Rated 5 out of 5áby guffy better assembly info needed but LOVE the futons
first, i am blown away by the two futons i bought in painted white. they are sturdy, good looking, and surprisingly comfortable to lie out on and watch tv. nice firm seating and the covers are trim and not sloppy looking.
now for the warning: these are bears to assemble. very shabby directions. it took 4 hours to assemble both couches. my daughter is fit and did most of the assembly with mild assistance from me. yes, two people needed for sure.
i would love llbean to make a video of the method for conversion
from couch to bed and vice versa as well as the method for adjusting seat back to slightly reclined position. words do not fill the bill. actually the whole assembly should be in the video. if no video is possible...how about some stick figures? i would like to feel confident about changing position, etc.
every time i walk through my living room i smile...gotta say i love these futons...i wish i bought them years ago...i finally figured out how to dog proof living room seating and still have a nice looking comfortable arrangement.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby George Futon and accessories
Just received the Futon. Delivery of all items on time and in good order. A few hours to put together and now in use. It is a handsome piece of furniture, ideal for a beach cottage. Sturdy, practical and could be used as a sleeping couch without the trouble of the Futon transformation. Looking forward to LL Bean quality in it's durability for years to come. Technical assistance from LL Bean staff during the purchase process was outstanding.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cottontail Excellent product!
I waited a long time before I purchased the futon. I bought it when LL Bean was having a 15% sale on the entire purchase. It was well worth the wait and the savings.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby HigginsLake Couldn't be happier!
We love this futon at our cottage! Beautiful, well-made, sturdy and comfortable! Set-up definitely required two people as this is heavy, but we are so happy we purchased this futon! We got the cover in denim and the white coffee table - really brightens up the room!
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby agkenne Beautiful, but not that easy to set up
I am writing this review on the day after we set up our futon. It looks gorgeous in our living room, and is just as it was pictured. (Well, the mattress isn't as straight as it is in the catalog photos, but then we're not professional photographers.)
It wasn't as easy for us to set up as others have said, though. We struggled a bit with getting the seat on the frame and the rollers in the right tracks. This step in the assembly process definitely could NOT be performed by one person. After we got that step finished, we had trouble getting the cover on the mattress. The mattress is heavy and slippery! It doesn't have any handles, so the only way we could figure out how to move it around was with bungee cords.
As I said before, the futon, frame, and cover look beautiful now that we have it assembled, and I am sure we will love it through the years (hence the five stars). It's also very comfortable. See... even Sparky likes it! But I just wanted to get our assembly struggles documented here before we forgot them.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Harvestlyn Well Built, Beautiful Piece
I've been eyeing this cottage futon for a couple of years, and finally bought it this Spring. It is so well built, and gorgeous! I was doing up my spare room into a guest bedroom with colored walls and all white furniture. It looks amazing, and everyone who's slept on the futon said it was really comfortable. I can't recommend this piece enough.
July 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby CTladyshopper Nice look
I really liked the look of the futon. It is the first time I have ever ordered furniture online. However, when I got it in, the frame was cracked. There were cracks where several screws were placed. I was concerned this may crack more. My husband was not too happy. We did not call to have it returned. I was afraid that it would take a long time to get another and it may just happen again. My husband felt it would be fine for the kids. From now on, I would most likely not buy furniture online, but in a store so I could see it.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautifull
I was surprised and very happy with this cottage futon. It is very sturdy and well made. The mattress is very thick, not a flimsy piece of foam. My son was able to assemble it by himself, although two people would be easier, it's heavy. It is beautiful. The cover has to be ordered separately, which isn't really clear on the site. Nevertheless, it is a very comfortable, very nice piece of furniture. Much better then I expected. In addition LLBean customer service is wonderful.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Maeve1234567 Color is different from photo
I was going to build my LR around this futon cover in the blue print. Online it looks like the background is off white (nice & bright) but when it arrived it is a deep tan almost taupe. Much too dark. I will return it for the denim blue color and start over. Otherwise, it looks like a good product.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NRSteinbock Cottage Futon
I brought these futon/cottage-style frames 16 years ago when I first did my small home. Due to a flood in my basement when I was away, I had to replace them. What luck that the same item was available so many years later with a more comfortable, better designed futon mattress. Same excellent quality, ease of assembly and great look. Bravo LLBean!
August 13, 2014