Small Space Solution: A DIY Murphy Bed Made With IKEA Parts

Small Space Solution: A DIY Murphy Bed Made With IKEA Parts

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Jennifer Hunter
Apr 21, 2015
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It's not every day we come across a hard-core DIY rock star like Imgur user AvalonAwoken. Moving to a tiny Brooklyn apartment meant that space was at major premium (but so was cash), so rather than shelling out big bucks for a ready-made Murphy bed, AvalonAwoken designed and built this bed and sofa and storage combo for a fraction of the price. All we can say is wow.

Here was the inspiration, which was quoted at $6,500 without the mattress!

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at imgur)

Here's how it all went down:

A Murphy bed kit from Next Bed.

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at Imgur )

Build a base to hold the bed upright.

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at Imgur)

Assemble the bed supports.

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at imgur)

Add foldable legs (heavy duty casters from Home Depot).

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at Imgur )

Build a cabinet around the bed.

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at imgur)

Add the sofa (the back of the sofa is attached to the bottom of the bed).

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at Imgur)

And style it up!

(Image credit: Avalon Awoken at imgur)

Here's the final cost breakdown:

$500 Next Bed kit
$580 IKEA Söderhamn couch set
$230 melamine cut to size
$300 IKEA Morgedal mattress
$200 misc boards and hardware
Total: $1800

That's a nearly $5000 savings for a custom Murphy bed system. Pretty darn amazing.

See the whole process along with excellent detailed instructions you can copy at Imgur.

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