A twin Murphy beds is a pull-out bed that is led at one end to a wall. It is often held inside a wardrobe or cabinet to hide the bed when not in use. The mattress is typically attached to the bed frame. Most do not have the box springs. Since Murphy bed was created in the early 20th century, the number of sizes and styles has increased. Originally installed in wardrobes, today Murphy beds are often stored in custom built cabinets, shelves or entertainment systems. There are both vertical and horizontal Murphy beds. A vertically stored bed takes up more space when it is pulled into the room than a horizontally stored bed.
There are several manufacturers to manufacture and sell Murphy Beds in a variety of sizes from twin Murphy beds to California king. The exact dimensions of Murphy beds may vary slightly depending on company or style; however, giving the following information a general idea of how much space is needed for vertically stored beds. A single bed typically has a width of 42 inches, depth of 16 inches and height of 80 inches. A double bed typically has a width of 57 inches, depth of 16 inches and height of 80 inches. Queen beds are larger both in width and height. The width of a queen bed is typically 63 inches, deep 16 inches and height 86 inches. A California king typically has a width of 75 inches, depths of 19 inches and height of 90 inches.
Horizontal beds raise and lower from the side of the bed instead of the foot. A horizontal twin Murphy beds may be best if there is limited space in the room for the bed when it is pulled down. Both twin and double beds typically have a width of 79 inches and depth of 16 inches. The height of a horizontally stored single bed is typically 45 inches and 59 inches for a double. A twin Murphy beds mattress is typically 39 inches by 75 inches. A double mattress is 54 by 75 inches and a queen mattress is 60 by 80 inches. The largest mattress is a California king, which is 72 by 84 inches. Double mattresses weigh about 22.7 kilograms California kings can weigh up to 45.4 kilograms.