“FITR” Furniture in the Raw Real Wood Murphy Bed – A Locally Made Product
Need an office by day and a spare bedroom by night? Then you need an FITR Contempo Murphy Bed.
The clean, modern styling and flat panel design is perfect in a living room or bedroom where more space is needed.
Furniture in the Raw is known for its innovative Sleep Solutions and this Murphy Bed makes any space an instant bedroom.
It’s available in either maple, pine, or oak. Purchase it unfinished, ready for paint or stain or purchase finished with unlimited stain or paints. This post features our most popular finish options.
Our design or yours, from a stand alone Murphy Bed or an entire room built to order, allow Furniture in the Raw to design a functional space for you.
The Murphy Bed is a tried and true space saver and they look great in the raised and lower position.
Our fold away beds are extremely popular because they can double your room space and look good doing it. The Furniture in the Raw Murphy Bed is a cinch to open and close. You can lift this bed bed with one finger. The design uses a hydraulic piston system to provide strong, generous support when raising and lowering the fold out bed.
The Murphy Beds Accommodate a 12″ deep Mattress (not included)
We have four space saving bed sizes (Twin, Full, Queen, King) that open either vertically or horizontally.
Furniture in the Raw fold away beds are made from real maple and oak and are manufactured in Central Texas. That is in the USA!
- Easy lifts and stores using a piston system hardware
- Choose maple, oak or pine
- Choose brushed nickel or bronze hardware
- Fits up to 12″ thick mattress (not included)
- Contact Customer Service for Mattress options
- unfinished or finish options
- Bronze or Nickel hardware
- Professional installation may be available from FITR
- DIY click here for your Wallbed Assembly Instructions
- Made in Texas, USA
- Twin Size- 46.25″ wide x 82.125″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall :83″
- Full Size- 61.25″ wide x 82.125″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 83″
- Queen Size- 67.25″ wide x 87″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 87″
- King Size- 84″ wide x 87″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 87″
Is it a Murphy Bed? Wall Bed? Fold away bed?
The Murphy Bed, also commonly referred to as a:
- Wall bed
- Fold up bed
- Fold away bed
- Foldable bed
- Pull out bed
- Hideaway beds
At Furniture in the Raw we just call them Murphy Beds and our customers love them.
History of the Murphy Bed
The Murphy bed is named for William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1959). Murphy applied for his first patents for a fold away bed around 1900.
What inspired Murphy to design the bed? According to legend, he was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, and the moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man’s bedroom.
So Murphy invented the fold out bed and converted his bedroom into a parlor, enabling him to entertain guests without breaking the moral code of the day.
Sears had introduced foldup beds through the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog, but Murphy introduced pivot and counterbalanced designs for which he received a series of patents, including one for a “Disappearing Bed”. Murphy’s design made the bed simple and safe to use.
Murphy beds are used for space-saving purposes, much like trundle beds, and are popular where floor space is limited, such as small homes, apartments, hotels, mobile homes and college dormitories. In recent years, these fold up beds have included options such as lighting, storage cabinets, and office components.
Murphy’s patent has since expired. In 1989, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the term “Murphy Bed” had entered common usage and was no longer eligible for protection.