Gone are the days when a fold-out bed was considered nothing more than a rickety metal contraption. Today, there are many choices available for those in the market for a Murphy bed. Modern wall beds come in multiple sizes, orientations and finishes, which can complement the design of most rooms in your home.
Many of today’s Murphy bed models, such as Lori Beds, are high quality pieces that can allow underused spaces to transform into stylish and functional living areas. The Queen/Full Lori Bed is a popular choice.
One reason is because the frame can accommodate both a full-size and queen-size mattress, making it easy to upgrade when the time is right.
Here is a guide to Lori’s Queen/Full Murphy bed models.
There are two orientations available for a Queen/Full Lori Bed.
Vertical Murphy beds are slightly taller. Closed, the vertical model is 83" High x 64" Wide x 23" Deep. Open, the model is 10" High x 64" Wide x 105" Deep. It’s approximately 60 pounds to lift, plus half the weight of your mattress.
The horizontal model is wider and shorter, which is ideal for smaller spaces with lower ceiling height. Closed, the horizontal model is 64" High x 84" Wide x 23" Deep. Open, the model is 10" High x 84" Wide x 46" Deep. It is roughly 63 pounds to lift, plus half the weight of your mattress.
Lori Bed models don’t use complicated spring systems to lift and lower the bed frame. Instead of using the force of springs or pistons, the Lori Bed can be lifted and lowered by hand using your and your lifting partner's strength.
Each Murphy bed cabinet can accommodate a specific maximum mattress thickness, which is listed in a product description. The Lori Bed can accommodate any mattress that is 12 inches tall (a relatively thick mattress) or less.
There are no shortages of these size mattresses on the market and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right fit. In fact, a normal thickness ranges from 9 to 12 inches. Retailers like Amazon, Overstock and Walmart all offer a variety of options — though Lori Beds recommends steering clear of any mattress weighing over 100 pounds.
Keep in mind that you’ll also be storing linens and possibly pillows, which may increase the thickness of your mattress by an inch or two.
One of the greatest benefits of the Lori Bed Queen/Full model is that it fits a double or a queen-size mattress. Start with a double and upgrade to a queen mattress when it meets your needs.