There’s no sense denying it; futon frames don’t have a great reputation among furniture pieces. When one thinks of such an item, it brings memories of dorm rooms and the broke days.
The thing is, futons aren’t what they used to be, as they have come a long way since your college days. Today, you can set a well-built futon frame along with a beautiful mattress, and you’ve got yourself a nice couch on which anyone would happily hang while he or she is visiting your house.
It isn’t as easy as it seems though, because, despite the evolution that futon frames have witnessed, not all of them are of good quality or astatically appealing.
Do not panic though, as we took care of the heavy lifting and chose the best futon frames that you can put your hands on. What does that mean, you may ask? It means that you’re in luck. If you want to add new furniture to your apartment without breaking the bank while doing so, you’ve just hit the jackpot.
1. Full Size Bi-Fold Futon Frame Review
If you’re a fan of the traditional full-size futon frames, you’re probably going to like this piece of furniture. Despite having a simple design, this futon can be a great addon to any living room, especially considering that the hardwood used in the frame is raw, so you can easily use any color you like to paint it to ensure that it goes with the rest of your furniture.
Customization options don’t end there, as the frame can be repositioned from a sitting to a sleeping or full bed position, along with three other resting positions, all due to the simple yet effective design. Talk about multi-purpose furniture, right?
You should note that the weight capacity for the frame is 500 lbs, including the weight of the mattress and whoever’s sitting (or sleeping) on top of it. And even though the full bed position can fit two people, you may think twice before spending your night on top of it since it may feel a bit tight for a couple of grown-ups. Again, this is a futon frame, not a couch or a bad, so don’t get your expectations too high.
As with any futon frame, the height isn’t that great, but that’s understandable since it is not a couch after all.
Assembly-wise, you may want to consider canceling your morning meetings while you’re working on this futon frame, as it does require some time to get all the pieces together. Some users have reported some missing screws, but that can happen with any assemble-able piece of furniture. Besides, this frame comes with a 5-year warranty, and the manufacturer is known for respecting their customers’ requests, so do not hesitate to request a replacement if you get a defective unit.
- Affordable price
- American hardwood
- Sturdy, durable build
- Five available positions
- Relatively difficult assembly
2. Coaster Home Furnishings Futon Frame with Slat Side Detail Dirty Oak Review
If you’re one to focus on the aesthetical side when looking for new furniture, you’ll fall in love with this solid oak frame. Not only does it look fantastic, but it’s also well-built, durable, and feels extremely great and comfortable even if you spend hours lounging on it watching Netflix and eating popcorn.
Besides durability and comfort, this frame also offers versatility, as you can easily reposition the sofa into a bed by tilting the back, thus turning your living room into an extra bedroom for guests and friends. The bed position is meant to hold two adults, with a weight limit of 600 lbs including that of the mattress you’re going to use.
You’re probably starting to get annoyed by hearing (or rather reading) this over and over, but this frame is also low to the ground, which is, again, totally understandable considering the nature of this furniture.
So, you’re getting a durable futon frame that’s beautiful, versatile, and comfortable. If that’s not something, your house deserves, I don’t know what is.
- Easy assembly
- Durable, good-looking dirty oak build
- Versatile and easily convertible form a sofa into a bed
- A bit pricey compared to the other products.
3. Nirvana’s Stanford Futon Frame – Full Size, Solid Wood Review
This is yet another excellent frame from Nirvana, the premium brand we talked about earlier. The Stanford Futon Frame focuses on durability, as it’s made of solid, finished hardwood, so if you’re looking for a piece of furniture that would last for a lifetime, you can’t go wrong with this item, or that’s what customers are saying at least.
Well if it’s strong, it must be uncomfortable, right? Wrong. Not only is the Stanford futon frame sturdy and well-built, but it’s also extremely comfortable, either as a sofa, a lounger, and a queen bed that can carry the weight of two persons with ease.
This is a full-package, as you get durability, comfort, and beauty in a single piece of furniture. The Stanford futon frame is a bit expensive compared to the other recommended products, but it’s worth every penny. Besides, you’re getting a five-year warranty with every purchase from Nirvana, so what is there to lose?
- Easy assembly
- Ergonomic design
- Durable, finished hardwood build
- Can be used as a sofa, lounger, or bed
- A bit expensive compared to the other items on our list
4. Westfield Wood Futon Frame from Nirvana Futons Review
Take a simple look at the Westfield Wood Futon Frame, and you’ll notice that this piece of furniture was designed with versatility in mind. This is a “set and forgets” piece of furniture, as you can place it in your living room and use it as a sofa, lounger, or full bed. It also boats an anti-slip mechanism for added safety. No more uncomfortable positions during movie nights!
Furthermore, the Westfield Wood Futon Frame is made of solid, heavy-duty wood that can guarantee durability. Add that to the finished seat and back decks, and you’ve got yourself a killer deal.
Aesthetically speaking, this wooden futon frame has a beautiful design that’s bound to add a classy look and feel to any room.
As for the warranty, you get a five-year standard one with this futon, so you’re protected in the unlikely event of you getting a defective frame.
- Sturdy, durable build
- Can be used as a bed, lounger, or sofa
- Beautiful, classy design with a lovely stain
- Two-person assembly recommended as it can be confusing for one person to do it alone.
5. Kodiak Aspen Futon Frame with Reclaim Mocha Finish, Full-size Review
If you haven’t noticed, every product we recommend boasts something special that allowed it to make it to our list. For the Kodiak Aspen Futon Frame, it’s the effortless assembly. For real, putting this piece of furniture together is a piece of cake, especially if you’re used to products from IKEA and similar brands (*coughs* college students).
The easy assembly isn’t everything this frame has to offer though, as it also excels when it comes to versatility. Whether you need a lounger, an extra sofa, or a full bed, the Kodiak Aspen Futon Frame got you covered, especially that it has a Solid hardwood construction that can carry the weight of two adults with no squeaks or cracks.
Still not convinced of the quality of this furniture item? What if I told you that it has a stylish, classy design and that it’s a winner when it comes to space-saving? I believe that a combination of practicality, durability, and style is a no-brainer for anyone seeking to add an extra touch to their bed or living room.
- Affordable price
- Easy, simple assembly
- Sturdy hardwood construction
- Can be positioned as a bed, lounger, or sofa
- Some users reported missing pieces
6. Rocky Mountain Lodge-style Futon Frame, Full-size Review
Now, we wouldn’t recommend this futon frame if you’re a minimalistic individual, but if you’re someone who digs bulky, well-crafted, cabin-styled furniture pieces, you’ll fall in love with Rocky Mountain’s Epic Furnishings.
This furniture item gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to building material, as it features a black steel grid-style alloy seat and back decks along with a couple of solid northern white cedar finished arms to give an exceptional look that would appeal to any adventure seeker.
Behind the stylish, cabin design, Rocky Mountain’s Epic Furnishings offers great durability thanks to the usage of white cedar arms instead of the standard plywood or veneers, making it the perfect add-on for any home or vacation property. The black steel seat can handle up to 750 pounds, including that of the mattress and whoever’s on top of it.
As with our other recommendations, this futon frame doesn’t fall short when it comes to versatility, as you can easily reposition it from a sitting to a sleeping position and back to sitting in no time.
- Reasonable price
- Cabin-style design
- Durable black steel seat with white cedar arms
- A bit heavy compared to the other products on our list
7. DHP Henley Metal Arm Futon Frame Review
To end our list on a good note, we decided to add a futon frame that would appeal to those seeking a modern look for their homes. If you have a small apartment and you’re looking for a multi-functional piece of furniture that can work as a bed and a lounger without eating up too much space, you just found it.
Not only is the Henley futon space-effective and versatile, but it also boasts a modern design that would fit in any room and can go with any metal coffee table or bookshelf.
Repositioning this futon frame couldn’t be easier, just a few moments and you can turn your sofa into a full-size bed for your guests to spend the night.
All in all, if you’re one to appreciate a modern-looking house item that would last for a lifetime, you can’t go wrong with DHP’s Henley Metal Arm Futon Frame, especially considering that it comes at an affordable price that fits any budget.
- Easy to use
- Features a cassette player, a CD player, and radio
- Comes with built-in speakers which are great
- Backed with 12 months warranty
- Simple interface
- Shuffle playlist while utilizing the CD player
- Assembling this futon frame can be a bit of a pain for some users
8. Nirvana Futons Twin Tri-Fold Wood Futon Frame Review
When it comes to futon frames, no brand can rival Nirvana futons. This company has been in the business for years, and it has satisfied its customers’ needs since its launch.
The Twin Tri-Fold Wood Futon Frame is one of Nirvana’s best creations. Despite its small size, this frame offers a darn lot of versatility. It can be used as a lounger, a loveseat, a chair, or even a twin bed, a comfortable one to be exact. We’re not even done with the comfort side yet. If you’ve been having troubles with furniture because of your back problems, you’ll be relieved to know that this futon frame can be adjusted to one of 13 positions, so you can find an angle that better suits your body.
No matter which position you choose, try not to exceed 300 lbs as that’s the weight limit for this frame unless you’d like to experience squeaking sounds or break the material. Not to sound judgy, but squeaking isn’t a pleasant sound.
Besides the comfort and versatility it offers, this futon also promises durability and longevity. It is made of, in the manufacturer’s words, premium hardwood that’s covered with a shiny coating for extra protection, instead of the standard poplar wood or pine.
As with the other products on our list, this futon frame sits low to the ground, but we can turn a blind eye to that considering that it’s a real space-saver and comes at an affordable price. Besides, that tiltability feature mentioned above is a real killer, so don’t miss your chance to get this versatile futon frame.
If you receive a defective unit, don’t lump in your throat as you can request a replacement from Nirvana, since this frame is covered by a five-year warranty.
- Easy assembly
- Affordable price
- Sturdy hardwood build
- Adjustable to 13 positions
- You may experience some squeaking if you use this frame as a bed