By 16aaygh. Futon. At Friday, August 10th 2018, 04:03:21 AM.
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.
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.
Futon frames and mattresses can go just about anywhere, I haven't seen a space that they don't accommodate. I've seen the frames I sell go into third story rooms in those gorgeous 1800's New England Colonials. While they are beautiful homes, they are quite a chore to move anything into or out of. I have sold many Futon Frames and Mattresses to customers in New York City, where space is at such a premium, that I've lost count. Don't forget those rural areas, where going to the furniture store is sometimes a day's drive.