There are a few things that you need to consider if you are looking for a futon. What is my frame made of? How long will my frame last? Always look for a futon frame that is made from solid hardwoods, avoid any frames that are made from particle board or MDF. Measure width and the distance between the slats on the back and seat decks. Slats should be at least two and a half inches wide and if the spacing is more than three inches, forget it.
You may see the dimensions listed as 60x84. These dimensions include the armrests, which serve as the head and footboards of the futon when it is open as a bed. In this description, the armrests are each 2 wide, so you know the total amount of space you will need for the futon. A full sofa has futon dimensions of 54x75. They may be listed as a full sofa, lounger, or click clack bed.
This puts lumps in your mattress and can make the futon quite uncomfortable when compared to flat wooden slats on wood frames. Futons do make a sensible investment as they provide all of the features and benefits of a sofa sleeper but at a fraction of the cost in many cases. If you find the right frame that is well built from quality materials and a good mattress your futon experience is sure to be a positive one.
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