Natasha Potts Futon, 2017-11-30 08:16:50. The problems that exist in the futon industry however result from specific manufacturers wanting to take a low end, low price approach to building products that can be retailed in the big box stores at the lowest price possible. Metal futon frames have long been a staple of being \"the\" mass merchant offering in futons as a category. Unfortunately many consumers purchase these frames as an introduction to the futon category of furniture and were quite disappointed by the quality and construction of these made to hit a price point futons. The problems of metal frames reside in several design issues.
Natasha Potts Futon, 2017-12-16 14:20:58. Having worked in retail and having worked in furniture stores carrying futons. I can honestly say that as a retailer it is very frustrating to know that stores still carry low end black metal frames. My intentions in this article are not to be harsh but I really hope retailers figure out that low end products made to hit a particular price point are not doing consumers or themselves any great service. Consumers deserve quality well made products at reasonable prices based on the materials and labor that went into that product. When this doesn't happen expectations aren't met. Disappointment and dissatisfaction soon follow and the consumer is left with a negative feeling towards the product. The intent of this article was to bring forth the experiences I've had with this product line not only from having retailed it but from what customers have shared with me about these products. I feel strongly that black metal futon frames should be avoided by both retailers and consumers alike. If you've had a negative experience with these frames I would encourage you to not judge the entire futon industry by these particular products. If you're a consumer I encourage you to shop a futon retailer or futon specialty store and discover the \"real\" world of futons and what they have to offer for both you and your home.
semangat Futon, 2017-09-16 09:40:01. As a general rule, the longer the warranty on a futon frame the longer the futon manufacturer expect their futon frame to last. The shorter the warranty, the more likely you will be have to repair or replace something. Futons that are well designed, however, often outlast their warranties altogether. A solid hardwood futon frame with ample reinforcements, stress supports and angle brackets might last you 20 years or longer.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-08-01 01:37:36. Finally, many manufacturers, if leading brand name futon companies, incorporate segmented cross members. Stretcher rails are the most commonly segmented pieces of wood on the market. Stretcher rails (sometimes called cross rails) are the two long boards that span the bottom and connect the arms. There is one on the front and one on the back of nearly every wood futon ever made. These stretcher rails must support a tremendous amount of load, vibration and impact. They are vulnerable along the entire span, but most often fail with in the first six inches of a given joint, especially if they are segmented. Segmented stretcher rails are made up of smaller individual pieces of wood that are glued and compressed together to make up the length needed to span the distance between both armrests.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-07-31 05:00:02. The design of the futon cover is also important. The cover should have a zipper three-quarters of the way around. This ensures that you can get the cover on and off easily. Many covers skimp on the zipper opening in order to keep the price down. It is worth an extra $50 to get a better design. After the first time you struggle to put on the cover, you will wish that you had coughed up the extra cash.
Faith Booth Futon, 2017-07-31 11:34:06. 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 first problem with black metal frames is the round metal bars that make up the seat and back sections of these frames. Where as wood futon frames are using flat slats, black metal frames have hollow round bars. Thinner mattresses would slide through the gaps between the round bars. On wood futons this was never a problem. The other issue with the hollow bars is that if enough weight was placed on a spot they would begin to bend. The issue became so bad that a 90 day warranty was put in place by most manufacturers of these frames.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2017-08-01 01:14:48. The design of the cover is important, too. By design I mean two things. First the design on the cover and second the design of the cover. Futon covers come in hundreds and hundreds of designs. You can buy anything from desert camouflage to Asian art. There are designs that capture the look of Southwestern native art and designs inspired by Victorian floral prints.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-07-30 17:56:03. First, let's talk about fabric. Do you want cotton? Or leather? Or even denim? Maybe you want a futon sofa that looks like a regular sofa. They make covers in upholstery fabric, too. What fabric you choose depends on your own personal style and the needs of your family. If you have a big family, you should save yourself the grief and get a heavy duty futon cover. A simple denim will be inexpensive and wear like a good pair of jeans. If that is too dark, you might want to shop for a upholstery fabric. It is designed to stand up to the wear and tear of daily use.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-08-01 02:12:54. Futons do make a sensible investment as they provide all of the features and benefits of a sofa sleeper but at a fraction of the cost in many cases. If you find the right frame that is well built from quality materials and a good mattress your futon experience is sure to be a positive one. Avoid metal futon frames that are made more to hit a particular price point then they are to be a piece of furniture that can offer longevity as a dependable sofa and sleeper for your home. The right futon can provide you and your family with years of quality use. The wrong futon frame will simply become disposable furniture.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-07-30 16:01:53. This isn't just an issue with one manufacturer in particular. We've seen this from 4 different metal futon frame manufacturers offering these frames. There is just not enough materials or quality of construction to justify these frames as a viable furniture solution for consumers. It should also make people question purchasing one of these frames when they only carry a 30-90 day warranty. Any manufacturer who warranties a piece of furniture for this amount of time doesn't expect it to last very long and neither should you as the consumer. 98% of our futon related service issues over a 10 year period resulted from failures with black metal frames. Often within the first year of ownership.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-07-31 08:40:45. Most specialty futon retailers pay little to no attention to black metal futon frames. Retailers I've spoken to have said that the black metal futon frame is the number one service headache when it came to futons with over 95% of service issues being the failure of a black metal frame component. Replacing these parts were made more difficult by the fact the manufacturers were located overseas and obtaining the parts past the 90 day warranty period often involved the retailer having to purchase the replacement parts and charging the customer.
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