Faith Booth Futon, 2017-08-26 02:57:19. 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.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-30 02:10:01. There are now literally hundreds of types of designs of futon available in the market right now, each design can compensate and can be perfect to your style and your room's motif. This furniture can be of great addition to your home as this will spare you from spending hundreds of dollars on purchasing extra furniture for your sofa or for your bed room.
Lana Duke Futon, 2017-11-07 22:54:18. 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.
Lynnette Rutledge Futon, 2018-03-29 16:25:25. 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.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2018-03-28 18:04:36. Metal futon frames are constructed from hollow metal tubes. The arms are hollow and pocket welds are welded onto these arms with which to attach stretcher rails. Steel hinges are attached to the inside of the arms and hollow metal seat and back racks are connected to the hinges using regular screws. The problems start in the seat section. The hollow tubes and spot welded bars that make up the foundation of the seat section are prone to breaking loose off of the seat section. The spot welding is not sufficient enough to keep these bars from breaking loose and are a result of the low cost approach of building these decks. Another issue that results from the hollow tube of the seat section is that it is prone to bending from normal use. The hinges that are attached to the arms suffer the same fate as over time customers have brought these in to stores showing them bent out.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-30 02:10:01. 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.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2018-03-29 08:49:55. 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.
Edith Carter Futon, 2018-03-29 22:37:23. 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.
Natasha Potts Futon, 2018-03-29 07:29:10. In 1990 Gary Shaffield & Robert Fireman filed a futon design patent utilizing a tension spring to facilitate movement from position to position. (Patent Number 4996730). This design was very similar in look to the 1985 patent involving Robert Fireman and many of the structural components and aesthetics of these two designs featured in both patents when compared were similar. The design of this frame however focused on the legs built into the seat section that when pulled out would engage and then when the frame was retracted featured a stop that helped prevent the legs from becoming entangled with the base. Incorporated into this design was a tension spring that helped with the operation of the frame. Many early futons would go through refinements in design and function and this is often how improvements in frames would be created and how they found their way into the products we would purchase. It should be noted that in my studies of futon patents many other patents in futon designs are held by Robert Fireman in both tri-fold and bi-fold designs. He is considered one of the early pioneers in futon design throughout the industry.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-03-28 00:26:05. There are also excellent photographs online to get ideas from. Futons allow you to use fewer pieces of furniture in the home for maximum functionality. They are also better on bad backs than traditional mattress and box spring sets usually are. This is due to the firm mattress being thinner and keeping your spine straighter during the night.
Faith Booth Futon, 2018-03-27 22:52:24. If you have always thought that elegant design needed to be very intricate and expensive, think again. You also don't have to go with a real skimpy version of things to get an elegant look either. It isn't the case with fashion or interior design. More specifically, it doesn't apply to your bedroom design. You may find that Japanese home design is a great solution for you. Futon beds are just one example of this. A Japanese futon mattress is a very flexible piece of bedroom furniture. Consider this: Japanese design has evolved just like all interior design over the years, but the main elements of their design have remained for hundreds if not thousands of years. They must be doing something right or it would have changed.
Faith Booth Futon, 2018-03-28 06:59:50. Having worked in furniture for many years I have always believed strongly in that you get what you pay for or that the value of what you're buying is in direct relation to the quality of the product and the price placed on those goods or services. I also believe that some products are capable of giving an entire line of furniture a bad name due to their specific lack of quality and unjustly so because one type of product doesn't represent the qualities of an entire line of furniture. No better example of this can be said than what black metal futon frames have done against the futon industry in the last 10 years. In this article I'll explain my position about the negative aspects these metal frames provide and why it would be best for consumers and retailers alike to move away from these frames that are giving the industry a bad name.
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