By 16aaygh. Futon. At Friday, August 10th 2018, 04:17:25 AM.
Traditionally, a futon is a wooden frame that can be transformed into a couch or a bed. This piece of furniture has been altered by manufactures so that the word can be defined as a piece of furniture that serves more than one purpose.
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.
The samurai did not have the kinds of choices a modern purchaser of futons does though. When futons came to the West, they were modified and set on frame to better suit Western tastes. This gave rise to the different types of futon furniture seen today.