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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.

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!

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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