The 10 Best Futon Frames

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Offering a combination of comfortable seating and a convenient place for overnight guests to sleep, these versatile futon frames are suitable for dens, spare bedrooms, living rooms, or vacation homes. They’re available in twin, full, and queen sizes, as well as bunk bed designs that children are sure to love. They come in a variety of styles, from rustic to modern, to match any type of decor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nirvana Westfield

2. Montana Woodworks Glacier Country Bunk

3. Nirvana Cottage

Editor's Notes

June 22, 2020:

In this update, we added in a couple of models that serve as bunk beds, making for convenient sleeping arrangements when you have multiple young overnight guests. The high-quality Montana Woodworks Glacier Country Bunk is made in Montana, as its name implies, and comes hand-signed by the artisan who crafted it. It features American-grown lodgepole pine, with a simple, yet durable, mortise and tenon style joinery. It’s also got sturdy steel hinges and sports built-in ladders on both ends for easy access. Three side rails on top provide safety, and a matching chair is sold separately, which can add to the rustic aesthetic. We also added the Night & Day Furniture Bunk, which accommodates a twin mattress on top and a full-sized one underneath, with two handy drawers on the bottom for blankets, books, etc. A four-rung ladder provides easy access to the upper level. These two models replace the Epic Furnishings Rocky Mountain and the Leggett & Platt Saturn, both of which are reportedly difficult to assemble.

We also rounded out the list by adding the Milemont Loveseat, an attractive faux leather option that’s sure to dress up your apartment or office. It can support up to 600 pounds, and features a stylish tufted design and a cushion made of memory foam. It’s a cinch to assemble and if you ever need to store it, a handy bottom compartment can hold the six legs and the hardware. For a choice that converts from a loveseat to a bed to a lounger, look to the KD Frames Lounger, which is sold in twin and full sizes. It incorporates a foldable footrest component, and is made from sturdy unfinished poplar hardwood. For a larger choice from the same manufacturer, the KD Frames Bifold can be converted into several positions that range from sitting upright to lying flat. It can be put together in no time and is backed by a generous five-year warranty. If you’re in the market for a larger sofa that can accommodate overnight guests, check out our list of the best sofa beds.

Special Honors

Lebanon Queen Futon Frame This eye-catching choice is made of plantation-grown hardwood, with a slatted design and neutral butternut coloring that will complement a variety of decor that includes country cottage and modern farmhouse. It incorporates two end tables that are great for setting down things like beverages, snacks, or books. It provides sofa-height seating and accommodates a queen-sized mattress, which is sold separately.

Flex Microgrid Grey Sleeper Sofa This convertible three-position piece of furniture is great for any space-challenged apartment or when you’re hosting an overnight guest. By day, it’s a comfortable couch that can be angled back 45 degrees for reading or watching TV. When it’s time for bed, you can flip the back all the way down for a platform bed with a pocketed coil mattress that can sleep two. It sports a textured weave with a baseball topstitch and neat flange along the edges. The hand-welded frame features a durable powder-coated finish, and the four-legged base is made of polished chrome.

4. KD Frames Bifold

5. Nirvana Stanford

6. KD Frames Lounger

7. Milemont Loveseat

8. Night & Day Furniture Bunk

9. DHP Aiden

10. DHP Convertible

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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