5.0 out of 5 stars | This Futon is about 52 in wide so it's perfect for small spaces
Color: Twill Black
This Futon is about 52 in wide so it's perfect for small spaces. It was easy to assemble and move into place. The mattress is important to make the setting height comfortable. The Futon also makes into a lounge and full bed. The company DCG Stores provided excellent support. I sent two emails for status and to ask how to fold the mattress into the seating position and they replied immediately! Very impressed. I'm very satisfied with the Futon and mattress and DCG. I have included a photo to show how the mattress folds into the chair/seating position
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2017 by Retired
5.0 out of 5 stars | Do not believe the naysayers: it IS easy to assemble
Color: Twill Burgundy
I must admit to being disappointed with one aspect of this futon (please read on). During this pandemic, I thought this would be just the thing to occupy my time and attention, at least for a while, based on several reviews moaning about the difficulty of assembly. Alas, I put the whole thing together by myself (aside from the dog underfoot) with an electric screwdriver in about 90 minutes. I am a middle-aged woman – 5’3”, 125 lbs. – with a humanities degree. This is NOT difficult. The frame arrives in a cardboard box, and yes, it is unassembled 38 pieces of wood. Each piece is labeled numerically, so the first step should be to sort each piece accordingly. Most of them connect with wooden dowels. I used a regular hammer and a magazine to tap the pieces together. The joints connect with metal pins that require no tools, and then everything is secured with 20 screws. If you do not already have an electric screwdriver, this is a great investment for life in general. Seriously: One woman with arthritis in 90 minutes. The hardest part was getting my husband to drag the mattress up two flights of stairs. Speaking of the mattress, because of these crazy times, the mattress arrived about a week after the frame; but it’s not as if we can have company right now anyway. I always assumed I would put a thick mattress pad on it for any guests whom we hope may eventually be allowed to come visit because I just did not expect that much from the mattress included. I do like the color of the mattress that we selected (burgundy) although I wish it did not have these little white strings holding it together. Maybe I can get an appropriately colored marker to color the threads? But I think once it is set up and has some throw pillows, it won’t bother anyone but me. I also don’t understand why it has zippers on both ends. Which end is up? I might have taken a star off for the mattress except it is such an excellent value. Once the mattress pops out of its shipping cocoon, it really, really *wants* to be a bed. I had a much needed laugh when I sent an email to the seller about how to use it in sofa formation and almost immediately received a reply about the mattress needing to be “taught” and how it will learn where to bend. Husband and I immediately began its instruction and forced it into submission! I have to say the communication with the seller (DCG) has been top notch. Even if I were to take a star off for the mattress, they would get two extra stars for their wonderful customer service - and during a pandemic no less! If it collapses under the weight of any guests in the future, I’ll update this review; but I don’t see that happening. It feels extremely sturdy and has held up with all three of us - chubby hubby, doggie, and I - resting on it together.
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020 by Marcie
3.0 out of 5 stars | Extremely Difficult To Put Together, The Good And The Bad!
Color: Twill Hunter Green
I just want other potential buyers to know what they are getting with this futon. I only wished the other reviews would have specified that you are basically building this futon from the ground up by yourself. Had I known that I would have bought a different brand that at least came partially together. I never seen anything like this. It comes in one LONG skinny box loaded with boards of all sizes and just the right amount of screws and pegs and the typical small allen bar wrench. The pictures are not very clear and you have to pay close attention or you will be taking it apart and starting over, which is what I had to do. If you don't have a power drill, go buy a cheap one or you will be screwing in 20 screws by hand. The company could have at least included an assembly video since they are expecting customers to build this on their own with poor instruction pictures. There was another brand I seen that came with 2 large sections and all you did was snap them together, so that is what I thought this was. They still consider that assembly required. This should have been listed as "Building your own Futon with boards included". Again, If you have bad wrists like me, you will want to buy a cheap power drill or hand screwing in these screws are going to kill your hands. I do like the assembled product when I finished the next day putting it together for my sitting room where I can mainly use the lounge position when I'm on my laptop. The mattress that comes with it is quite comfortable as I had to sleep on it while I'm waiting on my bedroom mattress to arrive. Right now I could only give this 3 stars due to the unnecessary difficulty to put together when I believe the company could have done better.
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019 by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars | Sturdy, Pretty, easy to assemble Queen size, Futon
Color: Twill Burgundy
The product came with picture and a little written instruction. I thought the instructions were very good. It took 2 hours to put togeather at a very leisurely pace. It was easy but I wasn't confident so I took my time and kept going over my work and the instructions to make sure that I didnt make a mistake- I did not. I do recommend a hammer, Phillip's head screw driver, a pair of pliers, and an electric screw driver. The only one you really need is the Phillip's head screw driver but the rest make it easier. I think the electric screw driver makes me more secure because it tightens the self tapping screws with more strength than I have. It is a pretty, sturdy futon. We bought the burgandy which is actually more of a pretty cranbury color. The matress smells as all futon mattresses smell when you first unwrap and unfold them, but the smell goes away in about 3 days. It is so comfortable. This Futon seems to be popular or another hardwood. It definitely is not pine in case you have allergies to pine. I would definitely buy this again. Good product.
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021 by NJ Marshmelo
5.0 out of 5 stars | Perfect in every way
Color: Twill Black
Exactly what I needed, and more. I’ve never slept better. I didn’t realize how uncomfortable my old mattress bed was until I slept on this. I use it all most exclusively as a bed, though I have used as a lounge chair when expecting company, and need more seating. It’s a bit of work to pull all the bedding off, but worth it. It will hold 2 adults comfortably, for both sitting & sleeping (my twin bed sheets fit, so for bigger people it might kinda close🙂).
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020 by willisforbes