Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 15:53:03 PM by Leila Trujillo. Futon. 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, 22:29:23 PM by Johnnie Shannon. Futon. The advantage that futons have over conventional furniture is in the assembly of these frames. Because they come flat in about six primary parts they are easy to get around tough corners in a home or into tight spaces where most furniture can't go. Why is this important? Most upholstered furniture can't be easily disassembled to fit through tight spaces. Futons can, and can easily. In most cases you simply take each part in one at a time and then assemble it in the room. What could be easier?
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 23:16:00 PM. Futon By Lou Greene. With more traditional furniture, the inner frame is covered and very difficult to access. The makes any type of home repairs extremely irritating at best. Futons are very open though and everything is easily accessible. Often, repairs to the frame can be made by novices and parts replaced at low cost.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 23:04:21 PM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. The first problem with black metal frames is the round metal bars that make up the seat and back sections of these frames. Where as wood futon frames are using flat slats, black metal frames have hollow round bars. Thinner mattresses would slide through the gaps between the round bars. On wood futons this was never a problem. The other issue with the hollow bars is that if enough weight was placed on a spot they would begin to bend. The issue became so bad that a 90 day warranty was put in place by most manufacturers of these frames.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 22:52:41 PM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. 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.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 22:41:02 PM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 22:29:23 PM. Futon By Johnnie Shannon. I believe that futons are some of the most versatile pieces of furniture on the market today. Are you looking for something for your guest bedroom? A sofa that can convert into a bed when company's over? Would you like a beautiful piece of furniture for your small space? Maybe your door way is not wide enough to get that expensive sofa through? If you've asked yourself any of those questions, a futon is for you.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 22:17:43 PM. Futon By Johnnie Shannon. 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, 22:06:01 PM. Futon By Katharine Dyer. These are just some of the cost advantages futons offer. They certainly should be considered by anyone with limited funds or space. They are a great way to save money without sacrificing style while increasing convenience.