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I am thinking of purchasing 2 sofas. They are both 40" deep, 33"  high at the back (31 1/2" without castors).From floor to top of arms is 24" without castors. One is 79" long, and the other is 72" long.
Do I stand any chance of getting them through a door that measures 30 1/2" wide x 76 1/2"? Many Thanks

ANSWER: Hello Kate,

It depends on the type and style of sofa. It would need to be the type of sofa where the back is higher than the arms. If it is this style, it will fit. If it is the style where the arm height and back height are all the same height and that measurement is MORE than 30", it WILL NOT fit. You might be able to squeeze this style through if there is some give with the material on the arms and top of backs. Send me a picture or link of the sofa if possible.

Thank you for converting the measurements to inches. Let me know if I can help you further.



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QUESTION: Thanks so much Harry,

Here is the link to the largest one

I may not be lucky enough to make it on time now, I left it a bit late to ask the question to be honest.

Hi Kate,

I checked the sofa out on EBAY and I do feel confident it will fit through! The 84 cm height can be angled through in a horizontal position and the arm height is low enough.

Sorry to get back to you late. I was out all day because of the Thankgiving holiday.

You should be ok with this sofa if you get it.

Keep me posted,


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