Natasha Potts Futon, 2017-11-30 08:16:50. Another issue the black metal frames suffered from were bending stretcher bars or rails. Again the hollow nature of these strecther rails presented issues with breakage and bending. Early designs involved a steel tooth design that would fit into pocket welds on the arms. These would snap off over use. The alternative design was to run a bolt through the arms and into the rails. While better it still did not address the issue of bending stretcher rails.
Anna Burris Futon, 2017-10-09 09:13:17. 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.
Natasha Potts Futon, 2018-01-07 05:20:34. 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.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2017-08-01 01:14:48. 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.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-07-30 16:01:53. In addition, another design element that is sure to make it even easier for you to add some lovely designer flare to your home is the latest beveling methods. You can find plenty of beveled solid wood designs, such as side panels with center picket accents that make is so that a futon is no longer something you need to feel ashamed of and kept hidden in the back rooms of your home. Instead, you can now proudly feature any one of the latest futon fashions in the front rooms of your home, actually displaying them as one of the main interior design focal points of your home.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-08-01 01:37:36. One of the best improvements you will notice that you now have in the latest futon styles and designs that you can now choose from is the craftsmanship. Even if you have previously bought a futon in the past during your college days, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the excellent breakthroughs in the craftsmanship that is applied to these new designs. While you can still find some very simple and basic designs that feature the traditional box shaped frames, which definitely provide excellent options for those of you on a more restricted budget, there are now many other designs available that feature some very intricate and detailed designs.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-07-30 17:56:03. When investigating a futon frame consider these three things: 1) Hardwood will tends to be stronger than pinewood, 2) Solid wooden cross members will tend to outlast jointed cross members and 3) The More reinforcement the better. Most modern wood futon frames have six major parts; a left arm, a right arm, a back deck, a seat deck, and two stretcher rails (sometimes called cross rails). The hardware that fasten all of these wooden pieces together are most often made up of an ingenious bolt and barrel nut (dowel nut) system that act very much like little vice clamps that hold the joints in place. This makes futon frames easy to assemble and disassemble which can have many advantages.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-07-31 08:40:45. A furniture like this is is constructed with slats and cotton mattress, three to six inch thick. This thick mattress is firmer than ordinary mattresses, thus this is basically good for your back, especially if you are the type of person who sits in front of the computer all day and suffer from back aches when you get home.
Faith Booth Futon, 2017-07-31 11:34:06. Another early futon design patent was filed in 1985 (Patent Number 4642823) assigned to Robert Fireman's Furniture Gallery, Inc. invented by William B. Wiggins. What was interesting about this early take on futon design was the incorporation of arms on the sides of the futon which allowed the seat and back sections to integrate into the arms and allow for operation without having to rearrange the futon. This early design featured two pivoting swing pieces attached from the back rails into the back section. The seat and back sections were connected together using steel pins. What I found most interesting about this design is that it effectively converted the futon from sofa to bed from the front. Once in the bed position additional legs were extended down for support. Additionally a dowel and rod interlocked with the seat and back section to safely lock the two in a horizontal position. This design would be considered a bi-fold by today's standards which means that 2 sections are used to create the seating and sleeping portions of the frame itself.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-08-01 02:12:54. The primary purpose of a futon is to be a dual-purpose piece of furniture, one part sofa, and one part bed. They are ideally suited for those that are working with limited space or are looking for an inexpensive alternative to more traditional furniture designs. They are widely available through just about every furniture retailer in the country and can be found in styles that fit into most modern design categories, from contemporary to mission. This kind of variety almost guarantees that there is a futon design for every décor, as well as for every budget.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-07-30 15:31:47. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-07-31 05:00:02. Our store stopped carrying black metal frames a few years ago for many of the reasons listed above. We decided to shift away from low end products and concentrate on proven well made, quality higher end products. So many people walk through our furniture store and when offered a futon frame as a possible piece of furniture for their home are told by the customer, \"I bought one of those years ago at [insert mass merchant name here] and it was the most uncomfortable frame. It just didn't last very long.\" The experience of owning a black metal frame has turned off a large majority of consumers who would have found happiness and delight in owning solid wood frames made to last. It's really a shame as futons offer great flexibility in being both sofas and sleepers.
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