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Ahoskie, NC
901 Memorial Drive
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-8559
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Altavista, VA
512-514 Main St
Altavista, VA 24517
434-369-5283
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Amherst, VA
139 Ambriar Plaza
Amherst, VA 24521
434-946-5758
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Appomattox, VA
7781 Richmond Hwy
Shoppes Of Appomattox
Appomattox, VA 24522
434-352-2331
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Beckley, WV
200 Beckley Plaza
Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-5830
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Bedford, VA
560 Westgate Shopping Center
Bedford, VA 24523
540-586-0879
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Blackstone, VA
1553 South Main St.
Blackstone, VA 23824
434-292-7228
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Bristol, VA
228 Plaza Xing
Bristol, VA 24201
276-645-6010
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Burlington, NC
2290 N. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27217
336-222-8000
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Charles Town, WV
60 Somerset Blvd v
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-8360
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Charlottesville, VA
2030 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22906
434-973-9134
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Christiansburg, VA
1055 Peppers Ferry Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073
540-381-8021
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Collinsville, VA
2706 Virginia Ave.
Collinsville, VA 24078
276-647-1728
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Covington, VA
1272 South Craig Ave.
Covington, VA 24426
540-962-7410
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Culpeper, VA
15291 Creativity Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
540-825-1059
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Danville, VA
126 Sandy Court, Suite A
Danville, VA 24541
434-793-1911
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Eden, NC
640 S. Van Buren Road, Suite W-1
Eden, NC 27288
336-623-2332
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Elkin, NC
1785 North Bridge St.
Elkin, NC 28621
336-526-9924
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Emporia, VA
500 Commonwealth Blvd.
Emporia, VA 23847
434-634-6643
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Farmville, VA
105 Meriwood Farm Road
Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-8869
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Franklin, VA
1100 Armory Drive, Ste. 150
Franklin, VA 23851
757-562-7584
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Front Royal, VA
125 E Main St.
Front Royal, VA 22630
540-635-2765
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Galax, VA
949 E. Stuart Dr., Suite E
Galax, VA 24333
276-236-2151
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Harrisonburg, VA
2091 Evelyn Byrd Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-434-7339
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Henderson, NC
940 S. Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
252-492-7066
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lewisburg, WV
9768 Seneca Trail
Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-645-7150
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Lexington, VA
485 E. Nelson St.
Lexington, VA 24450
540-463-2175
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Luray, VA
1460 U.S. Hwy. 211 West, Suite C
Luray, VA 22835
540-743-5154
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Lynchburg, VA
7007 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
434-239-7755
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Martinsburg, WV
540 Lutz Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25404
304-267-2931
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mount Airy, NC
1927 Rockford St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336-789-5434
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Orange, VA
213 Madison Rd.
Orange, VA 22960
540-672-4111
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Oxford, NC
118 College St.
Oxford, NC 27565
919-693-8700
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Princeton, WV
1123 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740
304-323-3500
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Reidsville, NC
1635 Freeway Drive
Reidsville, NC 27323
336-342-2369
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Richlands, VA
2400 S. Front St.
Richlands, VA 24641
276-963-8733
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Richmond, VA
7800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
804-755-1741
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Roanoke, VA
3602 Ferncliff Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24017
540-366-7246
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Roanoke Rapids, NC
1343 Thanos Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
252-537-1155
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Rocky Mount, VA
1125 Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
540-483-5144
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Roxboro, NC
112 Gordon St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-599-0281
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Salem, VA
2014 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153
540-776-8390
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
South Boston, VA
3211 Halifax Road
South Boston, VA 24592
434-572-1994
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
South Hill, VA
219 W. Danville St.
South Hill, VA 23970
434 447-3175
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Staunton, VA
81 Orchard Hill Square
Staunton, VA 24401
540-886-2315
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Suffolk, VA
944 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-925-2196
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Waynesboro, VA
100 Barksdale Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
540-942-3152
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Williamston, NC
200 W. Main St.
Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-7532
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Winchester, VA
1865 Plaza Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
540-665-0990
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wytheville, VA
305 W. Main St.
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-228-3388
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Sofa, Loveseat, and Chair Frame and Support Construction

Cutaway Sofa

The living room is the place we watch our favorite shows, catch the big game with friends, or take a nap on a rainy day. Sofas, loveseats, and chairs are a huge part of our every day lives. Finding the perfect pieces for your space can be a frustrating process, especially when two sofas that look nearly identical are vastly different in price for no apparent reason. With sofas, loveseats, and chairs, some of the biggest factors for lasting comfort are tucked away beneath fabric or leather and cushioning, so figuring out why one may be better than another can be quite the challenge. Here at Schewels Home, we want to help alleviate the stress of the couch buying process and help you find the perfect pieces to complete your living room or family room.

Frame Material

One of the biggest factors that goes into the durability, and price, of sofas, loveseats, and chairs is the frame. While you're unlikely to ever see this part of the piece when your watching the big game, catching up on your favorite show, or relaxing with a good book, the frame is what supports you and the other elements of the piece.

Kiln Dried Hardwood Frame

Kiln Dried

Drying wood in a kiln before using it to construct a frame for a sofa is important because it removes moisture that can lead to warping.

Oak Bark

Solid Hardwoods

Solid hardwoods are the best choice of wood for a sofa as the wood itself is stronger and denser than softwood or engineered wood.

Pine Bark

Softwoods

Softwoods are typically going to be slightly more durable than engineered woods but not as durable as hardwoods. This is because softwood simply isn't as dense and strong as hardwood. Softwood can also contain knots that can compromise the strength of the wood.

Plywood

Engineered Woods

This is likely the best option if you like to keep up with trends in fashion and home design as it is likely to be the most cost effective. With the savings in price, comes a cost to durability. If you decide to go this route, look for 11-13 layer plywood frames rather than 5-7 layer frames.

Joint Construction

Reinforcing the joints of the sofa, loveseat, or chair frame is key to how it stands the test of time, and the memories you create in your space, as these joints are the primary areas of stress on the sofa. Strong joint construction can come in many different forms.

Joinery

Joinery - Whether its mortise and tenon joints or dovetail joinery, a sofa joint that uses interlocking joinery is going to be built to last.

Dowel

Dowels - Dowels are likely to indicate that a sofa frame has been constructed to last, especially if they are used in conjunction with other joint construction methods.

Corner Block

Corner Block - Pieces constructed with corner blocks are typically going to be properly supported at their joints.

Stapler

Staples - When combined with other methods of support, staples provide strength to aid durability.

Screw

Screws - On their own, screws are unlikely to provide ample support, when combined with other methods they can be an indication of quality construction.

Glue

Glue - Glue alone is not enought to support the joints of a sofa, combining glue with other support methods does add valuable strength though.

Support Construction

You've learned all about what kinds of factors affect quality in a sofa, loveseat, or chair frame and it's joints, but what holds your seat cushion up as you unwind after a long day? This is where support meets comfort and durability. Below, we discuss the major types of support construction, some of the factors that go into their durability and comfort levels, as well as the benefits they bring to your living room or family room.

Hand Tied Support System

The best of the best when it comes to sofa support construction is the labor intensive 8-Way hand tied spring system. This system provides the best support and comfort but also typically comes at a higher cost because of the time invested in constructing them.

Blue Steel Support System

Another type of sofa support construction comes in the form of steel springs. The main factors that will differentiate the quality and durability of the steel springs is the gauge and reinforcement of the steel. The higher the gauge and the more reinforcement of the steel springs, the more likely they are to hold up over time.

Webbing Support

Another form of support is the lattice web system, sometimes simply called webbing seat support. This type of construction is more likely to be found a modern style sofa as it features a slighter build perfect for a sleek silhouette.

Drop-In Unit of Springs

Other options, such as a drop in unit of springs, are likely better suited for those looking to keep up with the latest trends, but can also provide lasting support and comfort when properly attached to the frame.

Now that you've learned about the factors that go into constructing a quality sofa, loveseat, or chair check out some of what we have to offer or ask us a question to learn more!