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Been looking at a new sofa

Posted by KingCobb (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 23:07

We have made the rounds, Star, Rooms to go, Gallery Furniture, Bel, LaZy Boy, etc.

We really liked some of the stuff at Star, but the couches were either too deep, felt like you were laying down when you were meaning to be sitting up, or too expensive, or mostly leather when the wife and I want a fabric couch.

LaZy boy didn't really have anything we liked, nor did Gallery. Rooms to Go and Bel just didn't look good at all.

So we walked into Basset today, and were surprised to find some couches that were firm, not really deep, fabric, and affordable to our budget. Also, they were firm which we liked.

We first really liked the Kennedy sofa, but it looks a little too modern for the furnishings in the house
http://www.bassettfurniture.com/Sofa-DZ29522.asp

, the CU2 couch was really nice but you leaned back a little too far.
http://www.bassettfurniture.com/Sofa-DZ29996.asp

We then found these two couches: The Alex and the Brewster. We can get a sofa and a loveseat of either of these two couches for $2300 delivered. They have the sofa's on sail for a special price and the loveseats will have the 25% off labor day sail. We love the Brewster in Coccoa http://www.bassettfurniture.com/Traditional-Style-Upholstered-Sofa-DZ21059.asp

and the Alex in Mocha
http://www.bassettfurniture.com/Custom-Sock-Arm-Sofa-For-Living-Rooms-DZ21023.asp

Just curious if anyone has any opinions on these or experience with them?

Also, have read reports about fabric pilling on sofas after you buy it, is there anything to look for on the fabric to avoid this?


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RE: Been looking at a new sofa

Some fabrics will pile with use and other fabrics will not. Also Basset is really not a well built sofa for the money, they use thin plywood frames that will weaken, drop-in coil units that will sag, and not high density HR foam in seating. You can get a solid hardwood frame with 8 gauge sinuous wire seating and high density HR foam seats in a nice durable fabric at 1/2 this price.

Here is a link that might be useful: Custom sofas


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RE: Been looking at a new sofa

Manbike, I clicked on your custom sofa link. What's with the sofa in the middle on the home page (blue)? It looks more like a slipcovered sofa than a taunt, quality upholstery job. That alone is a turn off for me.


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RE: Been looking at a new sofa

Texasgal, yes your looking at a slipcovered sofa. This is a option, as you can order any fabric or style and also a slipcover. For instance if you want a finished / tailored sofa when you have guest, just remove the slipcover. You can use the slipcover to protect your sofa during everyday use, or even if you just want to quickly change the look.


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