How To Make A Bed That Folds Into The Wall

A Murphy bed (also known as a wall bed) is a fold-out bed that, when not in use, rests inside a wall cabinet, which looks like an armoire or other piece of furniture. When you need to sleep in your room, you can simply pull the bed down out of the wall and lock it in the horizontal position. This allows you to have some space for daily activities in your room when you don’t require a sleeping area. It also helps people who need to save up on their space in small-sized homes or apartments.

Plan Your Bedding

Planning is the most important part of this project. The size of your bed, the size of your room, and the size of your mattress are all things that need to be considered before you begin. You also need to plan out how tall you want the bed frame and what colors will be best for your room. Another consideration is whether or not an outlet will be needed near or on top of where you want to place your bed. If so, make sure there’s enough slack in wires so they won’t interfere with folding/unfolding it into walls when necessary. And lastly think about whether or not there should be some sort of light fixture mounted above it as well (like a lamp).

Procure Your Bed

When purchasing your bed, it’s important to keep in mind that there are many different types of beds available. You may have several options from which to choose.

When making your decision, you may opt for a bed that is already made. This means that the manufacturer will have assembled the pieces together for you and delivered them ready-to-use. Alternatively, if you don’t want to pay someone else to do this work and would prefer to build your own furniture items yourself, then buying something not made is probably better suited for your needs.

Measure The Bedding

Measure the bedding for two twin beds:

  • Length: 78 inches (6 feet)
  • Width: 38 inches (3 feet)

Measure the bedding for one queen-sized mattress:

  • Length: 80 inches (6 feet, 2 inches)
  • Width: 60 inches (5 feet, 6 inches)

Cut The Plywood

  • Cut the plywood to the correct size.
  • Make sure that the plywood is strong enough to support your bed frame and mattress, if you plan on using one. The frame should be at least 1 inch thick so that it can hold up both you and your mattress without bowing or bending under pressure.
  • Cut out a rectangle for each side of your bed frame, making sure it fits snugly inside when folded in place (you will want an equal amount of space between all sides). If you are planning on having arm rests, cut them now as well—again making sure they fit neatly into place when folded behind or above other pieces of furniture nearby like dressers or desks where people might sit down during long nights spent studying for exams; otherwise consider putting them off until later when everything else is done just right!
  • Once everything has been cut out correctly according to measurements taken beforehand from dimensions given by manufacturer manuals describing dimensions required per component type needed per installation process involved (this includes wood thicknesses) then use glue instead before attaching leg supports onto bottom edges facing outward toward floor level where feet rest while sleeping.”

Flip The Legs

This is the part that you will probably be least familiar with. You want to make sure that the bed can fold up into the wall so that it can be stored away when not in use. There are many different ways to make a bed fold into the wall, but they all require flipping over or cutting some of its parts so they face towards the floor instead of towards your room’s walls.

If you flip over an entire piece of furniture, like a couch or chair, then it will not be strong enough to support someone sitting down on it without breaking apart at some point during their sitting experience. This isn’t usually what people want when they buy furniture—they just want something sturdy enough for them and maybe one other person (if they’re lucky). So instead we recommend cutting out chunks from larger pieces instead of flipping them entirely over; this will allow them to remain structurally sound while still allowing enough flexibility for them not being able to sustain too much weight before breaking down altogether due being unable to handle all those extra forces acting upon them under normal conditions (like having someone sit down on top).

Create A Cloth Cover For The Bed

In order to create the cover, you will need:

  • A plain piece of hardwood that fits your bedframe exactly.
  • Wood glue or extra-strong craft glue (if you want it to stick)
  • A sewing machine and thread in the same color as your fabric.

To attach this cloth cover to your bedframe, cut a hole big enough for your headboard in the center of one side of the board and mark around it with chalk so you know where not to sew. Next, sew around three sides of this cut-out section leaving about 2” unstitched at each end and then fill it with cotton batting or fiberfill stuffing before sewing up those ends as well! This will give plenty of room for movement without looking sloppy when folded up against itself inside out; plus if you have a good sewing machine there shouldn’t be too much trouble getting through thick layers like these materials provide!

Attach The Bed To The Wall

To attach your bed to the wall, use screws. This can be done using a drill, screwdriver or hammer. If you don’t have any of these tools available, try finding one in your local hardware store that offers free tool rental services.

It is possible to make a bed that folds into the wall

It is possible to make a bed that folds into the wall. You will need:

  • A plan for the bedding
  • A way to procure the bed you have chosen (or more likely, you will use your own)
  • Measurements of your bedding and plywood cutout template
  • A hacksaw or other cutting implement capable of cutting through plywood (if not already provided by a local hardware store)


In conclusion, it is possible to construct a folding bed that can be stored in the wall. This will take some planning and elbow grease on your part, but you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself when all is said and done.

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