Hiddenbed® Fold-Out Bed and Desk Mechanism
This space-saving system converts your bed to a full-featured desk in only seconds!
Save space and add functionality by letting your bed double as an office workstation. When you're ready to work, simply fold your bed up against the wall, and the mechanism lifts your desktop to working height with all of your items intact from the previous day. Objects up to 17'' high can remain on the desk as you transform it back into a bed. If all you need is a short nap, you can even leave a full cup of coffee on the desk and it won't spill a drop! The balancing mechanism allows safe, smooth operation with up to 50 lbs. on the desk top. Each kit includes a fitting set, plus instructions on how to download technical drawings for several bed styles in CAD and PDF. (Drawing measurements are in metric.) No building material or fasteners are included, but a complete fastener kit is available separately (#46521) for both the Twin and Double sized mechanisms.
- Patented balancing mechanism allows easy, safe and smooth operation
- Build your Hidden bed with as little as 4 sheets of 4' x 8' plywood
- Downloadable Instructions for Several Bed Styles: The Ritzy is available as Twin. The Splendid is available in Twin/Full and Queen. Measurements are in metric.
- (1) Hiddenbed® Fold-Out Bed and Desk Mechanism
- (1) Set of instructions on how to download CAD and PDF drawings (in metric)
over 3 years ago
over 5 years ago
On the positive side, there’s really nothing else like this hardware and it works great!
On the other hand, building it has its challenges. It is definitely not for the beginner or even the average amateur.
So let’s start at the beginning. I purchased the queen size hardware and it came with three different plans. I build the “Queen Curved” using the PDF version of the plans. It does have a cut plan which specifies 6 sheets of ¾ and 1 sheet of 1” plywood. The 1” plywood is used to make the bed frame and I substituted a good grade of poplar instead. NOTE: the cut sheet is designed for a painted bed. If you want stained and you want the good sides of the plywood visible, you should plan on an extra sheet of ¾.
The plan also calls for a few pieces of steel, but I substituted wood instead. Lastly, as designed, the bottom of the bed would have a steel bar visible when in desk configuration. I build my bed frame entirely out of Poplar and used ¼ plywood to make the bottom look good.
Therefore, my BOM was 5 sheets of ¾ maple plywood. 2 sheets of Radiata Pine plywood. 5 pieces of 1x2x5 Poplar. 2 pieces 1x2x8 poplar. 250’ roll self-adhesive maple veneer edge banding. Misc screws and bolts. 1 gallon polyurethane.
I laid everything out on ¼ under layment plywood and then cut it out carefully. Then I used a pattern matching router bit to cut out the final pieces. I strongly recommend using this method.
IMPORTANT NOTE: the plan I used put the location of the hole for the lock on the side of the bed in the wrong place. It should be 1-7/8” closer to the top of the bed. (I called HiddenBed and they made note of the issue, so a correction may be forthcoming) My recommendation is to avoid drilling this hole until you are assembling. Then put a short pencil in the lock hole and use it to mark the exact location.
Last but not least. The plans are in metric measurements. They have imperial measurements as well, but all are very odd numbers. Therefore, I suggest you purchase a metric tape measure and forstner bit set. You’ll be glad you did!
Overall a great product and I’m very pleased with the result so far.
over 3 years ago
over 2 years ago
over 3 years ago
What wood would you recommend to use for this project. I would like to use decent wood and not MDF.
I too found some critical measurements missing on the tall vertical sides which when I wrote the company, they promptly sent me a copy of the revised drawings with the measurements that I needed added.
I am an amateur woodworker with a fairly equipped shop, table saw, planer, drill press, compound miter saw, router, and sanders and this will be my first furniture project. I live in a log home and don't want expensive woods or exotic but still want something to make it worth the value of building it? Where can I get furniture grade wood? I was thinking a red oak or maple would be nice.
The height is 90.375"
The desk projection is 50"
and the bed projection is 85"
I did call The manufacturer to try and get standard dimensions they gave me those but I never got an answer from rockler or the manufacturer on instructions .
Hiddenbed Majestic Queen Mechanism Kit - Vertical or Horizonal
The Queen Majestic Mechanism Kit is can be used to build a Vertical or a Horizontal Queen Hiddenbed with a mattress lodge of 60 x 80". The mattress weight should not exceed 85lbs. The kit includes fitting set, legs/leg screws, technical drawings in CAD, PDF and assembly instructions.
(No materials or hardware screws are included) Weight 17lbs
Kit Includes the drawings for both the Vertical Model and the Horizontal Model.
I presume you are building a double bed size, as the single bed will fit from one sheet of ply. There is support on the ends, as you are fastening to the slats directly, so I would probably go with the length wise seam. I would use a piece of 3/4" molding to hide the seam. You might consider making it higher up than half way where it could be used as a place for post it notes or clips for whatever you do on the desk top side. You might also consider going to the hiddenbed site and ask them for suggestions. I contacted them and found they were willing to send me the proper nylon inserts for the pivot points, which were not part of the original kit. I hope this was in some way helpful. I just received a note from my granddaughter who is using the one I built earlier this year. She loves it. Good luck.
The overall hieght is 89.5 ". Keep in mind, with a regular mattress, the top of the mattress ends up being 35" from the floor. Also, the plans were in metric and seemed to be written to be cut on a cnc machine. It was a very challenging build.
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.