Etta Mayo. Futon. March 06th , 2018.
Check the width of the slats they are supporting. The slats are the multiple short boards that span the seat and back deck in a ladder-like design that are usually only visible when the mattress is removed. Are the futon slats wide or narrow?
Futon frames that have slats that are 2.5\" wide should have at least twelve slats on the seat and twelve on the back for a total of 24 slats. Futons with 1.75\" slats should have at least 15 slats on the seat and 15 slats on the back for a total of 30 slats. If the slats are any thinner or if the respective futon you are considering has less slats than indicated here, you might want to ask why.
The overall function of the futon will be the primary basis of which type to buy. Determine how will you use it. Would it be more for sitting and relaxing, more of for sleeping purposes or all of the above. Know also where would you want to have it positioned, in your son's room or on the guests' quarters. Knowing the primary function of futon can also help you assess which type of mattresses to purchase. A bulkier mattress may be needed if you are using it for sleeping purposes, the wooden frame can also provide a sturdy foundation.
Bent hinges also added another issue that would happen from use over time. While not as common as the other problems this issue still led to the failure of many black metal frames. The hinges were attached to the arms of the futon frames with two bolts and two nuts. While this design was OK the hinges themselves would fail when too much weight was applied to one side or the other. These would also bend out rendering them useless in the operation of the futon.
If you have always thought that elegant design needed to be very intricate and expensive, think again. You also don't have to go with a real skimpy version of things to get an elegant look either. It isn't the case with fashion or interior design. More specifically, it doesn't apply to your bedroom design. You may find that Japanese home design is a great solution for you. Futon beds are just one example of this. A Japanese futon mattress is a very flexible piece of bedroom furniture. Consider this: Japanese design has evolved just like all interior design over the years, but the main elements of their design have remained for hundreds if not thousands of years. They must be doing something right or it would have changed.
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