Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 01:20:27 AM by Alma Winters. Futon. 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.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:59:58 AM. Futon By Rhoda Wells. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:48:18 AM. Futon By Patricia Petersen. Bent hinges also added another issue that would happen from use over time. While not as common as the other problems this issue still led to the failure of many black metal frames. The hinges were attached to the arms of the futon frames with two bolts and two nuts. While this design was OK the hinges themselves would fail when too much weight was applied to one side or the other. These would also bend out rendering them useless in the operation of the futon.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:36:39 AM. Futon By Lou Greene. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:24:59 AM. Futon By Louella Weiss. There are now so many types in fact that it can often be difficult to choose. You can get anything from conventional futon couches and beds to unique futon sleeper chairs and futon bunk beds. The frame that a futon is structured around is always an important aspect. Choosing a good frame will ensure that the futon will last longer and be more comfortable. While most futon frames are of good quality, making sure the frame is sturdy should always be a priority. They also come in various types like polished wooden frames or gleaming steel.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:13:18 AM. Futon By Sally Mcfarland. Futons have found a perfect niche in the furniture industry. There are many different qualities of Futons, and the inexpensive ones are pretty much like to old ones used to be. But there are now very high quality futon mattresses and futon frames, and for what they offer they are still economical, and multipurpose, but now they are also extremely comfortable, long lasting, beautiful, and it's very easy to make them fit into your decor, because of all the types and finishes of woods, and all of the beautiful fabrics used for futon covers.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 11:01:40 AM. Futon By Lou Greene. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 10:50:01 AM. Futon By Maricela Christian. Mattresses are not the only things that can quickly come off futons; their frames also can be broken down quickly. While this obviously comes in handy when moving a futon to another room, it is also nice when moving it longer distances. Moving regular furniture is very awkward and requires a lot of hands as well as shipping space. The ease in which futons can be broken down means they require a lot less shipping space and fewer hands to move them. This can save on both shipping expense and needless aggravation!