Faith Booth Futon, 2018-04-04 15:45:15. When the futon industry was born back in the 1980's, the frames were well thought out and well constructed. Whether it was softwoods or hardwoods, the frames featured good fundamental designs made from solid wood. These futon frames would incorporate new working mechanisms and ideas in operation that made futons appealing not only in their design but in the quality of materials and construction that went into them. The futon industry was doing well and growing with these frames heading into the 1990's but then the black metal futon frame came onto the scene.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-12-15 11:49:35. The problem came from the fact that the seat and back section contained round metal bars spot welded in a couple of places. Since these were hollow, if enough force or weight was applied to a section of these bars they would bend or break out. People were finding that the fail rate on these frames to be quite high and when they would try to return them to the stores they would discover these frames only carried a 90 day warranty. Hardly the type of warranty that would suggest this piece of furniture could provide at least a couple years of use. Instead the manufacturers seemed to be satisfied that 90 days was an adequate time of warranty for their products. I would compare this to an automobile manufacturer who warranties a car for the first 3,000 miles. They're basically telling you that after a few months of driving your vehicle is now out of warranty and if anything happens to your vehicle you'll need to buy another one or pay for parts and servicing as you've met the expected life of your vehicle. Quite unbelievable, really.
Faith Booth Futon, 2018-03-08 19:51:50. At first it was widely regarded as a great addition to the futon family of products. Finally, a futon that could be offered at a much a lower price point. Black metal frames were being imported from China, Malaysia and Taiwan. Many of the early black metal frames were packaged with an import mattress made up of ground up textile materials and a colored covering with tufts. These packages were often anywhere in price from $199 - $249 and started out in specialty futon shops as a great way to introduce customers on a budget into a lower priced futon option. It was soon discovered though that these frames were not such a bargain that they appeared to be.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2018-03-07 20:18:30. Not only are you offered the chance to pick from a brilliant selection of styles and colors, but you can also choose from some very convenient design options. Some of the most popular varieties of futon designs include futon sofa sets for your living room and family room, lounger and fold-outs for your game room and man cave, futon chair sets for any room of your home and, of course, the traditional futon bed design. In addition, where many people have been faced with the budget killing challenge of being able to provide their guests with a suitable place to stay while they visit, futons provide an extremely convenient and affordable option. Now you can comfortably house guests any time without having to build an extra guest room or purchase an expensive bed set.
Edith Carter Futon, 2018-03-08 20:43:08. Why then you ask do futon retailers continue to show these on their showroom floors if they know they are a substandard offering? An interesting question. Futon retailers are often specialty stores that provide a dozen or more futon frames. Be it an online store a physical brick and mortar store. The majority of frames you'll see are made of wood and are offered with various arm designs and usually a half a dozen or more mattress options. Hundreds of upholstered and fabric covers exist for covering the mattresses of these frames. These retailers are serious about offering consumers everything available in the world of futons. Sometimes they take this quite literally. I would expect that it was the same reason our store carried them. We wanted to show everything available and didn't want mass merchants showing the product and have a customer walk in wanting one and not being able to get it.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2018-03-07 16:44:33. The basic guidelines for choosing a futon are the following: usage, futon size, and design. A futon makes a good choice for a cool and flexible piece of furniture for any room. There many ways on how you can use a futon. It is useful for sleeping or even just for lounging. Buying a futon may not be as simple as selecting an ordinary bed. There are more features to look for. Here are some guidelines to check before buying a futon.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-03-08 00:02:29. 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.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-08 12:12:27. 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.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2018-03-07 13:10:35. 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.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2018-03-07 16:18:55. Still, it is important to remember that futons are not only dual purpose pieces of furniture,-- they are also mechanisms that require added reinforcement. For this reason, the smarter manufacturers have reinforced their futon frames with various metal brackets and support beams called stress supports to make their futons even more durable. These companies to brag about the beneficial features of their futon frames which makes they consumer's quest easier. These companies supply product specifications list which is a good place to start your research about a particular futon frame you are interested in buying.
Anna Burris Futon, 2018-03-08 16:55:56. Futons used to be associated with low end furniture and low quality. However, futons have gained in popularity as well as style in recent years. There are now a number of high quality wood and metal frame futons and futon beds that make excellent design choices for a number of uses in the home. Futons work wonderfully in a den or informal seating arrangement around the home. Wood frames usually look better when grouped with high end furnishings, but some metal frames look best with contemporary or modern style furniture.
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