Deluxe Murphy Bed Plan

Install the Ball Stud Plates and Metal Pivots

  1. Mark and drill 1″ diameter through holes for the Female Metal Pivots (29) toward the back of the Side Rails (3) as specified on the Shop Drawing. Use a backer board to avoid tear-out.
  2. On the inside of each Side Rail (3), position a Female Metal Pivot (29) with the pivot in the 1″ through hole. Use a square to align the plate, then attach with Silver Screws (38).
  3. Mark and drill 1/4″ through holes for the Bed Ball Stud Plates (27) as specified on the Shop Drawing. Use a backer board to avoid tear-out.
  4. For each Side Rail (3), position a Bed Ball Stud Plate (27) on the outside face, aligning its holes with the 1/4″ holes in the Side Rail (3). Make sure there’s 5/16″ clearance between the bottom of the ball and the top of the Side Rail (3). Fig. 3.
  5. From the inside face of each Side Rail (3), insert a T-nut (34) in each hole. Secure the Bed Ball Stud Plate (27)with Machine Screws (35) threaded into the T-nuts (34). Drive Black Screws (33) in the Bed Ball Stud Plate’s (27) remaining two holes.
Install the Ball Stud Plates and Metal Pivots

Attach Head, Foot and Side Rails to frame

  1. Apply Veneer Edge Banding (48) to the top edges of the Head Rail (5) and Foot Rail (4). Trim excess.
  2. Position the Foot Rail (4) against the foot end of the inner frame, making sure that the bottom edges are aligned and the ends of the Foot Rail (4) are flush with the Inner Frame Sides (2). Fig. 4.
  3. Drill five evenly spaced 1/8″ pilot holes through the Inner Frame Struts (1) and into the inside face of the Foot Rail (4), being careful not to drill all the way through. Attach with 1 1⁄4″ Coarse Thread Screws (44).
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the Head Rail (5).
  5. Position the left and right Side Rails (3) against the Inner Frame Sides (2) so that the Female Metal Pivots (29) are on the inside and the Bed Ball Stud Plates (27) are on the outside. Make sure that the front, back and bottom edges of the Side Rails (3) are flush with the frame. From the inside, drill eight 1/8″ pilot holes (two between each Frame Strut) through the frame and into each Side Rail (3). Attach with 1 1⁄4″ Coarse Thread Screws (44). Fig. 4.
  6. Drill two 1/8″ pilot holes through the outside face of each Side Rail (3) into both the Head Rail (5) and the Foot Rail (4). Attach with 2″ Coarse Thread Screws (46).
Attach Head, Foot and Side Rails to frame

Attach the Faux Fronts

  1. Carefully flip the bed assembly so that the attached Bed Face Panels (6) are facing up. Start at a top corner of the Bed Face Panels (6).
  2. Position one Faux Face Panel Stile (19) in the corner so its top and outside edges are flush with the edges of the Bed Face Panel (6). Glue and secure with 3/4″ Finish Nails or Brads (40). Fig. 6.
  3. Position two Faux Face Panel Rails (20) at the top and bottom of the Faux Face Panel Stile (19) so they are tight against the Faux Face Panel Stile (19). Make sure they are at right angles, then secure with glue and 3/4″ Finish Nails or Brads (40). Fig. 6.
  4. Position and secure another Faux Face Panel Stile (19) tight against the ends of the Faux Face Panel Rails (20), creating the appearance of a frame-and-panel door. Fig. 6.
  5. Working from the outside corners in, repeat Steps 2-4 to install the remaining faux door fronts across the top and bottom of the Face Panels, with an even gap between each. The outside pieces should be flush with the edges of the Bed Face Panels (6).
  6. Position and secure the Faux Drawer Fronts (18), maintaining uniform 1/8″ spacing and alignment. Fig. 7.
Attach the Faux Fronts
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