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Selecting the Right Wood and Finish for Your Murphy Bed

When it comes to great design, it’s all in the details. When searching for the right Murphy bed for your home, it is important to consider your wood and finish options carefully. You can customize each product with the specific wood and stain that you are interested in. These are the details that will determine the style of your room.

Here are some questions to consider:

Oak or Maple? Selecting the type of wood for your Murphy bed is an essential step in the design process.

Oak or Maple

Maple is an open-grained hardwood that has alternating areas of relatively porous and dense wood causing an accentuation of grain pattern. Maple’s straight-grain appearance is ideal for smooth, clean looks creating a delicate and charming style.

porous and dense wood

Oak is closed-grained, demonstrating a more uniform grain texture throughout furniture. It is considered a timeless classic that brings warmth and beauty with its natural grain texture.

oak natural grain texture

Finished or Unfinished? There is no right or wrong answer, it truly depends on your personal preference.

If you are the kind of DIY person who prefers to stain or paint your own furniture, you may want to opt for an unfinished oak or maple bed. The bed comes unprimed and untreated allowing you to be creative and add your own personal touches.

If painting or staining your own Murphy bed sounds like a daunting task for you, you will probably want to select one of our quality finishes. All of our finishes are hand-rubbed by our artisans using a time-tested, six-step process, to give you flawless color and durability so you can enjoy a beautiful surface for years.

What kind of finish should I choose? We have several options available for a variety of styles for your room.

When selecting the finish for your Murphy bed, we suggest requesting a color swatch request form by clicking here. Here are some of our oil base finish options:

  • Oak – Honey Finish
  • Oak – Walnut Finish
  • Oak – Cherry Finish
  • Maple – Natural Finish

We also offer Premium Stains and Eco-Friendly Paints for Wall Beds

 Premium Stains and Eco-Friendly Paints for Wall Beds

We take pride in our quality artisanship and pay close attention to the details of each piece we create. Our Murphy beds are artfully crafted using only the highest quality solid wood and hardwood veneers to give you not a beautiful and sturdy piece that can be enjoyed for years.

If you have any questions on any of the finishes available for our Murphy beds, please visit our website or contact one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-975-8451.