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Please advise if a sofa with the following dimensions will fit through a 32"x80" doorway:

102"W x 39"D X 38" H

Height  38"
Depth  39"
Arm Height  28"
Seat Depth  21"
Seat Height 20.5"

The hallway is about 59"w

Thank you.

ANSWER: Hello S,

The 38" height is going to be pretty tight. It all depends on the style of the sofa. I would like to see the height LOWERED AT LEAST 3"! Is there anyway to do this by removing back cushions or the "rear" legs? If it is a recliner style sofa, most have removable backs. If the sofa is 102" long, it would need a ceiling height of at least 108" in order to be stood on end.

If you have a ling to the sofa or at least a name, I can take a look at it.

Let me know if you have any further questions or info.



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QUESTION: Hi Harry. Thank you so much for your quick reply! Yes, attached is the style of the sofa. I believe that the legs can come off and it will come packaged.

Hi S,

With the legs removed you should be in good shape with the 32" doorway. Thanks for including a picture of the sofa. I am hoping that the rear legs are removable also. Sometimes manufactures measure their height from floor to top of cushions. If that is the case with this sofa, the removal of those cushions will drop the height to allow for proper angling.

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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