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Ikea Doesn't Sell Murphy Beds. Here's Why
One of the things you probably don't know about Ikea is that the Swedish furniture and home goods store doesn't sell Murphy beds — and there's a very good reason for that.
A Murphy bed requires extremely durable, expensive materials like solid wood to make them safe. Ikea builds its products from high-quality but less expensive materials.
Particle board comprises 49% of Ikea’s wood-based material, and materials like particle board are considered less safe and more likely to damage when used in a Murphy bed.
The cost of stronger materials would likely prevent Ikea from making Murphy beds affordable, and making them from its current materials could leave Ikea vulnerable to liability.