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Unread 04-15-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Default moving 66" x 30" x 30" desk into a 29" door

I am thinking of buying an executive desk from craigslist but not 100% sure if I can move it through the door.

I am thinking that the middle section is only around 24" thick so I can rotate the desk on its side and move it in. Is this possible? Once I buy this, it is final so I just want to know if you have done it before.

Thanks,
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Unread 04-15-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Well, no one could really say without seeing the situation first hand.
I can tell you that many times you can;

a) tip it on it's side and get the legs around first, then "curve" it around into the next room.

b) remeasure the door. If you really need to you could take off the stop moulding by first using a utility knife to cut the paint right at the edge of the moulding, and then CAREFULLY pry it off. After you are done moving the desk you can pull the nails out of the stop moulding from the back, then renail. Doing this should give you another inch of play.

Frank
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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it is certainly possible to put the desk on its side and "rotate" it through an entryway......IF there is room to rotate it on the other side. If the entryway you are going through has a hallway on the other side, its not going to work. The hallways won't give you the room you'll need to pull it through.

I'd try to "make roomaby taking off the door and/or hinges (usually you can gain an 1-2" this way, look to see if anything is removable from the desk (i.e. legs) or go some other route.

good luck
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I sketched it out, the answer is no.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: MN
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Pretty awesome sketch I will add!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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I had a similar issue once and had to take the desk apart, and put it back together to fit into the room. Looks like you may need to do this as well.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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I think you're missing a dimension - height! 66" is only 5 feet 6 inches, which is much shorter than any doorway. If you take the moulding off the door you may be able to gain a bit more than an inch there and slide the desk through upright.

(Actually, even if you leave the moulding on the door you may be able to use a combination of your image #1 and the height dimension to slide the desk around the jamb)
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Unread 04-15-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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While the sketch is a good one, its really not a lot of help in the real world situation of actually moving the desk.
I would first take the door off the hinges, you will get an inch or more clearance with the door gone. Don't bother with the trim and jamb.

Its a lot less work to partially disassemble a desk than it is to rehang a door if you don't have experience doing it.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Since I haven't bought it yet, I just find something else on Craiglist. Too lazy to remove the molding and repainting it. And it seems like even if I remove the molding, it is around 29.75", not quite 30".
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Unread 04-15-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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I had this same problem and solved it by removing the window (temporarily) and moving the desk into the room that way.
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