The Freedom Outdoor Futon Frame with its sleek and modern style is enhanced by its free perimeter. Not only it is armless, but all of its structural components are recessed, creating a light look. This makes the Freedom Design easily accessible from all sides, for both sitting and sleeping, which is ideal for casual environments and space-challenged settings. Additionally, the horizontally oriented hardwood slats comprising the support deck of this frame are harder to come by than the more often used short, vertical slats found in other sofabeds. These long slats are an integral part of the bridge-like design of the hyper-efficient Nikita uniframe or one-frame design wherein the slatted decks and supporting structures are one integrated unit. Further, the horizontal slat design not only provides added strength and integrity to the frame, it helps to keep your futon mattress in place.