Murphy Bed Company Comparison
|Lifetime Mechanism Warranty|
|Locking mechanism||Locking leg mechanism or optional key locks||Optional key locks||Locking leg mechanism|
|Price||$1839 and up||$999 and up||$1100 and up||$1295 and up|
|Offers mattress made for a vertical Wallbed|
|Time in business||Wlliding Wallbeds was started in 1997||That’s nineteen years that we have done nothing but Wilding Wallbeds||Started in 1993||Started in 2000|
Beware of Deceptive wording
There are some companies out there that are using deceptive wording. Some companies state that they use real wood. But in reality they are using particle board that they are passing off as real wood. To check for the deceptive wording look at the picutres they have provided as well as the options. One thing to look at when looking at the picture is the grain. Is the grain going the same direction throughout the entire piece? If it is this is an indication of particle board. With the options check to see if they say stains or do they say finishes? You can’t stain particle board. That is because there is a plastic finish over the top of the particle board. This finish is a plastic coat that will protect it from moisture. Finally look at the actual weight of the bed that you are about to buy. Did you know that particle board can be heavier than ply wood?
But what of the other stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ikea?
*Although we have listed Cymax in our chart they do not offer the traditional murphy or wallbed. They offer chest beds. These are beds that are similar to a sofa bed. In that it folds up into a nice compact little chest and then you unfold it when it needs to be used.
*There are other murphy bed companies out there that we haven’t listed. But we feel that our research is extensive enough to help you understand why we are truly the best!
Particle Board Construction
What is particle board and why is it so cheap? That is a great question. To put it simply particle board is wood waste that is mixed with other chemicals and glues and then pressed into sheets. These sheets are typically light weight and made into ready made furniture. But think about that. Do you really want to trust the safety of your family to a particle board that is lightweight? Here at Wilding Wallbeds we do use a melamine that is similar to particle board. However that is not our greatest seller. Our greatest seller is a beautiful model named the Remington. This beautiful model is made with industrial strength plywood. This means that we have seven different layers of hardwoods that we have made into a single sheet. These sheets aren’t cheap. Where particle board is bought for around $25.00 – $40.00 dollars a sheet. The plywood that we buy costs the average business around $50.00 – $150.00 dollars a sheet. This is why our beds are so much more expensive then these other guys. When we set out to make a bed we make it right. We want this bed to last a lifetime. If it’s something that we wouldn’t put in our homes we don’t want it in yours.
Plywood has been around for centuries. It has been found on King Tut’s tomb. The Greeks and Romans used it for their furniture. And in the 1700’s an English man patented the idea of plywood. After that the plywood wasn’t really used for much except in furniture. About a hundred years after it was first patented it found it’s way to commericial use. Plywood is made by cutting thin sheets from the trunk of the tree. Much like you would skin a potato. These thin sheets are coated in glue and then pressed together. The sheets are oriented so that the grains are opposite from the one above it. This gives the plywood it’s strength. There is one other manufactured wood out there that is as strong if not stronger than plywood and it is cheaper. So then you have to ask why we don’t use it. Well that answer is easy. It is called OSB or oriented strand board. And honestly it is ugly. It is chipped wood pressed together to make a board that is great for flooring but it has no grain. So that beautiful piece of furniture that your looking for won’t be found in OSB.
You can tell a lot about a product by the way the manufacturer warranties it. Do they believe in their own product or don’t they? That is the question that is answered by the warranty. At Wilding Wallbeds, we are so confident in our product that we offer a lifetime mechanism warranty. You might be interested to know that not even one of our competitors offers a lifetime warranty. Besides running our mechanisms through mechanical testing that easily suggests it will last a lifetime, we have decades of experience with the product, in daily use, in every state in the U.S. and on every continent except Antarctica. We have tens of thousands of Wallbed and Murphy Beds in use right now. Our product is simply built to last. Wilding Wallbeds will provide replacement parts for any defective mechanism component for life to the original purchaser. Wilding Wallbeds warranties these mechanisms in normal use condition and will not warranty items that have been used in extreme conditions or abused. We know, from experience, that you’ll enjoy the convenience, durability and reliability of your Wilding Wallbed or Murphybed for a lifetime.
Wilding Wallbeds began business as a custom wood shop. We take great pride in our ability to build custom furniture. Our company motto is “Saving space beautifully, one customer at a time”. Since our focus is space savings we are frequently asked to build a custom piece of furniture to match a Wallbed that provides additional storage space. Sometimes these custom items blossom into an entire room of custom wood items. We love these projects. They take us back to our roots and keep us sharp. Some of the custom items that we frequently get asked to build are entertainment centers, desks, vanities, dressers, etc. If you can envision it, we can build it. Each custom item begins with a computer drawing. We pass that drawing back and forth between the customer and Wilding Wallbed until a final approval is received. In this process we can ensure that the finished product will meet the expectations of the customer. We also offer a custom color match program where we can custom match a stain or paint finish of your choice.. You just need to send us a sample of what you want matched and the professionals at Wilding Wallbeds will mix a stain that matches your sample. This kind of customization makes Wilding Wallbeds stand head and shoulders above our competitors. Why would you want something generic when you could have something truly unique?
Our locking mechanisms
Wilding Wallbeds understands the need for safety in your home. Though Wilding Wallbeds Spring Lift Mechanism develops enough static lift to secure it adequately in the upright position so that it won’t fall open, we also recognize your desire to be certain. Wilding Wallbeds has developed a dual key lock system to ensure that the bed cannot be accidentally opened by little ones in your home. These key locks are positioned approximately 80” from the floor near the front edge of the Murphy Beds sideboard on both sides of the Murphybed. This is certainly high enough that young children can’t reach them. Secondly, there are two locks, one on the right side and one on the left side for twice the security. Another major focus of Wilding Wallbeds product development is convenience. We use these products in our homes too. One of the major conveniences of a Wilding Wallbeds Murphy Bed is that you can store the Murphy Bed with all of your bedding on it, ready to use for your next guest. Locking the locks requires the simple push of a button. When the lock is secured, the button will stay depressed. When you’d like to lower the Murphy Bed for use, you simply unlock the locks with the twist of a key .your Wallbed is now ready to be lowered for use. The position of the locks ensures the continued beauty of the face of your Murphy Bed, if you’ve chosen side cabinets to accompany your Murphy Bed, the locks are found above the top edge of those side cabinets. Our dual locking mechanism provides you all the safety, functionality, convenience and beauty to enjoy your Wilding Wallbed in any room of your home.
Piston Lift Wallbed Locking Legs
Wilding Wallbeds has developed a convenient locking leg mechanism. You will notice, on the face of your Wallbed a pair of legs. These legs are necessary to ensure that your mattress lays horizontal to the floor while in use. We’ve developed a system whereby these legs are hinged and will lay flat on the face of your Wallbed when it’s in its up and locked position. When the legs are flipped flat on the face of the Wallbed, they look like the trim on the face of the bed. This ensures the continued beauty of your Wallbed. Connected to this leg system is an actuator that manipulates a door style cylinder lock. You will be familiar with the look of this as it’s the same shape and design of the locks on your doors in your home. If you’ll open your door part way and look at the little spring loaded “tongue” that catches in your door frame, you’ll know exactly what I’m describing. This locking mechanism is attached, independently, to each leg of your Wallbed. One of the major conveniences of a Wilding Wallbed is that you can store the Wallbed with all of your bedding on it, ready to use for your next guest. To secure your Wallbed in its upright position, simply lift it closed and flip the legs flat against its face. To open your Wallbed, you simply lift each leg to its ready to use position, these locks automatically release, now lower the bed to the floor. Occasionally, we find a client who wants the legs to lock with a key lock. Key locks may be applied to each of the legs of your Wallbed for that added security. We use these products in our homes too. Our locking leg mechanism provides you all the safety, functionality, convenience and beauty to enjoy your Wilding Wallbed in any room of your home.
What is a storage headboard?
Of all the options we at Wilding Wallbeds offer for our Wallbeds and Murphy beds, the Storage headboard is one of my personal favorites. The storage headboard is a great place to store so many items, including your pillows while the bed is not in use. It’s also a perfect place to store extra blankets and other items that you will want near the mattress. The storage area is the full width of your Wallbed, depending on the size of Wallbed you order. On a queen size Wallbed, the storage area measures, 62.5” W x 16” H x 9” D. The lid portion of our Storage Headboard is conveniently hinged along the back edge, allowing you easy access to those items that you’ve stored. The Storage headboard lid is also segmented into three segments. This allows both the right sleeper and the left sleeper full access to the items stored in the headboard. The center section functions independently of the right and left sections. On the top of this center section, you will find a convenient grommet hole, through which your cords can easily pass for your alarm clock cord, cell phone charger, etc. If you’ve ordered Wallbed Lights to accompany your Wallbed selection, the on/off touch plate will be located at the back edge of this center section. Think of all the convenience….pillow and blanket storage, alarm clock, phone charger, Wallbed lights etc. all right there next to your pillows. How easy can it be?
Offers a mattress made for a vertical wall bed
Wilding Wallbeds has two major focuses where mattresses are concerned, and neither of those focuses are profit for the company. The first focus is the experience that the home owner has with the Wallbed, meaning lift weight, function, fit and durability. The second focus is the experience that the guest has with the mattress, meaning comfort and back support. When your guests wake up in the morning, we’d want them to yawn and stretch and exclaim, “I love your Wallbed!” When you make up the bed and prepare it for your guests, we want you to be fully confident that your guests will sleep beautifully. Because of these goals, we have gone to work with a major mattress supplier to offer a line of mattresses that have been built, specifically, for use in a Wallbed. That may sound odd, but there is more than initially meets the eye where the mattress is concerned. The truth is that any standard sized mattress, up to 12” height will fit in a Wallbed, but there are other dynamics that you must to be aware of. These make a major difference in the experience that you’ll have and the durability that you’ll experience with the mattress you choose. Let me give you just a little back ground. When a mattress company builds a mattress, they engineer it to function the way it’s expected that the mattress will be used. We sleep horizontally. Mattress companies know this and the product is engineered to function horizontally. In a Wallbed though the mattress spends most of its time on edge, vertically, rather than horizontally. Storing a mattress in this vertical position can cause the internal coil system and or the foams to sag due to gravity. This phenomenon is called “slumping”. Once a mattress slumps, it will not return to its original shape, the mattress is ruined. We’ve been in the Wallbed/mattress business for a long time. This slumping issue is something that we’re familiar with. Many years ago, we approached Serta Mattress Company and asked them to develop a mattress for us that will survive a Wallbed application. Serta went to work and found that by changing two major construction techniques the mattresses could be guaranteed to function in a Wallbed. First, Serta increased the amount of boarder clips used around the perimeter of the coil system. These clips hold the mattress coil system to its boarder rod. Using the clips at the top and bottom of each coil around its perimeter ensures that the coil system will not slump. Secondly, Serta made changes in the way the foams are managed inside the mattress.let me explain. In nearly all mattresses, there are two “packages” of foam. The first package is called the quilt package, as it sounds in the name, contains two or three layers of foam that are quilted together. Quilting the foam ensures that the foams will not slump. The next “package” of foam is called the upholstery package and this is where the problem occurs, except in these specific Serta products developed for Wilding Wallbeds. The upholstery layer, in a normal mattress, also contains two or three layers of foam, and these layers of foam are nearly always just laid on top of the coil system, with very little to no attachment. As a mattress stands on end they will slump, it’s just a matter of time. Serta developed a way to quilt these upholstery package foams for Wilding Wallbeds. These two changes, increased coil clips and upholstery layer foam package quilting ensure that your mattress will function in a Wilding Wallbed for decades to come. Serta offers the same warranty on these mattresses as they do with their standard mattresses. The labeling even states that they are warranted for use in a Wilding Wallbed. This is just another benefit that you get when working with Wilding Wallbeds for your Wallbed selection.
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- Moisture Damage
- Particle Board is heavier
- Cost is more important than strength
- You can make your own particle board
- How plywood is made
- Custom mattress
- MDF is glorified Plywood
- How to properly store a mattress