Lana Duke Futon, 2018-04-14 23:34:17. Mattresses were also made quite well including quality innerspring mattresses made with steel components manufactured by Leggett & Platt, a supplier of steel components for many of the top mattress manufacturers throughout the United States. An extensive network of futon cover manufacturers also began to work hard at producing quality zippered covers from upholstery fabrics as well as more modern materials like microfiber. This level of quality is what would make futons a viable alternative to other conventional furniture and the popularity for these products soon began to grow.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-13 17:08:20. A good quality finger jointed cross rail might be just as strong as a solid cross rail in many ways, it still accepts a downward pressure that can force poor quality joints to loosen. Experience shows that a solid continuous hardware cross rail is less likely to break than a segmented one. If the futon you are considering buying has segmented stretcher rails, ask the dealer to explain the history of that manufacturer's products with this system. Ask if a cross rail does fail, what the dealer's policy is about replacement. Although, most dealers generally will not pay for shipping, they should at least offer the replacement part for free with in the span of the warranty.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2018-01-14 10:17:40. Futons can also be made from a variety of materials, although wood and metal are typically the most commonly used. The decision to choose one over the other is really a matter of personal preference than anything else. Wood tends to be a \"warmer\" material and is often preferred by those that like a more traditional aesthetic to their furniture and home décor. And because wood can be easily stained, chances are one can easily find the right hue to match any existing furniture. Metal frames are most often used in contemporary design styles, as well as for many of the less expensive futons. Steel and aluminum tend to be the most commonly used metals because they are both easily shaped and are extremely durable. Furthermore, metal can be painted to match any existing décor or color scheme.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-13 09:45:42. Cheap futons are easy to find, considering how common these pieces of furniture are, for college students, and for apartment owners, without a lot of space to spare. Cheap does not necessarily mean of poor quality, so it is well to ensure you get a quality product, even when you are not paying a fortune for it. But before addressing the price specifics, you have to take some factors into consideration when you are out shopping for cheap futons for sale. The first is the futon bed design. While it is universally known that futons can be folded, you have to be precise about the kind of fold design that you want. There are tri-fold and bi-fold futons with the latter being the more common design. Only consider futon beds that will guarantee a fluid or smooth folding mechanism, even after prolonged use.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 10:35:51. 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.
Edith Carter Futon, 2018-01-13 14:38:24. In December 1991 Thomas L. Meade submitted a convertible furniture frame patent (Patent Number 5170519) that did not use arms in its design for assisting conversion of the futon but a hinges and stops arrangement. The seat and back sections incorporated pieces of lumber beneath them to act as supports. There were two of these used on each section that when laid down in a bed position would rest on these supports. The genius in this design was its ability to pivot on a set of nylon wheels located towards the lower back of the seat section supports. All one has to do was tilt the frame back on the wheels which would put the back rest on the floor and pull the seat section up to unlock it and lower it down into a bed position. This design was simple, functional and easy to operate without the need for arms on the ends of the frame to help in the futons conversion.
Edith Carter Futon, 2018-01-14 18:20:09. One of the best improvements you will notice that you now have in the latest futon styles and designs that you can now choose from is the craftsmanship. Even if you have previously bought a futon in the past during your college days, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the excellent breakthroughs in the craftsmanship that is applied to these new designs. While you can still find some very simple and basic designs that feature the traditional box shaped frames, which definitely provide excellent options for those of you on a more restricted budget, there are now many other designs available that feature some very intricate and detailed designs.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2018-01-13 11:22:47. Having less is more in many respects. If you have a lot of clutter in your bedroom or night stand, you may be feeling anxious, jittery or not rested. This will greatly affect your mood and body functions. The key is to simplify your space. You may find that you can replace your traditional mattress with one of the many modern futon mattress choices that are every bit as comfortable as your traditional bed. Then, just by adding a futon bed frame with storage, you can instantly get rid of your clutter. It will still be within reach, but out of direct eye lines. Again, you need not completely convert your bedroom space to a traditional Japanese room complete with tatami mats, just take what elements work and go with them.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 17:02:57. 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.
Lana Duke Futon, 2018-01-14 12:33:30. 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.
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