Pros: Gas pistons have a nice smooth operation with a slight hissing air sound, as you push against the pistons they push back as pressure builds and releases. Conclusion: Typical Murphy bed springs have no controlled action in lifting or lowering. By 1994 all the clever names for Murphy Bed had been registered by geeks and freaks. And it was tempting to simplify to Wall Bed standards and steal the gas piston from a Hatch Back Car. Wall beds, on the other hand, attach to the wall and use a lift mechanism on the sides of the cabinet to assist in lifting the bed panel into the cabinet. Pistons are installed on each side of the cabinet and are connected to the frame that holds the mattress in place to help lift the bed into the cabinet.
As mentioned earlier, there are three basic Murphy wall bed systems: Piston, Enclosed Spring, and Open Spring. I chose the Open Spring from Murphy Wall-Beds in Canada which was recommended by a friend who had used this system. To understand the operation of our wall beds please note the following:. Our wall beds use a piston system that allows you to pull the bed down with a nice controlled motion and with little effort. A new and useful cabinet wall bed which contains a cabinet, a bed frame which is secured to the cabinet by a pivot bracket, a counterbalance piston and a unique leg-locking and supporting system.
Build your own Murphy bed easily and quickly with this easy hardware kit. Best of all its very affordable and comes with lifetime warranty.
Murphy Bed Hardware