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Old 07-30-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Sorry for the title... but I need help... could also be in the wrong place... I don't know much about DIY... only just learnt that a Philips Screw Driver is a cross headed screw driver... I thought it was the make...

I have a bed room, can't move house... I am disabled...

My bedroom measurements are... 4x7 foot... I have a bed, 3x6foot... and a wardrobe that makes up the rest of the space...

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A bedroom with more room...

Solution... Creating a bed that goes upagaint the wall...

basically, a bed that is used on ships...

I have a picture found here, http://runehints.com/ship.jpg

How do they do it? when the bed is up against the wall, it creates much more room, about 2.5feet more... thats more than enough...

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:42 AM   #2
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You are after a murphy bed but with your dimensions it may be tough.

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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If your bedroom is 4x7, it's more like a cell. Even a murphy bed wouldn't fit.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:34 AM   #4
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I have a base, I have the space, it works... Just need to know how to keep it on the wall? any ideas?

What about when I am in the bed, how will it stay unsupported?
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A Murphy bed is made to support itself once it is lowered
There are a few companies that make them
You can buy either the hinges & have someone buidla bed that fits the room
Or buy a prebuilt unit
I'm thinking of one for my son's bedroom - way down the road
Usually the legs fold back against the bed



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I found what I need, but one problem, I don't Live in the UK

http://www.create-a-bed.com/

Dose anyone know what I am looking for, but simply?

I need the Piston, Unique locking leg design... anyone know where or if i can just get these items?
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Do a search for "Murphy bed parts" there are Mfg's that sell parts or complete beds
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I found what I need, but one problem, I don't Live in the UK

http://www.create-a-bed.com/

Dose anyone know what I am looking for, but simply?

Most of the Murphy bed hardware consists of just that. This company includes a complete materials list, cutting diagrams and assembly instructions. Here is the hardware for a horizontal system like this:
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If this is what you're looking for, here is their page, it's at the bottom:
http://selbyhardware.com/y1.htm






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How about an air mattress? Blow it up and deflate it when not needed...save some cash

That is one hellva small bedroom yikes
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I'm first amused at the title of your thread...

The item you need can be found at Rockler.com....not cheap...but it's the Murphy bed hardware. But that room size is too small, what about moving the wardrobe into the hall? Sounds like a wall removal is in store...call some friends, buy pizza and beer and you should be good to go.
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Sounds like an elevated bed would be better. Similar to a bunk bed except that instead of one bed over another you can put your wardrobe under the bed. Lots of cramped dorms have similar setups.

Just put the bed on 4 posts. Make sure to put in some crossbracing
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I am having an operation on my ankle in 2 weeks, this means that I will not beable to get most of your other ideas

I need to find out where I can find a create a bed murphy bed mechanism, which is sold in the UK

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