To install a hideaway wall bed, choose where you want to install the bed, assemble a cabinet, fasten the cabinet to the wall, screw a cradle in place, secure the bed to the cradle, and attach the mounting springs. A screwdriver, screws, a drill, wall plugs and L-brackets are handy for installing a wall bed. Carefully read the instructions that come with the bed before starting the project.Continue Reading
Pick a safe location to install a wall bed. If the bed doesn't come with a cabinet shell, follow the manufacturer's instructions to erect a cabinet. Position the cabinet against the wall, place L-brackets on the top of the cabinet, and screw the brackets to the wall. Use wood screws to fix the horizontal legs of the brackets to the cabinet.
Place a cradle inside the cabinet according to the manufacturer's instructions, and use a marker to designate the mounting spots for screwing the cradle in place. Remove the cradle, and properly drill holes into the floor via the pre-marked points on the cabinet. Place wall plugs into the holes, and tightly screw the cradle in place.
Attach the bed to the cradle with bearings or roll bars. Use a strong screwdriver to fix counter springs in the matching holes at the top of the cradle and bottom of the bed. Secure the mattress retainers onto the bed.Learn more about Beds & Mattresses