Our Dane Bed has four frame and flat panel doors. The doors bi-fold to open; if you have no side cabinets, the doors will lay against the sides of the cabinet. The bed inside is a metal frame that has the weight counter-balanced with springs. It is extremely easy to raise or lower, and when the bed comes down, it is all made-up and ready to use.
The metal frame is attached to a subfloor that is part of the cabinet, so there is no direct floor mounting needed. The cabinet itself gets attached to the wall with simple “L” brackets. Reading lights are mounted in the roof of the cabinet and controlled by a touch dimmer switch at the headboard.