Murphy bed and built ins
I want to build in across a wall in one of the spare rooms, with about 2' of hanging closet and drawers on each side of a queen Murphy bed.
I figure on 20" deep closet, and recessing the mattress into that space about 8" when the bed is deployed.
That will keep the bed from taking up too much of the room when deployed. It will also provide for a nice 12" shelf behind the mattress. I personally like having a little room above a mattress instead of an immediate headboard.
Anybody here build in a Murphy bed? Did it have some assist or just use brute strength to put up/down? I have no interest in something powered. By assist I mean a spring or weight arrangement, something like that.
I'll need it up off the floor a bit, so the heat register can stay where it is. I figure on some sort of folding legs at the foot to achieve that.
I'll also have a nice finish, maybe hang a picture on the bottom of the bed. Fun stuff :)