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Twin-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform
Twin-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform Item #: 54877
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Special Price $274.99 Regular Price $324.99
Full-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform
Full-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform Item #: 55991
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Special Price $299.99 Regular Price $349.99
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Queen-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform
Queen-Size I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware with Mattress Platform Item #: 54386
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Special Price $324.99 Regular Price $374.99
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I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware Kits with Mattress Platforms

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Create a wall bed that opens smoothly and quietly with these premium piston lift mechanisms. With no springs to break or slacken over time, you'll get years of reliable service. Unlike many other kits, these packages include a sturdy steel mattress platform with comfortable cambered wood slats to support your mattress. Metal legs at the foot of the bed swing out for a level sleeping surface when opened, and the mechanism holds the bed securely closed when not in use. Instructions are included for building a basic cabinet enclosure. Compatible with mattresses up to 10'' thick. Choose from Twin, Full and Queen sizes.


  • Includes tubular steel mattress frame for strength and improved weight distribution
  • Comes with cambered wood slats for comfort
  • Recommended for standard mattress sizes up to 10'' thick
  • No box spring is used

  • Shipping Restrictions: Ground Transportation Only
I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware
(1) Mattress Platform with Wood Slats
(1) Set of Detailed Instructions/Plans for a Cabinet Enclosure
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Tech Spec Item #54877 (Twin-Size):
  • Dimensions (cabinet enclosure): 78-1/2''H x 42-7/8''W x 17''D (closed)
  • Projection: 82-1/8''

Item #55991 (Full-Size):
  • Dimensions (cabinet enclosure): 78-1/2''H x 58-3/4''W x 17''D (closed)
  • Projection: 82-1/8''

Item #54386 (Queen-Size):
  • Dimensions (cabinet enclosure): 85-5/8''H x 64-3/4''W x 17''D (closed)
  • Projection: 89-1/8''

  • Weight Capacity for Occupants: 1000 pounds
  • Maximum mattress thickness: 10''
  • Warranty on Hardware: 5 years
Tech Docs
Hardware Type No
Hardware Style Frame
Mount Vertical
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4.4 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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Thanks to Mr. Huff DH high school carpentry class of 72-73
Recommend a dedicated work area before starting work. This summer was so hot and humid that work had to be moved indoors.Recommend that you have a garage or work shed to build. Have large sheets of plywood and trim cut at the lumber store. We bought birch plywood and we could have saved a lot of money using cabinet grade plywood. Staining did not come out as expected. Had to redo materials using paint. Several parts where missing and they were promptly mail to us. Could have used a video or finished photo's. Perhaps Rocker could sell a bucket of supplies needed for this project. Spent time running back to the lumber yard or hardware store to get this and that. Been layed up for a while and found while I was a bit rusty, I was able to finish our project. No issue with Rocker at all . Most issues where with the installer and where resolved in a timely manner. Thanks
September 23, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product!! Came with extra parts and assembling was not to difficult! Instructions were easy to follow!! Highly recommended
August 22, 2018
1 month ago
Easy for the DIY Person!
I worried as I had never built a Murphy Bed before. I use to have a Handyman Service years ago. Had done a lot of things but nothing like this. Especially building it from two wooden towers that I previously had built for a 54" Floor Model TV. This was so easy. I worried unnecessarily! The directions were easy to understand! Thanks so much! Did I mention I am Melvin's wife? Yes, even a Woman can do this!

Thanks Again!
Deanna Lewis
July 11, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Murphy Bed
Instructions were complete and well written. The only minor problem was that 1 hole was not drilled in the side mounting bracket.
June 20, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best ever
Great product, fine instructions easy to follow and the bed assembly easy. John T
May 22, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
instructions were very clear and precise.
October 29, 2017
11 months ago
I have made three
I made a Full size and when friends saw them I was asked to make another full size and a queen. All instructions were easy to follow. Make sure you pay attention to 'left' 'right' and 'top' orientations. Once the parts were completed I moved the pieces into the house. My wife and I assembled the pieces. Construction and assembly instructions were excellent.
September 17, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Customer Service
We are in shock right now. We bought a queen size Murphy bed for our mountain condo. We precut the wall frame before we left home. We got it attached and began putting together the bed frame hardware. We readied it to put in the hole and it is a full size not a queen size. Wow! We couldn't believe it. I called customer service and he immediately apologized and said he would get the queen bed hardware shipped immediately no questions asked. Wow!!!! We were in shock! Now that's customer service. We love the quality hardware. Beside the inconvenience of the wrong bed being sent to us we are very impressed with Rockler.
August 4, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Murphy Bed
Good project almost complete. Working on front door right now
June 22, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is an excellent product and my comments are to help others avoid the mistakes I made. I am a 35 year experienced woodworker with a fully equipped shop. When I started looking for a plan I saw the option to download the Woodworker Journal plan. I did this and started working on the bed before my I Semble order arrived. I don't like painted projects so I bought 4 sheets of Cherry plywood and the cherry required to make the frame for the door shown in the on-line plan. By the time my hardware arrived I had cut out all the required pieces. I then installed the mounting brackets as shown by the templates in the box with the hardware. I didn't realize until too late that the plan with the hardware had only the plywood door, not the door plus a solid wood frame. This put the mounting plate in the wrong place and required a lot of effort to save $400 worth of material. I resolved the problem by adding more trim to the front. This could have been avoided if any note had been included with the on-line plan stating that it was different from the plan included with the hardware. The next issue was with the brackets used to mount the bed against the wall. These are not adequate. They have two holes that are too far apart to use on a 2X4 stud and the screws are too short. The pistons are so powerful that the screws pulled out of the studs. I replaced them with larger L brackets and 3 inch screws. The end result is a wonderful bed that thrilled my wife to no end.
June 18, 2017
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
extra space
Gary C on Aug 14, 2018
Easy to use website. Liked the reviews and videos.
Brian G on Aug 4, 2018
extra space
Gary C on Aug 14, 2018
Gary C on Aug 5, 2018
Easy to use website. Liked the reviews and videos.
Brian G on Aug 4, 2018
I need space and looks beautyfull
Francisco E G on Jul 31, 2018
We have a small room that we want to double as an office and guest room, and we didn't want to spend a lot of money on a murphy bed. This kit was a great solution!
Ryan P on Jul 25, 2018
Robert T on Jul 15, 2018
building for grandson
Gary D on Jul 13, 2018
additional comfort over flat platform
Steven D on Jul 5, 2018
Perfect application for office and bedroom
Alvin N on Jun 26, 2018
It seemed like a good way to build a murphy bed
Wesley W on Jun 12, 2018
What I was looking for and right price
Jeff G on Jun 9, 2018
We needed to save space and a good woodworking project has to have good hardware to make it good!
Phil W on Jun 7, 2018
building Murphy bed
Macy J on Jun 3, 2018
Watched video on the right of this
Tom R on May 22, 2018
The overall design of both the mounting system and frame itself appear to be superior...time will tell.
Gregory H on May 18, 2018
A friend ordered one from you and liked it.
Debbi S on May 17, 2018
Looks like it will meet our needs. Liked the slats for increased comfort
Mark W on May 14, 2018
Neighbor is building one so we are going to have a Murphy Bed buidathon.
William P on May 14, 2018
I'm going to video tape this project to show any woman can do anything at any age if you put your mind to it.
Researching the product and finding an excellent kit is where it starts.
debbie g on May 5, 2018
Needed a Twin bed to build in and liked the slats for comfort
Tom w. wood J on May 4, 2018
I liked the fact that everything on line was very clear, all of the instruction were on line and you can print them. I liked that all the hardware to build this bed were included and all for a fraction of the cost of other Murphy beds
John T on Apr 29, 2018
Because it satisfies my requirements and is easier to build than the other kit you offer. However, I feel it is a bait and switch tactic to say you have free shipping but then charge for shipping when one actually submits an order.
Robert R on Apr 25, 2018
Looking for a murphy bed for a guest room, same hardware (or appears to be) used in Bestar finished furniture. I wanted real wood frame rather than Bestar particle board, looked for a solution and found one.
Gary H on Apr 21, 2018
Because the wife aka Karen wanted it.
Joe A on Apr 14, 2018
We needed another type of bed in our camping trailer other than what it originally came out with. It was a fold in half mattress which was very uncomfortable.
William H on Apr 14, 2018
All components included, good video
Joan H on Apr 9, 2018
We are putting one in a spare room and saw good reviews.
Craig M on Apr 8, 2018
Reveiwed several murphy bed kits and found this one to be the best.
Cindy W on Apr 5, 2018
Good reviews.
No springs.
Sturdy metal frame.
Matt R on Mar 30, 2018
I need a Murphy Bed for a small 12x 14 bedroom we have built in our Shop. I was impressed by the number of favorable reviews. Now to get the kit in and see if I can assemble and get the same rave reviews
Gregory O A on Mar 26, 2018
Needed to make better use of space
Ray K on Mar 24, 2018
Jeannie C on Mar 21, 2018
I read the reviews on a couple of the hardware kits and I like the fact that this kit was more complete, frame and all, including a spring system under the mattress.
Sharon J on Mar 20, 2018
Looks like an easy build that will add a lot of versatility to our extra bedroom.
Terri M on Mar 19, 2018
Liked kit with slats
Steve R on Mar 19, 2018
for the lite weight slats
Stephan H on Mar 17, 2018
Want more space in a guest bedroom that is rarely utilized
Donna W on Oct 19, 2017
We want one
mathew b on Oct 10, 2017
I built one with out the platform and wanted to try something new. this looks like it may work better
jeff m on Sep 30, 2017
Need occasional accommodations for family visiting.
Steve W on Sep 30, 2017
In order to try to fit two boys into one small room
Paul D C on Sep 13, 2017
size, price, customer service.
Celeste D on Sep 11, 2017
Needed to make home office available as a bedroom for visitors
Harry S on Sep 7, 2017
Use in Church Parsonage.
David T on Aug 24, 2017
I trust rockler
RUSSELL S on Aug 8, 2017
The quality of this bed looks great and the price even better!
Barbara A on Aug 5, 2017
checked several murphy bed hardware set ups thought this one provided the best quality and value
Larry J on Jul 31, 2017
College graduation gift for my son's new apartment!
Robert E on Jul 27, 2017
Excellent reviews
Donna H on Jul 24, 2017
I picked this item because of the good reviews.
Larry B on Jul 24, 2017
Gary C on Aug 5, 2018
I need space and looks beautyfull
Francisco E G on Jul 31, 2018
What should the maximum weight of the mattress be?
Kristen B on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Do the side cabinets come with the kit???
I'm hoping to place a queen size murphy bed vertically in my basement which has a shorter than standard ceiling height height. I read the vertical cabinet dimension is 85 5/8 inches. Can adjustments be made to decrease that dimension? If so, what is the least possible dimension vertically?
Patrick K on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not think you can shorten the height dimension. You would want to purchase the unit that opens the short (side) way . . . which of course means if you have two people you both get on the bed on the same side. However, that certainly shortens the height of the unit, and also gives you a very nice shelf (top of unit) for display items, or perhaps a bookshelf.
Is it possible to get the same offering for a Horizontal murphy bed? I need that due to size constraints in a small bedroom?
Dave A on Apr 7, 2017
can you convert it to horizontal?
Bobbi V on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rockler sells this frame in a horizontal kit if that's the orientation needed.
I-Semble Horizontal-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware Kits with Mattress Platforms
I-Semble Horizontal-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware Kits with Mattress Platforms
Are these the one attached to wall or to the floor?
Aries M on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The wall. It's a big cabinet with a bed inside. Brackets at the top to keep it from tipping.
Once the bed is built, can it be broken down at all to move? My boyfriend is worried that once we build it we wont be able to move it.
Ashley V on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can take it apart to move it
Is there one available for king size?
Nataly M on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, not at this time
Can this be adapted to a taller mattress?
Teresa s on Mar 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The exact model I bought came with the bed frame, and I think if the mattress were longer, the leg assembly (which flips over the end) might catch and not be able to flip over. I don't see any reason the design without the bed frame (where you build a box to house the mattress) would not be completely customizable, however.

(I have not completed my assembly, however, as I have been traveling a lot. I will update if my I get into the bed frame and my opinion changes.)

I can say this has been a great kit to work on so far...all the parts are really well-organized and there are full-sized drilling guides making it really easy to get critical holes in exactly the right places QUICKLY with no measuring. Just lay the drilling guide on the panel, mark all the hole locations with a punch and start drilling.
What holds the matteress in place when up?
Gary1 on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I just started building mine today. I see in the kit are 2 mattress supports that attach to the head of the bed shaped like a big U to keep the mattress from falling. These are the same thing you see on a motion bed that keeps the mattress from sliding off the bed when you raise the head.
What is shown in the picture is what you get ? I know we have to buy the mattress but I get everything else ?
Stephanie on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this product only contans the hardware. You need to purchase the lumber and actually build what yiu see. This is a great product and easy to build with basic woodworking tools.
Do you have any suggestions for a brand of mattress? The ten-inch thickness limitation is EXTREMELY limiting, given current available mattresses. I'm having a difficult time finding one that "thin" (as one distributor described it).
Mark H on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I just made the "cabinet" deeper, aligning the hardware as instructed on the front edge. Makes it possible to use as thick a mattress as you wish.
Does it come with the side book shelves?
A not xtina on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. You get only the hardware. All the wooden parts must be cut and assembled by the customer.
Does the bed come with the shelves?
Josieadams on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. This is a package that includes everything to build the bed itself, except the wood, pulls/handles, and pocket screws (so that you can knock it down to move through the door into position.)
If you want to add the shelves, you'll need shelf pins/supports for 3 shelves per cabinets, 2 hinges per cabinet, 1 door pull per cabinet, and additional wood. A shelf drilling jig is also really helpful for the shelves.
I just built it and I do think a crown jig (either built or purchased) some large clamps or clamp-it squares, an a domino joiner (stronger than biscuits) would all be a consideration for me were I to do it again.
can you use one of the 10 inch foam mattresses on this bed frame, or are they too light? Foam mattresses weight about 60 pounds.
Dawn M on May 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a great kit but the lifting pistons are not adjustable to accommodate light mattresses. We used a steel spring IKEA mattress and even that was too light. I called Rockler and they said to just add weight to the frame. We added 2 two foot long steel rebars and strapped tied them on and that did the trick. Works great and we love it.
Does the I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed have a wall mount bracket rather than mounting to the inside of a custom cabinet?
Lee M on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with 2 angle brackets to attach to the top of the cabinet and the wall. I did not like the brackets that came with the bed. After receiving notice that some people had the cabinet come loose and fall on them I decided to overdo the attachment. I bought a 3 foot piece of perforated angle iron, attached it to 3 wall studs and then to the top of the cabinet. It would take a crow bar to get mine to come down. What ever you do make sure that you are attached to wall studs and not just sheet rock.
Just to be 100% sure, this DOES NOT include the materials for the frame/cabinet enclosure, only the instructions for how to build it?
Enmanuelle P on Jul 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The kit includes only the metal components and hydraulics of the Murphy bed. The only wood components which are included are the bed platform slats. The instructions on making the bed's cabinet and side cabinets are in the Woodworkers Journal article which can be downloaded on the Rockler website. The customer needs to purchase the wood and door hardware such as hinges and door handles. LED lights may be purchased separately.
Do we get all the hardware shown in the picture ? I guess not. Can anyone tell me what all is included in the kit?
Nids_del on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Everything is included as well as the wooden slats which take the place of a box spring. You furnish the wood i.e. plywood, wooden frame, trim and crown molding. You also supply the milk paint, water based polyurethane, door handles and if you wish, LED lights.
I saw there was previously a safety recall. How has this been resolved?
Jeff B on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rockler provided me with a kit which consisted of lag bolts and brackets (to secure the frame to studs in the wall and new brackets that hold the cabinet sides securely to those boards. All screws, bolts, brackets are supplied along with well written instructions.
With no side boards, is there a problem with mattress sliding off the sides?
Bruce T on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not any more than a mattress would slide off a box spring on a normal frame type bed support.
Can you simply just use this kit? Or do you need to buy the enclosure as well? If you didn't buy the enclosure, what would you need in addition to this kit?
JoeA9 on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You'll need to build the enclosure. It only comes with the mechanism and bed frame. If you click on "download manual" it'll explain everything you need and how much 3/4" plywood to use.
Could this be used on an entertainment center? I have a huge solid 4 piece entertainment center. 2 tall side cabinets and the bridge across the top. There is 4 separate pieces. I'm thinking not using the center cabinet and using the 2 tall side cabinets for the frame. Do you think that would work?
Pam T on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have basically done the same thing that you want to do. If the dimensions are compatible with the bed it should work just fine. My preference would be for the bed cabinet to be deeper than the side cabinets. Even flush depth would be good but if the cabinets are deeper you might want to modify the depth of the bed to match. The only other challenge is matching or complementing the finish on the side cabinets.
Rockler Queen Murphy Bed: What is the difference between the kit WITH or WITHOUT the Mattress Platform (besides the obvious)? Pro's and con's of the Mattress Platform? - Thanks!
Scott S on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The obvious I assume is that will need to build a frame to hold the mattress. Depending on your skill level this could or could not be something you want to tackle. One advantage to the platform is that it supports the paneling that forms the front face. With the weight of the wood and mattress I felt the platform was a good choice for that reason. It gives a solid base to work from. Also the support slats work well to provide a box springs support. There is a plan in one of the handyman magazine issues for building this bed without the platform.
what color is the product?
dean l on Aug 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The metal parts are black. The slats are a light brown in color. All of this will be cover up when closed. You cab color the wood frame whatever color you want.
Does the outer shelves come with the bed frame? If not where do I purchase the shelving?
kay p on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, only the hardware where the bed frame is included. None of the lumber or material to build the box is included.
I have a 12” memory foam mattresss and this says it works for mattresses up to 10”. Will this not stay closed?
K pre on May 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. It's been a while since I made mine, but if memory serves, I think you can "trick" it by making the side panels wider than the plans call for and then work all hardware installation from the front. But its a gamble. Suggest contacting the manufacturer.
I just got the queen size kit. I can't find any weight range for the wood door in the plans. Wanting to do Barn Door style front and concerned about total door/frame weight vs piston strength if I do 1/2 ply with 1/4 oak boards to glued on top to create the effect. Anyone have the info by chance?
james s on Sep 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used 3/4" maple plywood. I added six solid maple false front doors (three side by side) and framed the upper 2/3 of the plywood with maple trim. The weight worked out perfectly with the matress I bough.
could you use m.d.f for cabinet materials ?
RUSSELL S on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes you can
What is the shipping weight of the full size kit?
Ralph on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 70lbs? I could carry it and I'm a average woman
Does the I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murph Bed come in black?
Hydie D on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can paint or stain the wood parts whatever you like. The wood is NOT part of the kit and has to be bought cut and assembled. The metal pieces of the kit that you buy are mostly black. The white book cases and faux cabinet doors don't come with the kit.
I followed all cut dimensions, assembled the cabinet with brackets mounted per instructions. I put the frame on the brackets and the cabinet was not tall enough for the frame to go in at the top. Has anyone else had this problem? Had I noticed I would have made the cabinet taller by at least an inch.
jeff h on Apr 13, 2017
I just installed my frame yesterday and I have about 1 -1 1/4 inch clearance at both the top and bottom. Check your clearance at the bottom. If you have more than and inch or so, you may have mounted the interior brackets a bit high. I am in contact with rockler on a different issue: one of the pistons is bad. When its installed, it takes everything I have to pull the bed down. When uninstalled the frame operates smoothly with just one piston. Did you have any issues with the piston? Thanks. Ross
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