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Futon performs double duty

This futon serves as a casual, comfortable sofa by day and a firm bed by night.

Modeled after California Mission-style furniture, the frame holds a full-size futon mattress and is designed to sit more upright than most commercial models. It also folds easily, so one person can set it up alone.

As a sofa, the unit measures 86 inches long by 33 tall by 36 deep. As a bed, it measures 86 inches long by 54 wide by 21 tall.

The Futon Sofa-Bed Plan, No. 850, is $7.95 and includes step-by-step directions.

A package of two futon sofa-bed plans, No. C86, is $11.95 and includes this plan and another. A catalog picturing hundreds of projects is $3.95. Prices include postage and handling. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery (for first-class mail, add $1 an item up to $3 maximum).

To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, CA 91409-2383.

To order by credit card, call toll-free (800) 828-2453. Please specify plan numbers.