Futons are furniture pieces that serve as both a bed and a couch. Ideal for cozy or cramped rooms, futons are reasonably priced and are offered in many stores appealing to customers with a variety of different budgets. Folding or unfolding a futon can be done quickly with no tools or special skills required.Continue Reading
Pull the futon away from other furniture or walls to give yourself the necessary room to maneuver. Facing the back of the futon, grab the frame top with your hands. There are several ways to grasp the frame, such as placing both hands in the frame’s middle section or on the sides of the frame.
Pull the back of the futon upward until the point that you feel the back unlock from the frame. You typically have to lift the back only 1 or 2 inches before it unlocks.
Step backward while at the same time lowering the back of the futon to the floor. Find the legs located in the back section of the futon, making sure they are fully extended and are flush with the floor to stabilize the futon. Center the mattress on the frame.
Cheap futon mattresses can be purchased at a number of online retailers. The idea of cheap varies from person to person, depending on individual budgets, but discounted and low-cost futons can be found at US-Mattress, Walmart, Overstock, Kmart and Target.Full Answer >
Standard futon measurements are the same as regular mattress measurements. Standard mattress measurements for twin size are 39 inches by 75 inches, full size are 54 inches by 75 inches, queen size are 60 inches by 80 inches, and king size are 76 inches by 80 inches.Full Answer >
Futon mattress sizes can range from twin to California King, with measurements from 39 inches by 75 inches to 72 inches by 84 inches. Mattress thickness can vary from 4 to over 12 inches.Full Answer >
Tips for building a futon frame include measuring the space before building, sanding the wood to prevent splinters from damaging the pad, and adding an extra support beam for king and queen futons. Futons provide seating that doubles as a bed. Most quickly convert from one function to the other.Full Answer >