04. A DIY Murphy Bed Idea to Create a Dual-Purpose of Your Space!
A Murphy bed could be the perfect solution if you’re torn between a home office and a guest room. Named after its inventor, William Lawrence Murphy, it’s a clever pull-down bed that saves space. While expensive Murphy bed kits are available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly version that requires a little more effort. It’s a win-win; you can even use it for a workout!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 Pax cabinets with doors
- 2 Lurôy Ribbed bottoms
- Bed feet
- Double mattress
Start by securing the cabinets to the wall for stability. Then, construct a bed frame using structural timber, ensuring it fits your desired mattress size. Attach the ribbed bottom with screws.
Next, hinge the bed to the cabinet floor using sturdy door hinges. Ensure the cabinet’s bottom aligns with the height of the bed feet. To enhance stability, add support beams to the cabinet’s base.
For added convenience, mount hinges and a magnet to ensure the bed feet align perfectly when pulled down. Consider using double doors for easy access.
Safety is paramount. For that reason, install Dreambaby Window safety locks on each side to prevent accidental bed collapses. You can also use a strap under the bed to secure linens when storing them in the closet.
Finally, give your DIY Murphy bed a fresh coat of paint to match your room’s style.
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