How to Install a Murphy Bed
Murphy beds all require some level of installation and setup on-site, so what should you expect when your Murphy Bed is delivered and it’s time to start assembling it?
By Dan Wilding
Murphy beds are a large, heavy piece of furniture. Because of the inherent size and weight all of our Murphy beds and wall beds all ship disassembled. This means that it will need to be assembled in the room once it arrives. All Murphy beds and wall beds also create a lot of torque as the mechanism assists with lifting and lowering. This means that it is critical that the bed is properly attached to the wall. This is done by running screws through L brackets into the studs in the wall. Each bed comes with instructions that shows how to proper assemble and install it. Following the instructions carefully is important to the safety of the occupants as well as the Murphy bed.
Who should complete the Installation?
Installation should be completed by a competent handy person. On the residential side of Wilding Wallbeds roughly 50% of our beds are installed by the homeowner, the other half are installed by a hired handyman or cabinet installer. This shows that you don’t need to be a Murphy bed expert, most importantly you need to be able to accurately locate the supports in the wall and securely mount the bed.
In many cases a contractor, builder, or someone else associated with the project is able to handle the installation. In other cases, it is a good idea to hire a 3rd party installer to make sure it is done correctly and safely. If you have questions regarding the process, check out the installation instructions page to see what installation entails.
Wilding Wallbeds has installers in Southern Utah, Las Vegas, and Southern California. If your project is in one of those areas, we can do the installation for you. For other parts of the country we may have recommendations of installers who we have worked with before. Just give us a call and we let you know.
To make installation easier and clearer, we have filmed step by step videos showing the entire installation process. These videos are meant to go hand in hand with the written instructions that come with the bed to show in great detail how to properly assemble and install the furniture. These videos are all available on the website and can be viewed prior to ordering to give you an understanding of the installation process.
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As in any project questions may arise. Our customer service team is available clarify installation steps, give advice, and answer any questions you may have during the installation process. The customer service team can be reached at (866) 725-6401 or you can submit your question directly through the website. Our customer service doesn’t stop with the completion of the installation. If you have any questions come up at any time we are available to answer your questions and help you in any way we can.
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