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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Home & Garden, How To | 0 comments

How to Build a DIY Murphy Bed

DIY Murphy Bed

Whether you have a tiny house, a small apartment or cramped quarters, you might be looking for a way to save space. The Murphy bed, patented in 1900, has gone in and out of fashion over the decades. It’s once again in, as the recession and housing market squeeze have prompted moves into smaller quarters. The shift toward minimalism has also made this bed popular again. You can buy them – generically known as wall beds –  from the original Murphy Wall-Beds website, Sam’s Club, Wayfair and other furniture retailers.  If you’re ambitious and handy, you can save a lot of money by making your own DIY Murphy bed. Do-it-yourselfer Steve Ramsey shows you how to do it.

This post originally appeared on Tiny House Design.

Steve Ramsey runs an extremely popular woodworking YouTube channel and website called Woodworking for Mere Mortals. As the name of his website implies, the projects he demonstrates are kept simple yet sturdy – ideal for most of us looking to build our own stuff quickly and affordably.

See the plans and video. 

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