Return of the Wall Bed

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 11/14/2011 9:36AM


The Great American Wall Bed company received an exclusive contract with a national warehouse furniture retailer for its wall beds with decorative woodgrain surfaces enhanced with special embossing to emulate real wood. Wall beds have seen a rebirth with consumers looking to add flexible storage options to smaller homes. Also, wall beds are rising in popularity with condo owners and apartment dwellers where small spaces can be a challenge.

This renewed interest has meant growth, even in tough economic times, for companies like The Great American Wall Bed, located in Seattle, WA.

Working with melamine vendor KML, the company received an exclusive contract with a national retailer, according to owner Robert Pratt. Although biased toward wood, the retailer's buyers were attracted to the decorative woodgrain surfaces of Pratt's products.




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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at or Google+.

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Pleasanton, CA  |  November, 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Wallbeds are an excellent choice in this economy where many people are forced to downsize of move into multi-generational housing. Murphy Wallbeds allow anyone to turn one room into two without a contractor. One of the most popular beds is the Hidden Bed & Desk (, which is a desk by day that folds down and sits level under the bed at night. Wallbeds "n" More has showroom locations throughout the westcoast and is expanding nation wide, with the largest display of wallbeds.


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