How to Road Test a Sofa
Here are five rules to remember when judging a sofa for comfort, quality, and style.
Rule No. 2
Weight is one of the easiest ways to evaluate a sofa. A well-made piece with a hardwood frame (as shown in this cutaway example), sturdy metal springs, and down cushions will feel heavy and substantial. You should pass on examples that feel light, wobbly, or creaky.