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Furniture quandry
my sofa and recliner were ruined in the move
Liane

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Msg#: 4015 posted 8:28 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Both my living room sofa and la-z-boy recliner were ruined in my recent move two days before Christmas. They fell off the truck ($%#@!). The back was smashed off the recliner and the sofa skidded along the road in an inverted V position. They are both toast.

OK ... so they were kind of old and getting somewhat worn, but they were still functional. Not anymore. Today, they became ashes.

I need some advice. I have a very bad back as a result of a sneezing injury. Yes, a sneezing injury! Long story. My recliner was not as comfortable as it used to be prior to the injury which resulted in a rotated pelvis and ongoing siatica down my right leg.

Has anyone any advice for a good recliner with back support that isn't horrendously ugly or outrageously expensive? I have looked at the La-z-boy site and am not overly impressed with the products I have been able to find there. (The site needs some work as well).

Keep in mind that I live in the Caribbean, so leather is out (it mildews quickly here) and I tend towards traditional. Ultra modern is a definite no.

Anyone bought such a thing lately that they would recommend?

 

mivox

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Msg#: 4015 posted 9:41 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

I found a Lane recliner at the dump... after bracing the cracked wooden support underneath the seat back together, it's as good as new, and very comfy. Boring blue fabric, nothing really stylish or modern looking about it. You might see if Lane is in your price range (or is the moving company paying for it?)...

Liane

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Msg#: 4015 posted 3:39 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi Mivox,

Thanks for the reply. I am not too terribly worried about price as the fellow who moved the furniture is going to pay half. (No moving companies in the BVI though).

The furniture was rather worn and nothing special ... but I did warn him at the time he loaded it that it was not properly secured and that if he gave me 15 minutes (I am a wizzard with knots), I would redo the way he had them tied down. He didn't want to take the time and, well ...

I found the Lane site, but they have no photos at all on their site. I tried to download their PDF files and encountered one error after another. No joy. Their stuff "sounds" interesting though!

Any other suggestions?

mayor

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Msg#: 4015 posted 6:22 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

The best recliner I ever had was a La-z-yboy. One that rotates and also has a lever on the side to bring up the foot rest. It can't take kids playing 'king of the mountain' and spinning each other in it though. They destroyed the bearings and the reclining mechanism so it fell over if someone sat in it. Was good as toast after 15 years of abuse.

Have you thought of a hammock? :)

mivox

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Msg#: 4015 posted 6:29 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

The Lane is the only recliner I ever owned... I don't remember the brand of the recliners my boyfriend used to own, but they were very similar to the one I found. I'll ask him if he remembers.

<added>He said they matched set were La-z-boy... but he wouldn't necessarily recommend them. Don't know why, they seemed fine to me.</added>

Liane

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Msg#: 4015 posted 8:36 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys ... guess I'll just have to stick with La-z-boy afterall. A hammock won't work :) ... no back support! The other sites I've looked at offer very weird and wonderful chairs ... but a tad too modern for my taste.

lawman

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Msg#: 4015 posted 8:54 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a recliner that my wife's tried to throw out several times. I finally put it back in my office where I can keep an eye on it. Don't know the manufacturer, but it has a button on the right instead of a handle. Press the button, it releases a magnet, and the footrest pops right up. Like it much better than the handle.

lawman

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