Moving an Antique with the New York Couch Doctor

Notes on Moving Antique Couches and Sofas, or handcrafted couches and sofas with wood frames:

Moving an antique couch or sofa can be nerve-wracking, especially if it is an expensive collector’s item, a family heirloom, or both! The NYC Couch Doctor knows that you are very concerned about your furniture and we know exactly what to look for when it comes to taking apart older, fragile wooden pieces that could split or crack.

We handle this type of furniture on a daily basis and we can anticipate the possibilities. Experience provides the New York Couch Doctor team with many bracing and cushioning techniques we have use as preventative measure when making furniture fit through tight spaces, that can be applies to moving your designer, antique and heirloom furniture. In cases where there is no other solution but furniture surgery, our experts in finishing and restoration can restore the  look and appearance back to the original quality! That includes re-stitching to repairing old and new tears, reweaving or re-finishing of the exterior finished wood parts of some antique sofas, as well as bracing and strengthening the interior framework. We use high quality finish and fabric in our repairs.

Not Moving?

Yes, you can call the New York Couch Doctor for onsite repairs of  your expensive sofa or couch.

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‘When the Couch Has an Attitude’

Couch, Sofa, What’s in a name?

Couch, Sofa, Divan, Chesterfield, Sectional… what’s in a name?

Names don’t matter to us at the New York Couch Doctor –  we take apart any furniture and make it fit through tough spaces.

But sometimes while disassembling a couch or taking apart a sofa, we pause mid-surgery to think about what’s in a name.

I think of it this way… if you can fit the whole family on it, it’s a sofa or a chesterfield, but if it’s just for couples, it’s a couch. However, as those of you in the New York City and other Metropolitan Areas with narrow, 27inch door frames and 29″ doorways know, it can be impossible to fit a couch or a sofa through many tricky New York City stairways and walkups with crazy narrow hallway angles.

Brownstones are a big cause of couch emergencies with their spiral staircases, narrow staircase and narrow hallways. Brooklyn, Hoboken, Park Slope, Carol Gardens, Jersey City, Weehawken, Prospect Park, Harlem and many other neighborhoods are homes to brownstone buildings and apartments that make moving couches and sofas quite difficult, even from room to room, within one’s own home. The New York Couch Doctor has a solution to your couch and sofa moving dilemma – we can make your furniture fit. Do not hesitate to call us with furniture emergencies at 516 328-8234 – 24 hours.

 

A Notable Surgery on a Massive City Couch

You watch movies like “Scarface” and wish you could own that furniture, but it would never fit through your apartment door. Well, YOU THOUGHT WRONG! The couch WILL FIT if you call in a couch surgeon. Just look at the happy patient all ready to go for the Super Bowl, the Oscars, movie night, or some other unnamed decadence.

Dining Room Set

Dining Room Set

Large dining room sets can be very hard to move with narrow and twisting stairways and doorways. The New York Couch Doctor is a superior moving solution when your regular movers cannot fit your oversized furniture out of or into your new home or apartment.

Last year we moved a dining room table into Manhattan loft that was 22 feet long. It was not the doorways that made this difficult, it was the small size of the freight elevator and the client did not wish to hoist through the window, so they call the New York Couch Doctor and we made the table fit into the elevator and reassembled the magnificent dining room table, good as new, in the spectacular downtown NYC loft!

EMERGENCY ESTIMATE

Tell us your Furniture Emergency and we'll get back to you, quickly. We Can take it apart, transport it anywhere in the tri state area and reassemble it at the new location - all in the same day!
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