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“Panel Bed” DIY Murphy Bed Frame Kit

$455.00 (We Pay for Shipping*)
58 reviews

“Panel Bed” DIY Murphy Bed Frame Kit

$455.00 (We Pay for Shipping*)
58 reviews

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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 office@murphybeddepot.com or call toll free 1-866-844-9255 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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    James A. Jones
    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!

    United States United States

    Excellent Product

    The panel bed kit was a breeze to assemble. Had a little trouble with the spring installation but with a little customer service explanation that all springs are not the same so installation may very on which ones came with the kit. The cutting instructions and other installation instructions were right on.

    James M.
    United States United States

    Well designed, clear instructions, accurate cut list

    The kit arrived in totality and all parts were included. We purchased the hardware kit as well which was worth the $30 or so extra. The cut list was accurate. The instructions were a little unclear at times however it was easy to figure it out once we could see how the parts functioned. The included tips regarding the spring installation were very helpful. Once the components were finished we were able to put the unit together and install it in one day. It functions very smoothly and it looks terrific! The only thing we added was a strong back on the back of the head board as it had a bit of give on the lower part that does not contact the wall. Other than that we are extremely happy with the product. We were able to make a quality murphy bed for less than a third the cost of buying the same thing. If you have the proper shop skills this is the bed for you.

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    Arthur E.
    United States United States

    King Size Murphy Bed Frame

    Excellent. All parts are well made. The pages of direction cover everything we needed for installation. The spring system works great; we used all nine springs per side for a mattress that weighed in at about 180 lbs. Would highly recommend this for anyone. The level needed for installation is above a DIY level in my opinion.


    We have been looking for an affordable and well designed murphy bed for about 10 years. We found all that and more in the Next Bed. We just installed it in a closet and are awaiting our first guests. Thank you for helping us make our guest room better.

    Michelle B.

    No Problems
    This is the second Majestic Library Bed we have purchased from Murphy Bed Depot. The quality of the bed and service we received were excellent. The company went out of its way to be of help.

    David B.

    Loved it!!
    Loved it!! I was building a Murphy bed myself for our guest bedroom/office and the instructions were easy to understand. The hinges work with ease and the panel was easy to assemble and attach to the false cabinet doors. I would purchase this kit again if we ever decide to do a custom Murphy bed at a future home.

    Timothy H.