Wall Bed

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Project by tmiller posted 05-12-2009 03:11 AM 2899 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I watched the “Create-a-bed” video enough times to get a good feel for how they were made and then made my own hardware. It wasn’t to difficult but finding the exact pivot point for the bed took a few attempts on a partial scale model (scrap wood). I spent along time getting the feet/latches to work but in the end I just went with a safety latch in the upper right hand corner. Fortunately, I was able to match it to the handles. This bed clogged up my shop for months and I could barley work on anything else. Finally, I just powered through it to have it done by the new year. In retrospect I could have made this much more simplistic but in the end being functional that is what mattered to me. Now the in-laws don’t have to sleep on a blowup mattress and I get my drum set back.


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#1 posted 05-12-2009 03:23 AM

great job

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#2 posted 05-12-2009 04:48 AM

Great job. Did you build this using your own hardware?

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#3 posted 05-13-2009 09:40 PM

Nice bed. I just finished one of my own about a week ago and now I am starting on the side cabinets.

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 09:52 PM

Chris- All I really created by way of hardware is the reinforce pivot joints. In the end I decided not use the latches. I just put on a small safety latch as seen in the photos. The feet hinges are a standard Lowe’s item and even at a queen size the bed is light enough to lift without the struts. I might decide to put them on later but the bed is only used about once a month so I probably won’t.

This is definitely one of those projects that I would simplify and would go twice as fast the second time.


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#5 posted 07-15-2009 10:49 PM

I lived in an apartment once that had something similar…except instead of folding up, it slid into the wall like a giant drawer…behind the wall was the bathroom & kitchen…and it slid under the bathroom cabinets on one side & the kitchen cabinets on the other(if you looked on the other side of the wall).

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