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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
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

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
  • For previous recall Murphy Bed recall information, please see: I-Semble Recall
  • NOTE: Beds purchased after November 2017 were not affected by the previous recall.
I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed Hardware
(1) Mattress Platform with Wood Slats
(1) Set of Detailed Instructions/Plans for a Cabinet Enclosure
More Information
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
Technical Documents
Hardware Style Frame
Mount Vertical
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Great idea for saving space
I'm an intermediate level woodworker and had no problem with this project. It is probably the most ambitious furniture project that I've tackled. My suggestions:
1. Read the instructions OVER AND OVER before you begin the build! Each step is written for a reason and inserted in a specific order. You'll find that you need a few additional minor items (screws, etc.) to complete the bed and a few tools (clamps, doweling jig) that aren't listed, might make the job a bit easier.
2. Buy quality lumber - find a lumber yard that specializes in high quality plywood with thick veneer. Your fit and finish will be much better than with big box lumber store plywood.
3. Pivot brackets are not quite square. Measure the holes in the side panel according to the diagram in the instructions rather than follow the template or using the brackets as a template.
4. Measure once, twice and then again. This is a large box and very minor measurement errors will result in significant problems squaring it up.
5. If you plan to stain the project, stain the pieces before assembling them. I used painters tape to mask off surfaces that were to be glued.
6. Invest in a good quality dowling jig. If you use pocket screws, use twice as many to ensure a strong joint AND use glue and dowels. The cabinet must be strong since it transfers the force of the struts to the studs in the wall. Poor joints (lack of glue, screws, dowels or poor fit with gaps) could result in the cabinet surfaces separating, causing a safety issue.
7. If you're not a seasoned woodworker, take your time. This is definitely not a project to be rushed. If you're careful, measure accurately and follow the directions, you'll be very pleased with the result.
May 13, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Vastly improved!
I am a professional interior trim carpenter so the assembly was probably easier for me than some. But, the instructions included with this kit are outstanding and I'm confident that someone with intermediate experience can create a beautiful finished product. Further, this is the third bed kit I've bought from Rockler over the past ten years and this version is vastly improved when compared to earlier units. The only negative observation I'd offer is that there are a couple odd tools required for completion. Specifically, a 27/64" drill bit and 8mm allen wrench. Really, a 27/64" drill bit? Good luck finding that in your local hardware store! Since you don't discover that need until you're well into the project it becomes an unexpected stopping point. Unfortunately, you really do need these two items so I suggest ordering them when you order the bed kit. Otherwise, I highly recommend this product as an easy way to save/create usable space in a room, with a very good quality unit!
The cabinets and bookshelves were added and not included in the kit.
The face can be trimmed in an endless variety of ways. This one is a simple Shaker style.
April 18, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Everyone loves our new Murphy bed!
Couldn't be happier! Project turned out GREAT! It was my very first furniture attempt. All is well.
November 9, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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
1 year 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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best ever
Great product, fine instructions easy to follow and the bed assembly easy. John T
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
instructions were very clear and precise.
October 29, 2017
1 year 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
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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.<br />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.<br />No springs.<br />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 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: It is in the instructions: Twin 66lb, Full 99lb, Queen 132lb.
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 found the perfect weight in a memory foam mattress from Wall mart. delivered directly to my door. I purchased the 10" memory foam Spa sensations for just about $300. And it sleeps like you're in a cloud. The support is perfect for medium - to - firm.
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
What is the difference between the I semble verticle mount and the deluxe verticle mount?
Anita B on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Anita, I have built both. The Deluxe is the original Murphy Bed kit. It requires a wooden structure to be byuilt that the mattress sits in. It is very heavy. When you add a mattress, it can be very hard to lift back up. The cylinders help with the lowering and lifting.
The I-Semble is a metal frame that is in the kit. You add a wooden decorative front to this. The mattress sits on this frame. It makes making the bed much easier if one side is against a wall. I like the I-Semble version. I will buy the I-Semble version if I make another Murphy Bed. So mush easier, and the look is the same. Make sue that your mattress is not thicker than the max size. I think it is 10"
Are these the one attached to wall or to the floor?
Aries M on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This one attaches to the studs in your wall. They're very secure.
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: If the mattress is thicker than 10 inches you would not be able to completely close the bed. A 10 inch mattress completely fills the wall unit.
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
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.
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.
Does the I-Semble Vertical-Mount Murphy Bed have a wall mount bracket rather than mounting to the inside of a custom cabinet?
Lee 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.
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 the shelves come with set?
Angelaquie C on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The only thing that comes is the hardware for the bed and the bedframe. The entire cabinet and any shelving Hass to be built by the customer. Detailed instructions come with the hardware, but building it requires a moderate degree of cabinetry or carpentry skill. I am a fairly good cabinet maker, and this project was mildly challengingEnter an answer to this question.
Does this bed include the shelves on two sides?
Sarina B on Jun 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The bed I ordered only included the mounting hardware and the bed frame. I mounted the bed in an existing closet. Mounting the bed and building shelves was left to me. We've been using the bed for the last 2 years. The fit and function of the hardware and bed frame have been second to none.
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: Get a couple of diving weights and fasten them to the frame as close to the foot end as possible. Light mattress problem solved. To see how much weight you need to buy, experiment with things you might have around the house, like a ten pound bag of potatoes. Put it on the light mattress near the foot end and see if it stays down. If not, add another one. Not rocket science.
Can I adjust the plans to make the bed sit higher off of the floor so that it is more comfortable for older guests? (more than 10" between floor and bed frame... I think we have the space- 9 ft ceiling).
Amanda F on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The leg that supports the end of the bed when folded down is a fixed size. To make the bed sit higher off the floor you would have to modify the leg and would likely need a deeper cabinet to hold the leg when folded.

All of this can be done but would take quite a bit of effort and you would have to take care to get the bed level with a modified leg.

One thing you might want to consider is using a mattress thicker than recommended. I did this by making the cabinet deeper to hold the deeper mattress. The top of my mattress sits approximately 26” off the floor which is fairly comfortable.

Hope this helps.
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.
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.
Does this item have to be anchored to a wall?
Chellie on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This bed must be securely anchored to the studs in the wall with the included brackets or it will rip your sheet rock off and close on you. The two pistons included with my kit lift 147kg (323.4lbs) each. Without the cabinetry on the front (which in this design pictured is around 40lbs (18.2kg)) I have to zip tie four ten pound weights to get the bed to stay down without someone sitting on it. You could imagine what would happen if you don't anchor it properly and it tried to close on you while you are on the bed.
I have concrete block walls, not wood studs. How do you suggest I install?
Sarah T on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You’ll have to get a concrete drill bit. The bed has to be anchored to a wall. Even if you have concrete. Just get concrete anchor screws
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.
Is this a good buy for the price?
Clarence D on Jul 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I thought so. I looked at multiple options for a Murphy’s Bed, both kits and full units. For the simple design I was looking for and the flexibility offered this was the option that worked best. The installation into the box I created was a breeze and the wife has no problem with opening and closing the bed
Does the two book shelves on the sides come with the kit?
Jan H on Jan 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely no wood or cabinets are included in this kit. You only get the "parts" in the first photo, you have to build the cabinets. Click on the Technical Documents: Instructions and it'll clue you in on any other questions you may have.
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.
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