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Bookcase System Plan for Murphy Bed

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Create this stylish bookcase for your Murphy Bed using our bookcase plan. Plans for the bed portion of design are part of bed hardware packages and are sold separately. Hardware includes instructions for basic cabinet construction and instructional DVD.

(1) Bookcase System Plan
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Manufacturer Part Number DELUXE VERTICAL BED
Weight 0.1500
3.5 / 5.0
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Great set of plans
Murphy bed is finished and could not have done this project without the plans. Project took longer than I anticipated because I finished all the wood with stain and poly before assembly. I only have a small amount of work space, did one pannel at a time and spent a lot of time waiting for the finishes to dry. Assembly went quickly and got help from my son when I attached the bed to the wall.
May 3, 2017
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have found the plans and...
I have found the plans and instructions to be very detailed, I found all instructions to be complete and understandable. there's also a bill of materials/cut sheet for 24" and 18" side cabinets.
June 2, 2010
Companion Bookshelf Instructions for Murphy bed
Create-A-Bed instructions - not as clear or detailed as the Murphy Bed instructions. This file could have been an easy download from the Rockler site, yet instead I had to pay $ 3.99 for shipping (mailing) a 7 page 11 x 14 document. There wasn't a instructional CD included which is a misleading statement in the overview section of item 31942. The two biggest items missing from these plans are: the recommended wood types (is it 3/4 plywood, or solid wood?), and a cut sheet. I had to find a free cut sheet calculation program to use in order to determine how many sheets of 3/4 plywood would be needed based on 2 bookshelves.
August 1, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beware not complete plans
Bought these plans and shows you how to build the book shevles but no measurements on center section on how to build it or list of hardware for center section so you will need another set of plans for center section but them plans come only if you buy hardware it so beware
January 11, 2019
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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To complete the Murphy bed. Love the look and styles we can design ourselves.
Butch M on May 27, 2020
Building the bed, wanted to "finish it off"
James R on May 5, 2020
To complete the Murphy bed. Love the look and styles we can design ourselves.
Butch M on May 27, 2020
Ken W on May 24, 2020
Building the bed, wanted to "finish it off"
James R on May 5, 2020
To make our murphy bed look more appealing by adding shelves and some lighting.
David Bankston R on Apr 29, 2020
plan to build soon
Donna B on Apr 17, 2020
I wanted the Murphy bed to look like a piece of furniture and not just a box next to the wall and I can use the shelves
Donna P on Mar 14, 2020
Fail Safe be ing an engineer like to be SAFE
Christopher R on Sep 27, 2019
plan to build one
Bobby H on Sep 1, 2019
Looks easy.
Carlos A on Aug 9, 2019
It looks very nice. We have a spare bedroom it will go nicely.
James L on Jul 4, 2019
I built the bed earlier now I want to add the bookcase .the plans for the bed were wonderful
Robert C on Jan 15, 2019
need sleeping space for returning adult children
Stephen M on Nov 25, 2018
Need storage
Tammy C on Sep 3, 2018
Because I bought A Kit.
Greory M on Jul 22, 2018
I like the look of these bookcases. Plus, I am new to woodworking, and these plans will help me be able to create something I can see and enjoy.
Darrel G on Mar 22, 2018
Want to add additional storage to our Guest Room while keeping the look of our Murphy bed.
John on Mar 12, 2018
Just looking at different options for various locations.
Davisd R on Dec 19, 2017
for help
Darrell B on Nov 21, 2017
Kim B on Oct 18, 2017
Nice looking unit that is just what I need
Gerald B on Mar 22, 2017
I have used this kit and plans before and like the results.
jhajimd on Jan 23, 2017
Mistake - thought it was bed plans
Gerald W on Oct 4, 2016
To go with the murphy bed.
James L on Sep 22, 2016
Wanted more than just the plain bed in the room
Spencer T on Sep 17, 2016
ROBERT W on Mar 14, 2016
building a murphy bed at our new cabin and was visiting the Woodwork Shop in Bartlet Tn . After talking to the owner his shop called and sent us your website. Big thanks to them for all the help. Ref number AFU19&utm . Rita Dean gave us this reference code to give you. We really appreciate all the help they gave us plus promoting Rockler products.
Fred P on Jan 25, 2016
I have limited space in the guest bedroom.
Kenneth U on Jan 15, 2016
To look murphy bed a real cabinet.
Rhoda B on Jan 15, 2016
I want to build what will match the bed
Ronald S on Jan 13, 2016
Need a bed in my guest room
WILLIAM H on Jan 12, 2016
need one
Bruce B on Jan 3, 2016
cabinet-maker's recomendaion & brand name
Robert B on Nov 21, 2015
Want to have more space in a small bedroom.
Melicent K on Nov 8, 2015
going to build another murphy bed and this one I want to add bookshelves.
Duane B on Nov 6, 2015
guest room needs murphy bed...I liked the design!
Ellen E on Aug 31, 2015
To convert library study into an additional bedroom.
Charles W on Aug 7, 2015
It was a unexpensive addition to my Murphy Bed hardware that might be useful
Guillermo F on Jul 30, 2015
Looking for a guest bed to put in play room
Michele S on Jul 24, 2015
I am considering building a Murphy bed. Until I am ready for that project, I can build the bookcases of which we are in need.
Karen T on Jul 18, 2015
for the bookcase plans
david s on Jun 26, 2015
I've always wanted a Murphy Bed and we like the design, the plans, the hardware and are excited to put it together. We love woodwork, building furniture, toys, homes and barns. This looks great, but we will put our own character into it, with a few changes.
joni b on Jun 8, 2015
Our daughter wants a murphy bed so she has more room in her room.
Brian J on May 1, 2015
Basement remodel and meets what my wife wants. What to do?
Kenn S on Apr 23, 2015
ALAN V on Apr 14, 2015
Ken W on May 24, 2020
To make our murphy bed look more appealing by adding shelves and some lighting.
David Bankston R on Apr 29, 2020
Are these plans (item 31942) different than the ones that are downloadable for free on your site for Vertical mount deluxe murphy bed hardware and if so, how are they different?
Paul G on Apr 14, 2017
What are the dimensions, with, height, depth?
Kevin K on Jan 17, 2017
What are the total dimensions shelves included?
Quentin R on Dec 26, 2016
What about floor or wall installation ?and one finger put away?
Pamela on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry went with a custom built shelf unit to surround my bed. Didn't really need Murphy part.
are the plans full size or queen size?
William M on Nov 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The plans aren't specific to any bed size. There are two width options, one for 24" wide and one for 18" wide. They should fit next to the bed cabinet regardless of the bed size.
Are the book case designed to have a pull out table for each side of the bed?
Mark J on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The bookcase design is for 3 drawers on each side. But it doesn't mean that you can't modify it to work with a pull out table
is the bed plan part of the hardware package? Does the bookshelf plan include the bed plan?
Wendy R on Mar 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the plan separately from the hardware kit. Plan for the bed part included plans for the bookshelf. Do not attempt to do this yourself without the plan unless you are an expert and have built a Murphy bed previously.
I have this murphy bed in my spare bedroom. I dont remember how this bed is attached to the wall. Can anyone help me?
J D on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is probably lagged into the wall at the wall studs. There are a couple possibilities, at the top and at the board that goes across the back. You may have to take the bed frame away from the casing to get to some of them.
Do you have prints for a bed with full doors on each side versus shelving?
Penny W on Dec 22, 2018
Are the drawers behind the doors on the bookcase system?
Gail M on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: On this plan, item #31942 there are no drawers in the plan.
We have a plan for the deluxe murphy bed that has drawers. item #43707
You can download the plan for free from that page on our website
Is it possible to get a kit with hardware for a desk on the front?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: u got the kit but had to buy the hardware haven't put together yet thing iam going to like it I had extra wood when I build the bed so it is working out
Can you tell me what color stain was used on the bed in cabinets in this picture? I'm currently building this bed in this is color i want to stain it, building it with cherry plywood and solid cherrry. All the stains ive been trying are either to red or to much brown. any help will be appreciated. thanks again
thomas m on Jan 25, 2016
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