Introduction: Wall Bed
I decided to make a wall bed (Murphy bed) to save space and double as an office. This is for a full size bed.
2x8 - 12 ft (If I did it again I would have gotten 2x10)
2x4 - 10 ft
8in gate hinges - 2
Size 14 screws for gate - 8
Size 14 bolts and nuts - 2
A full size bunk bed frame
Step 1: Cut Board and Drill to Wall
Cut the 2x8 into 2 60" pieces. Drill them together and cut two more pieces to make supports. Then drill the back to the wall
Step 2: Drill Hinges On
Drill the hinges onto the 60" 2x4 first then onto the base.
Step 3: Attaching the Frame
So here is where I drilled the bolt into the 2x4 to attach the frame. If I would have gotten a 2x10 instead of 2x8 I could have had the 2x4 lay horizontal when the bed is laid down. Then I could have drilled the bolt through the thin part of the board. Instead I had to drill a hole in the middle of the board so I could get the nut on the bolt.
Step 4: Attach the Feet
Just drill a hole and bolt on
Step 5: The Mattress
Put the bed on and test it out. Then you need something to hold it while it's up. I chose bungee cords.
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Hi there don't know how long ago this instructable was posted but very happy I came across it as I was researching net for help getting my diy wallbed off the ground ... hehehe
Yours is by far the quickest, simplest, cheapest, no mess no fuss method that is similar to my project using an existing dismantled metal bed frame.
Hopefully u still check comments here and better yet if u respond - might actually get to finish the dam thing
This is prob a stupid question but I can't quite get my head round step 3 (& no pics that I can see of the bed when it's down in the horizontal position or of just the frame without mattress to get a visual) Can u give me a lil more detail about how u attached the hinges to metal frame. Hinges are mounted to stud backer but then how have u attached the stud to the metal frame that it's concealed from view when bed is upright.
Any extra detail, pics, tips or hints r very welcome n greatly appreciated!
Ps. Love ur work !
Hi renomum - if I remember correctly, I screwed in a bolt into the wood. The metal frame had a bracket with holes in it so I could drill easily into the wood through the bracket.
Hope that helps! It's been taken down since we moved