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Posted by pennylayne111 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 14, 10 at 14:52

My husband & I are about to purchase our first home, and we'll be needing new sofas. I have been looking at all the usual suspects, but also am curious about www.clubfurniture.com

After browsing this site, it seems like ALL the posts relating to this company are from one individual (perhaps she works for them)? I'm curious if anyone else has had an experience ordering from them. Would love feedback!
Thanks!


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RE: ClubFurniture.com

if you're referring to my posts i can assure you i do not work for them. you can also read that i don't own any of their furniture but was considering the purchase of a bed, before deciding to go in a different direction. i merely directed a few people to their site after reading requests for a certain style bed which they have for substantially less. once again, i don't have any of their pieces; only know what i've read from this site. if the number of posts seem excessive i can attribute that to my frequency on this site (of which i have been a member for many years) due to the large amount of furnishings i need to purchase for our new (large) build.


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I will jump in here and say I do not think it's you katekouros- I recognize your name from many of the other forum. I have been lurking here for a bit as well; this forum doesn't get much traffic:( but anyway if I do a search on clubfurniture there seems to be another poster who pretty much as best I can see- only posts about clubfurniture. Their website is very impressive but I agree with pennylane - would love to hear from anyone else who might have experience with them. I am so reluctant to order upholstery that I haven't rested my butt in !!!


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Thanks Kateskouros, it definitely isn't you that I'm referring to :)...
I went ahead and ordered fabric swatches from clubfurniture.com and they arrived within a few days and exceeded my expectations. I'm still hesitant though -so far, it seems nobody on this forum has actually purchased from this site. Still hoping for some feedback before I take the plunge!


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i know it's difficult to purchase without trying something out. i am ready to order a LOT of furniture in the next few weeks sight unseen and definitely not butt-tested! ...two (not inexpensive) sofas and four bar stools from lee, two upholstered beds (one custom) and a set of night stands from van guard and a custom dining table from a woodworker in virginia.

i'm not so concerned with the beds/bar stools/night stands and dining table as i am with the sofas. but i did check the measurements pretty closely as well as sit on a few (higher end) lee pieces i was able to find at a showroom. that made me much more comfortable with the purchase since the sofas and chairs they had were extremely comfortable, vs. the junk available in crate & barrel. (i was surprised i hated it so much as so many here rave). anyway, i guess it depends on what you're looking for.

in all honesty i'm not so sure i would trust a sofa purchase to an internet dealer without a way of seeing any of their merchandise first hand. a bed frame is one thing, but sofas are quite another. i prefer upgraded (down) cushions. and slipcovers. and eight-way-hand-tied springs. and kiln dried hardwood frames. and a really good reputation. i've purchased three sofas and i have to say i've been happy with two, not so much the third -with the exception of the cushions. they are all foam. the first was by sherrill and is 17 years old. it is still in service at my mother in law's house. the frame never squeaks and the springs have held up well. even the cushions are still good even though i prefer the softer down seats now. the other is by hancock and moore and is ten years old. again, frame and springs still in good shape as well as upholstery. just needs a new cleaning. cushions are a bit squished and flattened but i will replace them with new, down filled cushions, have it cleaned and freshened up a bit for my dh's office. the third is a sectional i got on sale from macy's. it was purchased as seating for the kids playroom and i didn't care to investigate it's quality as i knew it would be a "throw away" sofa until we are in our new house. and indeed it is just that: destined to be thrown away. it's junk. frame, bad. cushions, never good. upholstery, falling apart. i spent too much on it but was short on time. if i remember correctly each of these sofas was under $2K.

if you have a budget in mind i would go around to furniture stores in your area and take a look. take note of the measurements of what feels comfortable to you and then maybe take a look at the lee site. i have several good friends who are interior designers as well as one who is a set decorator and they all strongly recommend lee. you can check them out in crate & barrel, but as i said i was not impressed with what they had available from them. plus, the quality of the build is not the same.

good luck. it's harder to buy quality furniture these days!
p.s.: i don't work for lee, either!


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I agree that it is difficult to believe just by the experiences of other. The best thing is to try it once.


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