Cecilia Velazquez. Futon. April 12th , 2018.
If your dealer does not have a product specifications list, ask the dealer to discuss the overall construction. Bring a notepad and list the various reinforcements and explain why these features are beneficial to you. Remember that just because a specific item is listed does not mean it is special or unique. Also, companies often call futon parts by different names. A nylon glide to one company might be a plastic roller to another. Anytime you do not recognize the name of a particular part, try to get your dealer to explain it to you.
If you're shopping for a futon, here are some things to think about if you see a black metal futon frame in a mass merchant or big box store. Consider the fact that most solid wood futon frames carry a warranty anywhere from a year to a lifetime warranty. Black metal futon frames have a 90 day warranty. It says something about how much the manufacturer stands behind the product. Black metal frames are made overseas. Expect to wait for a part if something breaks or if you're past that 90 day warranty, expect to pay for all replacement parts and associated costs to get your frame up and running again. Consider too that parts may also no longer be available should something break. Metal bars allow mattresses to slide into and through the gaps between each bar. This puts lumps in your mattress and can make the futon quite uncomfortable when compared to flat wooden slats on wood frames.
Another interesting futon patent that I came across was filed in 1991 by Randall L. Withers assigned to Maurice A. Warner, Jr. (Patent Number 5129114). This futon patent featured drawings which included an image depicting routed out grooves in the sides of the arms facilitating a sliding nylon roller that would move in the routed out channel in the arm. Much like other futon patents, designs were beginning to shift towards futons being built with side arms, two connecting rails and a seat and back section. However futon bi-fold designs such as these weren't the only bi-fold designs out there.
Having less is more in many respects. If you have a lot of clutter in your bedroom or night stand, you may be feeling anxious, jittery or not rested. This will greatly affect your mood and body functions. The key is to simplify your space. You may find that you can replace your traditional mattress with one of the many modern futon mattress choices that are every bit as comfortable as your traditional bed. Then, just by adding a futon bed frame with storage, you can instantly get rid of your clutter. It will still be within reach, but out of direct eye lines. Again, you need not completely convert your bedroom space to a traditional Japanese room complete with tatami mats, just take what elements work and go with them.
Futons are extremely popular nowadays because of their simple design and flexible functionality. However, as most of these pieces of furniture utilize a very similar mattress, futon frames are where most of the design innovations are focused. Therefore, when selecting a futon for your home, office, or dorm room, picking the right frame is essential. Thankfully, these frames are available in a fairly wide array of sizes and styles.
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