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Anybody have good / bad experience with particular Murphy Bed manufacturers? Looking for simple, inexpensive option for a queen murphy bed in a combo office / guest room. Thanks!
Are you asking about the frame mechanism or the cabinetry?
I bought a queen sized frame from murphybeddepot dot com for my studio. I didn't bother with the cabinetry since the bed is down 99% of the time.
Frame + cabinet combo. I'm expecting it to be up most of the time
try resource furniture clei beds. European and pricey but very good quality
Check out http://www.resourcefurniture.com/space-savers. Pretty cool stuff for murphy bed types.
As a follow up, two questions:
1) Has anybody installed a murphy bed in a prewar apartment with plaster walls? All the instruction manuals seem to focus on finding studs, but my understanding was that plaster didn't have studs per se (and is hard as a rock)
2) Has anybody used professional installation services? Any recommendations on who can install and approximate price?
i love my clei bed so much i'm taking it with me in my next apartment- space saving is great
I have used www.flyingbeds.com for a custom murphy bed and sofa combination in Colorado. They have lots of NYC clients as well. That resourcefurniture site looks awesome!
@freebird, we installed a Murphy Bed bookshelf system in our pre-war by bolting it into the floor. It isn't attached to the wall at all.
We used profesional installers, whoever the Murphy Bed Center in Chelsea recommended.
It's a big system, maybe 11 feet across, and they said that attaching it to the floor would be more stable than attaching it to the wall.
It's been in for eight or nine years now, and seems to be doing fine.
If we ever were to remove it (thought I don't know why we would want to) we will have one floor plank with either two or four holes in it, I forget, about the size of dimes. We would either wood-filler that plank or rip it out and replace it.
DG Neary Realty
Thanks for the info
i second flyingbeds.com .. awesome customer service, call Ron - also arrange installation in NYC and a lot cheaper than resource furniture