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Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Please tell me what size bed is this (regular, queen or king)?
Question:
What are the frame and legs made out of - wood, metal, plastic?
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Can anyone tell me what the back of the gray Sienna Linen Futon looks like. It would be really helpful. Thank you.
Question:
when it turns into a bed is it a twin or a full size
Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber

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Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber

Make the most of small spaces with the Contempo Futon. Both versatile and stylish, this comfortable futon changes from a sofa to a sleeper in minutes. Perfect for lounging, entertaining and sleeping.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber

Question

how sturdy is this product. how much weight will it hold?

item- mainstays contempo futon priced $179.00. thanx
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - concord,ca
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Because it is a two-part piece, there is a connection in the center. So you have two small pipes that form the frame of the futon into which you slide another piece of metal to connect the two sides together.

I had to put a wooden foot stool under it in the center to keep the center from sagging because that pipe-connection configuration is very weak.

This is not worth the money.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Es593IjsLLhN
 - Spokane, WA
answer 2
me and hubby 400 so good. but the FOAM get flat after 2months
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 3
300 lb. limit
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelCompanies
Question

can it really support me?

when thie futon goes down as a bed, does it have a support under the other side? like, I know there is a support under the seat when its a couch but when its a bed, is there a support under the other side? please help.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
jayjayop
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
there are two legs on the "bed"/"back (futon)" side, I do not know how strong they are, but yes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
a89sd79d8
 - Pittsburgh
answer 2
yes there are foldable legs that can be set down in the back. They are not shown in the pictures but there are two compartments in the back that unzip and the legs fold out so in the upright position they are hidden no one can tell they are there looks more like a couch than a typical futon.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SoldierGirl1997
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 3
yes , the extra 2 legs are hidden inside the mattress. open the 2 zippers on the back of the futon.
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 4
There is a leg on each bakside that is folded into the back - accessible by opening a zipper. It supported 1 adult wo issue and 2 adults (350+ lbs) ok also, but I wouldn't move much as fear the middle of frame could bend since no center support.
answered 4 years ago
By
theGeez
answer 5
It has two support post on the part that lays down when put into the bed position. You can not see them when the bed is up because they are zipped into the back, yet when you lay the back down, you simply unzip the back and pull the support posts out.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
futonshopper6
answer 6
When the sofa folds out into a bed, the two back legs of the sofa support the other side. The sofa is well-designed in my opinion. I hope you are not a real big guy though. Check measurements if you are - you may prefer a heavier-duty piece. This piece sits a little low but you could put risers under it. Walmart is selling them in the dorm bedroom furniture department.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
graymatter
 - Lexington KY
answer 7
Yes, there is a hidden leg that you will have to pull out when you are laying it out.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Kimd43
 - Arlington, Tex
answer 8
yes there are legs that pop out when you lay it down
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 9
There are legs built into the back of the cushions. You slide the material to uncover the legs.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
hlindgaa
 - vancouver,wa
answer 10
It has 2 metal bars that upzip out of the back of the futon (one from about the middle of each side) and fold down, so yes, I think it would support an average sized person...I wouldnt think over 300 pounds though.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
MrsUrbTwo
 - Ruckersville, VA
Question

Help! I am confused about how to put the arms down and the back of the futon down to make it in to a bed? I can't get it to be level now.

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
ohhmarissa
 - Tacoma
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
You have to click them all the way 'in' before they will release. I had a cheap deck chair that worked the same way.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Es593IjsLLhN
 - Spokane, WA
answer 2
read the manual....

keep folding the arms or the futon all the way up. (over fold it) when you reach the end (cannot fold any more), release and the arms and futon will be leveled.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
a89sd79d8
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
It is easy. Just pull them down to the seat of the sofa and then when it stops clicking, move it down flat.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
AslanofNarnia
 - Deadwood, SD
answer 4
unzip the back there are two compartments with foldable legs and to lay it down in that position you pull forward first then back the same for the ends of the futon
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SoldierGirl1997
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 5
PULL THEM ALL THE WAY UP AND THEN FAST TO THE LEVEL POSITION.
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 6
You need to pull the arms inward as far as you can to release them back to level.
answered 4 years ago
By
theGeez
answer 7
pull your arms all the way up then down again like a folding chair
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 8
Just push the back all the way forward until you hear a click and then it will fold flat. Same with the sides. kind of like a folding lawn chair. hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
twingles2000
Question

Is the width 45 inches as chair or bed?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
mousey45
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
7 answers
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answer 1
bed
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
a89sd79d8
 - Pittsburgh
answer 2
bed
answered 4 years ago
By
shoptilidrop82
answer 3
BED
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 4
Is the mattress depth 27" as a couch but you still have 28" of frame sticking out?
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Dan2002
 - NJ
answer 5
45" laying down width not length over 70"
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 6
When it's a bed
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
hlindgaa
 - vancouver,wa
answer 7
As a bed, product is 72" x 45". As a sofa, product is 72" x 27" x 34" high.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelCompanies
Question

How big is the package?

Can you fit the box in a Toyota Corolla?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
AslanofNarnia
 - Deadwood, SD
answer 2
YES , YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIT IT IN TOYOTA ON YOUR BACK SEAT , OR IN OPEN TRUNK
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 3
I don't think it will fit in a corolla, you would have to have truck or get it delivered to your home.
answered 4 years ago
By
Amanda101485
 - Columbus Oh
answer 4
Just assembled the futon, the box dimensions are 12"x45"x36"
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ArizonaBrandon
 - Arizona
answer 5
it is light but long over 70" strap it to the roof with zip ties from Home depot "yellow" that is what i did
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 6
The futon box is smaller than you think as they have each half on top of the other in the carton. When you open the box you will need to slide the bars together and insert some screws. I am unsure of the Corolla, but it would fit inside the back of an SUV.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
MrsUrbTwo
 - Ruckersville, VA
answer 7
the box is 37"x12" then 72".
I fit it in my 2001 Honda Civic sedan
trunk. Half of it stuck out.
I would say yes to the Corolla.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Ray70
 - Rogers, AR
Question

How thick is the matress?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The thickness varies. The more you sit on it the thinner it gets. If you sit it in a corner and never use it, it will look great as long as you never sit on it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Es593IjsLLhN
 - Spokane, WA
answer 2
5 inches for the sitting area, 4 inches for the back
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
a89sd79d8
 - Pittsburgh
answer 3
about 5 or 6 inches
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
AslanofNarnia
 - Deadwood, SD
answer 4
5"
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 5
about 5" FOAM
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 6
6"
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
DorelCompanies
Question

is this considered a full bed or what

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
luvem4ever
 - 53143
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is not equivalent to a full bed. It would be a tight squeeze for 2.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
rebecchina
answer 2
more like a twin
answered 4 years ago
By
shoptilidrop82
answer 3
almost,the full size sheets fit perfect.
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 4
twin
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
answer 5
Yes, I think it would be considered a full sized bed for bedding purposes.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
MrsUrbTwo
 - Ruckersville, VA
answer 6
45"x71" as a bed. looks closer to a twin size to me.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Ray70
 - Rogers, AR
Question

does the matress wear down after a while?

I'm higly considering getting a futon and this one seems pretty reasonably priced and looks great but I was wondering if the matress would start to thin after a lot of use? If that's the case then I can't get this. I've never slept on a futon or owned one so please help me.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
jayjayop
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES it does get thinner and lumpier and oddly shaped. The 'cushion' part is really poor quality.
The slick clean lines you see in the ad very quickly sag and it quickly becomes a very cheap looking piece of ....furniture. Using that term loosely too.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Es593IjsLLhN
 - Spokane, WA
answer 2
yes i def think it will thin out not very thick to begin with
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
shopfantic
 - fort wayne IN
answer 3
the only part I have had a problem with is the middle, I sit there a lot but its not really made to sit right in the middle, other than that its staying pretty thick and comfortable. I use it everyday as a couch and bed.
answered 4 years ago
By
Amanda101485
 - Columbus Oh
answer 4
The mattress does wear down. If you want it for a bed, definitely not a good choice. Also, while it folds down, you can really only sleep on one side because there are no bars to hold you up once the back lies down. It isn't the typical futon. On the other hand, I would definitely recommend this as a cute bedroom couch or a corner lounge. It looks great and feels sturdy. Although the mattress seems to shrink a bit, it is still a good seating piece!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
WalmartUserOnline
answer 5
I would assume that they all do except for maybe the very high end ones. I have this one but it is new. I have another, more expensive one that I've had for three years and it has sunken at least an inch on either end where adults sit daily.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
graymatter
 - Lexington KY
answer 6
yes it get thin after normal sitting. I have mine 2 months and the Foam when from 5" to 3"
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Pixelmari
 - Trevose, PA
Question

What is the maximum weight it can hold/support?

My boyfriend weights 250 lb., I don't think this sofa can hold him safely, please, I really appreciate any answer
asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
He could probably sit on it just fine, but he might tip it over if there was moving around.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
KKgiggles
answer 2
In all honesty, I don't see a problem with this futon "holding" your boyfriend. Between my ex-husband & I, there is a combined weight of about 320lb, and we both sit on the futon very comfortably. This is sturdier than it really looks, trust me. I was a bit leery at first but it holds weight very well. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
tanyafg
 - Aurora, CO
answer 3
I am a big girl 230 and I sit on this everyday as my sofa and its fine. hold me great I wouldn't recommend sleeping on this everynight not that thick in the futon .
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SoldierGirl1997
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 4
My husband and I both sit on it at the same time, and we are a combined weight of about 350, so your bf would probably be fine on it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
caralw7
 - NJ
answer 5
This would support him just fine, for long term use it may wear down but it held a 220lb person and a 53lb perdon just fine for the 5 nights they were here.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TexanInHeart
 - McKinney, TX
answer 6
i bought this futon month ago. now my brother has been staying with me since 3 weeks and he is sleeping on this futon. he is about 230 and i noticed that futon is starting to bend in the middle. i don't know how this will work if someone only would sit on it.
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
Question

Is this a full-size bed size?

It seems that two people should be able to sleep on this, though not with much room. Is this correct?
asked 4 years ago
By
rebecchina
on Mainstays Contempo Futon Sofa Bed, Chocolate Microfiber
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No this is not full size per se, I folded it all the way down and its not really that big maybe small kids or one adult comfortable.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SoldierGirl1997
 - Sierra Vista, AZ
answer 2
It might be a little too tight for two people to sleep on this. However, it will be more than sufficient for one person,
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MrGrin
answer 3
best for one adult or 2 kids
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
carlamom
 - naperville, il
answer 4
maybe two small people
answered 4 years ago
By
shoptilidrop82
answer 5
YOU COULD SQUEEZE TWO PEOPLE. BUT THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM.
answered 4 years ago
By
shira
 - Queens, NY
answer 6
Yes two people can sleep on it, my boyfriend and I are on it together all the time.
answered 4 years ago
By
Amanda101485
 - Columbus Oh
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