Lana Duke Futon, 2017-08-26 09:23:30. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-08-10 02:51:28. One of the first things that you are sure to notice when searching through the latest options for futons is the price. For one thing, these items do not feature the overly complex designs that are more commonly featured in traditional full mattress and frame sets. What does this mean to you? Less money is need for the craftsmanship of these items and less money is required for the materials. This all translates to you being able to look forward to a much more affordable home furnishing option. That is whey these options continue to be so popular among college students all the way through homeowners with limited budgets.
Faith Booth Futon, 2017-11-11 14:47:02. If you are tired of dragging your big and heavy furniture like sofa and bed every day just to get a space where you can roll your sleeper sofas on the floor, a two in one furniture like futon is perfect for you. More and more people are discovering the advantage of having a multi purpose furniture inside their house. This type of multi purpose sleeper sofa is a revolutionary type of furniture that saves so much space in your room as it can be converted for specific use.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2017-11-11 12:46:17. 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, 2017-11-12 15:30:38. Angle brackets are an important piece of metal hardware so it makes some sense to look for these first. Angle brackets reinforce a joint and help support constant and changing loads on your futon frame. Look for angle brackets that reinforce the cross member of the armrest and stretcher rails. Again, sometimes, just counting these reinforcements will reveal a lot about the quality of the futon frame you are looking at buying.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2017-11-11 19:23:20. Futon frames that have slats that are 2.5\" wide should have at least twelve slats on the seat and twelve on the back for a total of 24 slats. Futons with 1.75\" slats should have at least 15 slats on the seat and 15 slats on the back for a total of 30 slats. If the slats are any thinner or if the respective futon you are considering has less slats than indicated here, you might want to ask why.
semangat Futon, 2017-11-11 21:00:53. 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.
Anna Burris Futon, 2017-11-11 19:45:28. 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.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2017-11-11 22:19:11. 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.
Edith Carter Futon, 2017-11-12 05:11:32. 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.
Anna Burris Futon, 2017-11-12 21:06:47. If you're after this kind of futon couch, there are some terms you'll need to know. First of all there's the bi-fold mattress, and these are the ones best used for sofa to bed convertibles. There are also the tri-folding ones which are longer (giving you more sleeping area), and allow you to fold it up in thirds, allowing you to store them in a closet when not in use.
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