MEDINA, Minn. - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware introduced a series of new I-Semble Murphy Bed Hardware Kits, allowing DIYers to create fold-down beds that transform a single room into a multi-use space. The new kits include vertical and horizontal styles, plus a model designed specifically for pets.
"A room with a Murphy bed is like discovering a bonus room you never knew you had," said Scott Ekman, Rockler's vice president of marketing. "Our new kits make it easy to build a wall bed that matches your space needs and décor. Plus, our kits include wooden slat foundations that offer more support than a sofa bed or an air mattress, so your guests will feel comfortable."
The vertical and horizontal kits each come in three sizes: twin, full and queen. Each kit includes a steel mattress frame with natural wood slats to enhance the comfort and support of the bed structure. Piston lift mechanisms ensure that the bed folds out smoothly and quietly. To aid in the cabinet construction, free downloadable plans are available at
The Pet Bed Kit is a simpler design, but mirrors the functionality of the larger kits. The bed frame is a one-piece steel rectangle with mounting tabs to attach it to the base. The piston lift mechanisms and fold-out support bar resemble those found in the larger kits. A firm, plush cushion sized to the frame is included for the pet to sleep on.
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