How to Take Apart Mid Century Sofa

Nov 9th

How a mid century sofa comes apart depends on two things , how it was assembled in the first place and why it is being demounted. Softs that will be reassembled should be carefully disassembled. Disassembly should generally follow the construction of the sofa, but in reverse order. Traditional sofa construction requires that the frame can be stopped before the dressing is put in place. More modern sofas can be modular in nature with padding created as a device snap in place. Sofas wrapped in a room and should be removed may simply require removal of bones or arms. Remove all loose pillows and put them aside.

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Turn the mid century sofa if necessary and judge how it was assembled. For metal framed or modular saws, make a qualified guess as to what the last bit to be attached to and start by removing this play. Covers are easily removed and can reveal original clothing below. Remove clothing, padding, streaks and any sack cover that could have been used during the upholstery process. Use a sharp box or mat knife. Bend zing off-saw feathers. Furniture that will be reused for another project can be removed carefully using a seam ripping tool to break the seam. Watch the sofa over when the frame is bare and easy to see. Sofa frames are usually put together using nuts, bolts, screws and large short nail guns.

Tips and warnings

Consider chopping by frames in half the help of a reciprocating saw, instead of dismantling them bit by bit. This method works well if the couch is to be together elsewhere. Consult a professional Woodworker about what is required to put the mid century sofa securely together before this decision. All clothing will need to be removed, including springs, before cutting the frame in the middle. Professional services are offered to remove the clothes, saw the couch in the middle and mount it in a new location. Check local furniture repair and shop attire to find out if they offer this service and ask to see their work first before accepting this method.