How to stop a sofa from separating

Written by c. giles | 13/05/2017
How to stop a sofa from separating
Modern sectional sofas sometimes slide apart. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Sectional sofas are popular in contemporary living rooms, but over time the sections can work their way apart and it can becoming an irritation. Before you get rid of your sectional and start looking for a one-piece, however, try a few simple measures to put a stop to the separation. Everything you need is available from your local home improvement shop.

Put rubber feet under the legs of your sofa. This will stop the sections of your sofa from sliding apart, especially on hardwood floors.

Measure the legs of your sofa if they are too thick for rubber feet. Place non-slip shelf liner on a hard surface and mark the dimensions of the bottom of the leg. Cut out a piece of liner to place under each leg. This will help the legs adhere to the floor and prevent separation. Use more than one layer of liner if your floor is particularly slippery and you need more grip.

Wind a cable tie around each sofa leg. Use more cable ties to attach the leg pieces together. This is a good solution for sofas that only suffer from minor separation, such as those placed on a carpeted surface.

Screw a large metal hook into the bottom of each part of your sectional sofa. Slide the end loop of a metal chain over each hook to keep the pieces together.

Things you need

  • Rubber feet
  • Tape measure
  • Non-slip shelf liner
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Cable ties
  • Screwdriver
  • Metal hooks
  • Metal chain

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