Basic clamshell design futon frame
BedWorks of Maine futon frames are hand-crafted of solid North American ash with maple slats to ensure durability. Metal-on-metal connectors provide easy assembly, strength, and longevity. Many futon frames sit too deep in the seat for comfort, but theirs are designed with two seating positions. The first is similar to a traditional upright sofa, which allows your feet to rest on the floor and your back to be fully supported. The second position reclines slightly for a more casual feel.
The frames are available in 13 stains and paint colors. For the lowest toxicity we suggest BedWorks of Maine’s Aqua-Clear finish. This water-based finish is low-VOC, contains very low levels of heavy metals, and no formaldehyde. **Low-VOC options include 1) Aqua-Clear finish only, 2) Aqua-Clear as a top coat over an oil-based stain, or 3) unfinished so you can have your own finish applied upon receipt. Any glue used in production is water-based; their wood finishes contain no urea formaldehyde and have passed ASTM testing for lead*; and their packaging is made from recycled materials whenever possible.
- Frame dimensions: 72½L x 35H x 31D.
- Fits a full-size 53×75 futon mattress.
- Some assembly is required.
- Production time is typically 5-7 weeks.
- FREE shipping from Maine.
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*Prop 65 Warning: In 2016, Bedworks of Maine had their furniture independently tested for compliance with California’s Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on products that may contain any of more than 800 chemicals or ingredients that the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) lists as a carcinogen or reproductive toxin. Of these 800+ substances, they did not meet compliance levels for two. 1) Their barrel nuts tested positive for lead. These nuts have been replaced with a lead-free option, so this is no longer an issue. 2) Phthalates were found in their finishes. This is harder to change in their production process, so all finished furniture shipped to California currently have a Prop 65 warning label. There is no such warning on Bedworks of Maine’s unfinished furniture because it has no finish applied. Most small furniture companies do not have their products tested, so while we are disappointed about the finish issue we applaud the company for going to the expense of testing and being forthright about the results.