after reading the negative assembly comments I purchased it anyway. I was able to assemble it in about an hour alone. I think getting the screws started before tightening is key to not tearing your hair out. when starting the screws the nut needs to be correctly aligned. there were some checks in the logs but all logs check when they dry. opening and closing works relatively easily considering no prior use. the longer screws required were provided in an attached package. lock nuts were provided in addition to lock washers....redundant. I was very pleased with the directions. using them as a guide with a little thought and it was an easy assembly.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very well nice finish
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This is a nice futon--it's very comfortable to sit or sleep on, and I love the rustic look. I ordered the burgundy color, which seemed true to the pictures on the website. The material is nice and heavy and seems durable. The mattress/futon that came with the frame is about 4 inches thick, very comfortable, and weighs a ton (ok, not really a "ton"--the box it was shipped in--separate from the frame--said 75 lbs.). The instructions to assemble it are just as the other reviewers say...TERRIBLE. The picture in the instructions don't match the parts we received, and I believe my family finally got it assembled by discarding the instructions altogether and "winging it". Yes, I'd recommend this product to my friends with the caveat that they be prepared for lousy assembly instructions.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a nice, sturdy futon
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The futon I received looked exactly like the picture on the website (once it was assembled).
I would definitely recommend this futon. My husband did have to get a few extra screws that were longer than what were sent but that was no big deal. One does need a pretty good area of space to assemble.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was true
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of futon mattress and frame was exceptional
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The product description was exactly as stated.
We purchased the Yosemite futon to use mainly as a bed while one of us had to move out of state for a while; we wanted a piece of furniture that could be used for something else (couch, guest room bed, etc) when we re-merge households again. So far we have been satisfied with the Yosemite as a bed--the mattress is firm and comfortable. However, we may purchase a memory foam topper (or something similar) to improve the comfort still more. There is a slight pitch in the middle (where the bed would fold up into a couch), but I am not sure if that is due to our construction (see notes below...) or to a flaw in the design. I think a thick mattress topper would alleviate that pitch considerably, which is why we will purchase one soon.
The colors depicted online are true to life; we chose the burgundy, which, if used as a couch would work very well with the honey-colored wooden arms.
I docked this item one star because it was an absolute BEAR to assemble. The directions were very minimal and difficult to follow, and the packaging includes *lots* of extra hardware, which can be confusing. (Additionally, the smaller pieces of hardware came coated in grease/oil, so we had to be prepared with rags and a covering on the floor, etc.) Moreover, some of the holes on the frame--which is metal--were not drilled properly, or even drilled all the way through--! We had to "pop out" some of these holes and leave other holes unattached because there was no way to line up the frame correctly...
Be sure that you or your friend helping you :) is mechanically inclined and likes a good challenge--this was tough to put together. So far, though, the hard work has been worth it and the piece seems stable and secure.
I ordered 4 of these for the loft in our cabin and they are beautiful. They were easy to assemble and look perfect in our cabin. They are very comfortable to sleep on and make great seating for our guests. I just love them!!!!
The previous reviews warned me of the tedious work to put this together . . . my husband agreed to it anyway. There was an extra bag of hardware in the box that was not mentioned in the instructions . . . INVENTORY ALL PIECES BEFORE STARTING ASSEMBLY. My husband tried to follow the instructions until he ran into problems . . . the extra bag of hardware was placed in the box after-the-fact so the instructions don't tell you to look for the correct hardware. Only people with experience and patience in putting together puzzles should even attempt this assembly. The futon mattress and cover are excellent. The quality and weight of the wood makes a great addition to the room's theme . . . that's the only reason we were willing to go through all the trouble in assembly.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches exactly to the website
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Everything good quality except the hardware
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I was beyond disappointed with this product. I expected all parts would be included and they were not. The screws needed to complete the first step were allegedly attached to another part of the box (not inside the box with all of the other parts). I subsequently had to call the help line which has the most inconvenient hours only to be met with a rather rude person who insisted I was wrong, until he finally realized what product I was talking about. Overall this was an awful experience.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Doesn't fit together perfectly
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fine
Written Instructions were difficult, but someone with mechanical skills can get the job done as there are not too many steps necessary. It also required a trip to the store to buy 4 bolts that needed to be longer than those included. After the set-up, the finished product is nice. It is larger than most futons and very comfortable. When in the sitting position, the cushion does tend to slide forward some. Over all, we are satisfied. Good value.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. final product is good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? description did not communicate difficult set-up and need to buy different bolts
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