So, our sofa was screwed. It was a very cheap Argos sofa which we inherited second-hand several years ago. It was pretty knackered when we got it, let alone after years of abuse.
Hence, new sofa time (I've never bought brand new furniture before!). We designed our own from Nabru
, which turned out to be a lot cheaper than buying something from DFS or the like. It arrived on a pallet, in pieces. I put it together with relatively little effort (or thought!). You might notice I put the arm covers on the wrong way around and had to change them - if I'd paid more attention to what I was doing, it wouldn't have taken more than half an hour or so, probably less.
It's well comfy. It's nice and solid-feeling (heavy!). We got to choose fabrics and colours, and paid significantly less than high-street prices. It's hard to say for sure about long-term comfort and/or durability, but it doesn't give the impression that it's going to fall apart anytime soon. Very impressed.
Note that in the video, I hadn't quite put the seats together fully - when totally finished, there's no visible wood pieces. There were seat options (soft and firm), so wanted to trial each one before final assembly.
Video options include: alternative soundtrack 1
, alternative soundtrack 2
and glorious 1080 HD version