Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Hiddenbed better than other alternatives?

There are many reasons:

  • The Hiddenbed is a unique, innovative system that incorporates both a bed and a desk into a single piece of furniture.
  • It’s not just a bed. It's very elegant and compact – a great space saver.
  • Unlike wall-beds or Murphy Beds, which are often built in, and very difficult to move, the Hiddenbed easily goes with you when you move since it is a free-standing piece of furniture.
  • It's far more comfortable than a hide-a-bed. You can use a standard mattress of your choice.
  • Unlike wall-beds or Murphy Beds, which are made only for occasional use, the Hiddenbed is built for daily use, and has been tested through 10,000 cycles with no problems – an equivalent to about 30 years daily use. It converts in seconds, almost effortlessly.
Why should I purchase my Hiddenbed from Hiddenbed of Oregon?

We can fully customize your Hiddenbed to your specific tastes and needs. Furthermore, there may be a substantial cost savings to you as well.  Local Oregon residents will benefit from lower delivery and installation charges.

Do I have to take my things off the desk when I convert to a bed?

No. You can leave everything on the desk just as it is. Nothing will fall off. You can even leave a glass of water on the desk and it will not spill a drop! The desk remains flat at all times. When you pull the bed out, the desk just gently lowers to the floor.

How much room is there on the desk?

The desk surface is approximately six feet long and two feet wide. You can put computers, monitors, and other objects on the desk that are under 17¾” tall.

How much weight can the desk support?

Without additional stiffeners, the desk can support up to 45 lbs.

Do I need to unplug my computer and monitor when I convert to a bed?

No. You can keep all your electronics on the desk and plugged in. The wires are routed through a hole in the back corners of the desk and tucked out of the way behind the base of the Hiddenbed.

Is Hiddenbed safe?

Yes. The Hiddenbed is designed with safety in mind. The patented mechanism is well balanced, easy to operate, and allows complete control during the transformation process. With reasonable care, there is little chance for pinching any fingers.

In December of 2009 two different Organizations, LGA Laboratories in Germany and the Public Laboratory of Construction in Japan, submitted the Hiddenbed ("Splendid" model) to rigorous testing for quality, safety and suitability for intensive use. Both organizations approved the safety and quality of the Hiddenbed and its mecanism.

Is Hiddenbed suitable for children?

Yes.  Kids love Hiddenbed, especially the double decker. While younger children may need assistance, older children can transform the bed easily by themselves.

Should I be concerned about outgassing from a Hiddenbed?

Plywood and melamine products are generally constructed with glues and bonding agents that incorporate urea formaldehyde. Some people, especially those with chemical sensitivities, have been known to have adverse reactions to the outgassing from these bonding agents. At Hiddenbed of Oregon, we use plywood and melamine sheet goods that have very little if any added formaldehyde, and our products conform to the very strict limitations established by the California Air Resource Board (CARB)  for emissions of urea formaldehyde.

What kind of a mattress can I use with a Hiddenbed?

You can use any standard mattress in either a twin, double, or queen size. The standard Hiddenbed design allows for a mattress up to ten inches thick. If you want a thicker mattress, we can customize the design for a larger cabinet that would accommodate the thicker mattress.

Do I need to remove the bedding when I convert to a desk?

No. Your bedding can certainly remain on the bed. Whether you make the bed or not is up to you.

What keeps the desk from shifting if someone leans on it?

Hiddenbed has a lock knob on either end of the desk that keeps the desk securely in place. Just push the knobs in to lock the desk and pull them out when you are ready to convert to a bed.

Is it difficult to transform Hiddenbed from bed to desk and vice versa?

No. Hiddenbed’s patented balancing mechanism allows for easy transformation. Even kids can do it!

How easy is it to install a Hiddenbed?

It's about a two hour’s job for two trained installers. If you are within our local delivery area (within a 50 mile radius), we will personally deliver and assemble your Hiddenbed.

Is there a warranty on the Hiddenbed?

Hiddenbed is guaranteed for 5 years against defects in hardware and craftsmanship.

What happens if I move?

Unlike a Murpy bed or wall-bed, which is often built into the structure of your home and very difficult to move, the Hiddenbed is a free-standing piece of furniture, and can be taken with you when you move. For a small fee, Hiddenbed of Oregon will help you to disassemble, move, and reassemble your Hiddenbed  at your new residence.

Do you sell your Hiddenbed models in Do-It-Yourself kits?

Yes! Our Hiddenbed kits come in one or more crates, each weighing between 150 - 450 lbs. These contain all the wood pieces, the mechanism, all hardware, and complete instructions for the assembly. All parts are labelled and pre-drilled. All you need to supply is a few basic tools, time, and the manpower to put the kit together. You will also need to provide your own mattress.

If I purchase a kit and have it shipped, how easy will it be for me to assemble the Hiddenbed?

That depends. If you are familiar with basic tools (wrenches, and a cordless screwdriver) and have some experience in assembling furniture or other wooden items, this should be easy enough to do. Two people are normally required for do-it-yourself assembly, and you can expect to take four to eight hours, depending on  your skill level. If you wish to purchase a kit, but don't feel confident to do the assembly yourself, we can help to arrange for a local carpenter to assist with the assembly.

Could I order just the Hiddenbed mechanism and mill the wooden parts myself?

Yes. The mechanism may be purchased through the national distributor, Hiddenbed USA (see the Links page.) However this is not a project for a weekend carpenter. The layout and millwork require great precision. Without expensive equipment including a CNC (computerized milling machine) it would take a skilled craftsman a week or more of intensive work to mill, pre-drill, edgeband, and finish all the necessary parts.

Where can you ship your Hiddenbeds?

Currently, we are shipping only to the continental United States.

How long will it take to get our Hiddenbed once we order it?

If we have your model in stock, it will take about a week to ten days to receive it. If your model is not in stock, and depending on the material and finish you select, it could take up to three to four weeks.

How do I order a Hiddenbed?

  • Order through our online store "Products"

  • Call Hiddenbed of Oregon: 503-874-6109 or 

  • Email: