Posted by Eric on April 30th, 2018

Wilding Wallbeds vs. DIY Murphy Beds

Wilding Wallbeds vs DIY Murphy BedsMost of us are always looking for just a little more space. Whether we live in a tiny studio apartment or a large suburban home, we want to maximize the space we have for the comfort, enjoyment, and utility for ourselves and the people who live with us. Home is where we spend most of our lives, and it is our sanctuary to get away from the rest of the world. Creating more living space from the place we call home makes is rewarding and useful for all who live and visit there.

A very popular way to get the most out of bedroom, office, guest room and even living room (in the case of a small studio or tiny apartment) space is the Murphy bed. “In the wall” beds have been a way to “make a room larger” since the late 1800s. In the early 1900s, William Lawrence Murphy invented the first pivot and counterbalanced design for an “in the wall” bed, and thus became the father of the Murphy bed. In 1989, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the term “Murphy Bed” had entered common usage so thoroughly that it was no longer eligible for trademark protection and the Murphy bed and seen a huge burst of popularity in the last ten years. Wilding Wallbeds is a big reason for a lot of this new popularity as we are on the cutting edge of design, innovation, and practicality of Murphy beds.

To Do It Yourself, or Not To Do It Yourself: DIY Murphy Beds - Challenges and Considerations

With the resurgence of popularity and interest in Murphy beds has come a profusion of DIY (Do It Yourself) articles, websites, advertisements and plans for building your own Murphy bed. Most of these are geared to the non-professional, beginning woodworker; the weekend do-it-yourselfer. They point out that cost does not have to be a factor with Do It Yourself Murphy beds, and anyone is capable of building one. We at Wilding Wallbeds take exception to this claim. DIY projects are fun and can save money in many areas of your life and your home, but our competitors DIY Murphy beds require more skill and expertise than the typical DIY crafter is prepared for. When trying to save money, it is not a good idea to sacrifice quality, workmanship, guarantees, and especially safety. Wilding Wallbeds DIY Murphy Beds give you all of these qualities and you can depend on our products for a lifetime.

A typical DIY project does not need the consideration and skill that Murphy beds need to install and operate them efficiently and safely. Beds are heavy pieces of furniture. We typically spend one-third of our lives in our beds, and they need to be durable. Murphy beds that are going to be regularly used, unfolded each night and folded back into the wall each morning, need to be made of high-quality materials and have a folding mechanism that is dependable, easy-to-use, and safe. The horrors of getting hurt by Murphy Beds are not just the stuff of old movies and folklore. There are instances of injuries (even death) from improperly installed or poorly designed Murphy beds even now. The following articles reinforces the claim that Murphy beds need to be built and installed by professionals:

Why You Should Choose Wilding Wallbeds Instead Of Other DIY Murphy Beds

Frustrated DIYerWilding Wallbeds will stand the test of time, every time. The ease and convenience of our folding mechanism will ensure that our Murphy beds will always work the way they are meant to work. One of the biggest reasons people want Murphy beds is to make the space taken up by a bed more available for daytime use. If you have Murphy bunk beds in your children’s room, you want them folded up during the day so your children can use the entire room for play. If you have Murphy beds in other rooms, you also want them folded up during the day so the rooms can be used for their intended purpose. A big problem with competitor DYI Murphy beds is that the folding mechanisms or ease of folding them into the wall is so difficult, heavy or cumbersome that you just end up not folding them up every morning. They end up taking the space that a regular bed takes, and you miss out using that space for other activities. With Wilding Wallbeds DIY Murphy Beds, this never becomes an issue and the beds are always put away during the day because they are so easy to use. With just one hand, or even just the touch of a button, our beds effortlessly glide back into the space they came out of. Our locking mechanisms ensure that they are locked and safe until you are ready to unfold them again. They are guaranteed to keep operating with the same ease, day after day, night after night.

Choose Wilding Wallbeds For Your DIY Murphy Bed

Take advantage of all the space in your home that you have. Let your living room become your guest room; let your child’s bedroom become their playroom; let your bedroom become your private office. With Wilding Wallbeds, you can make one room into two. Your living space will seem to double as you use all the space you have for all the things you want to do. We have the quality, craftsmanship and the imagination you need to let our Murphy beds transform your living areas and your life.

So, leave the hard part to us. There are plenty of other DIY projects around your house that need your attention. After all, why would you want to build an inferior bed when you can focus your time on other DIY projects like custom squirrel feeders, multi-tiered necktie racks, and amateur HAM radio stations?