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Build A Murphy Bed in Your NYC Apartment For $275. Save about $1,200!

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Murphy beds are very expensive and the only reason you would consider buying one is because space is at such a premium in your NYC apartment. It often cost about $1,500 for a murphy bed, plus tax, plus delivery, plus setup. You’re easily talking about $1,800 to $2,000.

But there is an alternative. The Moddi Murphy Bed. Here’s the deal. They sell you the plans on building their murphy bed online for $7.95. All of the major components of the bed are made to standard Ikea beds. With their modifications, the Ikea bed becomes a murphy bed. It will look clean, well-made, and like a finished piece of furniture, not your Uncle Jack’s do-it-yourself attempt at furniture.

There are some photos of the main steps in the process on the Apartment528 blog.

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When your rental apartment in New York is small, a murphy bed is a very practical consideration.

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  1. Olivia says: May 24, 2013

    This is awesome, thanks for posting! I might try to recreate this in my DC studio apartment so it’s less awkward for guests to suddenly be in my “bedroom”. I think on the underside, the space that that is visible when the bed is up, I might add some large printed photographs to some of the squares or paint a mural so it’s even more decorative (although it looks great as is).

  2. Liz Quilty says: July 5, 2013

    Where are the legs to support the weight? That would rip right off the wall otherwise

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