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I'm wondering if the wedge to a sectional will fit down the stairs to my basement.

The wedge dimensions are W-67.0"  D-40.0"  H-41.0" . The back cushions are not "loose" and therefore cannot be removed.

The stairwell 33'' wide and the height is approximately 4 feet high (thanks to a low curved ceiling going down the stairs).

Here is a link to the sofa http://www.furniturecart.com/pivot-point-truffle-modular-sectional-10800-pm-sect

If it won't fit, do you know if there are any companies out there that specialize in taking apart furniture and reassembling it?

Thanks so much!

Amanda

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Hello Amanda,

You are going to have to compress the cushion top about 5"-6" in order to get it down. It will be tight and you didn't say what the width of the doorway was. I am assuming the door is 30"-31" wide so you have to get the back height lowered to 34"35" if possible. If it has legs, it could give you another inch.

Here is links to sofa disassembly services:..................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aJDUMtKAM4

http://www.furnitureservices.com/


http://sofadisassembly.com/sofa-disassembly-services/maryland/

David Stiverson Upholstery in Centreville, VA, as an expert in sofa "disassembly" (703.266.8100)

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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