furniture needs careful planning and execution. All
obstructions in the path should be removed in order to
protect the furniture. The furniture should be lifted
at the point it is the strongest. There are certain
things to be remembered when you are moving specific
pieces of furniture like seating furniture, tables,
case furniture and clocks. Here are the things that
you should remember while moving these pieces:
Lift a chair by the seat rails and no the
chair back. The seat rails are the strongest part of the
Do not lift by the crest rail.
Lift a sofa from under the side frame. Use
your legs to lift and not your back.
Lift upholstered chairs from under the frame
to avoid touching the upholstery.
If the chairs have slip seats remove and wrap
them separately to prevent them from falling to the ground and
Lift the table by the apron and not by the
legs or the top.
Lifting the table by the top will loosen the
screws that hold the top to the rest of the table.
Lifting by the legs will cause stress on the
Wrap furniture padding around the table's
legs to prevent chipping and breaking while moving.
At least two people should move a case. Move
if by lifting the bottom of the case.
It is best to use a furniture-moving dolly to
move a case. It is better for the people involved in moving it
and for the piece.
You can remove all the drawers of the
cabinet, as it will make it easier to move.
If the cabinet has handles, wrap them with
padding to protect the surface of the piece from damage while
Remove all the detachable parts before moving
As a large grandfather clock has a number of
parts it is difficult to move.
Remove pendulum and the weights from inside
the clock before moving. These will damage the clock case and
the mechanism itself might get damaged.
Remove detachable parts before moving. Lock
the door of the case before moving.
For short distances, lift the clock from
under the case. For longer distances move the clock in a flat
position like a coffin.
These special precautions must be taken for the
above furniture so that they are not damaged while moving them.