One-Arm or Armless Sofa, Loveseat and Daybed Options for Seating by Comfy 1
We can make armless sides to go with any of our sofas, loveseats and chairs. The resulting products will be one-arm or armless loveseats, sofas, sectionals and chairs in your choice of many different lengths, heights, thousands of fabrics, and other options.
If you want furniture with minimum bulk but maximum seating or lying-down space, this has obvious advantages. An armless wood side extends only 3/4" past the cushioning.
Having an armless side might also be preferable if you want to have a table right next to your seat, for a convenient writing surface, or as a platform for a lamp, reading matter, or food, or for a laptop computer (perhaps less hazardous to your health than having all the electrical activity right on your lap?).
For daybed use, or for stretching out: Our most popular sofa length has six feet of seat cushion length, and we also offer longer lengths. Our various shorter lengths can also be well adapted for these purposes, as follows: (1) You can choose a relatively short sofa or even a long loveseat with one or two armless ends, and a reclining occupant's feet and/or the top of his/her head can extend off the end a bit without significant sacrifice to comfort, or (2) you can even use a shorter armless loveseat (or armless at one end) combined with an ottoman at one end to make a bed of good length.
Our standard or firm foam seat cushions butt against each other closely enough that most people can't feel any separations when reclining on them (especially when the cushions rest on our standard padded wood base); but if you prefer, we can also make a long one-piece seat. (A very long cushion has some disadvantages: Fewer alternatives for flipping the cushions over in case of wear or stains on one side of a cushion, greater likelihood of wrinkles' being left behind after someone gets up from the sofa, and greater shipping expense.)
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At left: A 56" armless loveseat specially made 3" higher off the floor, combined with a 4"-higher back and extra-firm cushions, with a 27" square ottoman with 440 Series legs, in a tall Delaware customer's home. The fabric is a faux suede in Burch Fabric's Concierge pattern, and the wood has our Medium Fruitwood stain.
For this customer, as for some of our other customers who have ordered our armless option, minimization of size while maximizing seating accommodations was an important consideration, for this smallish living room.
A month after receiving this order, our customer wrote, "The love seat and I are becoming good friends. I enjoy watching TV from the love seat while reclining on it. And I have dozed off on occasion to wake up later feeling good with no lower back pain unlike my former sofa. This is a great piece of furniture." (This customer also chose the extra-firm cushioning, but even our standard cushioning is firmer than average and pleasant for most people with back pain.)
Notice that these two pieces could create a sleeping surface over 80" long, with just a little moving things around. The slight backward tilt in the seat cushions (intentional, for greater sitting comfort) could be easily leveled out by placing some folded towels (or whatever) under the rear edges of the seats.
One important purpose ordinarily served by arms on a sofa or chair with loose cushions is to keep the cushions from shifting around with use. With other armless sofas on the market, this problem might be taken care of by making some or all of the cushioning to be fixed in place. But this means that cushions can't be turned over and rotated, which drastically reduces the expected life of the fabric and filling compared with a sofa with loose cushions. In our construction, we use loose cushions but keep them in place by means of 3/4"-thick solid oak at the sides, with rounded edges coming up sufficiently high to prevent outward shifting during normal uses.
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The San Fransisco customer who ordered this sectional was very short of space at one end of the sofa but not at the other.
NOTE: Our seats normally slope backward about 3/4" from front to rear; if you want to level them out for better use as a bed, we can sell foam levellers, or you can insert towels, newspapers, etc. below the rear half of the cushions to serve the same purpose. Also, we can make the seat level in its normal position for $20 extra, but that would be with a sacrifice in comfort for most people.
This armless sectional is right next to a Chicago-area kitchen, providing a place where the kids can be while Mom is in the kitchen (with little feet sticking off the ends at times, rather than bumping into arms?), and with just enough room for the whole family on occasions, while taking up only a minimum of space.
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The sectional above was made 53 1/4" x 81 1/4", but many other sizes are possible. This size has a base price of $3510, but a 10% discount is allowed off the base price if the customer is willing to wait up to six months.
This Hartford-area customer liked the idea of being able to spread her work out across the armless sofa ends onto adjoining tables (the tables were to be added later). As you can see, our Florida model chairs are completely compatible as part of a matched set together with one of our armless sofas. Or our armless chairs could go with a Florida sofa, or with almost any sofa.
Our customer was delighted that we could offer just the perfect fabric for her room. This one is a very moderately-priced, practical one from Robert Allen. With our huge selection, combined with the fact that our customers can provide their own fabric, creating the perfect setting is an everyday thing for our customers.
Limited space in their living room was another concern for these customers. With our 33" (standard) frame depth (much less than that of most furniture in stores) and our wide choice of lengths/widths, there was no problem providing furniture that fit perfectly. The particular sofa length they chose provides 72" of sitting/reclining length within less than 74" of overall length. The Florida chairs (partly hidden by their fireplace enclosure) have an ample 24" of seat width within only 28" of overall width.
Practicality with their several cats was another crucial consideration in this case. In addition to avoiding the upholstered arms that cats typically claw, she also had us apply vinyl inner casings below the covers of the seat cushions.
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This armless 62" loveseat was made in our 30" depth, painted black, and in one of the many colors in Burch Fabrics' very moderately-priced Ritz pattern. Our customer who ordered this for her New York City residence reported, "The size is perfect: it fits into my room well and 2 or 3 people can sit on it comfortably at one time. I am very pleased with it. ....you can let your customers know that your furniture is great for smaller apartments."
As shown on the left, armless sides can be placed at one end of each sofa, loveseat or chair in an L-shaped arrangement, and a 30" or 32"-square table (just slightly lower than the seat cushions) can be placed in the corner, to make a different kind of corner arrangement. (This picture was taken many years ago, when our cushions were less rounded and the Virginia model arms less curved than they are now.)
As shown below, if the arrangement will be against the wall, a 24" square (or larger) ottoman can be used to help make a sectional sofa arrangement along with a pair of sofas or a sofa/chair combination, as long as there are armless sides at the appropriate ends. Then the back of the corner can be filled out with large toss pillows or with two of our standard corner cushions, to make it look like our sectional sofas as shown above. In either case, there would need to be some additional backing placed behind the pillows or cushions to hold them away from the wall far enough to line them up with the cushions on the sides. (We could provide such backing made of plywood for a moderate price, or the customer could fashion something, possibly even out of old cardboard boxes and pillows.)
If you want an L-shaped arrangement that allows separation of the two sides of the L, and if it can't be against a wall, it is very problematic but possible. There is a special section that deals with that, which you can read if you go the bottom of the page that you get to by clicking here.
Lengths and Pricing of our armless or one-armed sofa models: When reading these prices, please keep in mind the major long-term savings that result from owning this furniture (explained below) as well as the value you receive from the customization, hand craftsmanship and specialty designs we offer.
If you want an armless end at one end of a sofa, loveseat or chair, subtract $75 from the price of the regular model. To see the lengths and pricing for the regular models, return to our home page and see the pictures and links for those models.
If armless at both ends, the base prices are as follows: (these prices include our standard 33" frame depth, 10-15 fabrics, a fabric-covered back, the 31" height, and any of our standard wood finishes: (10% discounts are available: See below)
Sofas: 74" - $1900; .....83" - $2110;........ 92" - $2350.
Loveseats: 50" long - $1555;...... 56" - $1665;...... 62" - $1795.
Chairs: 26" wide - $925;..... 29" wide - $995;...... 32" - $1105;..... 38" - $1285.
These prices include 10 to 15 base-priced fabrics, a fabric-covered back, the 31" back height (measured floor to top, shown in all pictures above), . There is a huge selection of high-quality fabrics available within $150 above the base price for a sofa (at $30 per + level), or within $100 above the base price for a loveseat ($20 per + level); fabric for a chair adds $10 per + level.
(If precise measurements are important to you, be aware that the above measurements are all rounded off; the actual lengths are 1/2" less than the lengths quoted.)
Higher backs: The 33" height adds $2 per inch of base length. A 35" height adds $4 per inch of length. Special frame height: go to www.comfy1.com/high_sofas_chairs.htm
For a 30" frame depth, add a one-time charge of $200 for non-sectional pieces, regardless of how many are in a complete order, or $350 for one or more sectional sofas); for a 36" frame depth, add 25% to basic price. For a webbing suspension, for softer support, add $1 per inch.
The back can be covered either with the same fabric as on the cushions or with a matching vinyl, or an all-wood back is available for $2 extra per inch. Toss pillows or arm pillows are $40 per pair, plus $0 - $20 or so for fabric.
If you provide your own fabric, the price would be reduced by $40, $30, or $20 for a sofa, loveseat, or chair.
Special lengths: Add $90 to the price of the next longer size, or (for extra long) add $350 + $15 per inch to the price of the next longer size.
Matching tables and ottomans: Go to www.comfy1.com/tablot.htm
We do not presently charge sales tax on orders shipped or delivered to points outside Virginia (although legislation is pending that could, at any time, require us to collect other states' sales taxes; and many states expect people to remit tax to the state in the amount that would be charged on an in-state purchase.)
Delivery in the D.C. beltway-Charlottesville-Richmond-Annapolis area would add $65 to $110, packing and shipping to the U.S. west coast would add 18% of the base price, and delivery or shipping to other locations in the contiguous 48 U.S. states and southeastern Canada would be somewhere in between depending on distance from north-central Virginia; for shipments outside the above areas, please call or e-mail for quote, indicating nature of potential order.
Special lengths: Add $90 to the price of the next longer length, or (for extra-long) add $350 plus $16 per inch to the longest standard size.
The lengths shown below are the standard lengths for either
side of a two-sided sectional. But we also make custom lengths
(add $90 to the price of the next longer length, or add $350 plus
$15 per inch to the longest standard size). A normal sectional
requires choosing two of the lengths (and prices) shown below. Note
that the same corner section (and half
of its cost) is included in each length.
Corner + one seat:
53 1/2": $1545; - - 57 1/2": $1595; - - 60 1/2": $1665; - - 63 1/2": $1715; - - 69 1/2": $1815;
Corner + 2 seats:
81 1/2": $1915; - - 87 1/2": $2015; - - 93-1/2": $2115;
Corner +3 seats:
105-1/2": $2210; 114-1/2": $2390; 123-1/2": $2620.
Note: If your space if very limited,
keep in mind that molding at the base of many walls will keep the
sectional away from the wall an inch or so.
Fabric charge if applicable: Add $15 per "+" level for 53" to 69" sizes, $25 per "+" level for 81" to 93", and $35 per "+" level for 105" to 123".
Options: See options above, counting 53" to 59" as a loveseat, 81" to 93" as a sofa, and 105" to 123" as a sofa + a chair.
Three-sided sectional: For the side that will be in the middle, add 30" and $400 to any size above.
Discounts /completion times: Our standard completion time, for orders at the list price, is five to six weeks.* If you can wait as much as six months, we deduct 10% off the base price of the furniture. But, to repeat, our standard completion time is five to six weeks. Since our sales levels fluctuate considerably and unpredictably, we offer discounts to customers who don't expect their furniture soon. This provides a backlog of orders to keep our people working during lulls in sales levels; and it allows easier handling of the full-price orders when we have a surge of them, since worker hours can be diverted from long-term orders at those times. If we don't have surges, the long-term orders come through early, but the customer still gets the full discount. Better advance knowledge of what we'll need to produce also allows us to order supplies better, to hire and train at a moderate pace, and to group our work into efficient batches of similar products.
These products will usually be less expensive than ordinary furniture in the long run, especially if they are given heavy use, because they don't wear out like typical furniture. With solid oak at locations where ordinary sofas usually wear out first, and with our wide selection of heavy-duty fabrics (that aren't normally available on residential seating), our furniture will usually look good long after ordinary furniture has become shabby. When our furniture eventually needs new covers or cushions, replacing them is relatively easy and inexpensive. For more details on this subject and on the costs of our small-scale custom manufacturing, click here.
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If you would like to put two of our armless or one-armed pieces side-by-side, you need to be aware of the fact that the armless wood sides are each 3/4" thick, so that there will be gaps between the cushions, which can be dealt with as shown below:
People often put a "throw" over the back of a couch, as a decorative accent piece, and a throw could be placed so as to hide the gap between the back cushions. And we can make a gap filler ($10) to go between the seats that should usually stay in place reasonably well, although with loose items being sat on, nothing can be expected to stay in place well at all times.
In place of a throw in a contrasting color to go at the back, we would also make something out of the same fabric, although most upholstery fabrics don't "drape" well; the stiff-looking appearance of the same fabric might look more out of place than a contrasting fabric that lies down well.
Gaps and unevenness between the pieces might be somewhat larger than as shown, since they might be resting on surfaces that are not perfectly flat, or one part might be on a rug while the other part is off the rug.
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