Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Pine Futons - don't forget these great little sofa beds..
In today's furniture stores there are so many futons and sofa beds to choose from it can easily cause confusion and lead to the good old pine futon being overlooked as 'cheap' or 'uncomfortable' which, as you may be aware, is not always the case.
The internet is crowded with the cheap sofa beds imported from the farthest corners of the world, many are just crude metal frames covered in foam and cheap fabrics that look great when they are new but are best 'binned' after 6 months or so!
Pine frame futon sofa beds have been around for a few decades now in the UK and in the present market the quality can vary in accordance with the type, grade and thickness of the pine timber used. We would always suggest going for a frame in Redwood Pine as this is tough and durable and, of course, look for the detailing; is the wood smooth and free of sap pockets, how well are the screws and fasteners fitted, is the timber a decent thickness and can parts be replaced in future if needed? All important questions that need to be considered. It really is worth giving good consideration to the pine futon as a well made one will last you forever and will certainly outlast the metal sofa beds we previously mentioned.
Follow the link to our website for more information: www.futons247.co.uk