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King Furniture couches - functional style

Our new Delta S couches from King Furniture were delivered yesterday.  We assembled them last night. They look great and are very comfortable.

It was nice to see that they were well packed, in cardboard boxes and plastic bags, with no Styrofoam to be binned afterwards.  We'll take the boxes to the cardboard recycling bin at one of our nearby service stations.

Each seat has a fantastic gas lift mechanism to lift the base and reveal a deep storage tray.  The weight of the seat keeps it closed.  The storage will be excellent for blankets and bedding; for example, to convert the chairs to their bed configuration (but don't assume that they're sofa beds in the traditional style - they're not!).

When first opening the boxes with the chair bases inside, we figured out, in the end, that to stop the gas lift mechanisms opening you instead open the box at the bottom, immediately place the seat the right way and lift the box off the top of it.

The arms and backs are incredibly easy to fit too.  We've stored the spare components and cleaning kit in the storage beneath one of the chairs, so they'll always be handy.

The chairs passed their first test last night, with our son Liam lying down on one and falling asleep within minutes.

We've moved the old blue OzDesigns couches into our children's playroom and will list one of them on Ebay shortly.

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