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Wall Bed Systems, Inc.  Call Toll Free: 1.800.413.4121
A Murphy bed from Wall Bed Systems allows you to extend your living space without costly remodeling and room additions by adding wall beds. Use a Murphy Bed to turn your den, study, family room, basement or any corner of your home into an Instant Spare Bedroom! Visit the site for online shopping and for more business details.
902 North Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta, OH 45895, USA
http://www.wallbedsystems.com/   (4030)

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In today's wall bed market there are a number of wood materials that these beds are constructed out of. Four of the main materials used in constructing a wall bed are Particle Board, MDF Board, Ply Wood, and Solid Wood. Each material has unique qualities that lend themselves to the operation and structure of your Murphy bed. So if you have any plan to lanuch wall beds business first try and understand each material type outlined below to give you a better understanding of why it is used, what it is best used for, and what to look for when choosing your perfect wall beds for your retail business.

Particle Board

Particle Board is an engineered material used primarily for exterior furniture surfaces. It is composed of highly compressed wood pieces, or particles, which gives the material its name. In Murphy beds, it's chief use is for exterior surfaces, because its guarantees a smooth surface and is less likely to warp or crack over time. Particle board strength is measured by its PSI, which gauges the compression of the particles together, and therefore the overall quality and strength of the board as a whole. A cheaper product will be composed of cheaper particles, and therefore have a lower PSI. Industrial strength particle board is much stronger, and has a much higher PSI rating. One thing to note is that particle board may contain amounts of formaldehyde, and it is important to be aware of this when furniture will be used in nurseries, or other highly sensitive spaces. Newer age board does not utilize formaldehyde in its construction so be sure to ask when purchasing Murphy beds for your retail business that has particle board components.


MDF is a material similar to particle board and has the same usage as an exterior surface wood since it results in a smoother surface and is less likely to warp and crack. MDF, however, is a much more refined product. It is also composed of wood particles, but they are much, much smaller than those that particle board is comprised of, resulting in a slightly smoother texture. Consequently, this decrease in particle size makes MDF a much heavier product than particle board. This increases its structural use, but also makes your wall bed much heavier, which can be a hindrance when installing or moving your Murphy bed. So avoid MDF if possible for your retail shopping business as customers may hesitate to buy.


Plywood is a material that is generally stronger as a structural material than particle board or MDF. Plywood is constructed of several thin layers of wood, and can also be called layered board. The wood used to create the layers in plywood is generally B grade wood, which individually would not be strong enough for use, but when layered together creates a much stronger material. Use of plywood minimizes the chances of warping, which makes it desirable for exterior surfaces of a wall bed, as well as interior. Be cautious when selecting a wall bed for your retail shopping business that utilizes plywood as a main structural component as knots in the wood layers can create instability. If one layer of the ply wood has a knot, it creates a point of weakness that can be transferred throughout the wood.

Solid Wood

Solid Wood is the material that is most used in wall beds for structural composition. This is the strongest material available, and is consequently the material used most often for the most important part of the bed: the structure. Solid wood is generally not used as an exterior material for several reasons. Solid wood can naturally warp, leading to visual imperfections which decrease the overall appearance and structural performance of your wall bed. It is also difficult to guarantee and align specific grain patterns when using solid wood, creating greater difficulty when used for exterior purposes. Solid wood is also very expensive, and unnecessary use is wasteful in our limited eco-system. Murphy beds that utilize solid wood as their main structural material will be extremely strong, but for aesthetic purposes solid wood is not recommended as an exterior surface. So keeping wall beds made from solid wood may not give good sales for your retail shopping business.

Deciding what you want your wall bed to be made of brings you one step closer to knowing which bed is perfect for you. Once you know the materials, the next step is to choose how your bed looks. More information on selecting the Murphy bed that is right for you can be found at Old Creek Wall Bed Factory whose official website is www.wallbedfactory.com

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