Futon sofa is designed to work in an area of space. The futon converts from a bed to a couch with just a few movements. When you build your own futon, you have control over the size, material and mattress design. Match the size of the futon sofa frame to the mattress size, which is available in twin, full, queen and king sizes. Suitable wood for this project includes numbers, oak, poplar and maple. Use treated and ground pieces to make the futon sofa easier.
Drill holes 1 inch from the end of the 2-by-4 boards large enough to slide the bolts through the holes. Four discs only need one hole each and the remaining two boards need a hole at each sleeper sofa. Smooth the drilled holes with sandpaper to get rid of sticks. Place the two boards with holes at each end on a flat work area on the 2-inch side. Space boards 30 inches apart. Screw a 1-on-3 board 3 inches from the end of 2-by-4s with an electric screwdriver. Does this at the other end of the two cards, then screw two boards equal to the distance between the end boards? This center bit should resemble a train track. Move the centerpiece aside.
Place another two 2-of-4s on their 2-inch sides distributed 26 inches apart. Make sure the holes are both on the same side. Screw the first 1-by-3 aboard the 2-for-4s at 3 inches from the end with the holes. Futon frame to attach the next one-of-3 card to the other end of the 2-by-4s, but trim the edges. Only one side of the end panel will have a three-inch end. Screw three more boards between end 1-by-3 boards. Make a more gable to match this. Place the center panel on the floor and place end panels on each end of the center panel. Row up the holes in 2-by-4 boards. Fill the small gap between the holes with washers and push the 5-inch bolt through the first hole, washers and the last hole.
Tighten a nut on the end of the bolt. Bump the other ends together. Put the futon mattress on the frame and slide in the sofa position. Finish by putting the last two bolts and nuts the back of the arm and connect them as described in step 4. Tighten all bolts. When done, the futon frame should not twist or creak; It should also not be bent or skewed with bolts that screwed too hard into place. Put all your materials before you start so you have easy access to all tools and pieces of futon. Be sure to test the bed in both upright and backward position before allowing a child to use it.
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