Tardis Murphy Bed

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Submitted by alleysrats on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:40

I took the original plan design for a Murphy bed - it was inspired by a Dr. Who themed bed that used a Murphy Bed Kit - I've used Ana White's plans before and thought why spend $$$ on a kit when you don't have to.  I few trips to the store and a weekend later I have my very own Tardis Murphy Bed.  It cost about $140 to build not including the mattress and accessories cost (light kit/upholstery panel/police box sign etc) I raised it up about 4" to attach legs and added some puck lights for a lighting effect.  I think it came together rather nicely.  I just have to add handles and the magnetic closures and it will be all done.


It took me all weekend to build by myself - had my brother help me with mounting the mattress box in the cabinet.  I would suggest having wood cut at the lumbar yard as it is difficult to cut the 8 and 12" boards unless you have a bigger table saw that I do.

Estimated Cost
$140 not including accessories which added about another $40 to cost. Mattress was additional $180.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Recommended Skill Level


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