Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:02:17 PM by Alma Winters. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:59:36 PM. Futon By Savannah Roach. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:47:56 PM. Futon By Louella Weiss. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:36:17 PM. Futon By Gloria Sullivan. 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.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:24:38 PM. Futon By Tanisha Burton. There are a few things that you need to consider if you are looking for a futon. What is my frame made of? How long will my frame last? Always look for a futon frame that is made from solid hardwoods, avoid any frames that are made from particle board or MDF. Measure width and the distance between the slats on the back and seat decks. Slats should be at least two and a half inches wide and if the spacing is more than three inches, forget it. Even with the best mattress on the market you'll feel slats that are too thin, or to far apart. If you use a futon frame with substandard, unsupported slats you run the risk of ruining your mattress. Try to look for frames that feature mortise and tennon joinery and metal on metal connections, they'll only add to the life of your frame.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:12:59 PM. Futon By Lou Greene. Perhaps the greatest factor in their popularity is that they are usually cheaper than other similar types of furniture. Some of the best deals can be found online and there are now many websites selling futons. Some will allow you to customize your futon before you place an order. This makes it even easier to modify them to suit any home.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 20:01:20 PM. Futon By Katina Valentine. Little did anyone know back in the 1970's that the first simple tri-fold futon frame designs would lead to so much more. Over the decades the futon industry has grown from unfinished basic slatted wood frames resting on the ground into actual furniture groupings consisting of anything from sofas, loveseats or matching chairs. In this article we'll examine what makes futons practical for the home and some of the basics of shopping for the futon that's right for you.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 19:49:40 PM. Futon By Reva Macias. 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.