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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Nazginov

Tips To Assemble And Disassemble A Murphy Bed

When it comes to your home, you’ll want to think about the different ways that you can decorate it to suit your style. But not only that, but you may also find that you want to be able to dress up space in a way that allows you to maximize the room that you have. Because one thing’s for sure, we don’t always have the space that we’d like to.

Whether you’re a minimalist or you’re just working with tight square footage, you may find that a murphy bed cabinet is a great option for you. Not only are they wonderful when it comes to space and giving you an extra sleeping area in a tidy way. But they also look great too.

However, if you are thinking about getting one, you may also want to know what it takes for you to set it up. Or if you have purchased your first murphy bed and you’re ready to put it together, let’s run through that with you. But first, if you’re still yet to purchase, let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

The Benefit Of Murphy Beds

First of all, let’s consider the benefits of murphy beds in general. If you know that you have a guest room that you can’t fit both sleeping and storage in, then they can be just perfect. Likewise, they can work well in a space such as a study or dining room to give you extra guest space.

You may find that a murphy bed is perfect for you if you want to gain an extra sleeping area but you know that you’re lacking in space. The setup is also very aesthetically pleasing too.

Now, let’s take a look at the assembly points.

How To Assemble A Murphy Bed

You may think that this might be a difficult process to work on, but a murphy cabinet bed can be relatively easy to install. You may find that you don’t have to do an awful lot. In some instances, it can easily fit against your wall and be screwed in. But you may also need to fit it into the studs to keep it stable. So let’s take a look.

1. Locate The Studs

To start with, you’re going to want to make sure that you can find the studs that are close to where you want to fit the murphy bed. They tend to be spaced out at approximately 12”, 16”, or 24” intervals. A study finder can help you here.

2. Apply The Brackets

Now that you have located the studs, you will want to get the brackets into place. You’ll want to start by attaching the angle brackets to the murphy bed and then move it to the wall to attach again. You’re then free to finish putting together the bed.

3. Make Sure It’s Safe

However, as you’re going through this process, it’s essential to make sure that it’s okay to attach your brackets to the wall. You’ll really want to avoid any wires or pipes if you’re doing this to avoid a huge error.

How To Disassemble A Murphy Bed

You may also want to work out what you need to do when you want to disassemble the murphy bed too. Like the installation, this can be relatively simple to do, but you won’t want to do it alone. It’s ideally a two-person job. Let’s take a look at how you can do this safely.

1. Get Everything Ready

When you want to move and take your murphy bed in USA with you, you’ll start by preparing properly. You’ll want to make sure that you keep track of all the nuts and bolts as you’re dissembling things and have some bags to keep everything safe in too. It’s handy to keep the manual somewhere safe too ready for when you want to put it together again.

2. Remove The Frame

Then you need to work on the frame. Make sure you have your tools to hand and start with the frame, dissembling it carefully from the brackets on the wall. Make sure that you keep them in a safe place. Be careful at this stage and be sure to get some help. Once it’s loose from the wall, you can then work on the mattress.

Have you put together your own murphy bed before? Or moved it? Share any tips that you have by leaving a comment on this post!

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