Free Murphy Bed Plans

We have found 6 Murphy Bed Plans and other related ideas for this page. The Murphy Bed was invented by William Murphy around 1900 to allow him to have more space in his small
one bedroom apartment. Murphy Beds are great space savers and can help you accommodate occasional guests when needed. Many of these designs require the purchase of specialized hardware that makes the bed easier to raise and lower.

The easiest to build plan comes from This plan fits a standard twin mattress but can easily be adjusted to fit other mattress sizes. Ana has a detailed shopping list, a cut list and 13 step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Another good plan comes from Woodworkers Journal. This design folds down and even has a drop leaf desk built into the bottom of the bed for when the bed is folded up.
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Ana White has a simple plan that is one of the easiest to build. This plan fits a standard twin mattress.
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This free professional plan from Woodworkers Journal gives step by step instructions on building a fold down bed.
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This is a detailed plan for a Wall Bed. See the PDF on their page. This bed requires some special hardware.
Popular Science
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This pivoting bed with flanking clothes closets come from Popular Science.
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Two part series on Building a Space Saving Murphy Bed with pictures and written instructions.
Murphy Bed Articles on DIY Network Picture
Check out these 10 or so articles on building, installing and customizing your Murphy Bed.
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Good assembly manuals give you a rough idea on making single, double and queen size beds.
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This DIY Network video gives a brief idea of installing a Cabinet Bed from a kit. The video is 1:24 minutes long.
Murphy Bed Buyers Guide Photo
Great article on Murphy Bed terms, mechanisms, mounting options, veneers and other concepts related to these beds.
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This company sells the hardware for Murphy Beds and gives you many design ideas to look at.
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Just has cutting diagrams and materials and hardware list. There are no instructions on building the bed.
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This is a sofa bed from Workbench Magazine. The plan is a little hard to follow.
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Here is a neat idea for a folding bed in the basement. Just a couple of pictures of it but interesting.
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A plan for building a futon sofa bed with a materials list, instructions and diagrams.

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