12 Step Murphy Bed Assembly Guide

How to Assemble the DutchCrafters Murphy Wall Bed and Desk in Just 12 Steps

This how-to video functions as a visual aid to accompany the written instructions included with the bed. Follow along as our staff assembles the bed in our Sarasota, FL showroom!

About the Murphy Wall Bed & Desk

The DutchCrafters Exclusive Murphy Wall Bed and Desk Workstation is a perfect balance of space-saving function and exquisitely finished solid wood form. It’s a multipurpose problem-solver, a gem of a find for the informed shopper. Through your shopping, you’ve likely discovered several types of convertible bed designs. So, what stands out about this design? Let’s take a look. 

The first thing that stands out about this design is the finish; it’s shown in a stunning, modern gray stain on brown maple wood. This offers the best of both worlds: modern design and the natural beauty of maple’s woodgrain. Fortunately for you, if you don’t like that style, we have options for you!

Personalized Style

This desk can be customized to fit your specific taste, with over 100 wood and finish combinations to choose from! Choose from oak, cherry, quarter sawn white oak, or a handful of high-end choices like walnut, flame birch, or tiger maple. Then pick your stain color to match your room or just match your personal aesthetic. Finish off the look with your selection of hardware styles and colors. 

Murphy Bed Size & Orientation

It’s available in both Full and Queen sizes, and can be built for you in vertical or horizontal orientation! Build it to work in your room: wide and close to the wall or narrow and extending further into your room. You won’t find this unique piece anywhere else! 

Materials Used

The murphy wall bed is a unique piece of Amish craftsmanship because of all the moving parts! This piece uses spring mechanisms, steel brackets, and a folding metal leg. These pieces of hardware are integral to the design. However, the bulk of the piece is what you’d expect from Amish furniture: solid hardwood with high-grade hardwood plywood used where necessary. 

The unique feature of this piece is the shiplap back. Where many wall beds open into a bed and the wall is visible through the frame, this one comes complete with shiplap slats covering the wall and creating a cohesive, attractive finish in the bed orientation. So, whether in use as a bed or as a desk, this DutchCrafters Exclusive is something to admire.

Assembling the DutchCrafters Wall Bed

Three DutchCrafters employees met in the DutchCrafters Sarasota Showroom to assemble this murphy bed, armed with a drill, studfinder, screwdrivers, a drill bit, a tape measure, wrenches, and a square.

Perhaps the trickiest part of the assembly is ensuring that none of the freshly-finished wood is damaged during construction. Lay down blankets or assemble on a carpet or rug if possible. Then it’s time to get to work! 

Using Your Murphy Wall Bed

This wall bed is personalizable; it’s built just for you! So select your options, select your size and orientation, and add it to your guest bedroom, office, or any place you want to display it and show it off. The stately desk design makes a great home office. Then, when your family is in town for the holidays or any special time, simply open it up and provide one more place for the guests to sleep! 

Shop this product right here at DutchCrafters.com today. DutchCrafters Exclusive Murphy Wall Bed and Desk


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