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Murphy Bed - queen

October 8, 2012 |
posted by fielden_m
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Murphy Bed - queen
About This Project

Taking the plans for the full sized Murphy bed (http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-a-murphy-bed-you-can-build-and-afford...) I added a few inches to convert to a queen and raised it off the floor 5 1/2 inches with removable fence post toppers.

The yellow head board lifts up and stores inside the frame when up. If I had it to do over again, I would sand and paint as I built. Thanks to Ana, I now have a guest room!

Estimated Cost: 
$150
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
unfinished pine and plywood
Finish Used: 
wood was sanded, primed and painted

Great job!

Holy smokes! Great job! I just got my early birthday present - a Kreg Jig Master System!!! One of the first things I will be building is a murphy bed, so thank you for the inspiration.

It looks great!

posted by Cindy from Indiana (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-10-08 13:13

This is fabulous! What did

This is fabulous! What did you use at the backing of the box? Is that fabric? The whole thing looks so nice!

posted by moosmani | on Fri, 2012-11-30 23:18

Good eye!

The backing is cheap sheer curtains from IKEA

posted by fielden_m | on Thu, 2013-04-25 13:43

Love the bed

I just wanted to know if you used the jig required or if you used something else? Camille

posted by camille_jjj | on Wed, 2013-02-13 14:45

Not required but....

The jig is not required but it sure makes everything fast and easy

posted by fielden_m | on Thu, 2013-04-25 13:44

Queen Murphy

I'm not a great mathematician. Do you have the measurements for the queen bed?

posted by crazy4talbots | on Wed, 2013-04-24 15:51
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Queen Murphy

I love your adaptation of Ana's plans. Would you be willing to share the dimension for the queen murphy? Thank you!

posted by nasrockswell | on Wed, 2013-04-24 21:55

plans

I fudged the plans by adding to the width and height to make up for the change in bedding but also for the hinges and detachable feet. Measures will differ based on your hinges and feet.

posted by fielden_m | on Fri, 2013-07-26 20:51

Queen Murphy

I am wondering what king of hinges you used for the bed. Did you use continuous (piano) hinges or regular door hinges? How wide are they? I am not sure what the acceptable width for the hinges is to be safe. Thanks.

posted by vgb777 | on Mon, 2013-04-29 16:32

hinges

I used 3 5" gate hinges. They are thick enough to leave a gap of 3/8" between my base and the part of the bed that swings down.

posted by fielden_m | on Fri, 2013-07-26 20:47
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Measurements

What were the altered measurements and exactly how did you raise it? I really like Anas plan except that the mattress was so close to the ground. I want to make this for my apartment and I'm painting the outside like a tardis. (:

posted by phelan1202 | on Wed, 2013-06-12 18:35

measurements

I raised it 5 1/4 " using fence post toppers from home depot. The fence post toppers unscrew for upright storage. You could leave them in for a more dramatic look but I liked the cleaner lines with them out until needed

posted by fielden_m | on Fri, 2013-07-26 20:50

queen dimensions

Would you be willing to share the dimensions you used when building your queen murphy? Even if they aren't exact, it would be such a big help to me!

posted by intrigued89 | on Sat, 2013-11-02 17:33

pictures

That is definitely an attractive and well finished project. I am interested in how you finished the legs. I see in the second picture (bed in closed positions) where the toppers may have attached. Where do you store them?

posted by rfpeterlin | on Sat, 2013-12-28 06:33

In that same picture, if you

In that same picture, if you look at the bottom 6 inches of the closed bed (under the hinge) there is a storage section where I hide the legs when the bed is raised. It is otherwise dead space and made for an easy storage conversion at the last minute.

posted by fielden_m | on Sun, 2013-12-29 01:56

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