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Figuring out if a sofa will go through a doorway involves measuring and thinking. One might start by measuring the dimensions of the door and measuring the largest cross section of the sofa and comparing the two. The doorway has fixed dimensions. A drawing might help, and more so if it's to scale. (Hint: use graph paper.) Find the largest cross sectional area of the sofa. It can be found by looking at the sofa directly end on. (Take off the cushions first, and check to see if it has little short legs that unscrew. Some do.) Measure it up getting help as necessary. Draw it as well, and in the same scale as the doorway. Cut out the scale drawing of the cross section of the sofa and place it on the drawing of the doorway. The sofa can be rotated around, so try that rotating the little cutout. Does it fit? It may, or it may not. If not, roll up your sleeves and follow along. There was a suggestion back there about measuring and thinking. Are you thinking in three dimensions? There are some "hidden" considerations, some less-than-obvious ideas that can work to your advantage. Sometimes the upper end of the arms of the sofa can be gotten through the doorframe first by turning the sofa sideways. Do you have room to do that? Turn the sofa sideways? It will reduce the effective cross sectional area that the doorway will have to accommodate for you to be successful. Your drawing can reflect this consideration if you think it through. Oh, and make sure you can turn the sofa inside the doorway to get the other arm in. Can you? Remember to think in three dimensions. The sofa can be rotated about its axis, slanted to one side or the other if there is room, and tilted up or down a bit. Think roll, pitch and yaw like you're maneuvering a space vehicle in orbit to dock it. Most times folks will just take the sofa and try it, but this may be tedious or impractical. Can you get the sofa through the doorway? You'll have to make the call, and it is sincerely hoped that these few words can convey something useful to your success.

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