Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2017-12-15 11:49:35. 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.
Anna Burris Futon, 2017-08-13 08:47:32. Futons usually have exposed frames and that implies that the frame material and design is something you have to think about when shopping for cheap futons. Metal is desired because of its longevity, and its inexpensive nature. When you are looking for a classier outlook, there are wooden frames, although these are somewhat more expensive. If you are decor conscious, you can explore the different finishes you get, to find something that will complement your decor.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-01-14 10:17:40. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-15 14:17:41. Another interesting futon patent that I came across was filed in 1991 by Randall L. Withers assigned to Maurice A. Warner, Jr. (Patent Number 5129114). This futon patent featured drawings which included an image depicting routed out grooves in the sides of the arms facilitating a sliding nylon roller that would move in the routed out channel in the arm. Much like other futon patents, designs were beginning to shift towards futons being built with side arms, two connecting rails and a seat and back section. However futon bi-fold designs such as these weren't the only bi-fold designs out there.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 12:33:30. Stress supports are usually narrow boards that help to reinforce the slats from the underneath. Not only do they reinforce the slat, but for those companies whose stress supports fit in snuggly against the front and back framing boards--they have the added benefit of helping to keep the futon frame from skewing when it is converted from bed to sofa. Likewise, stress supports with three screws per support are better than those with only two.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-01-16 01:18:27. For those of you who are looking for much more than simple pieces of furniture to add to your home, you will absolutely love all of the latest offerings for today's futons. They brilliantly combine both timeless classic design elements with modern innovations to provide you with much more than a place to enjoy some incredibly comfortable sleep-this is style and functionality at its very best.
Edith Carter Futon, 2018-01-14 18:20:09. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-13 17:08:20. Futon is a Japanese word. Traditionally, futon is the common bedding for Japanese people and is still widely used as primary bedding there today. To maximize small spaces, the Japanese people fold their bed and store it in the closet while not in use so the room can be used to do accommodate other activities. The modern futons that are sold outside Japan however are a lot different than the original mattress as it is sold with different materials to upgrade its comfort level and to make it transformable into couches at day time.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 10:35:51. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 17:02:57. Check the width of the slats they are supporting. The slats are the multiple short boards that span the seat and back deck in a ladder-like design that are usually only visible when the mattress is removed. Are the futon slats wide or narrow?
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-15 01:12:08. 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.
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