Panel Beds: Do-It-Yourself Kits
About Panel Beds
There are two types of Murphy beds on the market today: the bifold door type and the panel type. The bifold door type generally sells for less and has a metal frame exclusive of the cabinet that has to be bolted to the floor. Most of the cabinets are made of melamine over particle board. Over time the bifold doors go out of alignment and need to to be constantly adjusted, due to the weight the hinges need to carry.
The panel bed is more of a piece of furniture that can be moved around in the house after it is assembled. It is attached to the wall at the top with four 3 1/2 inch screws mounted into wall studs. The front of the panel bed becomes the doors and folds down with the mattress in it. The panel bed has no mechanical springs or doors. Two bullet latches in the upper top corners of the front face lock and snap the bed in place when it is closed.
High Quality, American-made
Our wallbeds are absolutely the very best do-it-yourself kits on the market today, and we've built and installed over two hundred of these beds. We make our standard bed cabinets out of cabinet-grade 3/4 inch birch, maple or oak plywood. Higher grades are available upon request and special orders can be made out of cherry or walnut. No finish is applied to the wood on these units, and if you intend to paint it we recommend ordering birch because it has a tighter grain. All exposed edges are edge banded with real wood and every exposed part is sanded smooth. All metal parts are coated with three coats of paint and black powder coating on all steel parts.The flip over leg is rated to hold 1000 pounds.
All wood parts are numbered to match the packing list and pre-drilled. We provide a pictorial assembly and installation manual that is very comprehensive, plus you can call for personal attention if you are having difficulties. All wood parts are held together by square drive pocket screws and assembly is fairly easy if the instructions are followed in sequence.
Tools needed for assembly: