DIY Murphy bed is a good idea for small apartments

DIY Murphy bed is a good idea for small apartments

If you have just shifted into a new apartment which don`t have enough space where you can easily place your normal bed or you wanted to utilize the maximum space and don`t want it to be covered by your normal bed then the best thing you can do is to go for murphy bed. Making DIY Murphy bed is not a bad idea at all; you can do it easily if you know how to use some basic tools.

Material Required

  • Spring mechanism
  • Crown molding
  • Wood as per measurements
  • Mattress
  • Paint and primer
  • Cabinet hardware
  • Paintbrush

Step 1

This is the first step where we need to purchase the mechanism for making Murphy bed. With this we will get the instructions manual as well as we get to know about the wood required to be purchased.

Step 2

In second step of DIY Murphy bed we need to screw the wood pieces together as per the measurements.

Step 3

When bed is up into the cabinet, its front should look as an armoire. You can also make cabinet doors and drawers but it will be expensive too, so it’s better if you don`t have enough budget to make fake doors and drawers front. You can use crown molding on the top of Murphy bed to give it a look like cabinet doors. Further to give a real look to this fake setting you can put knobs and handles on them.

Step 4

Now you have to paint your DIY Murphy bed. You can choose the color of your choice.

Step 5

Now you have to order the mattress and place it on your Murphy bed. It will be a great addition and acts as an extra bed when ever needed. Good luck!