Vertical Mount Murphy Bed Hardware
This finely engineered hardware is counterbalanced for smooth operation without binding or overextending. Mechanism uses a sophisticated piston lift system rather than old-fashioned springs that can snap back. Beds are held securely closed, and open gently for added safety. Steel pivot pin and bracket points install easily without adjustments. Includes instructions for basic cabinet construction and instructional DVD. Hardware available in Twin, Full or Queen Sizes.
- Perfect for small rooms and apartments
- State of the Art piston lift system and counter balancing ensure smooth operation
- Murphy Bed Hardware Kits include detailed instruction booklet and DVD for building a basic cabinet and for mounting the hardware
- Locking design prevents bed from being lowered without first opening the legs
- No floor mounting required; Cabinet must be anchored to the wall to ensure safety
- Cabinet can be made of plycore particle board or solid wood
- Maximum Mattress Thickness: 12''
- Recommended for standard mattress sizes; no box spring is used
- High quality hardware kits carry a 10-Year Limited Warranty
- Can accommodate for sleeping up to 1,000 lbs
|Tech Spec||Murphy Bed Basic Cabinet Dimensions
over 2 years ago
1 year ago
I built this with my dad and a a few of my friends. Overall I put somewhere between 20-25 hours. My mattress is 12.5" so we added an extra inch to the depth of the cabinet and it works great.
I'm not an experienced woodworker, so it's not a beautiful piece of furniture, but it's also basic enough that's it's definitely not an eyesore. It's saving me a ton of room in my new apartment and it's serving the purpose I intended.
1 year ago
Just announced to our friend, Mrs Murphy, that her bed is almost ready for her visit!
We moved from a home that had room to sleep at least 6-8 overnight guests to one with a single guest room that needed to be used as a sewing room too, so this unit will make the most use of our limited space.
Admittedly, we shopped around, comparing the cost of commercially built ones to a few different "kits." Not only was this one the most practical, but it seemed that the hardware provided was better than others.
Included plans were useful but since Don is a cabinetmaker by trade, he did make some adjustments.
Ex, he didn't care for the 4 handles in most illustrations and added 2 half circle shelves to give the leg blocks a reason for being there. Since the shelves are small, I put non-breakable figures on them... in case we forget to remove them before opening the bed! (The shelves rest on the floor when unit is open)
In addition, he pre-finished EVERYTHING, right down to the final coat, then assembled the unit according to the plans. The cherry stain matches a pair of dressers he made over 50 years ago that are in the room (& contain sewing supplies!).
The molding on the front hides the joining of the 2 front panels and has 2 "V" grooves to conceal the finishing nails used to apply it.
He gave me side shelf units to store some of my sewing books and knick-knacks and the lower cupboards for linens that will be used on the bed.
Our 2 daughters and a son-in-law came over for a work-party to help install everything last Monday and it came together quickly and without a hitch!
On Tuesday, Don picked up a board and fabricated the crown molding. Yesterday, he installed it for the finishing touch!
Don cautions that 3/4" lumber is no longer 3/4". He had no problems on that matter, but it might be good to warn less experienced woodworkers on that point.
NOW .. we go mattress shopping!
1 year ago
We were able to complete it in four weekend days and a few evenings. It works smoothly and has already been tested by my son and daughter-in-law to rave reviews!
over 2 years ago
We have since sold the house so i don t have a photo.
over 4 years ago
over 2 years ago
The Vertical Mount Deluxe bed does not require these legs. As you can see in the image, it utilizes a fold down leg which pivots around the mattress when in the closed position.
I raised my Create-A-Bed Standard Queen by 3-1/2 inches to match the height of the standard bed I was replacing. Aaron at Create-A-Bed graciously went through each page of the yellow and blue instructions that would be affected by the change in height. Basically, I added the height change to the length of the two vertical cabinet boards, and to all dimensions on the vertical cabinet boards that are measured from the bottom up. Again, you should call Create-A-Bed.
For my 3-1/2" height increase, Aaron explained that the two standard individual legs would not be strong enough to support the foot of the bed. We discussed using a piano hinge and a solid board the same width as the two face panels (like a shelf). With Aaron’s help, I decided to use the board and mount it with the hinges that came in the kit. I used 4 of the kit hinges (got 2 more), mounted as instructed (2 additional holes in face panels), and attached the board to all four hinges. This requires taking extra care to ensure each hinge is mounted square and at the exact dimensions on the board so the hinges would work in unison.
A Google search for King size Murphy bed plans might be a better option
I purchased a Queen Sized Murphy bed. The plan shows an 87 inch from the wall projection. This includes the fold down foot rail. I found this to be closer to 88 inches from the wall. The side rail of the bed is 81 1/2 inches long but requires some pivot clearance. The plans lack this exact measurement but give amount of clearance needed. Some of this you will need you to make a judgement call