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Hi Harry,

I am trying to figure out if I can fit this sofa through my front doorway.  (Thank you for running this site).

It is this 84" long Grand Scale Roll Arm Sofa / Luxe depth

The sofa measurements are overall 84"W x 43D x 36H
Frame Height 31"

My front door is 30.5W and 78H.  This is the only  narrow passage.  All of the other hallways in the space have ample room (38-40W).  There are some stairs and a sharp turn but the clearance is ample.

The website gives varied explanations as to the amount needed for clearance.  They say minimum 31 on the Detailed Product Information PDF ( I am off 0.5 of an inch and wondering if there is any wiggle room in your opinion.

I am mostly concerned about the front doorway.

Thank you,

Hello Adry,

Thanks for including the site to the sofa. I checked it over and everything looks good! I am assuming that the back cushions are removable. The 31" frame height is very manageable for you doorway and you should be fine with the delivery. If for any reason the sofa has to be stood on end for maneuvering, the ceiling height will need to be at least 90" high.

All in all you should be fine.

Keep me posted,


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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.


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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