This easy-to-operate Murphy bed lets you convert any room into a guest bedroom — and back again — in minutes.
By building a Murphy bed that folds down from a cabinet, any room can be ready for overnight guests at a moment’s notice. And when the guests are gone, the bed folds back into the cabinet. What makes this quick conversion possible is a specialized hardware kit that allows the bed to fold up into the cabinet. The bed frame that holds the mattress and the cabinet that the bed folds up into both have parts of this hardware mounted on them. When assembled, these pieces of hardware produce a smoothly operating Murphy bed. Even with the specialized hardware, building a Murphy bed is, admittedly, no small undertaking. But the woodworking techniques involved are fairly straightforward, and our construction tips take “Murphy’s Law” out of this Murphy bed project.
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- 17 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions including
- Full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes plans for the side display cabinets
- Shop tips and techniques guanantee your success
- Cutting diagrams. Materials list
- Retail sources for the hardware
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.