I am a big guy – 6’5″, standing up and laying down, awake and asleep -so I need a big bed. I sleep on a King-size now, but can do fine with a Queen. I do not want squeeze down into a Twin/Double, so I need to engineer a Murphy bed, or at least a modified Murphy bed. Most M-Beds have a frame the bed folds up into, but I want something simple, easy, that I can fold up as close to the ceiling as possible, then fasten to the ceiling, to avoid crawling across the bed to get to the bike.
The picture above shows approximate height, angle, and elevated position when hooked to the ceiling. I will be building the frame, hinge system, legs/base/mounts. I can make a simple frame, that is functional, but I also want it to last more than a week, as I have a few problems……
Needs to support a 250+ lb. man, and mattress
Needs to be light enough to be lifted from the side or weird angles
When elevated, the bed will have ALL the weight 2 legs.
So here is my plan. Wood frame, thick, metal door hinges.
I assume my plan will change as I build this contraption.