Murphy Beds / Fold Down Bed price comparison

In a conversion this morning, we got to talking about murphy beds and the best & cheapest way to have one.  This post in on the various items that I could find for the person.  I thought it would be easier for him to see it in one place rather then me send him all of the links.  Please note that this is for Southern Ontario supplies/beds, although they may ship to the US.

Lee Valley

Fold-Down Bed Hardware Kits

Fold-Down Bed Hardware Kits - Hardware

These kits feature a state-of-the-art piston lift system, which needs no adjustments. Better yet, completed beds don’t require floor mounting, can easily be relocated, and use standard mattresses.  Leg mounting hardware is also included, as the kits require that the legs be opened before the bed can be lowered – an often overlooked safety feature.  Each kit contains a pair of pistons, mattress retaining straps, pivots, hinges, catches, stops, all necessary mounting hardware and an instructional video. Also included are extensive construction notes for either plywood core or particleboard frames (solid wood is not recommended).  Available for double or queen size beds, for either horizontal or vertical folding.  Thoughtfully designed kits with a 10-year guarantee on all hardware.

Vertical Double Bed Kit – $319.00
Vertical Queen Bed Kit – $319.00
Horizontal Double Bed Kit – $319.00
Horizontal Queen Bed Kit – $319.00

Fold-Down Bed Hardware Kits - HardwareFold-Down Bed Hardware Kits - Hardware

Spring Box Hardware for Fold-Down Beds

Spring Box Hardware for Fold-Down Beds - Hardware

Fold-down beds let you make the best use of limited space.  This bed hardware is easily mounted and will allow a single or double bed to be safely raised and lowered. Similar to two-piece cupboard hinges, each spring box has a cabinet (bed) and frame member that are independently mounted.  Once assembled, the cabinet member slides into the frame member and locks in place with a steel clip. The spring boxes have a durable glossy white finish. Tension can be adjusted using a bolt on the cabinet member. Simple and effective mechanisms, they are solidly made.  Each spring box is 9″ x 13″ and weighs 12 lb. Each hardware set contains two spring boxes and mounting instructions. For vertical assembly only.

Single-Bed Hardware – $189.00
Double-Bed Hardware – $239.00

Spring Box Hardware for Fold-Down Beds - Hardware

Murphy Bed Plans by Veritas®

Murphy beds create space like magic. This plan is specifically designed for the spring box hardware we carry (select “Acc” in the price line below).  The bed is simple to build with edge-banded plywood panels. Many customers use these plans as a starting point, customizing trim and panel construction to suit their particular needs.  The instructions include directions for modifying the design to suit any size of mattress. Requires a minimum height of 7’4″, recess of 16″, and width of 43″ for the single bed and 61″ for the double bed.  Made in Canada.

Murphy Bed Plan, Single – $9.50
Murphy Bed Plan, Double – $9.50

Murphy Bed Plans by Veritas® - Woodworking

So if all the mechanical bits & plans were purchased for a double murphy bed, the cost before taxes & wood is $567.50

Motivo Interiors

Murphy Bed Hardware & Wall Bed Hardware DIY Kits

Motivo Interiors Wall Bed FRAME

Our Wall Bed system is a lightweight, universal, structural steel bed frame with double overlap steel stiffeners. The Wall Bed Frame design is complete with our fold-away leg system and is designed to exceed the strength of wood or aluminum as well as residential and commercial specifications. Our Wall Bed frames are made for use with Single, Double, Queen, or King size beds and the versatility of the design gives the user the option to mount the frame in the vertical or horizontal mode.

Motivo Interiors Wall Bed SPRING BALANCED LIFT MECHANISM

All sizes of the Wall Bed system include our heavy duty, universal, easy-operation lift mechanisms. Designed for every day use, this mechanism allows for varying spring combinations in order to balance all bed sizes Single through King, and creates easy fingertip operation.

OUR WALL BED HARDWARE KIT INCLUDES ALL THE NECESSARY SCREWS, NUTS, BOLTS, SPRINGS & INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR WALL BED UNIT.

Wall Bed Frame & Mechanism $429 For Sizes Single & Double. Queen $479. Our King Retails For $599

Motivo Interiors Murphy Bed Hardware

Motivo Interiors Murphy Bed mechanism is the most proven of all wall bed designs, having been in use for over 100 years.

This Murphy Bed design will provide years of trouble-free use and operate for thousands of cycles. Our Murphy Bed mechanism is constructed of high quality steel and is then Powder-Coated with a scratch proof, black ridge finish.

The counter-balance extension springs are made of high tensile strength piano wire. The number of springs you use may be increased or decreased depending on the weight of the mattress and other bedding. We provide you with sufficient springs to balance heavier mattresses. A nylon webbing strap holds the mattress in position at all times.

Our Murphy Bed assembly may be attached to the floor, however we have developed our new Wall Mount Bracket to enable the installer to mount directly to the baseboard and not have to cut into carpet, wood floor, or concrete!

The legs located at the foot of the bed extend and lock automatically when the bed is in use and the they automatically store when the bed is raised. The legs also feature rubber feet to protect the flooring.

OUR MURPHY BED HARDWARE KIT INCLUDES ALL THE NECESSARY SCREWS, NUTS, BOLTS, SPRINGS & INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR MURPHY BED UNIT.

 Murphy Bed Hardware $399 For Sizes Single, Double $449, Queen $499. King Murphy Bed frame $749

Only At Motivo Interiors in London Ontario.

LIFE Time Warranty On ALL Murphy Bed Hardware & Wall Bed Hardware Kits.

We Also Provide Murphy Bed Designs, How To Build A Murphy Bed Layout, And Murphy Bed Sketches Included With Our Murphy Bed Hardware & Wall Bed Hardware Kits.

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST MURPHY BED MECHANISM

The Euro Murphy Bed Hardware & Murphy Bed Mechanism

Motivo Interiors Euro Murphy Bed Mechanism

Motivo Interiors NEWEST Murphy Bed Hardware & Mechanism now includes a white powder coated finish. Highly improved functionality and easy to install, our newest murphy bed mechanism is truly amazing. NO MORE damage to floors or walls with our new wall mounting bracket and easy to assembly instructions.

Some of the newest features and updates to our Murphy Bed Mechanism include:

-Smallest Footprint of ANY Murphy Bed Or Wall Bed 15″ With Standard Mattress

-Steel Spring Covers For A Safe And Finished Appearance

-Automatic, self extending Legs With Protective Floor Caps

-Fingertip Up And Down Operation

-Baseboard Mount For No Ruined Floors, walls, Or ripped Carpets

-Mattress Floats On High Quality Wooded Slats For Better Comfort.

OUR MURPHY BED HARDWARE KIT INCLUDES ALL THE NECESSARY SCREWS, NUTS, BOLTS, SPRINGS & INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR WALL BED UNIT.

FAST AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE: CLEAR INSTRUCTION INSTALL IN 40 MINS OR LESS.  OUR MURPHY BED MECHANISM INCLUDE’S A LIFE TIME WARRANTY.

MURPHY BED MECHANISM PRICING

SINGLE $449.95, DOUBLE $499.95, QUEEN $549.95, KING $849.95

I am not sure if I understand the pricing for Motivo Interiors but I think the comparable item would be:  Wall Bed Frame & Mechanism $429 For Sizes Single & Double. Queen $479.

Based on the above being true, the Motivo Interiors bed would be about $150.00 cheaper.

 

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