Common futon frames materials

Futon frames are made generally from either metal, wood or a combination thereof.  We take a look at the different futon frame materials here so that you will have a head start when you get out there and begin shopping.  What do metal frames offer?  Are all wood futon frames the same?  How about a …

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Futon Mattress Types- an overview

Today we will look at the types of Futon Mattresses available on the market.  The decision of what type of futon mattress to get can be as important. probably more so, than the frame.  Here is a brief rundown of what you have available to you, for a more detailed look at futon mattresses visit …

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Futon Frames- a quick study

Of the futon frames you may come across in your search, there are three that are by far the most popular: Bi-Fold, Chair/Love-seat and Ottoman, and the Tri-Fold or A-Frame styles.  Each is more or less associated with either a particular size of futon mattress or, philosophy behind the construction. Of the three we are …

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Futons- a brief history

What we refer to as the ‘futon’ originally evolved from designs based on the traditional Japanese bedding consisting of two parts, the shikibuton (mattress) and the kakebuton (quilt cover).  The traditional Japanese futon was placed upon a tatmi mat of floor for sleeping, and was then rolled up and stored in a closet during the …

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