Sooner or later, there comes a time when moving furniture out of a house or an apartment becomes inevitable. Be it because you’re moving out and you refuse to part ways with your old furniture pieces, or perhaps because you want to sell your old, overstuffed sofa or donate your beloved pool table to a charity.Whatever the situation may be, there is not a more annoying and nerve-wracking obstacle than realizing your furniture does not fit the door frame and proves impossible to be moved out of a room.“How on earth did great-granny Doris get this huge chaise lounge into the living room a century ago?” people think. And instantly after “I wonder how Doris would get it out these days?”.The answer is one that used to be common in the past – but has become something of an oddity in modern times: furniture disassembly and reassembly in NYC ,NJ ,DC,MA,IL. You see, back in great-grandma Doris’ time a piece of furniture was an investment, something to be treasured no matter how many times a family had to relocate – often moving to a different state hundreds of miles away. These days though, people seem to prefer leaving their old furniture behind when they move out to a shiny new house or apartment and going through the process of buying new stuff. For some people though, that is not an option: maybe there are too many memories attached to a particular piece of furniture, or it may be way too valuable to be left behind. It is for these people that Dr. Sofa’s furniture disassembly & reassembly service exists – and we are proud of being one of the very few specialists in the area to continue this traditional trade. If you are in need of moving your brownstone door or intricate wall unit down through the narrow staircase in your house and worry about how to do it, worry no more. There is no need to bang your head against the wall trying to force a piece of furniture out of a slim door only to realize the laws of physics are not going to make an exception for you – plus you’ll ruin the frame in the process. Simply do what great-granny Doris would do: relax, kick back and leave it to our furniture surgeons. We offer Disassembly and Reassembly services for the following:Sofas (including daybeds, sofa-beds) Wall Units Entertainment Centers Armoires Headboards Pool Tables Beds (including Cribs, Bunk beds, & Murphy beds) Office furniture (cubicles, desks, work-areas)Whether you are moving to a new home or apartment, Dr.Sofa® offers comprehensive furniture disassembly and reassembly services for your residential and commercial needs. Our disassembly, reassembly and upholstery experts will be punctual and professional, and will make sure your furniture suffers no damage. In order to make things more convenient, we can provide on-site estimates so you can better make your decisions. And since we know moving out and coordinating every step can be a stressful ordeal, we have partnered with New York’s leading moving companies and will coordinate with them to ensure the necessary furniture services are provided on the exact dates of your move. No waiting around your new place for the TV couch to be brought back to life! Even though the process may seem simple at first glance, a seasoned and skilled expert is required to disassemble a piece of furniture and restore it back to its exact form. Let an amateur do it and you will soon realize how much you’ll regret it. Leave it to the pro’s: it’s easier, safer and will ultimately prove to be cheaper (since chances are an amateur will ruin your furniture). Any type of furniture can be moved out of a house by the disassembly and reassembly process: Sofas, recliners, bookshelves, buffets, armoires, wall units, entertainment centers, and even pool tables are the usual suspects here – since they tend to be huge, difficult and dangerous to move pieces. With the help of our expert surgeons, however, the entire process will be smooth and safe: our professionals will carefully take your furniture apart and package the individual sections. They’ll then be moved to the new location and reassembled, we service in NYC ,NJ,DC,MA,IL . This is the kind of situation where using a DIY approach will prove to be more expensive than hiring an expert to do it – and for no good reason, since our prices may actually surprise you.(You DON’T want to be these guys) Our furniture surgeons will save you massive amounts of time and energy and you could very well save money in the long run.(What you want is THIS) If you have a move in the horizon and need to make sure your big pieces of furniture make it to your new place intact, do what great-granny Doris would do: contact us here or give us a call.

Furniture Emergency Situation: Sofa Stuck in an Elevator

Having a sofa stuck in an elevator qualifies as an emergency situation in the same way as when someone or something gets trapped inside an elevator. Not only humans or animals are stuck in these cramped spaces, even couches and oversized furniture need emergency attention as well.You may have contemplated on leaving your oversized furniture behind, but then, this couch, wingchair, or bed may be too priceless to just give up. So, you end up bringing it everywhere you move in to no matter what the cost. Now, it’s stuck; as a result, other people in the building could not use the elevator because of an entire sofa is making thing difficult for everyone. In this situation, you have no other choice but to call the sofa doctors immediately. Professionals have an immediate solution to this problem no matter how tall, how wide, or how large the furniture is. So, you’re stuck in a situation rendering that elevator useless for transporting your couch to your living space. This is what you should do: Don’t Panic This is the time you need to clear your head. Ask if the building has a service elevator and see if your sofa that’s too big can fit in it. If they have one, you’re one step closer to solving this problem. Even then, you may still have to deal with a cramped hallway or a small doorway when you reach your apartment or condo unit. Call for Help You are no Superman and you would not want to risk damaging your furniture due to mishandling. So, better call the professionals. Don’t worry, sofa doctors get calls like these frequently. This is not new to them. Sometimes, they even get calls from desperate crying customers when their sofa wouldn’t fit the doorway, the hallway, or the elevator. Only trust a company who has years of quality service under their belt. If you are in New York, the staff of DrSofa will be there to help you. The Process Involved More often, the procedure requires furniture disassembly and reassembly. This is a tedious process which can be nerve-wracking if you do not know what you are doing. Experts will be able to take apart your furniture and assemble it in the same way it was before disassembly. If needed or if you request it, they can even cut your furniture into smaller sizes to fit in the intended space. A more detailed explanation of that service can be found here.Sometimes, they only need to temporarily remove parts of the furniture, such as the arm rest or the back rest. Even this process would require removal of joints, linings, and fasteners using industrial level equipment. The best remedy to a problem is to avoid it. If you are moving furniture to another place, be sure to take the exact measurements and have a solid plan on how you can go about it. To eliminate the stress, just entrust this task to a professional furniture disassembly service.

furniture’s delivered for the holidays which cannot fit in ?

Holidays are around the corner , you all excited to have your new furniture’s to be delivered . You are seating patiently waiting , and here it come , after long waiting , your running down the stairs to delivery  guys and OPPPSSS , they look at you and don’t know how to tell you , Mam , your furniture’s don’t fit ? you are crying , ask them what can we do about it ? No worries , the Dr. here ! Have you wondered how to measure your sofa before the big move? Before you buy a new sofa you’ll need to be sure the sofa is not too big to fit in your home. Included in this, you’ll need to take it through the tight stairwells and the passage way to the apartment so you can put the sofa into the chosen room. We come to your rescue and provide a variety of furniture repairs, pool table disassembly, and chaise lounge knock downs. Our procedures and products are of high quality to ensure that our furniture and upholstery repairs are permanent; we can return the appearance of your furniture to excellent condition. Our Trained excellent service technicians. Our trained technicians are competent and equipped to handle entertainment unit dismantling, dresser and bookshelf take apart.  Each of our technicians has the supplies needed to provide instant on-site and in-home wood repair touch ups. We provide emergency services around the clock  for  disassembly assembly reassembly, take apart, knock down, break down, dismantling, assembling and disassembling. We at Dr. Sofa can service your furniture needs. Our service is one that will be memorable including cut-rate, snappy service and professionalism. Covering the 5 boroughs, NJ, CT, Boston and DC, we offer the best prices and guarantee our work. Dr. Sofa offers same day, twenty-four hour, emergency service for take apart for: sofa, sofa bed, sleeper, couch, loveseat, chairs, ottoman, sectional, chaise, Murphy bed, daybed, wall unit, entertainment centers, armoire, beds, and office furniture. furniture disassembly emergency service

sofa too big to fit in ? Dr.Sofa is in !

Sofa Too big to fit in  The Dr. is in! As you all know by now, I ordered a Chesterfield Sofa from England. Well, about a week ago I received notice that it had arrived at the port of call in Secaucus NJ. Getting a sofa out of customs is no easy task. I had to go to Newark NJ to the Customs and Borders office. That was actually painless. I took the NJ transit train to Newark which only took fifteen minutes. The CBP office was only two blocks from the station and there were no lines at all! The big scare for me was the call to Dr. Sofa! Most apartments in my building are pretty big. They have great big living areas, high ceilings and different configurations. The elevator however was made for dwarfs. Seriously, getting any large piece of furniture up to my apartment is a chore. The stairwell is pretty wide, but the door leading into the stairs is too low to allow for larger pieces either. The only answer is to take apart your furniture or order sectionals. I knew I wanted the Chesterfield, but at 8 feet long , I also knew it was not going to fit into the elevators or the stairs. That is where Dr. Sofa comes in. I had heard of Dr. Sofa before, but I did a lot of research prior to calling. The reviews on Yelp, citysearch and other sites were almost all positive. They all said pretty much the same thing. Dr Sofa works miracles, but dont watch them take apart the sofa…its pretty upsetting! Well, I made the call and I have to tell you they were professional from beginning to end. The office staff were very reassuring. I had to drop off the stamped customs letter so they could pick it up at the port, so I went to their offices in the Bronx. They were hidden away on 134th street, but I managed to find them thanks to my GPS and knowing the area a bit. Everyone was terrific there and they even said they do many Chesterfields so I should not worry. Today, my sofa was picked up at the port. They disassembled it there, so when they arrived at my place, it was already apart. That saved me the agita of watching them destroy it! Neil and Mario were incredible. I had actually read about how nice and professional Mario was on the reviews, and indeed he was. Neil was also a pro and very nice as well. They brought up the sofa in two pieces and began the tedious task of putting it back together. A Chesterfield has brass tacks all around the arms, back and bottom of the sofa. Mario and Neil had to put them in one by one! Mario did the nailing while poor Neil had the boring task of straightening out hundreds of tacks which were bent when they were removed from the sofa. The process took about 90 minutes and the end result was fantastic. The sofa is as beautiful as I had hoped and Dr. Sofa did a great job. A big thanks to Mario and Neil and everyone at Dr. Sofa. This a Dr’s visit that anyone can look forward too   …
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How to Assemble & Disassemble a Futon or Couch

A futon is a hybrid piece of furniture that can be used in the daytime as a sofa, and at night as a simple bed, because it easily folds flat. It’s a nice piece of furniture to own, because if you don’t have a guest room, you can unfold the futon in the den for your overnight visitors. A futon is also easy to assemble/disassemble in a move. It’s relatively lightweight and has simple components that can be taken apart with a wrench and pliers. This makes a futon distinctly different from other heavier pieces of furniture that are best moved by professionals who know how to properly disassemble pool tables, book cases or couches.  A futon can be disassembled into small pieces and easily transported with minimal risk of damage (or injury.) …
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Common Limitations to Furniture Assembly/Disassembly

Whether it is time to move or you are hoping to rearrange your furniture pieces, the assembly and disassembly of furniture may be the only way to get your items to their new and desired location. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of trying to assemble and disassemble expensive furniture pieces that aren’t designed to be taken apart, and this could lead to permanent damage of the item. While some furniture brands like IKEA are designed for simple assembly and disassembly, nicer pieces will require the experience of a trained professional. Identifying the Type of Furniture If you are considering assembling or disassembling a large piece of furniture to move it into a smaller location, it is important to first take the step to identify the type of item that needs to be moved. If it is simply an IKEA piece, which is meant to be taken apart and put back together, you may be able to assemble and disassemble the item by yourself without any issues. In fact, all sorts of videos exist about IKEA furniture assembly, providing tips and advice on how to best assemble these pieces after you bring them home. Keep in mind, this can be a lengthy process. Nicer furniture pieces that are not specifically designed to be taken apart will be more difficult to disassemble. These items are generally usually glued and doweled together, so there may be no method in place to disassemble them if you are hoping to move the item from one location to another. If you attempt one of these projects on your own, you will likely encounter a variety of problems, and there are numerous websites with stories about furniture assembly and disassembly gone wrong. Resources Needed for Furniture Assembly/Disassembly Before you take on a furniture project on your own, you should also consider the resources needed to complete this task:Time: Disassembling furniture and putting it back together can be a very time intensive process, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. This may involve you taking time off work or spending your weekend on your furniture project rather than having fun with your friends and family. Space: Taking apart or putting together a furniture item generally requires a large amount of room, so if you live in a small apartment, you might not have the space requirement to get the job done. This is especially true with sofa and couch disassembly or when moving office furniture. Labor: Furniture assembly and disassembly often requires heavy lifting, so if you are unable to lift these items on your own you will need to call in reinforcements for assistance. Bed disassembly is often especially challenging, as large bed frames and heavy headboards may require multiple people to move. Money: While working on your furniture item, you may find that you need certain tools to finish the job. If you don’t have them, this could lead to an expensive trip to your local hardware store.When You Should Call in a Professional There are a variety of scenarios where it makes sense to call in a professional for your furniture assembly, disassembly, and moving needs. Custom pieces, like custom bed frame assembly or take apart services, should be left to a professional with expertise in how to safely disassemble these items. Sofa and couch disassembly should also be left to the professionals, as great care is needed to safely take these pieces apart, transport them without damage, and put them back together to restore the original function and appearance.

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