to make the height a snug maneuver. Normally I would say it can be angled through but the narrow hallway provides little room to angle the chair. There is not a lot of space approaching the 32" doorway to tip the chair on its side and swing it through. I think after a bit of squeezing that it will make it through but on the tight side. Sometimes the base can be removed to gain several inches. I would like to see a chair that is similar but has a "FINAL" HEIGHT MEASUREMENT  of 34" or less. This could happen with back cushion and/or legs or base that are removable.

A 32' doorway is a good standard door and if the hallway area was wider I WOULD FEEL BETTER. I think it is possible but it will be tight.

Let me know any thoughts and if I can help you further.



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QUESTION: Thanks Harry.  

I checked and the legs of the chair can be removed, which will save about 3".  I don't think the cushion comes off, but you are right, it can be compressed down. Also, I confirmed the height of the chair is indeed measures from the "top" of the cushion.

Also, a bit more info on the hallway. there is another door diagonal to the entrance of the room we are trying to put the chair in. Do you think this might give us the room we need to angel the chair?  you can see what I am talking about in the link below (its a diagram of the hallway/room.  The room in the diagram with the furniture in it is the room where the chair will go.

Hope this helps clarify.



Hi Tom,

That is a great diagram site, I will be checking that out!  The feature of having removable legs is a big plus. I do not see any major difficulties with maneuvering the chair down the hallway and into the doorway. The diagonal doorway is a good item to have but between the legs and compressing the back cushion, I don't think you will have to use it.

All in all you should be ok with the delivery. Let me know if I can help you further.



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