Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2018-03-13 08:01:48. Most futon frames come in one of two basic configurations, either a bi-fold or tri-fold design. Bi-fold frames are those that only fold a single spot within the mattress support frame, essentially creating two equal halves. Frames that incorporate this type of mattress support are arguably the most common throughout the world. Tri-fold designs, by comparison, utilize two separate hinge points, thereby creating a mattress support with three separate sections. These three section designs are most often used in the construction of \"loungers\" (which resemble a chaise lounge), but they can also be found in the more basic sofa configurations as well. Most reputable furniture retailers will be able to provide you with futons in both of these two base configurations.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-03-14 02:51:28. Doing your own home interior could be a challenging task especially when you are low on cash and still living in a small house or an apartment. If you think it is easier to do interior designing in a small place compared to a larger one then prepare to be surprised. To design small spaces you need to combine beauty with efficiency. Using futons in your sleeping area is a good example of the right combination of both. While you may want to get a queen size bed for your master bedroom in a normal house, using a couch bed in a smaller house or apartments is much more efficient.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2018-03-07 16:18:55. During the 1990's however cheap import futon frames made from hollow tubular steel were introduced into the American retail market. These came with imported mattresses that were constructed to be no more than 5\" to 6\" thick and contained ground up textile or fabric scrap. Various colored outer coverings that were not removable were tufted around the mattress materials making these difficult to clean. They retailed very cheap and individuals on a budget recognized the futon design from higher end wood models and felt these were indeed bargains since futons had a very good reputation for longevity and quality construction. Unfortunately these black tubular frames would begin to give futons a bad name.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2018-03-07 13:10:35. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-03-08 00:02:29. What you should know is that there was a break or separation in the quality for futons that emerged in recent years brought about by many mass merchant retail stores. The futon industry up to this point had been dominated by futon specialty stores and retailers who committed themselves to purchasing products made by the many United States futon manufacturers. These different companies were responsible for the innovations and stunning designs being created in solid woods like oak, ash and maple throughout the futon industry. Many of these frames were built as good or better than many conventional sofas in the market since they utilized hardwood construction in their frames.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-08 12:12:27. When it comes to futon mattress materials, you will want one that uses a mixture of cotton and wool as these are the softest of the lot. The cotton and polyester types are also good, as well as extremely light. Light mattresses are vital if you're planning on using them as a sofa or if you're constantly changing premises - they're just a lot more mobile. Pick the heavier mattresses if you're using it only as a bed - these provide a lot more stability and tend to not shift around a lot when you sleep.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-06 14:24:03. 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.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2018-03-07 16:44:33. 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.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2018-03-07 20:18:30. 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.
Anna Burris Futon, 2018-03-07 12:00:54. After determining the functionality and the size, you can now look on other minor criteria like the style and design of the futon. Know which style of futon are you looking for, parallel it to your tastes and also your child's preferences. Futon may come in conventional or modern options. If you want to go with the more traditional appeal, you can select the ones with frames made from hardwood. If you prefer a modern and conventional style, go with metal or just simply have the combination if you want to have both features. Futon covers may also be important, you may want to have it patterned after the room's design or get one that is more eye-catching.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2018-03-07 12:51:04. 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.
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