Be Wary of Competitors Claims!

Plywood is an engineered WOOD product too!

Our competitors often claim to use wood saying "They would never use MDF"; but did you know that plywood is an engineered wood product too.

Plywood expansion gaps


MDF solid composition


Plywood is an engineered wood product made from wood chips peeled from logs while rotating them along their horizontal axis. The sheets of veneer obtained from this process are cut to the desired dimensions, dried, patched, glued together, and then baked at high heat in a press to form panels. The problem arises with expansion gaps that are found within sheets. Plywood, like all wood products, will expand or shrink with changes in moisture levels. This expansion and contraction is the number one cause of delamination, an unsightly problem that is not easily fixed.

Medium-density fiberboard - MDF

MDF is an engineered wood product formed with wood fibers obtained from breaking down hardwood and softwood. The wood fibers are glued together using wax and resin adhesive, then made into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. Unlike plywood, MDF panels are a solid composition and will not warp or crack. MDF expands and contracts when there are fluctuations in temperature and humidity but because of its structure it moves as a unit. Even with extreme changes in humidity and temperature, you won't have to worry about delamination and damage to your doors.

Face frame, cabinet doors, and top casing are solid hardwood.

It's All in the Details!

Unfinished seams & nail holes

Finger joint panels

Shimmed upper assembly

The Team here at Murphy Door takes great pride in every door we produce.

  • Murphy Door meticulously finishes all nail holes and seams on our face frames.
  • Murphy Door uses solid MDF panels in construction, not finger joint panels using small lengths of leftover plywood.
  • The top and bottom bookcase assembly on a Murphy Door are constructed with double thick panels. We would never consider shimming the bookcase assembly to increase profits.
  • A+ Better Business Bureau Rating and Accreditation.

Murphy Door Patented hinge technology!

Complicated Hinge System
- more potential failure points -

Threaded Hinge System
- fail and sag with time -

Murphy Door Patented Hinge System
- years of effortless operation -

A hidden door is only as good as its hinge system. Some hidden doors feature large, complicated hinge systems that allow for more potential failure points. These systems place weight/strain on the side jamb, reducing integrity, and may require custom framing to hold the weight of the door. Other hidden doors offer threaded hinge systems that can fail and sag over time.

The Murphy Door patented hinge system distributes weight from top to bottom. No custom framing needed! Each door easily hold 300 pounds, in addition to the door weight, and function with ease delivering years of daily use.

But DON'T JUST take our word for it!

Murphy Door has designed, built, and shipped over 30,000 doors - more than any other hidden door company. Because of this we've been able to continuously improve and adapt our designs keeping customers satisfied. But don't just take our word for it, visit Google Reviews to see what our customers have to say about our doors. Competitors who only post "filtered positive reviews" on their website are the ones you should really be wary of.