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Where Can I Purchase a High Quality Sofa for Under $3000?

By Jeff Frank

Where can we purchase a high quality 84” sofa for under $3,000?

We’re tired of purchasing furniture that doesn’t last!

I have been searching for a quality sofa for months. I’ve been searching in stores but can’t find anything.

Are any of the Direct to Customer Internet websites any better?

Any help would be most appreciated. 


Direct-to-Consumer manufacturers offer especially good values in the $2000 – $3000 price range.

sofa with chaise
Burke sofa with chaise by Mantle.

Mantle Furniture makes custom-built 8-way hand tied sofas starting at $2000.

This is a North Carolina manufacturer that bypasses retailers and ships direct to the public.

Mantle’s website lists sofas in 80″, 90″, 100″ & 110″ sizes.

In-between custom sizes, including 84″ are also available.

Shipping times are 4 – 8 weeks.

Mantle is built with 8-way hand tied construction, the most expensive and comfortable seat suspension anywhere.

They have 3 cushion options:

2.05 density plush foam (Should last 10+ years before core replacement is needed.)

2.55 density extra firm foam (Should last 15+ years before core replacement is needed.)

Spring Down  cushion firmness is in-between the first two cushions.

They should last 15+ years with very little loss of firmness or shape.

The Spring down option is not currently on the website. You would need to request pricing.

Medley Home

This is an Eco-friendly California Direct-to-Consumer custom manufacturer, with modern sofa styles and sizes priced below $5000 in leather.

Medley Home’s frames are solid hardwood, but they use sinuous wire foundations instead of 8 way hand tied.

Although the sinuous wire isn’t as comfortable as 8 way hand tied, it should still last 15+ years.

2.5 density foam cushions are standard and should hold up for 15+ years.

* Medley Home offers a Special 10% off Discount to Insiders Guide readers. 

Use Coupon Code “InsidersGuide”.

Medley Home Leather Kirnik Leather Sofa

Check out my latest blog article:

Where Can I Find a High Quality 8 way hand tied Sofa at a Reasonable Price?

The article includes a review of Mantle.

For additional information about Mantle contact:

Jess Braswell, Customer Service Manager


Tel. 833-622-1848

Simplicity Sofas is a manufacturer selling exclusively online, direct to consumers.

They make incredibly durable (solid oak frame) sofas in the $2000 – $2500 price range

These sofas are designed to last forever (really!)

Check out my article, Does Simplicity Last Forever? for a description of the unique design and construction.

Simplicity Sofas does not offer any discounts.

They do not do custom sizes.

They make 78″, 80″ and 88″ sofas only.

Disclaimer – I founded Simplicity Sofas in 2007 and retired 6 months ago.

I do not receive any payment or compensation if any of my readers choose to purchase from this brand (or any other company mentioned in the InsidersGuideToFurniture.com)

Jones sofa by Maiden Home

Maiden Home Furniture  

Maiden Home contracts with several small manufacturers for exclusive designs.

In general, the line offers good quality sofas in the $2000 – $3000 price range.

The quality and construction may differ among different models.

Some pieces have 8 way hand tied foundations. Many do not.

I do not have any special pricing arrangement with Maiden Home.


DreamSofa is a Direct-to-Consumer high end custom manufacturer in Los Angeles.

Although most people are not familiar with the DreamSofa brand name, the company makes all high end custom seating for Apt2B.

The website includes over 60 sectional styles with kiln-dried solid hardwood frames, sinuous wire foundations, and optional upgraded Plush cushions (coil spring cores surrounded by 2.5 density foam.)

DreamSofa sectionals are built to last 15 – 20+ years.

Many shoppers refuse to buy sofas online. They need to see and sit on the furniture before buying.

Trying out furniture in a store may be psychologically reassuring, but it’s not be a good way to identify high quality, long-lasting sofas.

Most couches and other seating look good and feel great when they’re brand new in the showroom.

What most shoppers don’t realize is that those brand new sofas can become noticeably less comfortable with a single year, and completely worn out and uncomfortable within 5 years or less.

Cushions are the most important single factor in determining how long a sofa will last.

Ashley Furniture is the largest furniture manufacturer and retailer in the world.

One reason for this is that they make and sell big, plush low-cost sofas and sectionals that look and feel great when brand new in the showroom.

You can google thousands of complaints from customers who discovered their beautiful, comfortable Ashley sofas don’t look or feel as good only 3 – 5 years later.

Crate & Barrel offers a large selection of sofas in the $2000 – $3000 price range.

Most of the Crate and Barrel collections feature sofas and sectionals with 1.8 density or 2.0 density foam cushions.

Those cushions often wear out, losing their resilience (ability to bounce back) and comfort within less than 5 years.

Crate and Barrel does have two collections (Peyton and Gather) with coil spring cushions. Those sofas and sectionals should last twice as long (10+ years.)

Pottery Barn’s seat cushions are made with 1.8 density foam.

In a normal three seat sofa, 1.8 density cushion cores would probably need replacement within 5 years.

But most of Pottery Barn’s sofas use larger cushions. The sofas have one or two large cushions instead of three smaller ones.

Larger cushions last longer than smaller cushions. Your weight is spread out over a wider surface area, so there is less downward pressure per square inch.

If you find a sofa that you like, check out comparative pricing at Furnitureland South.

Furnitureland South is the world’s largest furniture store (1.3 million sq. ft.) selling over 1000 different brands.

Half of their sales are made online.

They ship all over the world.

Furnitureland South offers special discounts to readers of my blog.

I have arranged for one of their most experienced design consultants to personally assist my blog readers with design advice and special pricing.

If you have any questions Contact:

Jason Campbell, Design Consultant


Mobile:  336.324.7678 | Phone: 336.822.3243

Please check out my blog article Sofa Durability vs. Cost: How to Buy a Long-Lasting Affordable Couch.

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