See Family Handyman’s Murphy/Bed Desk in Action

Tight on space? This is a piece of furniture you'll want to check out.

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In our April 2020 issue of Family Handyman magazine, Senior Editor Brad Holden shows readers how to build a Murphy Bed/Desk. If you’re tight on living space or want your guest room to double as an office, this is a piece of furniture you’ll want to check out.

Cost Savings

This bed quickly converts to a desk without increasing its footprint. When you switch it back to a bed, the desk stays level, so you can leave all your stuff on it. A company called Hiddenbed sells bed kits with all the parts precut and ready for assembly. You can also purchase just the hardware kit, which includes the plans. Building the bed yourself instead of buying the precut kit can save you about $1,200!

To see how to build our Murphy Bed/Desk, check out April’s issue. To see the bed in action, check out the video below.