4 Free Murphy Bed Plans

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If you have limited space in your bedroom or you just want to build more than a bed, you should consider making a wall bed. I have browsed through the hundreds of sites so I can gather the best 4 free Murphy bed plans. The greatest advantage of a Murphy bed is that it folds up when it is unused, so you can have more space in the room during the day.

I can most certainly say that these are the best free plans for a wall bed you can find on the internet. If you have common household tools and the basic woodworking skills, you can build any of these bed frames in as little as one weekend. Make sure you check all the projects, to see the alternatives and to make a conscious choice.






1. Murphy Bed Plans from HowTospecialist


The first plans I have selected for this awesome list is a super simple murphy bed designed by HowToSpecialist.com As you can easily see in the image, the bed frame takes a small space and it has a really nice design that can blend in with any style of furniture, making it an universal choice. The project comes with a cut list and with step by step instructions. Read More >>


2. DIY Murphy Bed from Woodworking for Mere Mortals 


We all have heard about Woodworking for Mere Mortals as one of the most trust worthy sources of free plans for woodworking projects. Steve is a living legend when it comes to building simple projects and one of the supporters of maker movement. If this hasn’t left you in awe yet, then you should really take a look over his amazing Murphy bed project. The article comes with detailed plans, a Sketchup model and a great corresponding video with the build. Moreover, he also provides metric versions for the ones that live in Europe. Read More >>


3. Murphy Bed project from Ana White


Another project, another trendsetter! Ana White has so many amazing plans and projects on her lovely site that I had to search for some free murphy bed plans on her blog, as well. And there you have it! Quality plans that come with everything you need to know, starting with a cut list, diagrams, instructions and even pictures with projects built by her amazing readers! In addition, her plans do not require special and expensive hardware, so if you have a tight budget you should take a look over her plans. Read More >>


4. Wall Bed Plans from YourModernFamily 


I have found this pretty cool project about how to build a wall bed from YourModernFamily. They come with step by step instructions which are totally free, but if you want plans and a cut list then you have to pay a small amount. In addition, they have a short video in which they show you how to secure the bed into place when it is folded up. Read More >>


5. Horizontal Murphy Bed

Horizontal Murphy Bed

While these are not exactly horizontal Murphy bed plans, because this project is basically made from the DVD that comes with the hardware, this is still interesting because it carries you through all the steps need to complete it. A super detailed video complements the written article so you can have all the info need to get the job done. Read More >>



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  1. Betsy at 2:50 am - Reply

    Please help. I have looked at Pinterest til I can’t stand it anymore. Everyone says free DIY plans then wants to charge you. I’m looking for side/horizontal mount twin bed pattern. I need a Murphy twin bunk or a single plan I can use to stack to make to twin bunks. Just a simple pattern my husband can make for us. Thank you Betsy

    • admin at 7:39 am -

      I haven’t found free plans for that yet.

  2. paul caronna at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to build a horizontal merphy bed

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