Furniture Surgery

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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.

Large Arm Chair Elevator Nightmare

It went in, it didn’t come out – the elevator was impassible. The building called The NY Couch Doctor who rushed over and was able to remove and reassemble the chair without a scratch, and save Apartment 3A from the wrath of the building.

Massive Dining Room Table, Minimal Apartment

So you inherited Uncle Allistaire’s Massive Dining Room Table, but you live in a Minimal Manhattan Apartment? What do you do?

Call the New York Couch Doctor or make an appointment online. We can take apart and reassemble your family heirlooms anywhere in the tri-state area.


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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