Twin side bed Kit, cut and drilled. Low to no off gassing of Formeldhyde, low carbon footprint. Solid plywood no particle board. 12 inch deep side cabinets. Soft close Nitrogen gas Springs.
Heavy duty solid steel metal parts(now hollow tubes). Extra shelf on each side. This is a complete "KIT" cut and drilled. It requires you to assemble, finish and install. This is absolutely the very best do-it yourself kit on or off the internet at this time.
This is a high quality cabinet hand crafted and sanded smooth. It comes with a simple mechanism that has been throughly tested and is guaranteed to be strong, sturdy and superior to all the other mechanisms. There are two types of Murphy Bed cabinets on the market today; the bifold door type and the panel type.The bifold door type sells generally for less and has a metal frame exclusive of the cabinet that has to be bolted to the ground. The bifold door over time goes out of alignment and needs 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 at the top with three 3 1/2 inch screws, however it is very important that these screws enter the studs. The front of the panel bed becomes the doors and fold down with the mattress on it. This panel bed has no mechanical springs and no flopping doors, we install two bullet latches in the upper top corners of the panel bed to lock and snap the bed in place when it is closed. We also install a four inch wood handle to the upper right and left corners of the bed face, this is an inconspicuous place yet very functional.
We etch the front face so it appears to be four seperate doors. We also add a 3/4 inch x 3 1/4 inch x 45 inch trim board on the bottom and top of the front of the cabinet, this really makes the cabinet look great. We make it out of 3/4 inch Birch or Oak, both look great. All edges get wood edge banding and every part is sanded with 220 grit sandpaper. The counter balance for the bed is two nitrogen gas pistons.These pistons are not subject to metal fatigue or catastrophic failier. The pistons are held in place by metal plates and pins, this will allow you to change a piston fairly easy if that should become necessary. I have been told by engineers that these pistons should last 20 years with daily use. All the metal parts are powder coated steel black..
Metal plates are thru bolted to the bed frame and the side panels with furniture grade antique brass finish bolts(flat head). The hinge is a 5/8 inch metal rod on a metal plate that is bolted and screwed to the bed frame and side panel. I have added to these units a 5/8 inch collar that goes between the bed frame and the side panel, this becomes a one time adjustment so the pressure from the piston against the side panel can't draw the side panel into the bed frame.This allows you to maintain a 3/16 inch exposure between the bed doors and the side panel. This overall system has been on the market for at least 15 years in many different forms. My system is an overall improvement of these other systems. The most distinguishing characteristic of my beds is the flip over leg.
It works as a leg when the bed is down and when bed is up it works to hold the bedding and pillows in place.. The leg is in three parts, two legs and one cross bar, they are bolted tightly together so they stay as one unit , The flip over leg is rated to withstand 1000 pounds. No finish is applied to the wood in the kit form at this time. This you will have have done or do it yourself, it is not that hard if you follow instructions..
Most people prefer two-three coats of water based polyurethane. I lay all the parts out on tables and a sealer coat is applied. After about an hour(dries in about 15 Minutes) it is to be sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and then a second coat of water based polyurethane is applied. I use the Pro series for (FLOORS) offered by Home Depot, the only real trick is the parts need to be laying flat or you can get get runs.
Brush lightly while drying to remove small bubbles. Painting is good also and is easier to do after assembly, birch is the best choice for paint, due to less grain.
Some of the wood parts are numbered and are pre drilled. The 1x2 supports that become the bed frame need to be countersunk by the installer.
There are a few supplies that will be needed: a battery operated screw gun, 6 inch #2 square driver, countersink, 7/16 inch wrench, allen wrenches, titebond glue. Liquid nails, clamps and a stud finder. We include a pictorial assembly and installation manuel that is very comprehensive, plus you can call for personal attention if you are having difficulties. All wood parts are held together by wide thread pocket screws, it is very easy to assemble if the instructions are followed in sequence. The size of this bed is 85 inches wide by 45 inches high by 16 inches deep.
This bed will hold up to a 9 inch deep mattress. The bed folds out into the room 43 inches. The total weight of the bed is 189 pounds. Birch works best for painting, also we use the higher quality all American birch plywood..The item "Murphy Panel Twin Side bed Pre Cut Do It Yourself Kit" is in sale since Friday, September 13, 2013. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Beds & Mattresses\Beds & Bed Frames". The seller is "wallbedsbybergman" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.