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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
  2. Subscribe to get email notifications from our blog with Feedburner
  3. Sign up for our Email Newsletter, using the signup widget in the right-hand sidebar >>>
  4. Follow us on Instagram
  5. Follow us on Pinterest
  6. Add us on Google+

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!

Futon Photos from Happy Customers!

We really love to receive kind little notes of thanks from our happy customers. Especially when they come with pictures! Recently, we’ve been getting quite a few futon photos from fans of our store. Check out what some of our customers are doing with their new futons, and what they have to say about their shopping experience!

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This photo comes from Joseph T. Claudio. He wanted to make sure that his new futon frame matched his other furniture, so he bought a natural (unfinished) tri-fold frame and stained it to his own color preference.

Here’s what Claudio had to say: “Good price and good quality. Easy to put together and I love how I got to stain it and make it how I wanted it to look.”

What an awesome idea!

Next up is a futon photo from Jack DeRosa:

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Jack already had a futon mattress, but his frame was not up to scuff. So he ordered a new one from us. This is our Charleston Headboard with the Nomad frame. We think it looks really nice!

Here’s what Jack says about his purchase: “Incredible value. I had my own mattress and it has never felt as good as it does on this setup.”

Finally, here is a collage of pics from Diane Kolb of her daughter’s bedroom, restyled with furniture from our online store:

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Love the deep-sea theme! And check out the trundle bed that tucks neatly away underneath. Great for slumber parties!

Diane had this to say about her purchase: “New bedroom for my granddaughter. Great merchandise and I love the price. Thank you, it was a great and fast transaction.”

Hope these futon photos give you some ideas! And if you have a photo of what you’ve done with our futon furniture, we’d love to see it!

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.

From Sofa to Bed in Less than One Minute!

We’ve been very busy lately creating instructional videos that show how functional and easy-to-use our futon furniture is. Here’s one we did for our bi-fold futon sofa bed. David shows how to change it from the upright position, to a bed, and back into a couch. It all takes less than one minute, so don’t blink!

You can find this sofa bed futon frame on our online store.

The Perks of Being a Futon

Aside from an uncanny ability to collect crumbs, coins, and all other bits and pieces that might fall from the hands and pockets of the average lounger, the conventional sleeper-sofa  can be a thorn in the side of the modern furniture world. For starters, the size and weight is enough to call the movers, as the average weight of a three-seater is over 300 pounds, while a five- piece sectional can weigh upwards of 1200 pounds! Just look at this Craigslist ad:

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Here are some quick reasons why choosing a futon package is an all-around better solution:

Customizable: Futons offer an endless array of sizes, finishes and arm styles. When ordering a futon, you aren’t just choosing an all-in-one piece of furniture. With wooden frames, you can select between a wide variety of types, such as bi-fold, tri-fold, and Savannah sofa bed.

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Once you have your frame, you can choose your level of comfort with a futon mattress that fits perfectly.

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Add the infinite selection of machine-washable mattress covers that are out there, and there’s practically no limit to the designs you can make.

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Convenient: Futons are far lighter and far less bulky than conventional sofas. The average weight of most of our wooden frames is around 50 pounds, and many futon mattresses are only slightly heavier. In order to transform your lounger into a bed, you certainly won’t need to throw the cushions aside to play “Tug of War” with a flimsy spring mattress. Many of our futon frames feature simple mechanisms that convert the frame from sofa to sleeper in one fell swoop.

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Right to Your Door: In the past, it would have been crazy to suggest the idea of using only two hands to order and set up an sofa bed, all from the comfort of your home. But with futon frames and mattresses, you don’t need a pickup truck and a team of people. The packaging and assembly of all our futon products are tailored for a one-man job. Thanks to futons, it’s never been easier to customize your home furniture without ever leaving your home.

Now all you’ll have to worry about is getting rid of that old, creepy sofa you’re sitting on right now.

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Tips & Tricks for Assembling Your Bi-Fold Futon Frame

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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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