Murphy Bed with Cheap $20 Hardware




How to build a wooden Murphy wall bed with twenty dollar hardware. Save a TON of money by not buying an off the shelf Murphy bed kit for almost $300 and make your own with these simple boat seat swivel bearings.

The wall bed is made from 3/4″ red oak PureBond plywood and the design is my own, which you can find plans for below, but is similar to other designs you will see. In total you will need 5 sheets of plywood to complete the bed. I skipped over the shelf build in the video as I would like to make a dedicated video for that later but you will need QTY 3 3/4″ sheets and QTY 2 1/4″ sheets of plywood to make the additional shelves on either side of the bed.

****Murphy Bed Downloadable PDF plans:

Swivel Brackets: ( If they are unavailable just know that these were 6.3×6.3″. Center your brackets in the same position called out in the plans and you will be fine.)

Large Roll of Edge Banding:

Edge Banding Nippers:

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24 Comments

  1. Elleanna U
    January 31, 2018
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    I really enjoyed this video, and am thinking about a murphy for my son's apartment (which was my formal livingroom). On a personal note, I am very impressed you are starting your boy off right helping in your shop and his wearing eye protection. Some folks don't really understand how important that is, and I want to compliment you on leading by example.

  2. Terence Charlesworth
    January 31, 2018
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    Really nice job finish looked great and good to see the little one helping out

  3. Made by Magnus
    January 31, 2018
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    Brilliant idea to have the shelves double as legs/support for the bed! I'll try to remeber that trick for future builds ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. epenaloza52
    January 31, 2018
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    New subscriber just added…but the problem with that design it's the shelfs. They become obsolete when you are using the bed constantly…atleast they woupd be for me

  5. Gene Cavasos DIYGene
    January 31, 2018
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    Absolutely a great video! I love how you made it very straight forward and easy to understand. I would also kill for your workshop! Great job.

  6. Robert Bryson
    February 1, 2018
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    Like that spray job looks like gold… LOL

  7. Mike and Lauren
    February 1, 2018
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    Ahhhh, I can't wait until Hudson can start helping me out in the shop ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome design!

  8. ode2george
    February 1, 2018
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    Fantastic project, Tyler! You explained everything very well, and the wood finish looks quite elegant. Plus, I love that glue squeeze-out straw trick!

  9. JT Woodworks
    February 1, 2018
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    Nice one Tyler!!

  10. Maikel Versantvoort
    February 1, 2018
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    Looks great and seems to work great as well!

  11. Patrik
    February 1, 2018
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    Cool build.

    Does it squeak at all?

  12. Tim Moen
    February 2, 2018
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    Interesting idea. not sure about the worthless shelves. I'd probably just go with the one for the support.

  13. MOSS KAM
    February 2, 2018
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    ุงู†ุง ุงุญุชุฑู…ูƒ ู„ุงู†ูƒ ุฑุฌู„ ุŒ ูƒู„ ุงู„ูŠ ุงุดูˆู ุดุบู„ู‡ู… ู„ุงุฒู… ูŠุง ู‚ุทูˆู‡ ุงูˆ ุฌู„ุจ ุงูˆ ุญู…ุงุฑ ูŠุญูˆู… ุญูˆุงู„ูŠู†ู‡ ุŒ ุจุณ ุงู†ุช ูˆู„ุฏูƒ ุนู†ุฏูƒ

  14. MOSS KAM
    February 2, 2018
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    ๐Ÿ‘good job ุนู…ู„ ุฌู…ูŠู„

  15. Badar Almshali
    February 3, 2018
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    what about pillows?
    great project

  16. symon forte
    February 3, 2018
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    Great build! Why is the son already so much cooler than the dad?!? Lol Background chillin!

  17. M MacNicol
    February 3, 2018
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    A STRAW!! getting rid of glue squeeze-out with a straw! Genius!! My life just got much easier… Many thanks!

  18. ERAUWeatherMan09
    February 4, 2018
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    any issues with overspray?

  19. Roomies Garage
    February 4, 2018
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    awesome job!

  20. altpath
    February 4, 2018
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    I would have made a shallow cabinet to put stuff inside instead of floating shelves. I'm a lazy guy. I'd hate to have to take stuff off the shelves to use the bed. Great video.

  21. Jason B
    February 4, 2018
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    Great project brother, and you have a cute helper there who likes to look cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž when he works.

  22. BULLY TUBE
    February 4, 2018
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    Very nice build! I actually saw this idea for the hardware on DIY Creators Murphy bed also.

  23. thebigzor
    February 4, 2018
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    Nice work. Please consider using some aircraft nuts on those bolts to keep the things all tight.

  24. Denise Van Someren
    February 5, 2018
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    This is my first time watching diytyler. I just knew there had to be a cheaper way to DIY Murphy bed hardware. Thank you!

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