Published on July 17th, 2014 | by msilberberg11
BILLY Bookcases transform into Murphy Bed
We live in Manhattan where space is a premium. We are fortunate to have a playroom that also needs to double as a guest room.
Conventional Murphy beds didn’t quite fit into the space and they are expensive. So a hack seemed in order:
The center bookcases are mounted on a piece of plywood on wheels with the Murphy bed attached to the plywood.
It’s pretty manageable to spin around when the bed is needed.
For the side shelves I used two bookcases to add depth to accommodate the depth of the bed when it is hidden.
I used some old IKEA hardware to keep the center piece from being moved.
Here it is in action: