Georgia Henderson. Futon. March 11th , 2018.
Metal futon frames are constructed from hollow metal tubes. The arms are hollow and pocket welds are welded onto these arms with which to attach stretcher rails. Steel hinges are attached to the inside of the arms and hollow metal seat and back racks are connected to the hinges using regular screws. The problems start in the seat section. The hollow tubes and spot welded bars that make up the foundation of the seat section are prone to breaking loose off of the seat section. The spot welding is not sufficient enough to keep these bars from breaking loose and are a result of the low cost approach of building these decks. Another issue that results from the hollow tube of the seat section is that it is prone to bending from normal use. The hinges that are attached to the arms suffer the same fate as over time customers have brought these in to stores showing them bent out.
The modern futon designs nowadays are much related to its frame. You can buy wooden or metal frame for your futons and as both has their own advantage over another. Depending on what kind of design you are having in your room, metal would bring modern kind of look while wooden would help you with elegance. Even if it is a small room, you should not hold yourself back from giving your best in designing it. With its efficiency and durability, futons would be a great addition to your house regardless of its size.
Rub guards, commonly referred to as striker plates are a good thing to look for as well. These metal plates keep the wood wearing away where two piece of wood come into contact while in motion. These are usually located on the front and rear stretcher rails. The rear stretcher rail must absorb the impact of the back deck when it drops down while the front cross rail must endure the rubbing of the seat deck while it slides back and forth. The metal plates help to buffer the stretcher rails from this abuse.
Having worked in furniture for many years I am always fascinated by the accomplishments of those who create innovation in new furniture products. The category that has most fascinated me over the years is in the way of futon frame designs. Studying early futon frame designs gives us an interesting visualization of how early futons have influenced the modern designs we see today in a category that was relatively unknown until the last decade. Futons as a furniture category have only existed for about the last 25 years. In that time however they have worked their way from being specialty store furniture into mass merchant and big box stores alike who offer varying brands and qualities of these frames. In this article I'll provide you an overview of the early pioneers of the futon industry and their inventions and innovations for various futon designs from the beginning along with references to specific patents that helped move futons forward into being its own home furnishings category.
A furniture like this is often used in houses with spare rooms, like a TV room accoutrement. This space saver type of furniture has good appeal not only on youngsters but also in grown-ups. Because not only it saves so much space because of its convertibility, but those ones made up with quality are durable and made up of good materials that are very cozy to use.
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