Peggy Santos Futon, 2018-04-16 15:09:16. 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, 2017-10-03 20:39:00. 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.
Peggy Santos Futon, 2017-11-17 10:29:42. October of 1991 saw another group of inventors including Mark S. Barton, Kurt J. Bandach and Mark E. Schlichter introduce an interesting concept of a pivoting pawl as they referred to it. This was basically a specially designed block that would hang on the seat section that would engage against a step located on the back rest and using gravitational force influences the pawl to both hang unengaged when the futon is in an upright position and to engage when the seat is lifted and the pawl engages against the step to allow the frame to be operated while standing in front and returns the futon from a bed position back into a seating position. This patent was assigned to August Lotz Co., Inc. who implemented this design into their successful line of futon products. This marked an interesting approach to frame conversion as now the frame was facilitating the movement back into a sofa position by having pawls engage into steps designed into the back rest of the frame.
Georgia Henderson Futon, 2017-11-16 02:47:19. 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.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2017-11-19 09:47:11. The overall function of the futon will be the primary basis of which type to buy. Determine how will you use it. Would it be more for sitting and relaxing, more of for sleeping purposes or all of the above. Know also where would you want to have it positioned, in your son's room or on the guests' quarters. Knowing the primary function of futon can also help you assess which type of mattresses to purchase. A bulkier mattress may be needed if you are using it for sleeping purposes, the wooden frame can also provide a sturdy foundation.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2017-11-19 15:58:46. The patents and inventions featured in this article are truly just a sampling of the many designs and innovations by various futon inventors who had the vision to create and design furniture in an all new light. The futon industry itself has grown up quite a bit since its humble beginnings in the early 80's and many futons you'll see today are based on these early concepts and designs. I found it fascinating to study the evolution of the futon from a simple tri-fold design into the sofa looking frames of today. The innovations that came from these designs really helped to move forward this line of furniture that we know today. Next time you see a futon frame I hope you'll think about these inventors and the legacy they've left on this furniture category.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2017-11-18 17:34:47. 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.
Etta Mayo Futon, 2017-11-19 16:09:12. Futon designs have developed from over time, from its very first model to today's sophisticated and more comfortable designs. There is a lot of streamline designs available in the market now, some are in contemporary style, while some are in modern. Some designs are ultra stylish, and can be perfect for you if you are looking for a new furniture that can not really compromise your budget.
Anna Burris Futon, 2017-11-19 05:14:32. The patents and inventions featured in this article are truly just a sampling of the many designs and innovations by various futon inventors who had the vision to create and design furniture in an all new light. The futon industry itself has grown up quite a bit since its humble beginnings in the early 80's and many futons you'll see today are based on these early concepts and designs. I found it fascinating to study the evolution of the futon from a simple tri-fold design into the sofa looking frames of today. The innovations that came from these designs really helped to move forward this line of furniture that we know today. Next time you see a futon frame I hope you'll think about these inventors and the legacy they've left on this furniture category.
semangat Futon, 2017-11-17 18:58:08. 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.
Cecilia Velazquez Futon, 2017-11-16 02:50:25. 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.
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