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Old 02-16-2017, 10:47 PM   #1
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Never tried this before and wasn't sure if it belonged in this section or not. I would like to add one of these to my basement as a guest bed area. I am not sure how much they cost or what I need. Anyone ever put one up? Is it something I can do myself with ease? I would hate to pay someone to do something that seems so simple.

I want something like this:

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If you google "Murphy beds" a bunch come up. I think I saw the one in your picture.

Googling "wall beds" gives you the same results.

Don't want you to think I was giving a smart a** answer. I thought there was a chance you didn't know the name of it.

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I have heard it called both things. If you want to build something yourself, I wouldn't do it alone. I am not sure on cost or anything. You would have to talk to someone who has had experience with this kind of custom work. You may be better off just buying the unit and putting it together than attempting to build one yourself.
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Here are some hardware kits http://www.leevalley.com/us/hardware...=3,40842,41271 they also sell plans http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...=1,46158,42665
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A guy recently posted a Murphy bed he constructed.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f13/mu...-build-318570/
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They are expensive to buy already made, and even the hardware kits to build one are pretty pricey. You might keep an eye on Craiglist for something slightly used. Most are just used as guest beds and rarely used, and you could always buy a new mattress if the furniture part is in good shape.

Building one is going to depend on your skills, tool set, and available time. Sounds like a fun project to me
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A guy recently posted a Murphy bed he constructed.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f13/mu...-build-318570/
That looks very well made. I have never seen one done this well by one person. Most I have seen are built out of kits... which as mentioned can be very pricey.
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I swear I was trying to get rid of one for free on craigs list about two weeks ago. Ended up cutting it up with circ saw and throwing in the garbage
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The kits are fairly easy to put together. Did one for my buddy a couple of years back. We made it out of cherry so kind of pricey but it sure looked nice when all finished!! i would get a picture but SHE got the house in the divorce!!
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Thanks for all the input guys. I am likely going to get a kit. After doing a bit more research, I can see myself messing up making one myself. At least with a kit everything is pre-cut and ready to go.
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I recently built a Murphy Bed using an american made kit from ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Do-It-Yourse...uR1liTdjxBBB0w

Very pleased with the quality. I believe it was made in Louisville, KY.
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This is really cool wall bed.....just kinda pricey.....

http://www.zoom-room.com

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