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Help me find a leather recliner,please

Posted by texasman (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 12 at 14:11

I have been driving myself crazy trying to find a leather recliner to replace my broked down Lazyboy.
I have been searching for days and maybe I am being too picky but I want to get what I want.
Features that I want include.
1. brown leather and not bonded leather either.
2. Leggett and Platt mechanism
3. big fluffy arm pads that extend far enough back to that when I recline my arms to not fall in the hole.
4. Made in the good ole USA.

I am not rich and I would like to keep this purchase under $1,000 but I can stretch out a little but not much.
Any advice would be helpful

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RE: Help me find a leather recliner,please

You'll have to do some footwork to find the chair that is right for you, there's really no other way.
Note: Leggett and Platt's mechanisms can be from China (if memory serves me) as well as the good 'ol USA, and you might not have a choice on which country of orgin it comes from.

Shop the companies that are in your price range with the features that you desire, then go sit in them.

Good luck.

RE: Help me find a leather recliner,please

Yes, L&P has both USA and Chinese mechs. I've not seen enough of the latter to comment on quality.

First brand I'd look at is Bradington-Young. Hancock & Moore is very good but may be out of your price range. But consider TCO - total cost of ownership. Would you rather spend $1500 on a chair that's going to last 20 years and be comfortable and good looking or $500 on a cheap looking chair that is going to last 3-4 years?

RE: Help me find a leather recliner,please

Texasman I agree that Bradington Young and Hancock and Moore have a good quality product but really much of the recliner is the mechanism and the frame and the tailoring. The mechs are fairly standard. You might take a look at Palliser they are all made in North America either Canada or Mexico in the latter case the plants are run by Canadians. You could find a Pallsier leather recliner in your price range. They have a good selection with some good looks. There leathers run the range from protected to semi aniline to full aniline which will effect the price.

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