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xx   BED

Three bedrooms to build: (1) Gazebo bed frame and canopy. (2) Frilly Murphy bed hidden behind arc of curtains. (3) Soft-office features fabric covered bed frame and shelves, plus stationary and swiveling wall tables.
APARTMENT LIFE Sep 1980 (v.12#9) pg. 73, 84

Plans are available for a hideaway bedroom. Box unit, 3x3x8 ft., contains a 6 ft. fold-down bed, closet space and dresser drawers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. 66

Photo and text suggest two ways to turn a guest room into a den that can still be used as a guest room. Built-in unit in second room consists of floor-to-ceiling book shelves with hideaway storage for a single rollaway bed. Plans can be ordered for built-in.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1973 (v.51#1) pg. 33

Two styles of foldaway beds you can build. (1) Single bed frame folds lengthwise against the wall, extending only 9" into the room when closed. Top of unit has open display shelves. Fold-out supports for bed platform include bins for storage. (2) Fold-down double-bed stores in a 16" deep recess. A ballast box is built into the platform. When closed, a work table folds down from the front.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1975 (v.53#11) pg. 50

Swing-down Murphy bed is enclosed behind a wall of elegant frame-and-panel doors which also conceal two wardrobes or closets.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1989 (v.12#11) pg. 12

"Creating space from nowhere" tip shows how a bed, operating on a pulley system, can be raised to the ceiling during the day.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 30

Hideaways that create space. The foldaway bed and other hideaway furnishings. Simple wall cabinet to hold a 19" deep wall bed is shown.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 29

How to install a hideaway bed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 38

Build a wall bed. A 15" deep cabinet (6-ft. wide x 5-ft. high) with frame-and-panel front is actually a fold-down bed. Est. cost: $600 plus mattress.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 72

Two designs for hideaway beds. (1) Sofa or couch with wood slat back and what appears to be a solid wood seat (covered with removable cusions). However, by pulling on the front of the seat, every other board pulls out to double the width of the couch seat and provide a slatted frame for a mattress. Contemporary style is 82" long and built of any clear hardwood. (2) A settle. Giving the appearance of a narrow bench with a tall back, the back actually drops down to become a bed. The seat of the settle lifts up to store blankets and pillows for the bed. Unit shown is 79" tall and 60" wide and comes out from the wall a maximum of only 28" at the base and 12 " in the tall back.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 24

Rollaway guest bed stores behind a knee wall, under roof rafters, or under a stairway in otherwise wasted space. Pulls out on casters like a giant drawer.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 36

How to build a nursery changing table cabinet that contains a pull-down single bed for guests.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 8

How to build a wall-mounted bed that provides space for a desk beneath it. Bed is hinged so that it can be folded flat against the wall. Est. cost: $30 (plus mattress).
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 14

Build a pull-down "Murphy" bed which stores in a decorative floor-to-ceiling cabinet when not needed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 56

Fold-down bed is stored in a 12" wide cabinet, 54" high and attached to a wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1968 (v.130#4) pg. 178

Wall panel (7-ft.x7-ft.x10") accommodates sleeping equipment and storage for two guests.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 86

A spare bed hangs on the back of this closet door. When set up, it is supported on two folding legs and a storage bin in the closet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 96

The Lockbox House. Part 15. Final installment. Action built-ins for leisure-home bedrooms. Fold-down beds, fold away walls, wall-mounted headboard that tilts out at bottom to form backrest, hidden storage areas, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1975 (v.206#4) pg. 100
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 108

Wall-mounted unit with chalkboard, bulletin board, desk, and storage swings down to form a single bed. Ideal for a childs room. Winning design in annual plywood contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 94

Two-faced bed/wardrobe divider. This unit can split a room to create a private sleeping area. It conceals a folding (Murphy) bed, clothes closet and storage compartments.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1984 (v.225#4) pg. 110

Conceal a full-size guest bed under the raised floor of an adjacent room. Also provides hidden storage for other large, bulky items. A good project for dividing a single room, with high ceilings, into two (or more) smaller rooms.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1987 (v.231#3) pg. 82
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1987 (v.231#5) pg. 10

Elegant headboard for a fold-up Murphy bed. A pair of flanking bookcases feature decorative columns and storage cabinet. When folded up, the bottom of the bed serves as the background for a large piece of artwork.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 58

Hideaway bed and storage unit. Unit extends 16" out from the wall and is 75" long and 58" tall. The lower half appears to be louvered doors and storage drawers, but it actually conceals a single bed which folds out for use. The upper half has bookshelves and storage compartments.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall-Winter 1978 pg. 92

Combination hideaway bed and wall storage cabinet. Cabinet with two bookshelves and a fold-down panel decorated like drawers and louver doors. Behind the panel is a single bed.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Special 1981 pg. 130

How to hide a pair of Murphy beds in a pair of pivoting bookcases.
SUNSET May 1978 (v.160#5) pg. 192

Lightweight table-bed consists of four 31"x42" wooden tables that can be pushed together and buckled in place to form the frame for a queen-sized folding mattress Table frames are 2x4's that support a plywood top. Est. cost: $120.
SUNSET Mar 1981 (v.166#3) pg. 136

Two beds that use a lightweight foam mattress on a plywood platform and which fold up into the wall when not in use.
SUNSET Jan 1983 (v.170#1) pg. 80

Tip: Photos show a built-in window seat which opens up into a guest bed.
SUNSET Apr 1983 (v.170#4) pg. 165

Four hidden bed ideas illustrated.
SUNSET Jan 1989 (v.182#1) pg. 96

Fold-down guest bed (41"x77") and a large wall-hung fold-down work table are combined in the same unit. A movable pedestal supports whichever unit is in use.
SUNSET Jan 1990 (v.184#1) pg. 78

"Murphy beds" which fold up into a wall closet are being manufactured by a California firm. Required dimensions for installation are shown.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 44

A sideboard/bookcase cabinet really conceals a single bed that folds down out of the back of the cabinet. Cabinet is 79" long, 10" deep and 50" high.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 42

Bedroom secrets. Remodel a room for double-duty use. How to conceal a bed in a wall of cabinets. An overview of available hardware and typical installations.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 34

Build an accordion-style folding bed using plywood and piano hinges. Add a bed in any room without sacrificing space.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1993 (v.49#4) pg. 24

Store a bed, make an office. Create a spacious office that doubles as a comfortable guest room. A wall of cabinets combines a fold-away double bed (concealed behind a decorative painting) with a decorative display of artwork on glass shelves. A nearby closet houses file cabinets as well as clothes.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1995 (v.51#2) pg. 34