Business History

Since opening in 1979, Wall Beds of Oregon has grown into the second largest SICO wall bed dealer in the nation — all while remaining a family-owned and operated business. We think that keeping our business local and family-run allows us to perfect the collaborative, custom approach so integral to our success.

With over 10,000 wallbeds installed in the Portland Metropolitan area, we have the experience, resources, and quality installation team to get the job done right – on time and on budget!

Our Relationship with Closet Factory

Over the past three decades, we’ve seen how important it is to collaborate. To that end: our partnership with Closet Factory, a locally-owned and operated home organization company, provides incredible resources and expertise for organizing all areas of your home. Need to get organized fast? Visit our extensive showroom — which includes the Closet Factory — to see our quality products or contact us now for a free in-home design consultation.

Visit Closet Factory’s extensive website to get additional space-saving ideas for your home » http://www.closetfactory.com/

Murphy Bed History

The Murphy bed has a colorful history that we think you’ll find impressive — and funny!

Inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1856-1957) was living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco at the turn of the century and, as it so happens, courting a young opera singer. However, social mores of the time dictated that a lady was not to enter a gentleman’s bedroom, which meant Murphy’s small abode was forbidden territory for the lovebirds.

And the story might have ended there were it not for the persistence of one lovesick — and ingenious — young man. According to lore, Murphy devised a system that hid his bed in the closet, which turned his bedroom into a parlor, thereby skirting the moral code of the time and allowing his sweetheart to enter, reputation intact. And thus the Murphy bed was born.

Murphy would go on to marry the opera singer and patent his “Murphy In-A-Dor Bed.” However, he never trademarked “Murphy bed,” and in 1989, the courts determined that the phrase was “no longer entitled to trademark protection because the public had come to see it as a generic term.” The wall bed system has since diversified and grown to include many different models, but the story of the original Murphy bed endures. Nothing like love to summon one’s resourcefulness!