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Does anybody have any plans for a murphy bed project?

 

I am in desprite need because of in-law moving in

 

Help!

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Rockler has a Murphy bed plan for $9.99,

 

i built one a couple weeks ago for a guy. he bought the hardware and plans to build one out of plywood. turned out good but it was alot of work.  have fun with that project!
Hi
There are some nice plans at www.plansnow.com based on the create-a-Bed hardware. The hardware comes with their own plans as well, but are much more basic. I am also planning to build one and have the hardware, but other projects are more pressing at the moment.

Good luck

Onno
yep thats the one i used to build the one i mentioned before. its a nice hardware kit. 

Onno Kok said:
Hi
There are some nice plans at www.plansnow.com based on the create-a-Bed hardware. The hardware comes with their own plans as well, but are much more basic. I am also planning to build one and have the hardware, but other projects are more pressing at the moment.

Good luck

Onno
literally have built over 500 of these beds over a 8 year period..if you need any insight...just ask..in the mean time..have a look at some of the ones I made either in my photos here , my personal web page ( http://mick1968.weebly.com/ ) or at www.hardwoodartisans.com.
I looked at some of your pics Michael. Nice work. I have a question about the legs. You have nice sculpted legs... Is that a bit forward? I mean the design you have for the bed legs is very nice. My question is how you deal with the latch mechanism. In the original create a bed plans it uses these short funny legs that double as the latch system. I did not see a latch on your bed.

Just curious how you got around that.

Onno
im wondering the same thing about the latch mechanism. love the bed!



Onno Kok said:
I looked at some of your pics Michael. Nice work. I have a question about the legs. You have nice sculpted legs... Is that a bit forward? I mean the design you have for the bed legs is very nice. My question is how you deal with the latch mechanism. In the original create a bed plans it uses these short funny legs that double as the latch system. I did not see a latch on your bed.

Just curious how you got around that.

Onno
try create-a-bed for the hardware (Lee Valley sells it); it comes with a great plan and super video that shows you how to put it all together. You almost can't miss with this.

Hi:

On this site in my projects, you can see what the Murphy Bed from Create a Bed is like.  This project is not finished, it was stained and coated to provide for the In-Laws last winter and I will be finishing it wall to wall as soon as I get done with the Kitchen project to do list.

not quite sure what you mean about the latch mechanism except the foot mech. for when the bed is down..i eliminated the mechanical locking flip hinged foot with a dual purpose static shelf thats supported by corbels...like the look,function and the lack of the need to deal with a mechanism that may one day fail and cause damage to the bed or someone.. 


Onno Kok said:

I looked at some of your pics Michael. Nice work. I have a question about the legs. You have nice sculpted legs... Is that a bit forward? I mean the design you have for the bed legs is very nice. My question is how you deal with the latch mechanism. In the original create a bed plans it uses these short funny legs that double as the latch system. I did not see a latch on your bed.

Just curious how you got around that.

Onno
I guess what I meant was how does the bed stay in the up position? That is where those leg mechanisms were suppose to come in. Does your bed have a simpler clasp that keeps it closed? The Woodsmith magazine plans also changed the legs to a flip up type that doubles as a nice curved final when the bed is in the up position.

Thanks
Onno
the bed stays in the up position from the pressure the struts that are used in the mechanism much like the struts on a cars hood or lift up tailgate system on a minivan...

Onno Kok said:
I guess what I meant was how does the bed stay in the up position? That is where those leg mechanisms were suppose to come in. Does your bed have a simpler clasp that keeps it closed? The Woodsmith magazine plans also changed the legs to a flip up type that doubles as a nice curved final when the bed is in the up position.

Thanks
Onno

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