Canada Customer Reviews

Murphy Wall Bed Projects From Fellow Canadian Do-it-yourselfers!

Murphy Bed Projects by some of our Recent Canadian Customers

“Thank you! We love our Murphy bed! I’ll send a video! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It’s going to be a great help to us over the holidays!! “

“Judy and Claudio, Orleans, Ontario”

“I just wanted to take a moment to compliment you on your Easy DIY Murphy Bed Kit. Before ordering the kit, I had some questions that you quickly and professionally addressed. Upon ordering, the kit was shipped out immediately and arrived promptly for assembly.

I was very pleased with the quality of the components. The guides and video were both clear and concise – they made for an easy build. I am very impressed by the smooth operation of the mechanism – it feels very solid and secure. Based on the quality of the finished bed and the interest it has generated, I am sure this won’t be my only Easy DIY Murphy Bed project..”

“Robert McMillan, Keswick, Ontario”

I had a 14” mattress that the weight was within the range, so I made the cabinet 20 inches deep and it works great!

Brian Leblanc , Alberta, Canada

Norm Pietila, Ontario, Canada

Hi Mike, So nearly a year to the day I finally got around to finishing and installing the Murphy beds. As you can see from the pictures I have stacked the two beds into a bunk bed configuration. I re-enforced the cabinet walls and the wall bracing. I used steel cable secured to the rafters in the attic to support the upper bunk bed frame, with anchor bolts through the leg brackets which I bored out to accommodate the bolts.

I used a maple veneer 3/4 inch plywood for the construction. I built a closet along the side of the beds for storing the upper bunk bed rail and ladder. We are very pleased with the end product.

Larry Sullivan, ON

Lisa Brooks, Ontario, Canada

HI there, I submitted a review of your kit – I would have been glad to even without the refund by the way – but there was no way I could see to upload photos during the review process. I’ve attached two for what it’s worth.

I appreciate the quality of your product very much, Mike. Thank you!

Mark Dowdell (QC, Canada)

The easy instructions and video guide made this project very doable for an amateur woodworker like me. This was so successful that I will be building a second unit in our other spare room which doubles as a study – gives way more flexibility.

Thumbs up for the designers of the mechanism – works fantastically

Peter C, British Columbia Canada

The order was delivered extremely fast with clear instructions and easy assembly.

Please find attached the final result for both the murphy bed I also bought from you and the desk.

Serge Deschênes, QC, Canada

Hi Mike

Completed it on Sunday! I got some feedback/ recommended documentation improvements but overall it went great

Cheers

Ian (Vancouver BC)

Todd Fenton, Plantagenet, ON

Vince and Bev S, Stirling, ON

Had a great time building this project. With all the things going on right now, quarantine. Having to stay home, was a great way to take my mind off things. I have a small camp with not a lot of room for extra beds. This was a perfect addition to the camp. I’m going to order a horizontal single. This will be awesome if the boys want to come for a fish or a hunt when the covid 19 is all over.

Stay Safe “Alan and Pam Burgess, Quispamsis NB Canada”

Hi Mike, I’m finished and it turned out well. Great info and instructions and I actually had all the lumber purchased and cut before the hardware arrived. As you can see from the photos I had to do a little change to the cabinet sides and top to accommodate the ledge in our basement suite wall. I’m totally happy with everything that transpired throughout the project.

Thanks again
Don Burnett (Thegardenexpert.com)

Don Burnett (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.)

The easy instructions and video guide made this project very doable for an amateur woodworker like me.

This was so successful that I will be building a second unit in our other spare room which doubles as a study – gives way more flexibility.

Thumbs up for the designers of the mechanism – works fantastically

Peter C, British Columbia, Canada

Hello Mike,

Thanks for reaching out with support. The videos from your website were very useful. I will take your offer to get a $40 refund. Please see the attached photos. I finished and installed the bed over the weekend. I stained it, so that process took me a few more days. My workstation was outside on my deck, so there were days I could not work.

Reynold Cassagnol, Gatineau Quebec Canada

Hello Mike, We are feeling somewhat accomplished! Neither my husband or myself have EVER built anything out of wood (e are both in our 60’s). We decided to try this Easy DIY Murphy bed and well… we think it turned out rather nicely. We had no fancy equipment or workshop. We had only one rule and that was – when the arguments start – we quit for the day. It took us just short of 3 weeks lol 🤣 Now I have space to set up a craft room and still have a bed for guests!
To qualify the time frame we did several coats of paint and polyurethane finish before assembling so that took up a good part of the 3-week time frame.  We were very impressed with the instructions and watched the videos and then looked at them again if we questioned what to do next.  We made a couple of cutting errors – one we easily corrected on the side rails – but the second, plywood on the frame, we cut a little too narrow. It shouldn’t show or matter under the mattress.  We added 1/4” trim on the face panels to match the doors and closets in our house. We would highly recommend the Easy DIY Murphy Bed.  We posted our accomplishment on FB and have already had 2 friends ask for the website!

Jean and Albert, Alberta

“Hi Nadia: I built this wall bed for my daughter, I actually slept in it 2 weeks ago – and it’s great. She’s using a small bedroom as an office for their small business – as an exercise room – and as a guest bedroom. They are on a tight budget and your Murphy bed was the perfect solution. Dianne & I assembled in 3 days – not full days, and we took our time. And we enjoyed ourselves. I have to say, your video and booklets combined, made the job clear, and understandable. The amount of detail was great for someone who’s never assembled one before. It made us feel confident we could do it. Following the instructions, the bed turned out very well. And Dianne got to feel what it’s like to ‘build’ something from wood! – bonus! haha. Here’s a few photos, fyi. If you want to use any comments or photos in an advertisement – that would be ok. I was a small businessman before retirement, and I like what you’ve done here. Great idea! For future consideration in your printed support materials?: Some people might have a challenge arranging a suitable ‘support surface’ on which to ‘build & assemble’ the bed framing. We found that 2 saw horses – with 4- 2″x2″x8′ lumber (not costly) – then covered with the 2 pieces we cut for the mattress base – provided a great support. Since they were not needed until final assembly, it worked out great.”

Paul & Dianne, Burlington, Ontario

“I enjoyed the great results of my DIY Murphy bed, many of my friends discover the convenience of that way to manage small spaces when I posted pics on social media. But the real pleasure for me had been to comfortably receive my VIP (My daughter and her boyfriend). I should say that it’s almost mandatory to use 3/4″ materials afterward instead of 5/8″ that was only available at my hardware store. But the personnel over there brought me the idea to reinforce the AB part in putting a 36″ height header. It is also very important to keep in mind that the left and right sides of the structures are mirror images of one another lol. The after-sales service is great, even in the holiday season when VIPs are about to arrive. Nadia and Mike support me the right way and almost immediately when needed. Great and recommended experience.”

Jean Guy Lecrec, Gatineau, Quebec

““The Murphy bed project was easy and fun to do. My wife and I did it together at our cottage over the weekend and the instructions were easy to follow. Any issues we had we were able to call the 1-800 number and received quick and simple instructions and hints that made the process a snap!” “With the extra plywood from the cutting directions we were able to make a custom wall-unit for shelving and storage that worked out extremely well for the small room we installed the Murphy bed in. A great space saver.””

Kirk Star, Langley, British Columbia

“Mike, this was one project that I really enjoyed and was given the freedom to start and actually finish the project without having 3 more to start!! Your project’s instructions were by far the very best that I have used to put anything together. I’m attaching a couple of photos of the finished project.”

Mark Manning, British Columbia

“Very easy to build and a great set of instructions. The only dimension that I would change is the Cabinet top rear Part Gc. It suggests 2 ½” wide. If made this width it would stick up by ¼”. This would make putting a top on the unit difficult. I caught this and cut it to 2 ¼ so everything was flush on the top of the unit. I made tops so they looked like dressers. The project went very well and we are very happy with the result.”

Ross Smith, Calgary, Alberta

“Hi Nadia, Just wanted to say thank you very much for your assistance with this project. It turned out great. With your support and excellent product/comprehensive step by step instructions, I came up with an excellent space-saving product. I look forward to doing it again.

Thank you once again for your patience and assistance. Sincerely, Wayne”

Wayne Lystiuk, Orleans, Ontario

Hi Mike and Nadia,

I hope that you are staying safe and well. I have finally completed the murphy bed and installed it in a basement bedroom. The bedroom is only 10 X 11 feet. And to top it off the stairway is short and only 60 inches clearance. I cut wood for the unit out in my detached garage when it was -20C (here out west, Alberta). When it warmed up, I glued and screwed all of the pieces and stained the unit out in the garage. Then I had to disassemble it to bring it into the house and into the basement bedroom. This was because it would not fit down the stairs. I then had to reassemble the unit in the bedroom. The bedroom is quite small not allowing many places to work this was a challenge for me. But I have finally finished the project and my wife is happy because she can use the room for a sewing room and if we have guests there is a room for them to stay. I really enjoyed your project. Your instructions are very easy to follow along with the accompanying illustrations to help with the explanation instructions. Thank you folks very much. Stay healthy.

Sincerely.

Wilf Llitwin, Alberta, Canada

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