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guest room bed that can handle a large person

We have a guest room in our apartment and we love having guests! We had been using a really great air mattress for guests, but now we have a guest coming that is of a larger size. We want them to be comfortable. Please- recommend me a guest bed/ futon/sofasleeper/convertible love seat whatever. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Aug 2, 2016 - 9 answers

Replacing our bed with futon to save space?

My boyfriend and I are moving into a much smaller apartment, and would like to conserve as much space as possible. Is sleeping on a futon in the living room every night a reasonable arrangement? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 3, 2016 - 27 answers

Calling all small-apartment dwellers

I am moving from second tiny studio into my third tiny studio at the end of the month. One thing I have learned is that I am definitely not into having a full-size bed in my studio. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on May 25, 2015 - 35 answers

We disagree about futons.

My SO and I are having a good natured but heated argument about futons vs. pull-out beds. Convince one of us that one or the other is a good thing. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 27, 2014 - 60 answers

Futon Recommendations

What is the best futon mattress I can buy from a brick and mortar store like Target, Wal-Mart, Kohls, etc? I am in Northwest Arkansas, so Ikea is not a viable option.
posted by radiopaste on May 22, 2014 - 6 answers

What kind of matress do I want?

Please help me figure out what mattress I might want. I really know nothing about mattresses except I think I prefer a minimal set-up. Oh, and I'm on a budget. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Padding a convertable futon

My neighbor put this awesome converting-futon-chaise-thing out by the curb, and I snapped it up. After some rehabilitation, it is now in my library. I've never seen one like this before: in addition to folding up into a couch (with a ratchet system), one end folds up into a chaise (also with a ratchet). The only downside: If it is in chaise form and I lay in the center, there isn't much padding between my butt and a wooden support beam. Are there, like, specific converting-futon-chaise-thing pads that I can add, perhaps under the washable cover? What would I search for? I know I could just sit on a pillow or on one side or the other, but I'd really like a built-in kind of solution.
posted by BeeDo on Oct 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Mini futon?

Where can I find teeny tiny futons? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 31, 2012 - 5 answers

A queen mattress that fits through a twin doorway

Looking for a comfortable (firm!) queen mattress that fits through a very small door. [more inside]
posted by Chef Flamboyardee on Jul 12, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I strengthen my futon frame?

Soliciting suggestions from handyperson types: How can I reinforce my futon to withstand heavier loads? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on May 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Somewhere to put the Parents and Guests

I am looking for recommendations for a guest bed that can be folded or rolled up easily for storage. I am not looking for a day bed or trundle bed (no room) or an airbed (we've tried this twice already, the cats destroy them within hours). [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find a long-lasting, durable futon sofa-bed.

I'm looking for the perfect futon (sofa-bed) in the UK (preferably the South East) that will work equally well as a bed or sofa, long-lasting, and easy to convert. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Jul 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Temporary beds for adult visitors?

I need a temporary bed solution for when my parents visit. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on May 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Moving on up (off the floor)

How can I elevate a tri-fold futon frame, currently resting directly on the floor, to the height of an actual bed (and have it still be stable)? [more inside]
posted by josyphine on Feb 25, 2011 - 5 answers

What Toronto charity will pick up a futon?

Is there a charity in Toronto that would pick up a (bedbug-free, lightly-used) double futon couch/bed? We'd like to donate our futon to someone who could use it, but aren't sure who would want it and be able to pick it up.
posted by Dasein on Nov 6, 2010 - 9 answers

The proper way to clean a futon

Moving and I need to clean my futon VERY WELL! It's been sitting in the garage for 4 months now. The outside looks clean but I don't know about any inside pests. It has a soft removable cover on it. How can I make sure there aren't any creepy crawlies when I move? Any chemicals? Sprays that will get the job done?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I buy a japanese shiki futon in nyc?

Where can I buy a japanese shiki futon in the New York City area? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Sep 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Need a futon

Any experience with a west elm futon? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Where in Europe can I buy a Japanese futon?

Where in Europe can I buy a Japanese-style cotton futon? [more inside]
posted by westerly on Jun 14, 2009 - 2 answers

You can't give this stuff away. Literally.

I'm moving on Sunday, and all efforts to sell (or give away) my bed and futon/couch have failed. There's no room for them in my new apartment. What should I do with them?
posted by Robson on Feb 13, 2009 - 21 answers

If we sleep on this, will we not fall?

We have put a futon on top of a (very crappy) mattress base. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Wood Futon Frame Plans

Looking for plans to build a futon frame out of wood. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Oct 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Stupid Futon problem

Help me with my stupid futon mattress. When in 'sofa' mode, the futon mattress keeps slipping down. People who come to visit end up having their legs sticking out like little children when they sit down because the mattress extends out pas the edge of the frame. Very embarrassing. How do i stop the mattress from slipping so that people can once again put their feet on the ground? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Sep 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Is there a futon that provides good support?

Futonfilter: Does a futon exist with good support? My current one needs to be flipped at least weekly and beaten (no joke) to keep the Grand Canyon from yawning into existance at night. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Sep 21, 2008 - 10 answers

I love the smell of a damp futon in the morning ... wait, no I don't.

I just discovered an absent-minded guest left a damp towel on top of my futon, which of course got the futon damp. It was there about a day before I discovered it, and now both the towel and the futon have a very slight musty smell. I figure I can run the towel and the futon cover through the wash with some baking soda or something to get rid of the smell there, but I'm concerned about the futon (which is cotton with a foam core). Should I just let it finish drying out and hope for the best, or is there something I can do now to prevent a lingering odor and/or futon ickyness?
posted by I Said, I've Got A Big Stick on Aug 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Albany bed

I'm moving to Albany, NY, and I'm trying to figure out the most practical way to set up a place to sleep in my apartment (bed, futon, or mattress) as quickly and easily as possible. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jul 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Bed for a nomadic lifestyle?

I'm about to embark on a nomadic lifestyle for, I believe, a few years. I will be spending in the neighborhood of 3-6 months at a time in various places, renting rooms, subletting, etc. What do I do about a bed? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Jun 16, 2008 - 21 answers

searching for a small foldout couch/futon

I'm looking for a small, comfortable couch futon that converts into a small fold out bed. I live in a small basement studio and space is at a premium. I'd like one no wider than 45 inches, that can unfold to a small bed, and that sits at a high level (no ground level ikea futons) [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Apr 21, 2008 - 10 answers

It is firm. We must break its spirit.

How can we make a futon mattress stay folded? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Sep 21, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I make a futon mattress for 100$ or less?

How do I go about making a futon mattress or something close to that on a 100$ budget? [more inside]
posted by Obscurum on Aug 11, 2007 - 20 answers

How can we recycle a used futon? (in Toronto)

How to recycle a futon mattress (in Toronto)? It's had daily use for 15 years so it's at the end of it's ability to be a comfortable bed or sofa. Used stuffing can't legally be used in stuffed products for sale. But surely it's good for something (anyone need a bunch of dog beds?). It's 8 inches thick and IIRC there's three layers of cotton alternating with two layers of foam. It's a really big thing to be sending to the landfill. [more inside]
posted by winston on Jul 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Any suggestions?

I am looking for the sort of futon frame that closely resembles a pallet used by a forklift. They sit very low to the ground (~8 inches) and essentially consist of horizontal slats raised off the ground a bit. Does anyone know where I can find one, preferably in New York? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I get a new mattress for my Ikea kids bed?

Can you recommend a new mattress for this kid's bed from Ikea? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

New futon mattress help.

In 2000 I bought a really sweet mission style futon frame, but with a totally shoddy mattress. Time for a new one. [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Jan 2, 2007 - 4 answers

C-c-c-c-old F-f-f-futon

I sleep on a futon mattress directly on the (carpeted) floor, in the basement. I think the coldness of winter seeps through the basement floor and into my mattress. How can I keep from freezing when I want to get to sleep? [more inside]
posted by DrSkrud on Dec 30, 2006 - 27 answers

How can I make my sleeping (read crappy-futon) experience more comfortable?

Comfortfilter: Help me sleep better- My futon is old, lumpy and I am currently too broke to replace it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Dec 17, 2006 - 21 answers

The princess and the lumpy futon mattress that could easily hide a thousand peas.

Help me find a cheap fix for a lumpy futon mattress. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Sep 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Can a queen futon fit in a car

Can a queen-sized futon fit in a car? I've found someone willing to take my futon (not the frame), but they say the "only have cars" and are wondering if it will fit. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 21, 2006 - 11 answers

Where's the best place to get furniture online?

Where's the best place to get furniture online? I'm looking to get a cheap couch/futon contraption for around 150-200 dollars, and so far I'm looking at kmart.com. I don't know where else to look.
posted by petah on Mar 13, 2006 - 14 answers

What are some alternatives to futons?

Futon mattress alternatives? I have a lovely futon frame with a nasty lumpy old futon mattress. I'd like to get rid of the mattress and keep the frame, using it with my air mattress for overnight guests. Does anyone make sofa-type cushions that I could put on the frame to make it more of a couch? Could I make them myself? (+) [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jan 22, 2005 - 13 answers

Futon mattress advice

I am in the market for a new, fairly high-end futon mattress for my platform bed. I'm not particularly happy that the last one I bought lost its firm-yet-comfortable futon feel (and compressed) in about five years. Having searched the web and found no guidance, I was hoping the Mefi community might have some wisdom on the subject?
posted by ParisParamus on Aug 24, 2004 - 12 answers

Choosing a Futon

Futon advice needed. [more inside]
posted by nixxon on May 13, 2004 - 7 answers

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