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Looking for Couch (Hancock & Moore?) Suggestions and Leads?

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I'm looking to pick up something for my apartment, and want something interesting, and something inexpensive, and something that will last.

One of the problems of living up here in the great white North of Vancouver is that selection is limited, and part of it is due to the fact that there are just about as many Canadians as there are Californians.

Anyhow, gripes aside, I got turned onto Hancock and Moore, and am interested in something like this:

http://www.hancockandmoore.com/produ...?productid=934

in black, black, black. Or maybe a little bit of brown in the wood.

Anyhow, does anyone have any 'ins' in the furniture industry on here? I'll hook you up with wings+horns stuff if you'd like.
post #2 of 8
Kane, the manufacturer you cite makes expensive furniture.
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Originally Posted by johnapril View Post
Kane, the manufacturer you cite makes expensive furniture.

yep, this negates the "inexpensive" part of your criteria.
I do like some of their Chesterfield sofas.
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Originally Posted by Kane View Post
I'm looking to pick up something for my apartment, and want something interesting, and something inexpensive, and something that will last.

One of the problems of living up here in the great white North of Vancouver is that selection is limited, and part of it is due to the fact that there are just about as many Canadians as there are Californians.

Anyhow, gripes aside, I got turned onto Hancock and Moore, and am interested in something like this:

http://www.hancockandmoore.com/produ...?productid=934

in black, black, black. Or maybe a little bit of brown in the wood.

Anyhow, does anyone have any 'ins' in the furniture industry on here? I'll hook you up with wings+horns stuff if you'd like.

If you are ever in North Carolina, you can get good prices (not "inexpensive") at the Hickory Furniture Mart. Boyles has lots of Hancock and Moore. It is good stuff. You might be able to order by phone if you know the model you want. My wife and I went to the "after market sale" and bought a baker sofa at a significant discount. I think they have two after market sales per year.

http://www.hickoryfurniture.com/
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Sorry, I failed to provide context. I had in mind that a $8000 couch from Linge Roset was expensive, ditto for pretty much everything else in DWR -- they're fabric, amply and quite well knocked off with quite acceptable levels of quality, for fractions of what they're asking. Well-made leather couches with solid hardwod frames, hand-made with hardwood for $2000 - $3000 are, IMHO a pretty good deal. I got a quote for $3500 + shipping, which is a little rich. Think it's possible for me to get it for $2000 to $2500?
post #6 of 8
Definitely call Boyles or get a quote online at http://www.boyles.com/ They carry lots of Hancock and Moore, Baker, Henkel-Harris, Hickory Chair and a bunch of other North Carolina furniture. I bet you could get that sofa or something comparable for close to $2,500.00. Just make sure you know exactly what you want as far as model name and fabric. They have their own delivery trucks that go all they way to the west coast at really reasonable delivery rates. However, I don't know if they go on up into Canada.
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I've been furniture shopping recently in Vancouver, it's not a great environment but there are some okay spots. You might want to check out Fullhouse (1445 W 8th Ave.). The owner specializes in mid-century modern Danish made furniture. His stuff is overpriced and he is a bit of an ass to customers but it will give you some good ideas. You can then take those ideas directly across the street to a custom furniture place who's name escapes me at the moment. They've been around for a few years and do fantastic work and can copy any design you like. I think they can do exactly what you're looking for at a reasonable price.

A
post #8 of 8
I think those Chesterfields would look much more interesting in buff suede.
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