I'm very happy with the look and quality of this futon. I put it together mostly by myself; just needed help when it came time to put the decking into the frame. The mattress that comes with it seems to be good quality with a nice suede type covering. It seems a shame to cover it up with a futon cover, but I did that just to protect it. We use this futon as a couch/bed for the guest bedroom. Love the all wood construction and it converts easily from a couch to a bed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description
The unit is made of good quality materials, but the darker stain finish on the wood comes off easily/scatches easily, especially upon assembly, revealing a much lighter color wood underneath.. I tried to cover some of the scrathes with furniture wax of the same color and it actually removed some of the finish, so repair of damage or scrathes to the wood is not possbile to my knowledge. The unit is sturdy, comfortable, easy to pull out into a bed, but again, the durability of the finish make this a unit that should be just looked at rather than used. Also, if you are six feet or taller in height, this unit will be uncomfortable.
I cannot be more enthusiastic over an online order. This futon is even better than I had hoped for. It came in 3 large boxes which the UPS driver delivered to my home and I then spent about 5 hours totally in 2 days assembling it. The only tool needed was an allen wrench which was included in parts package.Following the wonderfully clear instructions, step by step, I put it together by myself. I only needed my wife to help me with mattress placement at the very end. Is comfortable in sitting, reclining and lying down positions and the wood finish and futon material and color excellent. I highly recommend this futon and we have received many compliments from those who have seen it in our cabin in the mountains. I would not hesitate to order from Overstock.com in the future.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. more than even expected
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This is a great addition to our house and is already living up to the standards and expectations we had for it. My husband put it together in about 2 hours with no problems. We bought a cover for it because we have pets and want to preserve the actual mattress. It has a full size mattress which I don't think is in the product description.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect match.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good, solid futon. Works as our main couch in the house.
Very nice futon frame. Sturdy and good quality. You need 2 people to put it all together. The mattress is comfortable, but I didn't care for the dark brown suede material. Bought the "Elegant Ribbed Futon Cover" from Overstock which fits perfectly and looks great.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate. It is dark brown.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Frame is very heavy, solid wood. Great quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
We love this futon, it's very comfortable to sleep on and was (relatively) easy to assemble, once you open all the boxes and lay out all the parts and pieces. My only complaints are: 1) as others have said, it takes two people to change from one position to the other--although between two people it is not difficult at all; and 2) in the couch position, the seat back is much taller than it looks in the photo, and is somewhat disproportional to the depth of the seat. Not a terrible problem for us, since it's in a back bedroom, but I wouldn't use it as my living room couch.
The futon/sofa is a basically good product. Sturdy, but a little awkward transforming to and from sofa to bed. It comes packaged in several separate packages, one for the bed frame, and one for the armrest assemblies both assembled separately and then put together. It turns out some of the hardware necessary for the bedframe was in the box that contains the armrest assembly. I thought I had been shorted some parts but they were in the other box. Very comfortable as a bed, less so as a sofa, but makes a great queen-size guestroom bed. I wouldn't want to open and close it daily, though.
We've had this futon for about 2 months and it is a great buy, We used it ourselves when moving to our new house and then we had some guests using it for 2 weeks. The mattress is very comfortable and it looks very nice in our new office/guest room. It is a big and heavy item, but such a good buy for the price!
This product is exactly as shown in style, color & quality. The instructions were not too bad but pay attention & think ahead. I'm certain the person who made the instructions had NEVER put this piece together themselves and left out some very important details. However, I'm very experienced in the assembly process so I managed well enough. I'm a 55 year old woman and I did it all alone. The worst part is getting the mattress in place. (weighs a ton)! It is so comfortable though and very well made. I would recommend to anyone!
We had this futon for less than a year when it started to fall apart. The futon was in our basement, and was only used for watching football games, the occasional movie, and when my parents came to visit. There must be a very low weight limit on it, because with 3 of us sitting on it, the middle first gave out. My husband reinforced the piece (in the very front) that gave out, and a couple of weeks later, another piece gave out. He reinforced the second break, but once we had 2 people on it again, it broke for a third time. We're officially done trying to salvage this piece. The mattress is pretty comfortable, so hopefully we can find a better frame to use with it.
This futon is the perfect fit for our front sunroom/guest bedroom. It makes a very comfortable couch when not folded out built out of a pretty solid wood and good quality futon. It also doesn't have the super clunky look of some futons. It did take me several hours to assemble, and a few of the steps were missing in the instructions (inserting wooden dowels at several junctures) but if you take your time, shouldn't be a problem. There weren't "literally thousands" of pieces like someone else mentioned, but there were quite a few--maybe 120-150? All in all, I recommend this futon.
It took quite a while to get the frame together. Then when we put the mattress on it, we had a little trouble getting the mattress to stay in the upright position to sit on it. When we got up, the mattress would fall back into a sleeping position. We finally got the frame to stay in the groove to keep it upright.. It looks nice in our room, and our grandson, 13, gives it a thumbs up after a week sleeping on it!
I love my new futon. It looks great, excellent quality, rich looking. Eight inch spring filled mattress / seat is wonderful. Good sleeping and good seating as well. It was EASY to put together, I did it by myself until I needed help to put the slat pieces on the frame. I highly recommend this futon. Great piece for the price.
Took my husband 2 1/2 hours to put together. Instructions were missing from the boxes. He had to go to the Kodiak website and download them in order to put the product together. Instructions were somewhat vague--definitely room for improvement. Very nice looking futon. Quality is good. Takes 2 people to lift from flat back up to seating position--mechanism works a little rough. Overall decent for our use. Would recommend.