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Futon Life  Winter 2005-2006
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Cover Story : Dual Purpose Furniture
  Cover Story
  A full-size sleeper sells for $699-$899. La-Z-Boy’s key product in the category is the "Slumber Air." It’s a $200 add-on of a 5-inch air mattress that sits on top of the innerspring mattress. The mattress inflates and deflates quickly....
Conversing : Top Metal Bed Picks
  Metal beds are a hot category in today’s bedroom furniture market. Introductions at the High Point market indicate just how hot this category is. Category leaders Wesley Allen and Hillsdale Furniture have added dozens of frames....
Publishers Forum : What it Takes to Be Great
  Publishers Forum
  Today’s lifestyle needs, Stylish and versatile dual purpose furniture, such as futon sofa sleepers, daybeds and other choices can help....
Furniture Primer : Furniture Style Primer
  Furniture Primer
  Timeless furniture styles consistently connect through visual, tactile and emotional senses. Knowing the provenance of today’s furniture styles can facilitate connecting a customer with a style that is right for them....
Feature Story : Improve Your Futon Store Space with Christopher Lowell
  Feature Story
  Lowell developed the Seven Layers of Design while he was an interior design teacher for homeowners in his community. While helping them through the process of decorating their homes....
Shelter Magazine Digest : In this issue: Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, Better Homes
  Shelter Magazine Digest
  Here's a quick overview of the ideas, products and trends that major shelter magazines are showcasing...
The Road Not Taken : Valentine Poetry
  The Road Not Taken
  From the futon retailer to the futon manufacturer: Roses are red, Violets are blue, We finally made a sale, Ship us model three-oh-two.
Words On Fire : Flammability Updates
  Why We Should Focus on Product Quality More Than Ever
  As the CPSC has so definitely stated in the quote given above, its commissioners are making a point of mattress compliance, and with a new standard approaching us quickly, this means the time for hesitation has passed. We need to uniformly set our manufacturing and quality-control equipment in order. Here’s a look at the timetable presented in the “CPSC Public Calendar...
Shop Talk : August Lotz to Unveil New Products
  Shop Talk 1
  Espresso is a warm, dark brown finish with a new and Contemporary feel. It kindly competes with black lacquer, but gives the consumer who is used to buying black lacquer finished furniture another option....
  shop talk 2
  The collection now features four-poster beds, bookcase headboard beds, sleigh beds, bunk beds and a new captains bed. The Beacon Hill Collection is made of mahogany and is available in six painted finishes. The competitively priced....
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