Will Your Furniture Fit? Measuring for Amish Furniture DeliveryBy Bailiegh Basham · August 5, 2015
Guide to Furniture Delivery Preperation
We want to ensure your new furniture arrives just as it left our finish shop. This quick guide provides important measurement information you should consider when picking out your Amish furniture from Countryside.
How do we measure our available furniture? We provide you with overall length, width, and height of each item to determine how much floor and wall space your furniture will occupy. Often times, a more detailed diagram is included on each product page.
In preparation for your furniture delivery, consider these tips when measuring your home or office’s doorways, stairways, hallways, and elevators. We want your made-to-order items to be brought to you successfully, and stress-free.
Measure Your Space
Measure heights and widths of entryways and hallways both inside and outside your home or office. Don’t forget to factor in ceiling heights, banisters, and corners. Corners can be tricky and somewhat imprecise, but you’ll want to make sure your furniture can clear the corners by getting a measurement at the most narrow points.
Find Your Entry Clearance
This can be achieved by measuring from the wall through the doorway to the opposite wall.
Other important areas to consider measuring:
- Staircase width
- Stairwell overhang
- Low-hanging light fixtures
Consider All Entry Options
Which access will be easiest for delivery? Consider garages, patios, or doors that offer the most clearance. If you live in an apartment or multi-level building, find out if there is a service entrance you can have access to.
Don’t Forget the Elevator
Measure the interior height, width, and depth, as well as the diagonal measurement. If your building as a freight elevator, be sure to reserve this in advance.
Before our delivery team arrives, prepare your home or place of business by:
- Securing all low-hanging light fixtures
- Removing any necessary doors
- Moving other furniture pieces out of the way
- Taking down any art or décor items
- Getting all rugs in place
When deciding where your new furniture will be placed within a room, remember to consider where outlets, vents, and light switches are located.
Not sure if your desired furniture will fit? We are here to help. Call us or send us an email with your measurements and the items you would like to order. We will then help you decide if these items are right for you so you can place your order with confidence and we can get started on your handcrafted furniture.