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How to Build a Murphy Bed

Create a hideaway guest bed with shelf units.

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Materials

  • 3/4" birch plywood
  • 1/4" hardwood plywood
  • 2x8 boards
  • wood screws
  • 3" wood screws
  • L-brackets
  • angle brackets
  • gate hinges
  • lag bolts
  • 2" finishing nails
  • wood glue
  • 3/4" poplar lumber and trim
  • 1x12 pine boards
  • pocket hole plugs
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF)

Tools

  • circular saw
  • compound miter saw
  • drill driver
  • drill bits
  • driver bits
  • pocket hole jig
  • level
  • carpenter's square
  • clamps
  • utility knife
  • wrench
  • hammer

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