What do you think about sectional sofas?

What do you think about sectional sofas?

There are no official standards regarding sectional sofas. In general the term “sectional” can apply to any upholstered seating that features two or more interconnected seat units. There are huge variations in size, features, styles etc. For example if you...
Who invented the sofa-bed?

Who invented the sofa-bed?

The modern pull-out sofa bed was invented by Bernard Castro. After emigrating to the U.S in 1919 from Sicily, Castro worked as an upholsterer’s apprentice. He opened his first Castro Convertible store in New York City in 1931 with $400 in capital. Castro Convertibles...
Who invented the Murphy bed?

Who invented the Murphy bed?

The Murphy bed is named after William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1957.)The first patents were applied for around 1900. The popular legend is that he was living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco. The moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man’s...
Can a furniture maker double as a builder?

Can a furniture maker double as a builder?

A good furniture maker will have many of the skills needed to build homes or other structures. Several furniture makers I know of have built their own homes or shops. But there are many aspects of building construction that they have to learn on the fly (or...
Should end tables be shorter than couch?

Should end tables be shorter than couch?

Your question does not specify whether “shorter” refers to the depth of the end tables or to the height. I will answer both. End tables are never as deep as the couch. They are taller than the seat height, but lower than the arm height. Below are some general...
What size end tables will fit my sofa?

What size end tables will fit my sofa?

A customer recently asked, “Should end tables be shorter than the couch?” This question did not specify whether “shorter” referred to the depth of the end tables or to the height, so I will answer both.End tables are never as deep as the couch. They are...