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I know that so many readers have built our DIY murphy bed  so today I wanted to give a few alternatives for the design of the bed:

You can add beadboard like this on:
(cost of murphy bed: $150)
A Murphy Bed closed up into the wall.


You can keep it painted:
(cost $150)

I have also seen a few others that I love…
This one is a stand-alone murphy bed from Wayfair: (price is around $2,600)

Murphy Cabinet Bed Clover With Memory Foam Mattress, Cherry

I love this one from Horizontal Metropolitan Murphy bed because it folds down horizontally and it has handles.  (price to buy this one is around $1,480)hz-mett_trans

I love this twin murphy bed from Wayfair:  (cost $4,100)
I wish that I could find the picture that a reader sent me.  He made a desk on the front of our wall bed (using our plans), but I couldn’t find it.  I did find one on Wayfair.  This is for two twin beds, but I love it.
I hope that gave you a few ideas!   We built our bed for around $150 and love it!  It’s perfect for a guest room, play room or just anywhere that you can fold it down for company.  You can see the video & pictures here. 

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Hi,
    My husband and I have family coming to stay with us in about a month and need to add a Murphy bed to our office/guest bedroom. Do you still give it the plans for this one?

  2. I enjoyed your You Tube video and would like to try building the murphy bed myself. Would you please send me the plans.