WOOD VS. MELAMINE
Murphy beds are typically manufactured using one of two types of material: Real Wood or Melamine. We offer either option to fit your material preference, home decor and budget. What is the difference? The biggest difference between the two products is price. Real wood murphy beds will be higher in price due to material cost and workmanship. They are cut, shaped, joined, sanded and finished (stained/painted/weathered.) Each step of our real wood process is carefully executed by skilled craftsmen. Melamine has a pre-colored surface which requires less handling and no finishing. This results in a slightly shorter production time-frame, and combined with a lower material cost, giving you a lower overall price. Despite the exterior material difference, our melamine beds use the same real wood bed frame as our real wood murphy beds, so you do not have to compromise build quality for a lower priced product.