I bought a nice recliner from the Waterford, CT showroom this month. I live in a converted outbuilding and the hall from the front door to the living room is extremely narrow - every piece of furniture I have ever had has to come through the living room window.
I have never seen a recliner that doesn't come apart, though, so I figured I wouldn't have a problem here. When I asked the salesman if this chair came in 2 sections, he looked mystified and said "no - not that I know of."
I figured, must be something Bob does - one-piece recliners. When I brought the chair back from the warehouse in a big carton, I took off my outdoor storm window (requires stepladder), my blinds, my curtains, and both the upper and lower indoor windows to put the chair through. I had a few strong friends standing by to list it up and in. We undid the box and yes, you guessed it, two pieces.
The chair came down my narrow hall just fine after I took the salesman's word for this and did all the preparation. When I tried to put the storm window back up the next day, the wood had swollen so in the humidity that it won't fit. I now have to wait for cooler, dryer weather as my outside window sits there up against the house.
What a pain in the *** and unnecessary trouble. If you're going to sell furniture, you should be trained in something as simple as this, am I wrong??
Product or Service Mentioned: Bobs Discount Furniture Recliner.