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Rockler's Murphy Bed Plan

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90829
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Rockler's Murphy Bed Plan

A drop-leaf desk gives the fold-down bed a second life during daylight hours! Plan includes all the details you need to make your own full- or queen-size folding bed. This plan specifies side-mount hardware. Recommended for those with advanced skill level. A fold down bed is a great space saver, but now, with our Drop Leaf addition, you get two projects in one! This plan uses side mount hardware in full or queen size (#89591 and #89608, each sold separately).


Materials Needed For Murphy Bed Plan:
  • 4 Sheets of 3/4" red oak plywood
  • 50 board feet of 3/4" red oak
  • 15 board feet of 1-3/4" red oak
  • 4 board feet of 1/2" red oak
  • 8 board feet of 1/4" red oak
  • 14 board feet of 3/4" poplar
  • 50 ft. of red oak edge banding
  • Side Mount Fold Down Bed Mechanism ONLY
(1) Rockler's Murphy Bed Plan
(1) Detailed exploding view
(1) Set of Step-by-step instructions
(1) Complete material list
(1) Set of Elevation drawings
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Weight 0.0800
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Murphy Bed Kit
I wanted one of these beds for several years and finally bought this kit from Rockler. It is just what I need. It is easy to build and install to the wall, as I plan on building the book cases on each side too. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who has experience in wood working. The instructions are easy to follow as I do recommend cutting and finishing the wood parts before assembly.
April 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great plans
September 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
My friend Larry and I built...
My friend Larry and I built this unit so Larry would have more room in their bedroom/office. It was a wonderful project and they love it. We added the cabinet to the left and extended the counter all the way across and added bookshelves above for a built-in look.
July 26, 2009
fold down bed 90829
We are building the full sized bed. The instructions start off with a reference to a plywood cutting guide on page 8, and there is no page 8. There are detailed instructions for cutting the plywood for the queen size bed. We are winging it. I am still very excited to be building this project. The instructions are written for someone with more experience.
October 20, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Murphy bed plans
I haven't use the plans as I was going to do a twin bed not a double or queen. At the time I ordered the plans I could not find a plan for twin bed and then found a rockler video online for a create a bed I believe it is. The plans don't look too bad.
January 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
missing information
Stated that there was cutting diagrams on page 8 but there are only 7 pages. Gives cutting diagrams for queen size but not full that the measurements are given for. Could be more direct with instructions.
November 5, 2014
Plans were difficult to read. The...
Plans were difficult to read. The connection on sub components were not well defined. Expansion of the plans with different reference point to show how components fit together would be beneficial. The written instructions were very good.
April 23, 2009
Thought I was ordering a vertical...
Thought I was ordering a vertical plan, but it works with the room. I rated it good because the written instructions are extremely confusing. You may have trouble it you have trouble reading plans.Editor's note: As described in this offer this custom design is used with the Side Mount Fold Down Bed Mechanism only ( in full or queen size). For vertical hardware we recommend using the stock plan supplied with the hardware itself.
November 15, 2008
The reason the rating of good...
The reason the rating of good was of the plans. I thought I ordered the plans for a vertical mount the plans I received were for horizontal only. Was A waste of money.Editor's note: As described in this offer this custom design is used with the Side Mount Fold Down Bed Mechanism only ( in full or queen size). For vertical hardware we recommend using the stock plan supplied with the hardware itself.
June 30, 2008
Bed Plan.
The extra plan that i purchased was a total waste of money. The plans that came with the kit were complete and easier to follow. NO i would not rec the extra plan to a friend.
May 21, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
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wanted good reliable plans
K L on Aug 7, 2018
I have ordered the hardware which comes with instructions, etc. I had noticed in my search that the separate Bed Plan includes a foldup desk on the exterior (bottom) of the bed. I would like to have that option without engineering it myself.
David C on May 7, 2018
wanted good reliable plans
K L on Aug 7, 2018
Need to build
Bob S on May 14, 2018
I have ordered the hardware which comes with instructions, etc. I had noticed in my search that the separate Bed Plan includes a foldup desk on the exterior (bottom) of the bed. I would like to have that option without engineering it myself.
David C on May 7, 2018
I want more room in my room also desk top for lab top basically the conversion from sleeping to working !
Eugene L on Apr 12, 2018
Love your products.
vicente roman m on Apr 9, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Mike C on Feb 2, 2018
a good friend wants me to build one for him.
Jimbo on Feb 2, 2018
I WANT TO BUILD ONE.
LANNY S on Jan 25, 2018
I am looking for a way to make mini homes easier for everyday use.
Davisd R on Dec 19, 2017
I enjoy building things and this project can be a blessing to someone who is in need of a space saver in a small bedroom. Would like to see some stain finishes that works with this build. Thanks.
Hayward H on Dec 12, 2017
Need a side-mounted bed.
Have come to expect quality from Rockler.
Don S on Nov 22, 2017
needed instructions
James C on Oct 27, 2017
Gives more room would be great if it had bookcase shelves on this one
Kim B on Oct 18, 2017
Have a small bedroom that will be perfect for.
Ralph D on Jul 19, 2017
It was there
Jerry S F on Jul 6, 2017
It is what I have been looking for.
Anna Rilla H on Jul 5, 2017
I may or may not use the plan or use it with some modification.
James on Mar 31, 2017
I bought the Murphy bed frame kit and decided that having the plans would make putting it togeather a lot easier. I know I could do without them, but you never know when you might need a little extra help.
Michael S on Mar 27, 2017
My daughter has been wanting this for her studio apartment.
Richard Y on Feb 7, 2017
I am thinking about building this for our condo.
Timothy H S on Feb 2, 2017
Trying to start a business making these beds do u have any ideas !!!!!
Earl E on Jan 26, 2017
Best plans I could find
Ernest B on Jan 12, 2017
Building this item
John G on Jan 4, 2017
limited space plus I've always wanted to build one I will be ordering hardware soon. Please send a catalog if possible. thanks Dav
David H on Dec 27, 2016
To replace a fold out cot in a small bedroom.
Edward O on Dec 26, 2016
Building this bed for my daughter. She likes the look and style.
John P on Dec 22, 2016
The design.
Kirk B on Aug 15, 2016
Plans set us in the right direction.
Scott L on May 15, 2016
Easy to follow plan
RUSS N on Mar 15, 2016
I need to get this done asap and the plans will help me do this
Robert K on Mar 9, 2016
Extra bed, not a lot of room !
James H. O on Mar 6, 2016
Want to look at plans prior to buying expensive hardware.Other kits send plans with hardware that costs $300. I want to see how difficult the project is prior to spending $300
Candy K on Feb 9, 2016
This is the best for me among the ones l have looked at
Ron W on Jan 23, 2016
I just want to make sure it is built the way it should be so all the hard ware works properly
Ronald S on Jan 13, 2016
Looks like something I can do myself!
Suzanne H on Jan 6, 2016
Wanted to build a Murphy bed
Joe l. V on Jan 3, 2016
to satisfy a honey do job
richard j on Dec 30, 2015
To be sure to be able to have our contractor put it together.
Sachiko on Dec 28, 2015
I plan on doing the install and trim myself so I figured I could use a guide.
David K B on Dec 14, 2015
always wanted a Murphy bed. Hope husband can make one.
Melinda D on Dec 8, 2015
So I will have an extra bed, I chose to build this bed. It is the most detailed plan I have found. In other words, It works for me.
Freddie S on Nov 19, 2015
Needed the space in the remodel of the basement
Pamela B on Nov 3, 2015
Seems to be a simple easy-to-understand plan for an item I have been looking for.
Margaret H on Jul 31, 2015
My mom wants a Murphy bed for the basement but the ceiling is to low for a verticle murphy bed. My dad is finishing their basement in their condo and making a nice living area down there for when more than one guest comes to visit! This will be perfect!
Patricia W on Jul 5, 2015
Needed plans for a Murphy bed
Rick L on Jun 29, 2015
My daughter and I are looking for an interesting project to work on. This seems like just the thing to get us started.
Jesse R on Jun 20, 2015
I have always wanted to build a Murphy bed and this plan is attractive because of the desk addition.
Fritz on Jun 15, 2015
been wanting one for a long time have a small room
David F H on May 16, 2015
This murphy bed pattern looks very doable.
Mattie S on Apr 29, 2015
Very good price. I will modify somewhat to fit my needs.
George B on Apr 26, 2015
Need to build
Bob S on May 14, 2018
I want more room in my room also desk top for lab top basically the conversion from sleeping to working !
Eugene L on Apr 12, 2018
what are the finished dimensions for a full size bed?
Tom B on Nov 2, 2016
What can be done to use a 14" H Queen Size mattress?
Manuel P on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I just made the cabinet for the bed deeper.
We have ordered the Murphy bed mechanism. Does this include the plans which can be purchased separately?
Becky A on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the hardware includes plan for a standard cabinet design. This offer here is for a custom design.
How do I Disassemble a Murphy bed?
Roger on Aug 9, 2015
Possible to buy CNC plans for Murphy bed/desk hardware?
ROBIN on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not aware of any CNC programs for Murphy bed plans. A solid table saw or track saw and a drill press to drill straight holes and you will have an easy time with assembly and enjoy good results.
What tools are required to make this? Want to make sure I don't need a full woodworking shop!
greenbean on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: you will need just about everything a small shop would have. table saw, drills, router with bits, jointer. These types of tools
Can this plan be used to make the bed vertical??
A shopper on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this is for the horizontal only, sorry
what is the total width of the horizontal queen size murphy bed once the bed is opened?
Lola Cam on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My bed is a vertical Full so I can only estimate. The off set of the bed box from the wall will be about 3 inches and the bed box will be about 2 3/4 inches wider than the mattress. So a Queen mattress width plus 5 34 inches would be a pretty good guess.
What is the maximum mattress thickness these plans can accommodate?
Christjt on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We purchased a single mattress in a box from Tuft and Needle. It is 10 inches thick. It fits perfectly.
Can the folding mechanism be used to raise a train table?
donald h on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Keep the weight in line and it should.
Good for how many person is this?
Juvy S on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Full - 2, queen - 3
what are dimensions for full bed?
diane k on Aug 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 62-1/2" H x 92-3/4" W x 19-3/4" D
I have a studio with large long closets, can I just install the hardware and bed and use the existing floor to ceiling closet?
Rebecca H on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I don't know why that would not work. you will have to furr out the sides of the closet to receive the hardware for the bed.
installed murphy bed 7 years ago its hard to shut and its hard to open is there anything that would help existing hardware ???
dennis p on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would first check to see if the mattress platform is rubbing or binding within the face frame of the cabinet. Simple sanding will fix that. If it a hardware issue, check the tension adjustment on the pistons.
how do I mount this bed on the wall to keep it from tipping?
Karen N on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can mount it whit screws. You need to find studs
Is the finished height of the mattress the same height as a standard mattress on a box spring even though a box spring is not used?
Eileen M on Jul 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. The mattress will be lower than a bed with box springs. Mine is appox. 21 inches from floor to top of mattress.
Read the page and what's the deal with the boards 50 ft long 50 foot boards I don't understand that if I ordered the kit is it hard to put it together for a queen-size bed or what like to know. And is the price really $10.99 or is that just a price on something else?
David G on Oct 25, 2017
I have a verticle bed now. can I convert it to horizontal?
Repairguy on Sep 10, 2017
Do y'all have any plans for a Murphy bed with a drop down table?
Ginger H on Aug 23, 2017
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