|Forum topic by Moron||posted 04-10-2010 06:05 PM||1226 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-10-2010 06:05 PM
I’m building a Murphy bed and using the following “link” for hardware. This hardware isnt sold in the queen size from Lee Valley but suffice to say, that it almost exactly the same configuration as the double Murphy Bed Hardware except for 1/8” in the thickness/width of the hardware
It would be difficult to underdtand my question if you were not familiar with the hardware, thus why I supplied the link. Note that the write up reads “easily installed”.........I’m not sure that I would agree with that.
Some specifics. A queen size mattress measures 60” wide x 80” long. The mattress has to be enclosed in a frame and to maintain any kind of structural integriety, my guess is that the bed rails need to be at least 19mm thick/3/4”. means the mattress grew by 1 1/2” in both width and length with no provison for “tucking in the sheets”. Mattress frame must be 61 1/2” x 81 1/2”. Allowing 1/4” around for sheets, blanket brings the dimension to 62” x 82”.
I have a floor to ceiling hieght (fits under a 20” deep bulkhead (that hides heat/AC ducting) of a maximum of 85 3/8”. The mattress frame has to fit into a cabinet therefor assuming I use 3/4” for the top and bottom of the cabinet, 85 3/8” – 1 1/2”= 83 7/8”........subtract the mattress frame leaves 1 7/8”. An awefully tight tolerance considering I have not allowed for scribing to an uneven floor.
Any one think its possible ? Also considering that the hypotonous? is longer then the shorter lengths.
I cannot presently turn the bed 90 degrees due to room conditions albeit that might be the only alternative.
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