A modern sofa bed is that furniture that serves as a couch for sitting in the day time and as a bed for sleeping in the evening. These are specially designed to serve this dual purpose. There are many styles of sofa beds to choose from ranging from size to construction to the type of mattress used inside of it. The basic styles include the traditional pull-out sofa bed, the click-clack convertible sofa bed, and the futon sofa bed.
Sofa beds actually have two frames. The wooden frame is used to shape the sofa. The metal, mechanical frame is used for pulling out the bed and supporting the mattress. There are a couple things to keep in mind when looking at the frame. First, buyers need to choose a sturdy wooden frame. Some types of wood, like pine, are sold cheaply, but they are not particularly durable. If the wooden frame splits, then the mechanical bed frame has no support, rendering the sofa bed useless. Choose a high quality wood, and if possible, try to find a sofa bed made out of kiln-dried wood. This wood has almost no moisture content, so it is highly durable and resistant to splintering.
The metal frame needs to be strong enough to support the bed, but light enough to open easily. Before buying any sofa bed, a customer needs to test out the opening mechanism. Visit a local furniture dealer and look at the different sofa beds. Try to open and close the bed inside the store, keeping in mind which ones operate more smoothly.