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OPERATION OF YOUR WALL BED:

About our wall beds:

To understand the operation of our wall beds please note the following:

  • The entire face of our wall bed comes down – We DO NOT have bi-fold doors that open up and block the sides of the bed.
  • All face designs on our wall beds are False; there are no operating doors or drawers.
  • The bed locks when the face is closed and the legs are closed.
  • Each wall bed has legs that open up to become the outer legs of the bed frame that are strong enough to withstand 1000 pounds of pressure.
  • The mattress sits within a box frame behind the face and has straps that hold the outer corners down.

 

OPENING OUR BEDS:
To Open our wall beds, begin by opening up both legs as shown above (NOTE: each bed has two legs located on the upper right and upper left of the face) Leg sizes are either 3” x 7” or 7” x 7” depending on face style. Open up legs so that they are perpendicular to the face of the bed. You MUST open both legs in order to unlock the wall bed and pull the face down.

 
Once the legs are open, use the decorative hardware located near the top of the face to pull the bed down. The higher the handles are, the easier it will be to pull the bed down because of leverage. For the first three inches, you will feel resistance. This is the piston working as a safety feature to keep the bed closed when the legs are open. After the three inches, the pistons will start to work to compensate for the weight of the face, allowing you to lower the bed face with ease. Once the Bed face is a quarter of the way open, you can lower it by placing your hand at the end of the bed, and lowering it all the way down. You must keep a hand on the bed until it reaches the ground.

 


Once the wall bed is down, your bed is like any other standard bed. Since your wall bed is attached to the wall, it will not move forward, backward, left, or right. You can make your wall bed like any other bed, and can leave your sheets, blankets, and comforter on when you are ready to close the bed. REMEMBER to tuck in your sheets before closing the bed so that they do not hang out of the sides. This might look a little silly. PILLOWS MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE CLOSING BED.

 

When you are ready to CLOSE your wall bed, follow the above instructions in reverse. Once the bed face is closed, pull the legs down until they are parallel with the face of the wall bed. Now your wall bed is locked, closed, and ready to be shown off as a beautiful piece of furniture.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the operation of our wall beds.

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