Murphy Bed Kit – Build your own bed

If you buy a Murphy bed ready-made, they are quite expensive.

They usually start at $1000 and go up from there. But if you are handy, it’s possible to build it yourself with a Murphy bed kit.

It is a great DIY project and will save you a lot of money.

Murphy bed kit design options

Hang a beautiful picture on the outer side of the bed, build the base for a sofa in front of the bed or create a built-in look by building bookshelves over or next to the bed.

murphy bed combination

Use the space in front of the bed, during the day.

I recommend purchasing a complete Murphy bed hardware kit with pistons, locks, and brackets etc.

These things are, for the most parts, not possible to buy at the hardware stores. And in a complete kit, you know you have everything you need.

I found a great kit over at Amazon

When you buy their Murphy bed kit, you get all the hardware you need and a very thorough guide.  

I am pretty handy, but when working with things that flip and have to be weight adjusted (and very importantly: not fall on my head!) I like the guidance I can get:) They tell you what you need to know.

They have several models. The main difference is the way it is mounted (sideways or vertical).

Online stores with Murphy beds

StorePrice rangeMurphy beds 
Wayfair$1,129 - $6,399179
Expand Furniture$1,195 - $9,99535
Amazon$1,100 - $3,499 +200
Houzz$1,065 - $8,339127

Why your next bed should be a Murphy bed

A Murphy bed is an investment. It gives you an extra room – as your bedroom can double function as an office, hobby room etc.

So why not get an easy-to-install Murphy bed kit, and let your next bed be a Murphy bed? when you look at it this way every Murphy bed is cheap, as it gives you so much more than a cool bed :)

A short background of the Murphy bed

The Murphy bed was invented as a solution to this exact problem. In early 1900, William L. Murphy and his wife lived in San Francisco in a small one bedroom apartment.

William wanted space to entertain his friends, and of course, the bed was the item to get rid of.

He designed the first wall bed and later patented the idea. His family has had the Murphy bed in production ever since.

Murphy bed history

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