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Posted on conduit vs bolts for pivot point for a murphy bed

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 09:04 PM

Is the conduit to act as a pivot hinge point? If so, there is a lot more to it than that (Even carriage bolts)

A basic Murphy Bed mechanism starts around $639.00 and I strongly recommend them. The hinge is counter-weighted so the bed does not “fall” out of the cabinet and has a soft landing without crushing anyone to death.

This is accomplished with a loaded spring that is precisely tensioned to balance the load of the bed.
None of that could happen with carriage bolts or conduit!

My fear is that someone, particularly a small child, could be seriously injured or killed if the weight of the bed were to fall on them.

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