Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 19:14:41 PM by Sadie Ross. Futon. At first it was widely regarded as a great addition to the futon family of products. Finally, a futon that could be offered at a much a lower price point. Black metal frames were being imported from China, Malaysia and Taiwan. Many of the early black metal frames were packaged with an import mattress made up of ground up textile materials and a colored covering with tufts. These packages were often anywhere in price from $199 - $249 and started out in specialty futon shops as a great way to introduce customers on a budget into a lower priced futon option. It was soon discovered though that these frames were not such a bargain that they appeared to be.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 09:12:46 AM. Futon By Rhoda Wells. A futon is a flexible mattress, which was originally filled with cotton. Futons gained popularity in the US in the 1970s. Derived from the original Japanese futon, the "shikibuton", which was a thin cotton filled mattress which was placed on a Tatami Mat, on the floor. Living quarters were very small, and families were large, so these mattresses were rolled up daily, and unrolled and slept on at night. Americans found the futon convenient and affordable, but this more original type of futon mattress was not very comfortable, yet they were still very popular among college students, apartment residents and first-time homeowners because they were very economical, space savers, and multipurpose, quickly and easily converting from a couch to a bed, and bed to couch. The frames were very crude, yet effective frames which are still made today, similar to the 3 Way Lounger, frames, and were mostly made of pine and fir. They were also easy to assemble and disassemble making them easy to move from place to place, perhaps in the back of a VW Van. Many people now refer to the futon mattress, as a futon, or the futon frame as a futon, or both the futon mattress and futon frame as a futon.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 09:01:07 AM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. Some products that resemble futons have other names. Click-clack bed looks like a traditional sofa, love seat, or chair. It has a metal frame covered with cloth, suede, or leather and transforms into a bed using a series of hinges. Some click-clack beds have traditional arms that are removed, while others are designed so the head and foot of the bed bend up to create armrests when it is in a couch form.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:49:27 AM. Futon By Ivy Chan. Another issue the black metal frames suffered from were bending stretcher bars or rails. Again the hollow nature of these strecther rails presented issues with breakage and bending. Early designs involved a steel tooth design that would fit into pocket welds on the arms. These would snap off over use. The alternative design was to run a bolt through the arms and into the rails. While better it still did not address the issue of bending stretcher rails.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:37:47 AM. Futon By Gladys Obrien. 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.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:26:08 AM. Futon By Johnnie Shannon. There are also outdoor futons and swing futons for patios or porches. While many company's call lounge chairs futons, a more traditional futon can be used to create an outdoor living room. A swing futon is a rocker swing with a futon as the seat. This can make a nice hammock when in the reclining position.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:14:29 AM. Futon By Christie Schneider. With futons, a total change of style can come with a cheap futon cover. For a variety of reasons, people often find themselves in situations where the style they were perfect with before no longer works. With futon covers, the need to buy or reupholster furniture is replaced by a simple cover change that can be done in seconds. Just about every imaginable color and design is available for any change one desires.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:02:50 AM. Futon By Lou Greene. Futons were traditionally Japanese mattresses which could be folded up and stored away during the daytime to save space. At night, these mattresses were then taken out and used as beds. Nowadays, thanks to their new features, futons have gained in popularity all over the world and have become synonymous with great convenience as well as superb comfort.