The star of this video is Skyler Miller, a diminutive 8 year old who weighs less than half as much as the sofa he assembles by himself.
Ready to Assemble sofas typically take anywhere from 1 - 2 hours to assemble. Tools and detailed instructions are provided.
In contrast Simplicity Sofas owner, Jeff Frank, says that most of his customers don't even bother reading the 1 page Instruction sheet. "In the 3 years that our furniture has been on the market," he said, "no customer has ever called us asking for help with assembling any of our products."
The YouTube video shows just how simple the Assembly really is. In real time, young Skyler gives a short introduction, assembles the full-size 170 lb. sofa and even fluffs the cushions. Total elapsed time -- 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that 8 year old Skyler does not appear to be racing or rushing. He does not use any tools and does not require any assistance. Skyler's YouTube video can be found at:
Simplicity Sofas - Furniture that F.I.T.S. (Furniture In Tight Spaces)
Simplicity Sofas is a North Carolina manufacturer selling sofas, sleepers & chairs specially designed to fit into tight spaces like apartments, small rooms and tight entranceways that normal furniture cannot fit through.
There is no other furniture like this in the world. Every piece is custom built and engineered to fit through the narrowest doorways & staircases. They also fit easily into all RVs & boats.
All Simplicity Sofas, sleepers and chairs are bench made, one at a time by skilled craftspeople in High Point, NC. and are available in a choice of more than 100 fabrics. Frames are kiln-dried solid oak with a lifetime warranty.
All products manufactured by Simplicity Sofas are shipped unassembled in 3 boxes by UPS. Assembly takes most people 15 minutes and no tools are required. Disassembly can be accomplished in 5 minutes. The furniture can be assembled, disassembled and reassembled hundreds of times without a loss of structural integrity.
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The Simplicity Sofas factory opened its doors in November, 2007, one week before President Bush announced that the country was officially in recession. Sales for the first two months were $3000.
The factory was opened up in High Point, NC, a city that still brands itself as the "Furniture Capital of the World," although hundreds of furniture companies have closed down or moved overseas in recent years. Simplicity Sofas is the only new furniture factory to open up in High Point over the past 4 years.
The furniture industry in general has suffered greatly throughout the recession. Although some of the largest companies are hanging in, smaller companies are struggling. So Simplicity Sofas opened at the wrong time, in the wrong place, in the wrong industry where small companies were the ones suffering most.
2 1/2 years later, with little change in the economy, Simplicity Sofas achieved its first $100,000 month. It ships to every state in the US.