Disassemble Recliner Sofa For Moving: Two Methods And Items Needed

Two Methods And Items Needed To Disassemble Recliner Sofa For Moving

Your recliner sofa is a convenient and comfortable piece of wooden type furniture until you will try to move it from one place to another. The Recliner sofas are heavy & bulky so they can accommodate the built-in reclining seats. Due to its heavyweight, dimensions you will face difficulties while moving through your doorways and this will be a challenging task for you. But we are here to help you, try to move your sofa without disassembling it if not possible then disassemble it. Both methods are given below, collect all the required items and follow all the mentioned methods:

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring Tape
  • Zipper Bag Or Container
  • Moving Blanket
  • Straps
  • Screwdriver
  • Flat-Blade Screwdriver

Method 1: Moving An Assembled Sofa

Try this method to move your recliner sofa without disassembling it. Here are the steps for this process:
  • First of all, you need to get rid of your door & then the hinges to provide additive space in your doorway. Cover recliner sofa with a moving blanket to protect the upholstery of your sofa.
  • Next, slide a ratchet strap under your reclining parts of your recliner sofa. Wrap the strap but make sure to wrap around the front & the back of your recliner sofa. Tighten any strap to secure your footrest and to avert the seat from reclining.
  • Now you need to measure the length, width, and height of your recliner sofa. Now remove all the sofa legs if it is possible to remove them. If the legs cannot be removed then you have to measure the height of your recliner sofa and then add the leg length into your taken measurement.
  • Now you need to measure all the dimensions of your doorway. If your recliner sofa's width is less then your doorway's width then you can move it through the doorway in its normal position. If the height of the back of your recliner sofa is less than the width of your doorway, then you need to turn your sofa so that the back of your sofa faces the ceiling & then move it through.
  • You can also flip your recliner sofa on its end if the length is too short then your doorway's height, but the width of your sofa is too wide to fit through your door. Angle your sofa as you move it so that the bottom & back form a V and seat of your sofa faces the inside.
  • Now slide the seat of your sofa through with the door at an angle. Move your recliner sofa inward so the sofa curls around your doorway. If your recliner sofa is too big in every way to move through with the door then you need to disassemble it properly.

Method 2: Disassembling The Sofa

If the above-mentioned method is not suitable for your type of recliner sofa then don't worry here are some easy steps to disassemble your sofa:
  • First of all, you need to remove all slipcover and cushions if it is possible to remove if not then leave. Now slide your hand in the gap betwixt your sofa base and in the back until you find a lever there. These levers are commonlly located at each end of your recliner sofa.
  • Next, you need to turn all the levers upward in order to release the cushioned back of your recliner sofa. Hold the cushion of your sofa and then pull upward & release it from the clips which join it to your recliner sofa.
  • Now turn your sofa to access all the parts beneath. Loose & remove the screws which secure all the brakets joining the arm to the sofa seat cushions at each end of it. Store your all screws in your zipper bag, you will need them later.
  • Now remove the brackets & turn your recliner sofa so that it is now upright again. Pull up on the front of your seat base to access all the screws on each end which holds the lower back of your sofa seat to the arms.
  • Now you have to loosen and remove all these screws and store them in your zipper bag. Lift your seat cushion from the base of your frame.
  • This is your final step, simply turn your recliner sofa again and then remove all the screws which secure the arms of the sofa base, now flip your sofa in the upright position and then pull each arm upright to release it from the sofa frame.
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