So I want to make a chair/ottoman/settee - square layered with a whole lot of good foam rubber repurposed from a mattress and cut into the size and shape I need. It's a pretty big-sized piece to be - approximately 3x3. Google fu fails and pinterest as well, what I'm looking for is the outer-enveloping material ideas and plans to keep everything bound well, nice, tight and together. Any leads - appreciated!
I am in the market for a new couch, and I am having a very hard time deciding whether to reupholster my existing couch or to just buy new. Do you have any experience making a similar decision? How did you decide, what did you decide, and are you happy with what you picked? [more inside]
I'm looking for a geometrically simple fabric sofa similar to the Bilsby from Case, sold by DWR. It's about twice my budget, and too large (my max is 75', or about 190cm). Another sofa I like is the Bludot Cambro, which is no longer sold. My ideal sofa has no movable cushions and has a back that is the same height as its arms, but not too low. My budget is about $3,000, preferably less. [more inside]
My midcentury modern sofa is supremely uncomfortable. Please help me fix it. Details below the fold. [more inside]
A coffeehouse near me has a couch I covet. No one there remembers where they got it from, but they think it was a major retailer. It has everything I love in a couch: tufted camelback, rolled arms, bench seat, and exposed legs. Can anyone ID the manufacturer?
I'm trying to find an affordable, healthy couch. I'm looking for a couch without flame retardants like PBDE and without polyurethane foam. But everything I find is WAY out of my price range. [more inside]
We're looking at buying a sofa bed for a finished basement part of our home. We'd like something that is functional as a sofa, but it's much more important that it be a relatively good and comfortable bed. This will be for occasional visiting guests, so it's not critical that it's super-durable, but the more durable the better. We're willing to spend some money on this but, of course, cheaper is better. What kind of beds should we be looking at? Any specific recommendations? Wildcard recommendations (Murphy bed?!) also welcome. [more inside]
Hi, I have a classic NYC problem that I'm sure has a simple solution. Old couch, walk up apartment, desire to replace old couch (or do we say sofa, I'm never sure) with a new one. How do people do this? [more inside]
I have a couch (sofa) I love. It is, however, more than 10 years old and falling apart. Help me find a new one that shares its perfect qualities. [more inside]
My partner and I moved in together last year and we are lucky enough to each have room of our own in addition to our master bedroom. We decided to add a built-in Murphy bed and bookshelves to my room (for guests) as it had the better layout for that. I use my room as a home office and it’s perfect for that purpose. [more inside]
I dream of a sofa; a down-filled, velvety-covered, charcoal grey or peacock-colored, high-armed place to lounge, read, and nap. Do you know where my dream couch can be found? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the designer or maker of the brown leather sofa in the upper left photo in this image ? Please not wild guesses - only answer if you know for certain. Thanks!
We just bought an awesome leather sofa for a good price on Craigslist. The leather is beautiful and we found out when we went to look at it that it contains down-wrapped spring-core cushions... which the internet tells me is basically the best thing to have inside sofa cushions. Except - a few of the springs are poking up funny. [more inside]
My roommate and I are looking for a decent (ie. higher quality than Ikea) loveseat (around 6 feet long) to fit in our small, currently very sparsely furnished apartment. However, all of the furniture stores that we've checked out say that delivery will take 6 weeks at the very least. Are there any stores in the Vancouver area that would be able to do this faster? [more inside]
The couch has an seamless integrated seat, not cushions. Pictures (including bonus sleepy elderly cat!) inside. [more inside]
How big is the hex wrench needed to remove the legs from a Natuzzi sofa? [more inside]
Came across this sofa and loveseat at a consignment shop last week and wondering if it's worth ~$1000 that the owner is asking for them. Pic 1 Pic 2 [more inside]
I need new sofa cushions. Help! [more inside]
I need to buy a couch, and for it to be comfy, decent-looking, relatively inexpensive, and bedbug free. I have an idea of the dimensions that my place can accomodate, but almost nothing else. Right now, I don't even know, what I don't know. How do?! [more inside]
I need a new couch - and would like it to be a sleeper sofa. Any recommendations? [more inside]
So, I have a laptop with an HDMI port, a big ass HDTV, a Steam account and a comfy sofa and would like to bring all these things together. What peripherals do people use to do PC gaming on their TV? Some type of console-esque controller? A wireless keyboard and mouse? What do you balance your keyboard on? Trackball mouse? Please enlighten me with describing your setup. Bonus points for avoiding RSI.
Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
There was poop on the sofa after the party. What do we do? [more inside]
We are moving into our first flat! Hooray! However, it is unfurnished, so we need to buy us some furniture - specifically, a good sofa and a good dining/gaming table. If we go Ikea, what's the sweet spot between price and durability? [more inside]
I'm looking for a sofa bed to put in a small bedroom. [more inside]
Tall Person Furniture Filter: Help me find a recliner! [more inside]
How do I keep a leatherette sofa from cracking (and deteriorating)? [more inside]
White cotton-upholstered couch -- help me keep it clean. Pros and cons of using Scotchgard or similar product? Health risks for people and pets? Other methods? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help?
I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help? [more inside]
We have a dream... to rearrange our media room so that the couch is not against the wall. The problem? It's this sofa, and the cushions do fall off after a few minutes of relaxed sitting, despite being weighted. We considered putting a heavy piece of furniture behind it, but that's not ideal as it takes up all the wonderful space we are trying to get back. Can you help us add a back to our couch? [more inside]
Looking for a 90" (w) sofa sectional. Cannot find one anywhere, with the sole exception of a model that is from Restoration Hardware (MAXWELL UPHOLSTERED LEFT-ARM SOFA CHAISE SECTIONAL) selling for 5k. This is a very nice couch but since I have to buy a small couch, I would rather spend less. That being said, I love the look of the RH one [more inside]
Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
How do you feel about your 2+ year old BoConcept sofa, couch or sectional? Was it properly upholstered? Is the leather wearing well? Do the legs stay on? Are you happy with your purchase? [more inside]
Can I fix the webbing on my couch? [more inside]
What would be the best color for a leather couch (not knowing the future color of walls)? Is there a couch color you have regretted? I'm going to buy this sofa. My plan is to keep it for a long time and through all the different places I will live. This is a couch that I eventually expect will be in my home office (and I think this classic design would be versatile). [more inside]
My boyfriend (who is 6'4") and I are buying a couch, and we're looking for one that would provide neck support for his head. My previous question about our cats has led me to believe we'd be best with a microfiber couch, but most tall-backed couches seem to be made of leather. Any ideas? [more inside]
Do I cut the piping off a sofa when making a new cover? Please help me avert a diy-disaster! [more inside]
I'm looking for the perfect futon (sofa-bed) in the UK (preferably the South East) that will work equally well as a bed or sofa, long-lasting, and easy to convert. [more inside]
I just moved into a dream wonderful "garden apartment" in a brownstone. The only downside is that it has an entryway that forces you to make a u-turn to get into the apartment. Normally, not a problem. But we need to buy a couch. A regular sized, real, adult persons not-dormroom style nice couch. And there's no way anybody could possibly maneuver one into here. Is there any places that sell couches that are nice but also can be partially disassembled? Even if just the arms could be taken off it would be great. [more inside]
A friend of mine is hunting for a sofa similar to this one - which was available at World Market until they pulled it a few months ago. Does anyone know where I can buy either this exact sofa, or something similar (a nice, minimalist, wood-framed three-seater)? [more inside]
Leather versus fabric furniture pros and cons. Is it worth the extra cost to get a couch in leather? This is regarding a Room and Board sofa, so if you have an opinion on R&B in general, feel free to join in. [more inside]
We have a two-year old sofa that looks terrible and needs to be cleaned. The upholstery is 100% light-colored polyester that looks like linen. The problem is that any water leaves a very noticeable ring on the fabric. Although we're pretty good about keeping food and drinks off the couch, we have a very drippy-nosed greyhound who has left dozens of little drip marks all over the cushions. Cleaning with water and a wet rag only makes the problem worse. I also tried using Goddard's Dry Cleaning fluid (a solvent), which just left a whitish spot. Any suggestions? Would hiring a professional do the trick?
What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for? [more inside]
Pet owners, what kind of sofa should I buy? [more inside]
By chance do you or someone you know own an Armen (Art) Furniture sofa, and if so, how does it rate it in terms of quality and comfort? Are you satisfied with it? I'm particularly interested in the Armen 725 Centennial. [more inside]
I want to buy a convertible couch so guests can sleep in the man cave. What style of couch do I need? [more inside]
I found an awesome sleeper sofa: comfortable and compact. Also: ugly as sin. Help me find another with a similar mechanism? [more inside]
Where did the mould on my sofa cushions come from, and how can I be sure it won't come back? [more inside]
We've had a couch in a storage unit for a few years now. We'd like to bring it back into our apartment. What precautions should we take before we bring it? (i.e. concerns about dust, pests, molds.) The couch is fabric (not microfiber to my recollection) and has not been wrapped.
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