If you've ordered a frame or hardware kit, your bed will arrive in 2-4 boxes, varying in weight from 22 to 71 pounds each.
If you've ordered Murphy Bed Furniture, your order will arrive on 1-2 pallets, completely un-assembled, and flat-packed. We box the pallet in scrap melamine and/or plywood, to protect your cabinetry in transit. You'll need tin snips to cut the banding off of the pallet, and each part will need to be inspected and carried in from the curb. The parts weigh between 2 and 55 pounds each. As you can see, the pallet is large. The freight company will have a lift-gate equipped truck, and they are responsible to leave the pallet at your curbside. The driver will not unpack or carry the pallet inside, so it's recommended that you have help ready when your pallet arrives. When we ship your pallet, we will email you a tracking number and a photo of your pallet. The freight company will then contact you while your pallet is in transit, to schedule a day of delivery. The hardware for your Murphy Bed is all included, and will be packed inside the boxes strapped atop the pallet.
We would not describe any of our products as "easy" to assemble. We have attempted to make it as simple as we can, but it does take some understanding of the use of tools and hardware to assemble and install any Murphy Bed. We like to say, "It is do-able for an experienced do-it-yourself-er."
For a Next Bed or Door Bed Frame, it takes our professional and experienced installers 1-2 hours to assemble and install one.
For a Murphy Bed Furniture order, the installation time can vary widely, depending on the experience and skill of the installer. It takes our installers 4 hours minimum for a Boaz Bifold Bookcase Bed, and 2 hours minimum for a Panel Bed. But, our installers have done many, and do not have to stop to watch any videos, figure out which parts are which, gather tools, or read the instructions. Some customers are able to install a bed in about twice this time, while it takes others quite a bit longer.
We have professional and experienced installers available in Northeast Florida, in Southern California, in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area, and in the New York City area. Please contact us for an installation quote, if you're interested.
The Door Bed Frame and the Next Bed are similar options, and we get many questions about the differences. We use the Door Bed Frame on all of our local Library Bed installations, as it is the most tried-and-true model we offer, and it takes up 1" less depth, when vertically stored. Both will last, and both have a lifetime warranty on the steel frame.
So, it's really a matter of personal preference in the end.
Yes, we sell our Panel Beds and our Murphy Door Beds in King Size, and the DIY Kit is universal, allowing a King Size, as well. You can purchase the Panel Bed as either a frame kit, which requires building your own cabinet, or as an entire ready-to-assemble cabinet with the frame included.
Our Library Beds do not come in King Size, and we do not offer a California King at this time.