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How to Build a Side-Fold Murphy Bunk Bed

Transform a spare room or media room into a guest bedroom with addition of a Murphy bunk bed that holds two twin mattresses.

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Step 2: Measure and Cut Materials

A standard twin-sized mattress is 39" x 75" with bunk mattresses available as shallow as 5" deep. If a deeper space is available, modify these instructions for a standard-depth mattress. Start by cutting a sheet of 3/4" prefinished plywood into 5" strips with a fine-toothed blade. Rip eight 5" rows out of one sheet. Then trim the strips to create the following pieces: four 76.5" x 5" and four 39" x 5". Next cut two 40.5" x 76.5" pieces out of two more sheets of plywood. These will form the box bottoms.

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