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Sofa shopping advice?

Post by Dangerous Dave » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:09 am

I am moving to a bigger apartment and I need a sofa, which I'd like to find somewhere other than at the flashy showrooms on Monivong below Sihanouk. Basically I'm imagining a little district similar to Sotheros and Mao Tse Tung, but for upholstered furniture instead of wood? Any ideas will be apreciated.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by violet » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:26 am

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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by Duncan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:45 am

A big fancy sofa can look good in your apartment, but I have found that they are not at all that practical here in a hot climate . If you have aircon on all day , maybe OK , but if not the vinyl makes you sweat when you sit on them. Only advantage is they are easy to clean. I myself prefer the typical cane ones with a covering like a blanket thrown over it. Makes them also easy to clean.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:59 am

Along St.271 South of the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital there are several shops that manufacture sofas and chairs, you can give them pictures/designs and choose your own fabrics, inexpensive.

Sofa Cambodia on 271, location 11.552190100602, 104.88789349794 , has some really nice couches, and can make to your design.

Phnom Penh Home Furniture has some decent, inexpensive sofas. Phone# 012923 266/ 087 888 622/ 070 666 124. Location 11°34'16.6"N 104°53'17.1"E

Ashley Furniture Homestore currently has a great promotion, buy a 3 + 2 Sofa set for $2128 and receive a bedroom suite package for free (1x bed, 1x dresser with mirror, 1x night stand). The furniture in this store is actually really good quality and similar design stuff like you'd find at home. Highly recommended.

Or, if your into rattan furniture, papsans and mamasans can be found on the corner of MTT and Norodom, or St.488 opposite Super Duper.


That's just a few places...get out and about, ask your tuk-tuk drivers...they know.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by Arget » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:24 am

As with anything you buy here check dimensions first to ensure it will be able to get into your house. some stairs and corners restrict what you can buy.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:32 am

Arget wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:24 am
As with anything you buy here check dimensions first to ensure it will be able to get into your house. some stairs and corners restrict what you can buy.
Very good advice!
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by khmerhamster » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:45 pm

I’ve found with furniture that it’s difficult to get furniture which looks nice and is comfortable unless you design it yourself and define how thick you want the cushions.

Loads of times I have collapsed into a comfy looking seat to discover that it is as hard as the road! TBH a comfy seat is one of the few things I miss from home.

Though as a poster says above, unless you are in an airconned place a soft, fabric sofa is going to be stinking in no time.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by that genius » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Sakura second hand shops
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:53 pm

that genius wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Sakura second hand shops
They sometimes have some great stuff, but way overpriced, and they hate to barter on the prices.
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Re: Sofa shopping advice?

Post by that genius » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:55 pm

When I want something particular from them, I give the closest store my number and a few bucks cover calls, and get them to ask other Sakura shops
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