Asked on Oct 12, 2017

What is the most inexpensive way to build a Murphy bed?

FlipturnMitchell thompsonDysko7710


4 answers
  • Dysko7710
    on Oct 12, 2017

    Here are some ideas, you could also use pallet wood, you can get pallets from many businesses for free:

  • Mitchell thompson
    on Oct 12, 2017

    kit ??
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 12, 2017

    Do you have all the necessary tools? Price out all materials- tools and hardware, not just lumber, first before you jump into this project.

    It might not be as inexpensive as you think to try to diy.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Although it is a huge fad now to use pallet wood, do not try to make a murphy bed with this old lumber. Pallets were intended and have been used for outdoor use only. You don't know what sort of critters may be still hiding in the fibres, and what sort of unhygenic gunk they have been exposed to. When brought indoors, the lumber will often begin to emit an unpleasant smell. Do you really want to put your bedding on, and to be sleeping in this bed?

    It will be challenging enough to constuct a strong, level, fitting, and smoothly functioning murphy bed starting with new lumber. Pallet wood cracks and splits when pulled apart, is rough, dirty, unlevel and warped.
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