How to Build a Murphy Bed
Need some extra space for visiting family members? This DIY Murphy bed is the answer. See how easily you can build one in just two days!
Transform a spare bedroom or office into a space ready to greet guests with a DIY Murphy bed. This space-saving piece of furniture is installed against a wall and looks like a large cabinet when not in use. When pulled down, it reveals a bed. Murphy beds are often found in basements but can be installed anywhere with available wall and floor space, like a home office or hobby room. For this project, we purchased a Murphy bed hardware kit online, ($290, Amazon), then built the frame with lumber from our local hardware store. Follow our instructions below to see how you can build a Murphy bed in a weekend.