Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 23:07:51 PM by Katina Valentine. 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 Friday, September 07th 2018, 23:12:15 PM. Futon By Rachel Gonzales. 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, 23:00:36 PM. Futon By Bernadine Rodriquez. 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 Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:48:57 PM. Futon By Leila Trujillo. 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, 22:37:15 PM. Futon By Betsy Shaffer. The last component to choose is a futon cover. Much like shopping for bedding, instead of sheets and blankets you'll want to pick out a futon cover. Today's covers are available in a wide variety of designs and colors to choose from. Some are made with upholstery grade fabric while others can be thin like sheeting. Pricing will of course reflect the materials used as well as construction or custom options selected.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:25:36 PM. Futon By Betsy Shaffer. So, you like what you've heard so far? Well, it gets even better. The majority of frames, mattresses and covers that I sell are made in the USA. A claim that those mega marts won't even try to make. I strive to sell as much product that's made in the USA as possible. I live here, and want to promote American made products.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:13:57 PM. Futon By Jodi Hughes. 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 Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:02:17 PM. Futon By Alma Winters. The futon cover is the piece that buttons up the look of the futon. It is the one part that is not 100% essential, but at the same time can improve your frame by 200%. Today you can find futon covers in a wide variety of colors, patterns, prints, and materials. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when looking for a futon cover. Do I need a cover that is washable? What is the difference between a natural and a synthetic fibers? I always recommend a washable cover to anyone that has pets or young children. I know my washable cover has save my family ton's of money with my Great Dane, Jay, bless his slobbering heart. Dry cleaning can be expensive, and if you fit into the same category that I do, you'll want to sacrifice those beautiful patterns for a cover that you can clean yourself. With the money you'll save on dry cleaning you'll be able to purchase a new cover when the time is right, because futon covers are replaceable! Cover materials do make a difference in how your cover feels and wears over time.