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How to Create a Swing-Out Sofa

In a tight attic, adding furniture can seem impossible. But with a little help, this homeowner installs a sofa that goes into the wall when no one is sitting on it. Learn how to construct a swing-out sofa with these easy directions.

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  • 2x4 board
  • 3/4" plywood
  • wood glue
  • nails
  • hinges
  • wood trim
  • drawer pulls and hardware
  • paint


  • pencil
  • level
  • nail gun
  • table saw
  • straightedge
  • paint roller
  • water-resistant paint roller
  • paint tray