Murphy Bed FAQ
What are your Murphy Wall Beds made of?
To start, all of our Murphy Wall Beds are made in the USA with American Lumber.
All our Murphy Wall Beds are real plywood, we do not use flake board or press board. Our beds are made to last and give years of use. Only the best materials are used at Sleepworks. When you choose a Murphy Wall Bed from Sleepworks
you get a beautiful piece of furniture made from real wood that is truly built to last.
White finish is NOT a paper or plastic overlay on particleboard, but a full furniture lacquer finish on wood and is designed to reveal the joinery and grain character of the furniture. The process includes hand detailing of all surfaces and joints, a high solid undercoat, touch sanding and final pigmented lacquer top coat. The overall appearance will provide an even coloring, but subtly reveal the joinery seams and wood grain effects of your true wood furniture.
Does Sleepworks install the Murphy Wall Beds in my home or business?
Yes! Sleepworks has been selling and installing Murphy Wall Beds since 1984. We have specialized installers just for this purpose, All of our installers are insured and equipped to install your Murphy Bed into concrete, wood or sheetrock walls.
How long does it take to install the Murphy Wall Bed?
Installing your new Murphy Wall Bed can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours depending on certain variables. How much room there is to set up, wall structure, where the installation room is located to bring in the Murphy Bed and whether there are pier cabinets Etc.
Can I buy directly from Sleepworks and install myself?
Sleepworks will sell direct to consumers. We can drop ship or deliver to the site of install for a nominal fee.
Do I need to buy a special mattress for my Murphy Wall Bed?
No. Our Murphy Wall Beds are specifically made to accept standard bedding up to 11″ in thickness (10″ for the Hidden Desk bed Models), (pillows should be removed before closing.)
Why should I buy a Murphy Bed / Wall Bed from Sleepworks?
The simple answer is commitment. Our manufacturer has devoted a fully integrated manufacturing facility specifically to this product, and is involved in every aspect of the process from selection of raw materials to engineering of the mechanism. They are much more than as assembly and finishing shop doing an array of things. We are committed to this product and your satisfaction with it. They are the largest vertically integrated producer of finished furniture MurphyWall Beds in the world.
How does the Murphy Bed / Wall Bed open?
When you lift up the leg panel on the face of the bed, you release a latching mechanism that allows the bed to be pulled down. By simply grasping the opening in the bed face that is revealed under the leg, you can use your body weight to start the bed opening towards the floor. Once partially opened, the bed will slowly descend to the floor. Never try to force your bed open if you feel any resistance. Bedding, pillows or linens can slip down and get jammed behind your bed. If you apply excessive force to open a jammed bed you could break the tray rails or mechanism which voids the warranty.
What is the warranty?
Our adjustable lift mechanism carries what is known as a lifetime pro-rated warranty, providing for any proportional repair or replacement of any factory defect or failure for a period of ten full years from the date of original purchase. The furniture cabinetry enclosing the mechanism carries normal furniture warranty in terms of repair or replacement of any factory defect of material or workmanship for one year. The warranties are printed and supplied with your purchase. It is important to read and understand them.
Do you need a box spring?
NO. The supporting platform that is part of your wall bed is designed as a beam structure, affording the same flexibility and support of a standard mattress foundation or box spring. Mattress warranties remain valid with this product.
Why do you use gas pistons for the lifting power?
They provide the longest life we could find and are easy to replace when they have rare problems. Frankly when we began all this, the standard of the industry for nearly a hundred years, were still metal springs. We wondered why, if the auto industry had improved their lift for hoods and hatchbacks , this industry hadn’t. Our gas pistons have been tested in both lab and use conditions for 16,000 cycles with no noticeable wear or change in performance. Last of all, if a piston fails which we see in only 1 in 5000 cases, it does so by quietly losing its power, not with a bang or crash. We like the idea that failure does not have to be catastrophic