Lana Duke. Futon. March 16th , 2018.
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're after this kind of futon couch, there are some terms you'll need to know. First of all there's the bi-fold mattress, and these are the ones best used for sofa to bed convertibles. There are also the tri-folding ones which are longer (giving you more sleeping area), and allow you to fold it up in thirds, allowing you to store them in a closet when not in use.
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.
One of the most vital actions before getting a futon bed is measuring the amount of space where you would want to place it. From there, you could decide which size of futon to get: the twin, full or the king/queen sizes. Futons take more space than the usual bunk beds so make certain that there are extra spaces to accommodate it. Once you open the futon, it might take up a lot more space than you initially thought of. If you plan to have other furniture to be placed adjacent to a futon, make sure it is easily movable to avoid hassle when opening up the futon.
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.
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