The FineFit Sofa Model: Space-Saving, Modular Sofas, Loveseats, Chairs, and Sectional Arrangements
Our FineFit model is an outstanding combination of durability with moderate price, along with non-bulky dimensions, excellent comfort for most people, and availability in a good selection of heavy-duty and decorative fabrics. (Our other six seating designs have most of those characteristics, plus many options, but at much higher prices.)
The depth (front-to-back) of this model is only 30" with the seat cushioning in the rearmost position, but the seat can be extended forward up to 3 for greater leg support if desired; an average setting would be at about 31" deep. The arms are also unusually slender, allowing us to offer a three-seat sofa that has 6 feet of sitting (or reclining) length within only 78" of overall length (69 and 87 lengths are also offered). We also offer loveseats in compact 48", 54" and 60" lengths, as well as space-saving yet comfortable arm chairs and sectional arrangements. With all of these options combined with non-bulky frames, you can be assured that one of these chairs or sofas will make a fine fit in almost any room.
The FineFit sofa model is made in a modular construction: A three-seat sofa consists of three separate modules, which can be unattached or else connected with four bolts if so desired. This feature, combined with the fact that each module is only 22 1/2 high when the back cushioning is lifted off, allows it to be carried through even a 22 3/4"-wide entry when turned on its side..
The moderate price and the smaller amount of solid oak in the frame of this model (compared with our other models) doesn't mean it lacks durability: In an industry-standard test for sofa and lounge chair durability, one of our FineFit Sofas received an outstanding report. Details are provided farther down on this page (see the paragraph beginning with the bold words "Durability Test".) And just because this furniture is outstandingly durable, that doesn't mean that there is any sacrifice in comfort. The cushioning is of the same thickness and virtually identical in feel to what we use on our higher-priced models. It isn't the same specific kind of foam that we know from experience typically lasts for well over 20 years of hard use, but it is of above-average durability; and in any case we guarantee it for four years for users less than 280 pounds, and it is easy to replace.
This page shows only one of our several different models. If you came to this page without first going to our home page, you have missed seeing the selection of different models that we offer, as well as a summary of the many features to be found in our products that aren't available elsewhere. To go to our home page, click here.
Since the cushions on this model have plywood backings on the reverse sides, being unable to turn the cushions is admittedly a drawback regarding durability of the fabric; but there are other important considerations: We offer an excellent selection of extra-heavy-duty fabrics, and the fabric on these sofas and chairs is fairly easy and economical to replace. (The covers, including on the frames, are attached almost entirely with Velcro-type hook-and-loop fastenings, requiring only a few staples or other extra securing at a few corners when re-covering.) And the plywood backing at the bottom of each individual seat serves a valuable purpose, allowing it to overhang the front of the frame when a customer prefers a deeper seat (or a wider surface for reclining on), while still providing good support all the way to the front.
A Higher seat for somebody with difficulty getting up can easily be arranged by merely inserting some small wood strips below a seat, raising the plywood-backed seat as much as 2".
A Deeper seat, for a long legged person, or to create a wider surface on which to recline, or for a loungier seat, can also be easily arranged. With adjustable placement combined with a plywood base at the bottom of each individual seat, it's easy to position these seats so as to provide very different sitting depths. The two positions shown here are at the extremes. Most people like it somewhere in between.
"His and hers" seats, if you have very different leg lengths? It's easy to do, as you see here.
The sofa as shown is made in the form of three separate FineFit model units, with cushioning in your choice of 21", 24" or 27" widths. Each arm adds 3" to those basic widths, resulting in 69", 78" or 87" overall lengths. The sofa shown here consists of one armless unit and two one-armed units, held side-by-side with two bolts at each location where two units come together. The fact that this sofa consists of three separate units is only slightly apparent from the front, but it's much more conspicuous in the rear view.
For pricing of this model, scroll farther down this page, below the last of the furniture pictures.
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Adaptability and ease of moving
The three FineFit units above, with simple removal of the center (armless) unit, became the loveseat you see at the top right.
For moving this furniture into your intended location, keep in mind that, when the back cushioning is lifted off and a unit is turned on its side, every sofa/chair unit is only 22-1/2" wide, making it an easy fit through almost any narrow passage. (Our other five sofa designs are also easy to get through any narrow door, stairway or entry, arriving in the form of mostly-flat components that are disassembled and assembled in a different way.)
Especially compact, space-saving dimensions, combined with ease of moving through narrow entries, make our furniture (including our other, easy- to-disassemble models) ideal for our often space-challenged customers in New York City or San Francisco.
Those same original three FineFit units can be turned as shown here, with the intention of then inserting into the opening our corner unit, a table, a big ottoman with toss pillows, a potted tree and a floor lamp, a platform supporting a dog bed, or whatever. (To see our selection of ottomans and small tables, click here. ) And you can always order additional seating units later to expand it. (But keep in mind that more of the original fabric, or of the same dye lot, might not be available later; however, a complete set of covers would be relatively economical.) See below for the many possible sizes, and prices.
They are hard to see, but there are recessed legs behind the corners that appear to be unsupported.
Note that ability to position the seats as desired is severely limited on one side of the corner. At one side, the seat has to be set at a less-deep position.
Note regarding separating these units: The sides that will become exposed are not intended to be exposed to view, at the basic prices quoted. If you want an armless side to look presentable when exposed, you should order our special "armless side add-ons", but even that can't be described as good-looking: It's merely a flat panel covered with grey vinyl that can be attached (with hook and look fastening) to cover over the otherwise bare unfinished wood structure. The "armless side add-ons" are $20 each.
Do you want a loveseat that's big enough for two, while taking up a minimum of space? The one shown here is only 48" from outside of arm to outside of arm, but that's big enough for the two 190+ lb. occupants shown. And larger loveseat sizes are also available.
Even though the cushions are all backed by plywood, even heavy occupants will generally not get a feeling of hitting a hard bottom, because of the high quality and density of the foam filling we use.
The flip side of having narrow arms, as helpful as they are to many space-challenged customers: There is very little padding on the insides of the arms. If you have some extra room there, toss pillows provide decorative accents as well as padding, and they are inexpensive at home-goods stores or can be custom ordered from us at medium prices. Also, a decorative throw folded and placed over the arm could provide padding while adding only a minimum of thickness.
Durability Test conducted on one of these frames: The test was conducted in 2009-2010 by an independent testing service (Federal Testing Laboratories of Warrenton, VA, doing the "Upholstered Furniture Performance Test", FNAE 80-214A). Our Fine Fit sofa received an outstanding report as follows: On five of the six sections of the test, our sofa passed the standard for heavy duty. On our request, the "seat test" (arguably the most important of the six tests) was extended far beyond the level needed to qualify as heavy duty. An additional 300,000 cycles applying 412 pounds of pressure per seat per cycle were applied without failure, after that same sofa had already received enough punishment to qualify as heavy duty on that part of the test. On the section of the test in which outward thrusts against the insides of the arms were applied, this sofa passed the standard for medium duty plus an additional 3300 cycles with 175 pounds of outward force on the arm before failing. So if you think your users would be pushing outward against the insides of the arms with 175 pounds of force or more, many thousands of times, you might want to look for sofas and chairs that performed even better than ours did on this test. (But be prepared for the likelihood that you'll spend a lot of time looking and not find anything that performed better than this model.)
Warranty: If any part of this furniture fails structurally or does not provide good support within ten years after purchase, we will replace it at no charge, and will pay for shipping required. We guarantee that our cushion filling will provide good support for at least four years after purchase, unless it is sat on regularly by an occupant weighing over 280 pounds.
Fabrics offered on this model: See below.
If you have questions and don't care to keep going through this website to seek the answers, please call 1-800-659-0436, leaving a message and a number to call back if we aren't there at the time, or send e-mail to email@example.com .
These prices include your choice of 6-7 fabrics at the base price, and they assume that all armless sides will not look good when exposed. For each "armless side add-on", to make an exposed armless side look marginally presentable, add $20. The lengths shown are outside lengths. The lengths between the arms are 6" less than the lengths shown below.
which include your choice from a very small selection of fabrics:
Three-seat sofas: 69" - $1290; 78" - $1335; 87" - $1485 - - and add $50 per fabric "+" level.
Loveseats: 48" - $980; 54" - $1010; 60" - $1110 - - and add $40 per fabric "+" level
Chairs: 27" - $580; 30" - $595; 33" - $645 - - and add $30 per fabric "+" level
Corner unit: $740, and add $35 per fabric "+" level. This unit is 30" square, but to combine it with one of the above sizes, add 27" to an above size (since a 3"-thick arm would be removed from one of the above sizes before attaching it to the corner unit).
Extra-long sofas: Any number of additional armless units can be inserted, as follows: 21 wide: $420 per unit; 24 wide: $435 per unit; 27 wide: $485 per unit. You would normally want to insert an armless unit of the same width as the adjacent units, so keep in mind the following: When the prices quoted above are for three different possible 3-seat sofa lengths, those three different lengths are made up of, respectively, three 21"-wide units, three 24" units, or three 27" units.
There is a good selection of high-quality fabrics
available within $175 above the base price for a three-seat sofa,
or within $140 above the base price for a loveseat, although
there is a wider selection at higher prices. When we send you
samples, we will indicate specific pricing information. There is
more information on available fabrics below.
Toss pillows or arm pillows are $40 per pair, plus $0 - $20 or so for fabric.
Different back heights, different firmnesses and non-standard dimensions are not offered on this model.
We do not presently charge sales tax on orders shipped or delivered to points outside Virginia (although legislation is pending that could, in the future, require us to collect other states' sales taxes).
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 25% 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.
Our standard completion time 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.
The FineFit sofa and chair model is substantially less expensive than our other models because (1) there is less solid hardwood in these frames than in our other models (although there is still enough solid oak at key places to provide excellent strength in the mainly-plywood frames -- we guarantee the frames for five years); (2) we don't offer this model with a range of custom options as we do in the case of our other models, thereby avoiding expensive custom work and making possible something close to the economies of mass production; however, we do offer many possible sizes and a wide selection of fabrics; (3) this model avoids the need for the careful woodworking and custom finishing that goes into our exposed-wood models, and (4) the cushions are not reversible, which simplifies the construction.
*Our "normal" completion time is subject to change if we receive a surge of orders, which can happen at any time (but we would make that clear when an order is placed); this tends to happen especially in the last months of the year. If you can plan farther in advance of when you really need the furniture, it's better.
To request samples, tell us which colors and patterns are of interest to you, e-mailing (with your mailing address) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 1-800-659-0436, leaving a message if we aren't at the phone. Please limit your request to no more than four from a single supplier, or six from our stock collection, or ten all together, for the first round of samples. Customer-provided fabric is not an option on this model. (Note: When you see "W" or "S" in parentheses, that refers to the recommended cleaning method, of using Water-based cleaning solutions, or Solvent-based.)
Fabrics offered on the FineFit model sofas, loveseats and chairs, with swatches available on request, are as follows:
(1) A collection of solids and tweeds in 72 colors, all of which are at the +3 1/2 price level and are extra-heavy-duty (they pass 250,000 double rubs on the industry-standard abrasion test, compared with the 15,000 minimum that qualifies as "heavy duty") (100% Olefin, W); you can see these by clicking here.
(2) Most (but not all) of the varied fabrics (mostly solids) in our least expensive assortment because we bought them in bulk or as closeouts; many of these are very heavy duty; see those by clicking here;
(3) JF's Dunmore pattern, as shown at left, passing 51,000 double rubs, 100% polyester, at the "+5" level, with a water-repellant finish, washable or dry cleanable (most upholstery fabrics are not washable or dry cleanable, but should instead be cleaned with upholstery shampoo or by a professional cleaning service); this pattern is described by our supplier as "....a textured linen look with a subtle two-tone effect, ....in 33 colors inspired by nature's rich palette"; tell us colors that interest you, and we'll send samples;
(4) JF's Torino pattern as shown at right, available in 26 colors, at the "+7" price level, washable , 100% polyester, passing 204,000 double rubs and yet with a soft feel; again, tell us which colors you're interested in, to request samples;
A good selection of heavy-duty vinyl/faux leather fabrics in a wide selection of colors. If you indicate colors that are of interest to you, we can send samples.
(5) Chenilles such as shown on the right, passing 50,000 double rubs, at the "+4" price level, with very cleanable fiber contents of polyester and olefin, cleanable with water-based solutions, available in 15 colors that can be seen by going to www.charlottefabrics.com and doing a pattern search for any of the following: 1855 Cherry, 1863 Honey, 1873 Stone, 1868 Chestnut (brown), 1856 Camel, 1864 Sable, 1861 Saddle, 1840 Moss, 1851 Dune, 1845 Cabernet, 1833 Dresden, 1872 Ocean, 1838 Charcoal, or 1834 Spice. 1842 Almond is shown here.
(6) Mirabel Rustic Blue (left above) and Mirabel Wicker (below left) as well as a beige-neutral in the same pattern, at the +2 price level. This pattern is 100% nylon and passes 175,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek abrasion-resistance test, and it's softer to the touch than most of the other fabrics that are extra-heavy duty. There may be a short delay on orders in these fabrics.
(7) JF's Dallas pattern is shown below, a soft, luxurious, deeply-textured fabric, passing 15,000 double rubs, at the +7 price level (57% polyester, 15% acrylic, 28% Rayon)(S). Shown, left to right: colors 94, 44, 77, and 92.
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(8) Soft, smooth, nicely-textured, subdued paisley-ish fabrics such as the bluish-green one shown on the left (Kravet 25192, color 30), passing 30,000 double rubs, also available in a cinnamon color (Kravet 25192-19) and a dark beige (Kravet 25192-16); (72% Viscose, 27% Polyester)(S); the colors for these three as shown on Kravet's website may be inaccurate; as with other fabrics, samples can be sent.
(9) Soft, well-textured, multi-colored fabrics from Duralee, passing 60,000 double rubs, Teflon treated, at the +9 level, as shown at right (plus six other colors, 46% Acrylic, 42% Polyester, 12% Olefin)(S); to see them, go to the following link, click on "Fabric Search", then under "Quick Search", do a search by pattern number for (Duralee's) 90671, at this link: www.duralee.com
(10) Heavy-duty yet soft nylon-olefin blends, basically solid but with a light scattering of specks (which might be advantageous in making lint on your furniture less noticeable), in nine colors from Charlotte Fabrics: Stone 4511 (medium gray), Slate 4512 (shown at left), Midnight 4513, Plum 4514, Evergreen 4515, 4516 "Teal" (but actually more green), Dresden 4517 (dull blue), Sand 4518 (dark golden-tan), and Burgundy 4510 from Charlotte, at the "+5 1/2" level.
(11) A light-aqua/dark-aqua/beige abstract, 42% polyester, 31% olefin, 27% cotton, heavy duty, Charlotte's 9525 Aquamist.(S), at the +5 price level.
12) A bold abstract in burgundy, various greens, gold, and burn orange, 49% acrylic, 35% polyester, and 16% olefin (Charlotte's 9808 Galaxy) (W, heavy duty), at the +8 price level.
(13) A soft, smooth, 1/2"-wide stripe from Charlotte Fabrics, 50% Olefin and 50% polyester (W), at the +6 price level, one color of which (1116 Burgundy Stripe) you can see on the left, and the other three colors of which (1114 Spruce Stripe, 1115 Ivory Stripe, and 1117 Navy Stripe) you can see if you go to www.charlottefabrics.com and insert one of the above numbers into the blank at the upper right.
(16) A chenille (Barrow's Lafayette pattern, available in the two colors shown on the right, Porcelain and Coin), with the pattern sculpted into the surface (which wears better compared with a raised pattern), 49% rayon, 32% polyester, 19% cotton, (S) at the +8 1/2 price level.
(17) fabrics such as the one you see on the left (from Duralee's Ventura collection), which pass 30,000 double rubs and which are at the "+7-1/2" price level, available in 32 other colors, which you can see by clicking on the following link and clicking on specific thumbnails to see larger, better images: click here. (100% polyester)(S).
18) An outstanding collection of super-heavy-duty vinyl-type (100% polyurethane) fabrics at the +6 price level, that pass an amazing 500,000 double rubs and, at least as importantly, stand head and shoulders above 98% of the vinyl upholstery fabrics tested in our test for tear-resistance (eventual splitting and tearing are serious concerns with fabrics like this), and available in 25 colors. This fabric also passes the California 117 flammability standard. There are also scores of other heavy-duty vinyls and urethanes available in many different textures, including animal-skin imitations, in a still wider selection of colors. If you indicate your color preferences, we will have samples sent to you.
19) Striped fabrics from Charlotte that pass 15,000 double rubs, in 40% cotton, 35% polyester, and 25% olefin, available in 1882 Poppy and 1880 Wedgewood (both shown here) and others that can be seen by going to www.charlottefabrics.com and doing a pattern search for any of the following: 1881 Cypress (medium blue, medium green, and white), 1887 Dresden (dark blue and tan), 1885 Indigo (dark blue, burgundy, tan), 1884 Jewel (black, burgundy, green, tan), 1883 Denim (light blue, tan, off white), and 1886 Fiesta (burgundy, red, sage green, dark blue, white).
20) Heavy-duty chenilles from Charlotte fabrics, available in 19 colors (including 1847 Alpine, shown on the right) at the +5 price level (W), in 84% polyester and 16% olefiin.
21) A basketweave or "heavy tweed" 100% polyester fabric that passes 39,000 double rubs, available in 34 colors, in JF Fabrics' Adonis pattern (W-S) at the +5 1/2 level.(shown on the left in the Harvest color)
22) A 100% polyester pinwale corduroy from JF Fabrics, in their Escala pattern, passing 30,000 double rubs (W-S), available in 40 colors, including 68 Sapphire shown here, at the +7 1/2 price level if the ribs are turned horizontally, or +11 if turned vertically (as shown).
Stain resistance and
Scotchgarding, Teflon, and similar stain-repellancy treatments: Customers considering such treatments should be aware that research has found that the principal chemical that has long been used in such treatments has shown up in the blood streams of a very high percentage of the U.S. population, and there seems to be good reason for concern about long-term unfavorable health effects of this. 3M Corporation has phased out the previous formulation of its product, Scotchgard, because of such concerns, and the safety of the new formulation (using a related chemical) is unknown to us. You are encouraged to do your own research on this subject (such as by doing a search under "Scotchgard" on Google or Yahoo). You can still buy cans of Scotchgard or non-branded equivalents at home-goods stores and spray it on yourself, but we no longer offer such treatments except when offered by our suppliers (Duralee's fabrics can often be ordered with Teflon, and their pattern 90671 shown above is Teflon treated).
Probably because of health concerns about stain-repellancy treatments, combined with the wide availability of excellent fabrics with fiber contents that are inherently cleanable, most fabrics these days are not available with such treatments.
If cleanability of a fabric is important to you, and if you don't want to take a chance on chemical treatments, it's best to be aware that some fiber contents are inherently rather cleanable: olefin and nylon especially, but polyester and the other synthetics are also good (less so for rayon, or Viscose). Cotton is not good with many kinds of stains. Also, darker fabrics, fabrics with color variation, and ones with some patterns will show dirt and stains much less than light or solid fabrics. And furniture (such as ours) that can be re-covered relatively easily and inexpensively is especially practical.
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