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Forum topic by liskova posted 02-18-2015 07:08 PM 842 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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liskova

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02-18-2015 07:08 PM

Hello all!

I am trying to build a murphy bed in a similar style to this:

Most of it I have figured out. However, I’m unsure how to go about making sure the structure supports the actual use of the bed in an everyday situation without falling forward. This will be built in and attached directly to the wall which may help, but does anyone have any ideas on how to secure the “cantilever” part so it doesn’t stress the wall too much?


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#1 posted 02-19-2015 07:59 PM

My guess the outside of that frame is mounted to the studs, and then the rustic boards were applied. I’ve only built one murphy bed using modified create a bed plans, all the mounting was done on the inside so nothing shows when it’s closed. This design looks opposite.

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 09:07 PM

The murphy bed I built has a pair of struts (like the ones that hold up the rear hatch on a car). They came from a kit from Haefele. We built it for a class at MASW, and at the end of the week I bought it, took it home and painted it to match the interior.

The ‘rustic wall is just flush with the front of the “box” the bed is in.

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 12:54 AM

wait, I may be reading this wrong, you’re concerned with the mattress box/frame falling out of wall when not in use, or the whole entire frame and bed tearing away from wall?

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