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Furniture Shopping

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by wallateer, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Upper East Coast
    Cool, thanks. When I think of futon, I think of the college-dorm couch that unfolds into a bed. Sounds like you're describing a flip 'n' fuck (sorry) which I've also heard called a futon. Can these be high-quality, or are they all dorm quality?

    The kagura beds look like they might be similar in construction to German beds, which have springy slats instead of a box spring. Am I seeing them wrong?

    Thanks for your help. I'm going to need a bed one day; need to figure out where I'm going to live first though.

    American futons are nearly as thick as a regular mattress. Japanese futons are only about three or four inches thick, but are placed on top of tatami mats, which offer enough cushion for a comfortable but firm sleep.

    The Tatami Bed, shown with the mats, would be solid and rigid, without slats. Any cushion would come from the give of the tatami mats. I think the bottom one would simply be a wooden platform you put a mattress on top of.
  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

    Apr 14, 2006
    tornado alley
  3. wallateer

    wallateer Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    Thanks for all the replies, guys. But unfortunately, most brands mentioned are out of my price range.

    Sofa - $1400-1600 shipped
    Bed - $700-800 shipped

    I've almost decided to scrap the TV stand and get a wall mount for the plasma. So I can put that money towards a mattress.

    Thanks anyway for your advice.
  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

    Dec 6, 2003
  5. tedbearz

    tedbearz Senior member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Anyone have recommendations for places to shop online and B&M for affordable modern furniture. Ie DWR etc. I am in NYC.
  6. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004

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