The first thing you want to make sure when you build your own Murphy bed is that it will never come out of the wall.
You need to get it very close to the wall and then you need to take some screws, drill holes into the back of the bed and fasten it into the wall. This is the only way you can make sure it will never come down upon you.
But before we can do so we need to make sure that the framing unit and the bed itself fits tight together because they need to work very well together for many years and as soon as you have that issue fixed you can move on.
Fasten the frame unit into the wall now. When you have done so make sure that the bed can easily move down.
The best Way to do this is to place the bed up against a solid wall preferably it should be a brick wall. If you cannot use a solid brick wall you will need some special attachment system to make sure the wall will keep the bed in an upright position.
When you buy a new Murphy bed you can be pretty sure it will come with a proper attachment system. If you build your own bed system you have to make sure to get a hold of the right equipment, so the bed will be rightly secured.
Plasterboard walls needs special plugs to hold the screws under high pressure, so make sure you get that.
You will need at least 3 inch screws to hold the bed anything less won’t work in the long run.
The best way to go around it is to have an assistant helping you one person to hold the bed and one person to drill the holes, Mark all the parts and put in the screws finally.
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