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Need a small but comfortable recliner

Posted by Herbie3 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 0:57

My house is a cape and I'm attempting to fit a recliner in a small corner with slanted ceilings. Anybody have any suggestions for a small recliner (maybe in the 32 to 34 inch wide range) that does not require a lot of distance from the wall but is still able to fit somebody who is about 6'2 210 pounds? I'm not sure if this is a hopeless case but I figured it doesn't hurt to ask:)


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RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

Take a look at Bradington-Young.

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

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RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

I too am looking for a smaller recliner. However, I am also considering a tilt back chair becasue I don't think my room can handle the fully extended length of a recliner. Hancock and Moore has tilt backs and recliners, some of which are as narrow as 33 inches. I am finding it difficult to locate furniture show rooms which have a good selection of these types of chairs in stock. I am very hesitant to purhcase without actually sitting in the furniture.

Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: tilt back chairs

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

I would strongly suggest looking at a Stressless recliner from Ekornes. Especailly due to the smaller size and comfort they provide.

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

Find a store that has "best chair" brand for you to see.

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

I just picked up a Hancock and Moore 3032 this weekend and it is a wall hugger that is VERY comfortable.

It has lumbar/lower back support. If you don't have a place that carries them, order one from Duane at the Keeping Room.

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

I would recommend the Rialto or Harbor Town model from La-Z-Boy...but being small & fitting a 6'2" 210 lb guy is gonna be a challenge!!! You'll find the best selection there in any case with knowledgeable salespeople. I worked for them for 7 years in many leadership positions, have been to the factories & know the top brass.

And just some advice on negative reviews on ANY manufacturer (cause you'll find them on ANYONE)...there is no business that I know of that overtly tries to make customers unhappy. They would not have much longevity in the business. There will always be sour grapes customers who have filed illegitimate & false claims of defects to a manufacturer thinking they can get new furniture every year despite abuse of the product. Take this negativity with a grain of salt when you don't know the other side of the story.


RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

Bradington-Young has measurements at their site. I bought 2 4014 (in leather), but I am 5' 7", vice over 6', but these chairs are probably better suited for a little taller person then myself;my wife 5' 9" likes the chairs very much.
Having said that, we have a friend that is only 5' 1" and despite having other very nice seating as well, she almost runs to sit in one of the 2 B-Y chairs!

Also, the Hancock & Moore, their tilt backs do not have a built-in foot rest, so I'm not sure if you have the room or want a foot stool?

We bought the B-Y chairs over the H&M chairs due to the higher cost of the chair(s) and the addition of foot stools.
If the money was not part of the equation, then we would have bought the H&M. Very very comfortable.
These 2 companies have great reputations.
Good luck.

RE: Need a small but comfortable recliner

I bought 2 Bradington Young tilt back chairs because of the small size. The matching ottoman is a half moon shape & also saves room. I am very short at 4'11'' & I can sit back with the back up & my feet reach the floor. My boyfriend at 6' 225 lbs at first said that they were too small until I told him about the tilt back feature & he now loves the chairs. They are the 1521 chairs & 1521OT ottomans. Look at them on line as they are smaller scaled. I had sat in one when I worked at another furniture retailer & was told that they were just as comfortable for a taller person which my boyfriend testifies to.

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