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Hello, Harry. The couch is 33.5" high, 90.5" wide and 35.5" deep. The seat height is 18" and the arm height is 25.5". I don't think the legs are removable but I'm guessing the cushions are. My doorway is about 75.5" tall and 33" wide. A few other details that might be important is that one side of the doorway is right up against a wall both inside and outside the house. Which might not allow for much angling of the furniture along the horizontal plane.

Can this fit? If so, what steps are needed to pull this off as I'm planning to move this thing myself with two strong friends.

Thank you for your time.

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Hello Zach,

Thanks for including the diagram on the sofa. I wish I could make a diagram like that...lol If the sofa is going to have a straight path of carry, I DO NOT see any problems getting this sofa through the doorway. I would recommend placing a blanket over the back of the sofa to protect the fabric as it slides through the doorway........unless you aren't worried about that. Once the sofa is lifted by two people it needs to be tilted over at a 45 degree angle. In this position the front of the sofa is facing slightly to the floor and the "backside" of the sofa is facing slightly to the ceiling. You shouldn't run into any problems but if you are finding it is tight getting through as you start, raise the first end through and lower the other end near the floor but I don't think you will need to do this. Once the first "back" leg is through you will have lots of extra room for maneuvering till you get to the other "back" leg. Check the door frame and make sure there aren't any staples or nail heads that could snag the sofa back.

You should be in pretty good shape. Let me know if I can help you further.

Thanks,

Harry

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Moving your furniture. I would like to answer all questions dealing with the proper techniques of how to move ANY type of furniture, including difficult doorways and stairways. Also, all questions dealing with the proper packing of breakables including antiques. All general questions concerning the moving and storage industry will be answered. I cannot recommend a particular mover in a person`s neighborhood but i can explain how to obtain a company in good standing with the community. I have been in the moving and storage industry for almost four decades! I am located in Massachusetts.

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I have almost four decades of experience in the moving & storage industry. When I was a small boy my father introduced me into the moving business and I have been hooked ever since. At first I started out as a young laborer untill I was old enough to drive a furniture van. As time went on I drove 18-wheelers around the country moving small shipments as well as large corporate relocations. I was taught the old school methods by men that were craftsman in their field. I learned how to pack the most delicate of breakables as well as museum pieces. It was common practice to do estimates and even the actual ratings on interstate jobs. Doing commercial moves were a big part of my moving career over the years. Some of the big names that I delt with were "GE","MICROSOFT","FIDELITY INVESTMENTS" AND "AMERICAN EXPRESS". As the years went by my family retired and sold the business (not my choice). I went on to establish my own moving company which ran for 12 years before I phased out the physical moving itself. Today I have developed a consulting service where I advise future furniture buyers as well as people moving for the first time on what to expect from their upcoming adventure. Furniture buyers are advised on what size furniture will fit through their narrow doorways and tight hallways. By choosing furniture with the right dimensions will narrow down the probability of the furniture being returned back to the store. That is not a scenario people want after waiting 8-12 weeks for their new furniture. I can also help people to understand the proper procedures of a first time move in their lives. I tell them what is to be expected,how they can save money,how to choose a good mover and what is involved with getting the packing done.

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I have a high school diploma from Swampscott High School............Swampscott, MA. Immediately after high school I entered the family business where I stayed for 20 years before moving on to my own business endeavors.

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