Intro: Destructible- How to Disassemble a Couch
This was made possible by TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com
I had a huge heavy duty couch and was not able to get it out of my house since a new fence was installed. Luckily my fellow TechShop friends not only know that anything that is assembled can be disassembled but have fierce determination, strength and a sledge hammer.
Step 1: Removal of Cushions
We removed everything off the couch to get to the bare structure and flipped it on its back support.
Step 2: Cutting Fabric Off
We ripped the fabric covering the bottom and revealing the springs and wooden structure.
Step 3: Sledge Hammering
With a sledge hammer and brute force we broke the wooden frame.
Step 4: Humping, Jumping and Smashing
Once the supports were disassembled we used gravity and our body weight to rip the pieces of the couch apart.
Step 5: Parts
The couch, now in parts was easily carried out into the truck bed and traveled to the dump for proper removal.
Step 6: Clean Up
I knew I was messy but never grasped the severity of my slobishness. Yaiks!
Step 7: Retrieval of Treasures
I wondered what a couch used and unmoved for 8 years would spit out. All I got was several lighters and a handful of change. :(