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Old 04-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #41
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I was led to wicker by my memory of dragging around a futon sofa-bed that got damaged because it weighed so much; that weak thin wooden connecting frame-member cracked at its join to the vertical frame-member. I'm just guessing, but moving furniture around might be very difficult for Johnny. Wicker solves that by being extremely light yet strong.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #42
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My mother gave me two gorgeous antique wicker chairs for the front porch in the little farmhouse.

Cats completely destroyed it all in a couple of months.

Not wicker.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #43
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Faux-wicker, then: the vinyl imitations of wicker are, as Elora suggested, likely to be very resistant to felines.
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Our new set looks exactly like wood wicker. I'm impressed.
Thank you Martha Stewart.
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I rather like the Mission style idea. It's classic and comfy, and possibly anti-cat.
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There you go. Solid concrete. It's going to be tough to get it in place, but I'd like to see the cats scratch that to pieces!!
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I haven't commented much because I didn't want to stifle ideas but it seems most people have commented by now.

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Have you considered a futon? They are smaller than the average sofa, but kind of look like a sofa. They easily convert into a bed in case you have an overnight guest. When you want to change the decore, you just put on a new mattress cover and change out a few pillows.
True but futons feel so muck like "college" to me an I graduated over 20 years ago. May be silly but feels wrong to me



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I like the style of the second much better but would prefer it in one solid colour, rather than the two tone business.
Yeah, that second one fell out of the running after I looked at it longer. It just looks cheap
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #48
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This is where personal taste really comes in. I don't really like or find any of your choices as modern.

If we were going for personal choices I'd pick this. Which you may not like at all.


Poor Johnny all he wanted was for us to pick from what he posted.
That set looks like it belongs in the Jetsons house
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Solid wood frames on the outside are much more resistant to cats and generally include the ease with which the cushions may be recovered or replaced.

I really like this if I could find it in a loveseat.
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Mission style loveseats:
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"FreeDelivery!*"

Turns out the * means free self service truck delivery. It's $99 to front door and $149 for inside delivery and packageing removal
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I really like this if I could find it in a loveseat.
I think you might regret purchasing a loveseat. If you have the room for the sofa, and the money, buy one instead. Two people sitting on a loveseat for any amount of time, can start to feel really cramped, especially if they don't know each other well and have a strong sense of personal space. I know I do, and wouldn't be thrilled about having to bump up against a stranger for hours on end.
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I have the dubious "talent" of being able to look at a page full of similar items, choosing my favorite, and then discovering it's the most expensive thing on the page.

This was my choice when I Googled "love seats":


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I have the dubious "talent" of being able to look at a page full of similar items, choosing my favorite, and then discovering it's the most expensive thing on the page.

This was my choice when I Googled "love seats":


http://www.houzz.com/photos/239973/C...al-love-seats-

It's very pretty but it looks like furniture I'd be afraid to sit on.
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I think you might regret purchasing a loveseat. If you have the room for the sofa, and the money, buy one instead. Two people sitting on a loveseat for any amount of time, can start to feel really cramped, especially if they don't know each other well and have a strong sense of personal space. I know I do, and wouldn't be thrilled about having to bump up against a stranger for hours on end.
Well, the thing is, I'm in a one bedroom apartment. I don't have a lot of space
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I have the dubious "talent" of being able to look at a page full of similar items, choosing my favorite, and then discovering it's the most expensive thing on the page.

This was my choice when I Googled "love seats":


http://www.houzz.com/photos/239973/C...al-love-seats-

omg I'm in love with that. How much is it? Let me guess. Around $3500?

Looks spendy.
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Well, the thing is, I'm in a one bedroom apartment. I don't have a lot of space
I've been in 1BR apartments nearly my whole life, and some studios.

Not once did I buy a loveseat. In fact, in my barely 400 sf studio, I have a pull out sofa, WITH a loveseat. And a cocktail table. One huge dresser and a tall dresser. An 2 end tables. And a small dining set with pull-out leaves that had 4 chairs.

It did not feel crowded.

It's just how you place things. And, it's important to make sure there is good seating for anyone who might come by. Unless you don't care about the comfort of your friends and family. In which case, stick with the love seat :P

(Yes, I am trying to talk you out of it, because I know better!)
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I've been in 1BR apartments nearly my whole life, and some studios.

Not once did I buy a loveseat. In fact, in my barely 400 sf studio, I have a pull out sofa, WITH a loveseat. And a cocktail table. One huge dresser and a tall dresser. An 2 end tables. And a small dining set with pull-out leaves that had 4 chairs.

It did not feel crowded.

It's just how you place things. And, it's important to make sure there is good seating for anyone who might come by. Unless you don't care about the comfort of your friends and family. In which case, stick with the love seat :P

(Yes, I am trying to talk you out of it, because I know better!)
I also have to have lots of space to roll around stuff in my wheelchair
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Protip: Purchase the hardest mattress you can find. Guests only stay one night


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Not doing the sleeper sofa. If need be I'll pay for a hotel room for them
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Elora, I'm not trying to be difficult, and I am still listening. You'd be surprised how much extra space the wheelchair takes
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Elora, I'm not trying to be difficult, and I am still listening. You'd be surprised how much extra space the wheelchair takes
I'm aware of that, and thinking about it also. But, there are sofas on the smaller side, you don't have to get one which is too long. I appreciate you keeping an open mind. Try and look around; a lot of manufacturer's make things for small spaces that are sofas, not loveseats, which probably meet your needs. For instance, our living room is not very large and we don't have a family room. The sofa we bought, is a bit narrower in depth than most and, not quite as long. We had to think about how people would walk through the room and pass into the dining room plus, there are other issues like the fireplace and an additional outside door we had to deal with too.

You can't quite get comfortable enough to take a cozy nap on it, but we have a bed for that lol. And like Tex said, it helps avoid too many people thinking they can stay over (of course we do have a guest room, but there's a litter box in it right now, so ewwww to that).
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Is weight of the piece going to be an issue Johnny? Might be something to consider for the pieces like recliners because some of those can get really heavy. My friend uses a chair with a joystick so I get the need for having that extra space in order to maneuver easily and safely. He does use the glider thingies on all his furniture though so he can push things out of the way using his chair when necessary.
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No weight issue. I could probably use the concrete sofa Trout recommended if he comes to carry it up
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This is only the first part of the plan. If the guests stay on after that, put on a pair of mechanics coveralls with the word "Pajammys" written across the front in Sharpie. Then wait until they go to sleep and stand over their bed, arms hanging limply at your sides, and sway back and forth slightly. Make your eyes really big, but try to make the rest of your face totally slack. Breathe heavily and rapidly through your nose until the sound wakes then up. Mutter in a gutteral voice, "And the beast sayeth who shall come and the beast sayeth who shall go. We know not when our number is called but death comes to us all."

Then shake violently, and get a really confused look on your face and say, in a normal voice this time, "Goddamn it! Was I sleep walking again? That's the third time this month! Sorry, buddy, just go back to sleep. I'll lock myself in my room this time."


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