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Futon Life  Spring 2005
Inside Futon Life This Month :
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Cover Story : The Name Game - Part II
  Cover Story
  Comfort and style are familiar, if infrequent, objections to futon furniture and they represent two-thirds of the reasons cited....
Feature Story : Geometry of Comfort
  Feature Story
  Why futon frames were designed this way? How does the seating angle on a futon compare to the seating angle on a traditional sofa? How does the slanted seat affect consumer perception of the futon product?...
Publishers Forum : Future of the World of Furniture
  Publishers Forum
  If you had told me three months ago that the word "futon" had a very positive value in the marketplace, I would have said you were wrong...
HR Feature : Pre-Employment Background Screening
  HR Feature
  Background screening is the process of checking an applicant’s legal, employment and educational history, with the applicant’s permission...
The Road Not Taken : Dave's Mail Bag
  Dave's Mail Bag
  We want to reassemble our futon frame but we can’t find the hardware. What should we do?....
Flammability Updates Words On Fire : Flammability Updates
  Flammability Update
  CPSC proposes new open-flame standard; Bedclothes standard not far behind; N.J. proposes strict mattress standard...
Industry Updates : Cotton Works futon covers
  Industry Updates 1
  The Visco Opulence “raises the bar” in the futon industry. It combines two one-inch thick temperature- and weight-sensitive visco foam layers, two eight-inch thick “batts”....
  Industry Updates 2
  The upholstered and slip-covered bed frames in Solid-colored textured fabrics continue to dominate the furniture and futon business....
Words On Fire : Flammability Updates & News Industry Updates
  Flammability Updates & News
  On Dec. 21, 2004, the US Consumer Products Safety Commission proposed an open-flame mattress flammability standard that is close to the California TB 603 standard in many respects—including TB 603’s 30-minute test parameter. A public hearing on this proposal was held on March 3.
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