Size Guide

Choose The Right Size Couch Frame

The type and level of use you anticipate for your futon will determine the type of frame to best suit your needs. Futon frames generally come in two broad varieties: folding frames and stationary platform beds. Folding futons are designed to fold in half or thirds and can be used as both a sofa or as a bed. They make excellent guest beds, and can also be used as a primary sleeping surface for the budget-conscious. Bed futons are specially designed to replace a traditional box spring and mattress on a platform bed.
 
Bi Fold Style Frames

 
A bi-fold frame is the most common type of futon frame. Bi-folds are convertible futon sofa-bed frames that use two slat racks, allowing the futon mattress to fold once, along its length. Full size bi-fold frames are approximately 75” (inside the arms) and queen size bi-folds are approximately 80”. (The arms can be expected to add between 4 and 12” to the total width of the frame, depending on the specific frame design.) When opened to a bed, a full size measures 54x75” and a queen measures 60x80”  
   
39" Chair & Built In Ottoman
 
 
  Pictured is a 39” futon chair with a split cushion and a built in ottoman. When the chair is reclined and the ottoman is pulled out a twin size 39x75” sleeping surface is created.
 

 

54" Love Seat & Built In Ottoman

 
Futon love seats are versatile and a futon love seat can be used to complete a living room set. With the built in ottoman this love seat provides a unique sitting/ sleeping solution that folds flat into a full size bed. Ottomans are built in to the frames using a sliding mechanism. Cushions for love seats and ottomans can be 1 piece or two piece.  
   
  Pictured is a 54” love seat utilizing a split cushion with a built in ottoman. When the love seat is reclined and the ottoman pulled out, a full size 54x75” sleeping surface is created. When not being used as a bed, the ottoman makes a great foot rest, or can be put away to create space.
 



Full Size Sofa

 
A Bi-Fold Frame is the most common type of futon frame. A Bi-Fold is a convertible futon sofa-bed frame that utilizes two slat racks. The bi-fold allows the futon mattress to fold once along its length. Full size bi-fold frames are approximately 75" inside the arms, while queen size frames are 80". When opened as a bed, a full size measures 54x75".  
   
  Pictured here on a bi-fold couch frame. Full size is the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured, this style sits like a traditional sofa. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a full size measuring 54”x75” between the arms.
 



Queen Size Sofa

 
A Bi-Fold Frame is the most common type of futon frame. A Bi-Fold is a convertible futon sofa-bed frame that utilizes two slat racks. The bi-fold allows the futon mattress to fold once along its length. Queen size bi-fold frames are approximately 80" inside the arms, while full size frames are 75". When opened as a bed, a queen size measures 60x80".  
   
  Pictured here on a bi-fold couch frame. Queen size is NOT the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured, this style sits like a traditional sofa with a back that is six inches higher than usual. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a Queen size measuring 60”x80” between the arms.