Where can I find this mechanism


Hi,
I would love to build one of these beds for my son's room:
http://www.flyingbeds.com/14.Euro_BunkBed/Euro-ComputerBed.htm
Does anyone know where I could purchase the "European made mechanism"?
Thanks,
Keith
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Keith Williams wrote:

If you study the drawings and animated clip closely you will find that it would be very simple to construct the hinges yourself out of plate metal.
The disc(round) hinge for example is actually stationary and the leverage is performed with the wooden uprising arm ie a hole in the wood with probably a metal pivot bush implemented into the wood hole so as not to cause friction(hole becoming weak in continued use. The rest is just metal bars acting as hinges again with more metal pivots driven into the wood.
Piece of cake really if you have the tools to work with metal and wood. ;-)
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Toller wrote:

Well if you cant see it, then your browser is not properly configured?
Top right,bed closing and opening.
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First, Thank you for your reply!

I agree that the hinge mechanism itself is not that difficult to reproduce.
However, if you look closely it appears that the slides that the back of the bed slides/pivots on may have a spring or other assist method. Even if there is not assist mechanisim, the path that back of the bed follows and then locks (both up and down?) is not a simple straight line.
While it would be fun to re-engineer this design, I unfortunately do not have enough hours in the day to take it on right now. I thought that if I could buy the mechanism off-the-shelf I could definitely find the time to 'cut the wood' and build one up.
Thanks for looking.
Keith
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On Mon, 7 Aug 2006 23:27:55 -0400, "Keith Williams"

They've probably just taken Murphy bed hardware and reworked it to add in the desk part. So you can probably buy the regular hardware and make it work.
-Leuf
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Leuf wrote:

The up&down riser spring is probably a pneumatic type? pic halfway down the page. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?Offerings_ID=9&TabSelect tails&cookiet est=1
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Mon, Aug 7, 2006, 7:21pm e_s_p_i_a_n snipped-for-privacy@insightbb.com (KeithWilliams) coth claimeth: Hi, I would love to build one of these beds for my son's room: http://www.flyingbeds.com/14.Euro_BunkBed/Euro-ComputerBed.htm Does anyone know where I could purchase the "European made mechanism"?
You might want to ask your kid for his input before you get too involved. If I was your kid I'd think that would be a major PITA after about the first two days. I know I'd have hated a bed like that.
Think about making the kid a loft bed instead. I bet he'd like that a whole lot more, and he'd get a bigger bed to boot. Way cooler and a lot les gimmicky.
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JOAT has a good point. I think a loft bed might be a better investment of time and energy.
I'm curious how smoothly the bed goes up and down... Let the bed drop hard a few times and you'll be giving the stuff on the desk a nice little bounce. Computer's are rather notorious for not liking that kind of treatment.
It's a cool gimick for a bed, but not one I think will meet expectations down the road. But hey, that's just my 2 pennies worth.
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Keith Williams wrote:

Hi
I used to work for Murphy Wall Beds of Canada in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. They are the distributor for a similar type of mechanism. When I worked there (more than 10 yrs ago now) they were selling the mechanisms and hardware for something in the order of US $350 IIRC. They were also developing a network of dealers in Canada and the US.
I looked up the phone# for you: 604-248-1452
Obligatory disclaimer - I am no longer associated with this company.
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Thank You, I'll follow-up with them.
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