building my own murphy bed

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Forum topic by Vbref posted 12-28-2018 04:52 AM 669 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2018 04:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: murphy hidden bed folding question

So I built a murphy bed following what I saw some do on youtube and I used a boat swivel for the place where the bed meets the frame. Has anybody else done this? I’m wondering because I had one heck of a time getting the bolts in each side as I assembled. If anyone has any thoughts or experiences with this kind of thing please say so. Also, if you have used anything else besides a boat swivel for the joint, please tell me!


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#1 posted 12-28-2018 05:26 AM

How about a link to the YouTube video.

Edit to add. Like the guy does in this video

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#2 posted 12-30-2018 06:23 AM

I built a Queen size that flips down where the cabinet is the headboard.
I used a kit made by Hafelle, that I got from CSH. But it looks like CSH isn’t carrying Hafelle mechanizms.. but it is this one

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