Furniture disassembly is the best option if you wish to take your large sectional sofa with you to your new location. This is especially true if you come from a small apartment or you are moving to a place with small entryways.
What make a sectional sofa so interesting when it comes to the task of assembly and disassembly is the challenge that comes with it. By disassembling the parts of the sofa, you can reposition and rearrange the components easier. When you have a large piece of furniture such as this, be aware of the several factors you will need to consider.
Just like with most furniture items, the parts of a sectional sofa are joined together with hardware called dowels. Always disconnect these dowel fittings and components before you attempt to take the move the furniture to another room or location.
Apart from dowels, there are clasp connection hardware that you have to deal with. These are along the sides of the sectionals and help keep the connections in place. If the person in charge of disassembly is careless or inexperienced, these claaps can damage the upholstery during moving. You would not want that to happen to your expensive or heirloom furniture.
Should you do it yourself?
Truth is, disassembling a sectional sofa sounds easier than it actually is. For the untrained individual, it is a very challenging task that requires time and patience, not to mention some amount of skill to execute. It involves mental assessment to locate where each of the connections are located.
Lifting and pushing the sofa parts are inevitable. As each component of the sectional is disconnected, that’s the only time you can begin moving the pieces. If you live alone or you are not in the condition to carry huge pieces of the sectionals, you’d be better off hiring an expert.
Why hire disassembly experts?
Furniture disassembly is a task that most local and small upholstery shops would rather not do. Sure, they can build a chair or a cabinet, but disassembly and assembly of a sectional requires a different skill level, and experience, of course.
There are cases when a sectional sofa is too large that even the disassembled pieces still won’t fit through a door, an elevator, or a hallway. This is when the artisans will do some sofa surgery on each section.
Sometimes, the size or shape of the sectional cannot work with the new location. This is when the professionals give expert advice on furniture solutions just to save your sofa. If needed, they may recommend furniture redesign or modification. Shown below is the same sofa redesigned into two separate pieces to fit the room.
There is nothing like having peace of mind when you’re dealing with a reputable furniture disassembly company in Boston. They know every inch of the furniture and every step of the process. During the moving planning or remodeling a home, you have a million things going in your head. The task of disassembly and reconfiguration of your sectional will be the last thing you want to worry about.