who makes a COMFORTABLE sofa-sleeper? any suggestions??

  • rnch

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    Oct 12, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    i'm renovating the double front parlor of my home; it was a separate efficiency apartment for many years.

    i would like to make it into a classy "show off room", with period furniture dating from the 1880's, when the house was built.

    i have enough period furniture to fill the room; but would also like to include a modern built, older looking, COMFORTBLE-no-steel-bar-across-your-lower-back sofa-sleeper so the room can be used as a guest suite when needed for company.

    could someone sugggest a place to buy such a sofa-sleeper?
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    Oct 13, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    They still make those? Just give your guest a pillow and a blanket and direct em to the sofa! Lights out!
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    Oct 13, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    I think they all suck after a few months of use -- there's just no way to get around the "steel-bar-across-your-back" problem as the mattress gets squished after being folded up. So I got one of these a few years ago, by Select Comfort, with an inflatable mattress, and it's great. Very comfy.

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    Trouble is, it doesn't seem like they don't make em anymore. You have to look on Craigslist, like here:

    http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/fuo/1418423852.html

    If you're interested, I'd get a UHaul and get to Jacksonville quick. I only saw two of these for sale in the entire country. The other is in Detroit.

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    Oct 13, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    rnch saidi'm renovating the double front parlor of my home; it was a separate efficiency apartment for many years.

    i would like to make it into a classy "show off room", with period furniture dating from the 1880's, when the house was built.

    i have enough period furniture to fill the room; but would also like to include a modern built, older looking, COMFORTBLE-no-steel-bar-across-your-lower-back sofa-sleeper so the room can be used as a guest suite when needed for company.

    could someone sugggest a place to buy such a sofa-sleeper?



    Believe it or not Ikea has a new one that does not use the fold out steel bar contraption that is a generally a back breaker. Instaed it uses a pull put frame with a real mattress the stores under the sofa . Of course it you have the bucks there is always Ligne Roset

    http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/Products/living/sofa-beds/Nomade-Express_709.aspx

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    Oct 13, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    American Upholstery. My friends have all commented about how comfortable it is. The couch itself is not bad either icon_smile.gif

    The cotton mattress lays on a big wooden board so the weight is equally distributed, instead of steel bars.

    Like this:

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    That's not the one I have, but the bed is similar.