Skyler was very modest in acknowledging his feat. "They let me practice," he said. "I put it together and took it apart about 7 times before they shot the video."
The video shows Skyler assembling the sofa in real time. It can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/
Jeff Frank, owner of Simplicity Sofas, stated that Skyler would be inducted into the Simplicity Sofas Customer Hall of Fame, becoming the 4th member of that honorary group. The other 3 members include the 13 year old boy from Maryland who set the previous speed record, an 87 year old man from Texas who is the oldest known individual to assemble a Simplicity Sofa by himself, and a New York City woman who assembled her sofa by herself while more than 8 months pregnant.
"The typical customer, " Mr. Frank stated, "takes about 15 minutes to assemble one of our sofas. Less than 10 minutes if they have someone helping. I'm pretty sure there is no other fully upholstered Ready-To-Assemble sofa in the world, of any quality level, that can be assembled that quickly and easily."
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Simplicity Sofas is a High Point, North Carolina manufacturer of high quality, custom-built Ready-To-Assemble sofas, sleepers & chairs sold direct to consumers through its website. The company uses 100% solid oak frames for its sofas. Most custom orders are shipped in 2-4 weeks.
On May 6, 2010 the company moved its manufacturing 1/2 mile into a new, larger facility as a result of rapidly growing sales over the past two years.
Customers choose from more than 100 fabrics and numerous custom options. The company is currently working on an 8 way hand-tied spring option, expected to be available by July, 2010. The company recently introduced a unique RTA Sectional that fits through spaces as narrow as 8".
Simplicity Sofas offers a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee that is unique in the furniture industry.
"Our furniture is custom made for you. If you are unhappy with your furniture for any reason whatsoever, you may return it to us for a full refund, including shipping charges."