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Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

With the surge of major holidays just around the corner, there’s no avoiding the inevitable. One way or another, your relatives will be coming home for the holidays. But if you happen to be the unlucky host for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas celebration, making room for your overbearing sister and that annoying husband of hers doesn’t have to be a total nightmare.

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With Shop4Futon’s frame/mattress combos, creating the perfect guest bedroom has never been cheaper and easier. And best of all, you can do all the shopping at your computer.

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So before you start stressing out, here are some products to help you conquer the most stressful part of the holiday season.

EcoBed
$89 – $99
EcoFrame242 Made from the same poplar hardwood as our high quality frames, the EcoBed Frame is among the sturdiest platform beds you’ll find. Due to its design and height above ground, the EcoBed does not require a box spring, so the mattress alone can sit firmly on top.
Fold-A-Bed
$89 – $104
GuestBed If you want to get even more efficient, our Fold-A-Bed is exactly what the name says. Also known as “The Perfect Guest Bed”, the Fold-A-Bed is designed to quickly fold up for storage when not in use.
Nomad Frame/Drawers
approx. $225
CharlW_DrawersOut5 If you want to get even more efficient, our Fold-A-Bed is exactly what the name says. Also known as “The Perfect Guest Bed”, the Fold-A-Bed is designed to quickly fold up for storage when not in use.
Bedside Table
$39
Table_End If you want to get even more efficient, our Fold-A-Bed is exactly what the name says. Also known as “The Perfect Guest Bed”, the Fold-A-Bed is designed to quickly fold up for storage when not in use.
TV Table
$49
TV_Table242px Maybe you’d be willing to spend a little more to accommodate those relatives. If so, you might want to set up a TV, and of course, a TV Table. Just like our Bedside Table, the TV table is study and very easy to assemble.
EcoCloud Mattress
$129
EcoCloud500px While some families will whip out the blow-up air mattress for their loved one, the Wolf EcoCloud mattress is perfect for guest living. It’s 7-8-inches thick and contains multiple layers of high quality cotton and foam material designed to support everyday use.

Minimalist Guest Room

PRODUCT COST
EcoBed OR Fold-A-Bed (full-size) $99
Bedside Table $39
EcoCloud Mattress (full-size) $129
TOTAL = Under $300

Go a Little Bigger

PRODUCT COST
Nomad Bed Frame (full-size) and Drawers approx. $225
Bedside Table $39
TV Table $49
EcoCloud Mattress (full-size) $129
TOTAL = Under $500

Back to School Contest – 6 Chances to Win Dorm Furniture!

Deck Out your Dorm for FREE! Enter to Win Dorm Furniture!!!

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This summer has been amazing! For us, at least. We hope yours was filled with epic levels of fun, too! But with summer drawing to a close, it’s time to turn our focus to more scholarly pursuits. Like registering for classes, buying books, and… finding great furniture for your dorm room!

That’s why we’re excited to announce our Back to School Social Media Contest! Each person who enters can get up to six chances to win, and the lucky winner gets his or her choice of these two awesome prizes!

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This is the dorm lounger! It comes with frame and mattress,   and easily folds into multiple positions for studying, chilling or sleeping!futon, dorm room, futon frame, futon mattress, dorm furniture, lounging, sofa bed, back to schoolThe second choice is this Dorm Sofa Bed. It’s super comfortable and folds into a bed or a couch. Comes with frame and mattress!

It’s simple to enter; all you have to do is connect with us! For each connection you make out of the list below, you receive one entry for a chance to win! Complete all of the connections for a total of six chances, or just connect with us on one platform for one chance. Or whatever combination you’d like!

  1. Follow us on Twitter
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  3. Sign up for our Email Newsletter, using the signup widget in the right-hand sidebar >>>
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That’s all there is to it! Each new follow, add or subscribe we get on any of these platforms will automatically be entered to win! Good luck!

How to Adjust the Positions on a Bi-Fold Sofa Bed Futon Frame

Check out how easy it is to operate this attractive bi fold futon frame! Watch as David shows how to adjust the futon from its upright sofa position, into a bed, and back into a sofa again. This particular frame has several upright positions that offer different levels of reclining.

You can find this wood bi-fold frame in our online store by clicking here.

Organic Lounging

Eating organic isn’t the only way to live healthy. It’s also important to keep your surroundings clean and toxic-free, and that’s why more and more people are choosing furniture that is non-toxic and chemical free.

Just like junk food, you can also have junk furniture. In a recent study, Duke University discovered that more than half the couches in United States households contain potentially toxic flame retardants that pose risks to humans as well as pets.

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Flame retardants are linked to hormone disruption, cancer and neurological toxicity, and most sofas contain at least a pound. The chemicals have also been known to cause lower birth weight, lower IQ scores, shorter attention spans and less fine motor coordination in children during pregnancy.

Of the conventional products tested, 41% of couches contained foam with chlorinated Tris, a human carcinogen removed from baby pajamas in the 1970s. They also found that 85% of couches were treated with some form of untested or potentially toxic flame retardant.

So even while you’re eating healthy and staying fit, the couch you’re resting on can be a major setback.

In most cases, living healthy means spending more. Fortunately, when it comes to furniture, our case is quite the opposite. Our last blog showed that futon furniture can cost FOUR TIMES LESS, and even weigh FOUR TIMES LESS, than your average couch.

More importantly, our wooden futon frames are made of 100% kiln dried tulip poplar grown in the Southern Appalachian mountains.

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The Savannah Lounger is just one of a variety of wood frames that are 100% natural, chemical free and hypo-allergenic. And if you’re looking for the safest, healthiest sleep, we also have bed frames made of the same wood.

Of course, choosing a wooden frame gives you the absolute freedom to choose you separate mattress, but you have to choose the right one.

Our widest selling Airlay mattress features natural cotton batting, and the cotton we offer contains a small amount of NON-toxic substance (boric acid) as a fire retardant, complying with California’s strict safety requirements.

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Check out our Living Room Furniture section at Shop4Futons. Lounging has never been cheaper, easier, and healthier!

Tips & Tricks for Assembling Your Bi-Fold Futon Frame

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Bi-Fold Sofa Bed Futons – On Sale Now from $99 here:
http://www.shop4futons.com/bi-fold-sofa-bed-futon-frame.html

The Bifold is our best-selling futon frame, with a quick and simple assembly that should take no more than an hour. But like all products that require assembly, you can always run into some common issues. Here’s a quick tutorial to help you put together your frame in less time, and without any mistakes.

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The very first thing you should do is unpack your frame, using the enclosed list to identify the parts as you go.

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Once this is done, you’re ready for the first step—putting in the dowels. As the instructions show, you should 20 dowels total. 4 for each seat rail, 4 for each back rail, and 2 for each prop. It’s best to use a small hammer to tap the wood dowels all the way into the holes.

Once all of your dowels are in, it’s time to put together your prop. With both of your props on either side of one another, take the prop connector and press it onto the wood dowels on each side. Then, use the 1-1/2” screws to fasten the connector with the props.  Make sure to tighten the screws well. In fact, you should tighten all screws firmly enough so that the head of each screw counter-sinks into the wood a bit.

A regular screwdriver works just fine, but if you have a power driven screwdriver or drill, you’ll save a lot of time and effort.

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Now you’re ready to attach the back rails. Make sure your back rails are attached to the OUTSIDE of the prop. Attaching them inside is the most common mistake we hear about, and will mess up the rest of your assembly causing you much unneeded aggravation.

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Once this is done, your assembly should look like this so far.

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This next step is where people tend to have the most trouble. When attaching the left and right back legs to the back rails, there are three things you want to make sure of.

  1. Both the left and right back legs should be attached to the OUTSIDE of the back rails
  2. The cut-away part of the back legs should face inward. In other words, they should be facing at a downward angle towards the back, in order to support the back rails. Pay close attention to the diagram for step 5 on the instructions.
  3. The back legs should be on the correct left and right sides. Each leg should have a sticker on it, labeling K-6L for the left and K-6R for the right.

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It gets easier from this point. Once your seat rails are attached to the inside of the back rails, they should look something like this.

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The next step is attaching the seat legs for the frame. Unlike the back legs, they do have labels for left and right, so they can go on either side. However, just like the back legs, they are attached to the OUTSIDE of the rails. Once this is done, you’re ready to secure the legs using the wood screws. These screws are self-tapping, so they should go in and fasten very easily.

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Next, assemble the back and seat decks according to steps 9, 10 and 11 of the instructions. This is very straightforward, just make sure not to mix up the back slats and seat slats.

Now, you’re ready to attach the slat decks. It’s much easier to attach the back first, and the seat second. Both slats look similar, so just make sure you’re holding the right one before connecting them.

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The slat decks should push easily onto the wood dowels and attach with the wood screws. Finally, attach the seat and back supports…

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You’re ready to lounge!

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