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Build a Murphy Bed

These two projects will show you how to create a hideaway guest bed.

Materials

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

Tools

  • clamps
  • compound miter saw
  • countersink bit
  • sandpaper
  • carpenter's square
  • circular saw
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • hammer
  • jigsaw
  • level
  • orbital sander
  • pocket hole jig
  • pry bar
  • router
  • router table
  • table saw
  • tape measure
  • T-square
  • utility knife
  • pneumatic nailer
  • drill driver
  • wrench
  • driver bits
  • casters

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