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“Panel Bed” DIY Murphy Bed Frame Kit

“Panel Bed” DIY Murphy Bed Frame Kit

Regular price $455.00 USD
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Cabinet Hardware Kit (Angle Brackets, Screws, and Square Drive Bits for Screws)

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Saves Loads of Space with an Easy-to-Lift Murphy Bed Cabinet You Build


  • Easy to Lift
  • You Supply the Wood for the Cabinetry
  • Comes in Twin, Full, Queen, and King Bed Sizes
  • Durable Steel Frame with a Lifetime Warranty
  • Spring Lift Mechanism Mounts to Cabinet Sides
  • Vertical or Horizontal Mount Available

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Do It Yourself Panel Bed: A Murphy Bed Where the Doors Become the Bottom of the Bed 

The Panel Bed Frame Kit allows you to build a Murphy Bed that has no doors to open, but instead has a face panel that folds down, becoming the bottom of the bed.

If you'd like us to manufacture all of the necessary cabinetry parts too, click here to look at our Panel Bed Cabinets.

Our Superior Panel Bed Frame Kit includes what you need to get started building your own Panel Bed System:

  • Build Your Cabinet: Following our included instructions, your Superior Panel Bed / Alpha Frame Kit mounts to your cabinet made of 3/4" thick material, which mounts onto your wall, at the top of the cabinet. Note: no cabinetry or wood parts are included in this kit. For a bed-in-a-cabinet system, click here.
  • Easy Lift and Lower: One pair of steel Spring-Balance-Lift Mechanisms (SBLMs), which secure to the sides of your cabinet, to raise and lower the panel bed
  • Spring Loaded: 18 springs, to allow for various weight mattresses and face panels
  • Strength and Support: Superior Steel Bed Frame, powder-coated to give a durable Black textured finish, with three steel stiffeners, holds up to 600 pounds (evenly distributed between two people & includes the weight of the mattress)
  • Sturdy Feet: One pair of high-strength tubular 13" legs with a leg-connector bar for stability
  • Bring Your Mattress: The Superior Panel Bed Frame Kit System works with any mattress up to 11 inches in thickness (Mattress not included)
  • Vertical or Horizontal Mount: Mount your Panel Bed horizontally, with the optional horizontal leg rod
  • In stock item: All of our Frame and DIY kits ships free from our warehouse in St Augustine, FL, within five business days, via FedEx ground (which takes 1-5 business days)
  • Lifetime Warranty: Murphy Bed Depot has the best warranty money can buy on all of our Murphy Bed mechanisms and frames: A Lifetime Warranty! If you need any parts replaced because of manufacturer defect, we will ship you a replacement part quickly, at our cost. 

No Cabinetry or Wood Parts are Included in this Kit

Do-it-yourself (DIY): All Murphy Bed Depot Frame and DIY kits come with all the hardware you need for the frame itself, making your assembly very do-able with some basic hand tools.

We Care About Your Safety: We've designed, tested, re-designed, and re-proven our products to make them as safe as possible for you and your guests to use. 

Contact us at or call toll free 1-904-823-9255 for further details.


Dimensions of the Panel Bed on a Cabinet System: 
(using our included instructions):

Vertical Mount With 13" (Standard) Legs:

TWIN/SINGLE: 44.5" w x 83.25" h (XL is 88.25" h) x 16" d (Projection into room when down: 84.5" (XL is 89.5"))
FULL/DOUBLE: 59.5" w x 83.25" h x 16" d (Projection into room when down: 84.5")
QUEEN: 65.5" w x 88.25" h 16" d (Projection into room when down: 89.5")
KING: 81.5" w x 88.25" h x 16" d (Projection into room when down: 89.5")

    Horizontal Mount

    (be sure to add the horizontal leg rod):
    TWIN/SINGLE: 80" w (XL is 85" w) x 50" h x 16" d (Projection into room when down: 50")
    FULL/DOUBLE: 80" w x 65" h x 16" d (Projection into room when down: 65")
    QUEEN: 85" w x 71" h 16" d (Projection into room when down: 71")
    KING n/a


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     Assembly Instructions
    Panel Bed Frame Kit

    What is Included and What is Required

    To build your own Panel Bed Cabinet System, you'll need:


    Our Panel Bed system is a lightweight, universal, structural steel bed frame with double overlap steel stiffeners. The 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 Panel 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.


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

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    Holland G.
    United States United States

    Great product!

    We are so happy with our new Murphy bed. What a great way to save space without sacrificing the comfort of actual bed when company comes over.

    Andrew S.
    United States United States

    Setting the standard

    I’ve installed several of these Murphy beds and I love them. Great customer service and simple design.

    Heather H.
    United States United States

    This was not easy to put together, but we got it done. I wish it were more sturdy. The frame without a mattress is a bit wobbly. And I think I'll build in some extra support that I can slide in underneath for some extra weight support. But overall, it works and I'm generally satisfied. I like the spring design, and it's easy to put up and down.



    Thank you Heather for your purchase and your feedback. The Panel Bed DIY Kit does require quite a bit of work as a DIY project since it requires you to build your own cabinet to mount it to, but we are pleased to hear you were able to complete it! Also, it is intended to be used with a mattress so it should feel more stable once the mattress is on the frame. We hope you get lots of use out of your Panel Bed and it creates a functional space for you and your guests!

    James A.
    United States United States

    We love our Horizonal Murphy bed

    We purchased the Horizontal Panel Bed Frame Kit from Murphy Bed Depot. We then purchased Burch Plywood 3/4 in. from Home Depot. The assembly instructions were very well written and hardware cards well organized. It took 2 of us a few days to complete the bed frame, going at a slow pace. Our only hiccup was that we initially used 6 springs on each side and had to take it apart to reduce to 4 springs; was relatively easy to backtrack. We love it!!

    Alex V.
    United States United States

    Amazing Murphy Bed Kit

    I spent a lot of time looking for a Murphy bed kit and finally settled on this one. Boy and I glad I did! The instructions were VERY thorough and worked perfectly. This bed is so solid and the mechanism is very easy to operate. So much so I haven’t had a single person say it’s cumbersome. Thank you for an awesome kit!