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Hi Guys. I am wanting to build a Murphy bed, twin or single size. Can anyone tell me if, because of the small size, I need the gas struts or spring system to help lift it?

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you can look up hardware kits for difference size beds, I am sure that they will tell you what you do what the bed Weights
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I worked at a place for a while that built them and they only used the springs but they were very light weight construction. John is correct when he says that size and weight is what determines what you need. Most plans probably specify which system you need and possibly a specific model.

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I worked at a place for a while that built them and they only used the springs but they were very light weight construction. John is correct when he says that size and weight is what determines what you need. Most plans probably specify which system you need and possibly a specific model.
Charles...do I remember seeing some Murphy bed hardware in the L.V. catalogue? Seems to me it was one arm, three legs and mortgage on your firstborn.
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Charles...do I remember seeing some Murphy bed hardware in the L.V. catalogue? Seems to me it was one arm, three legs and mortgage on your firstborn.
Yes, and yes. Rockler has them as well, but you'd better have two children!!
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I know LV did have it but I can't find it in the current catalog.

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why not get a bare Murphy bed and cabinet it the way you see fit...

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I know LV did have it but I can't find it in the current catalog.
I don't know where my current catalogue is...buried somewhere amongst all the derbis here.
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Must be in their hardware catalog. I don't have it. Fold-Down Bed Hardware Kits - Lee Valley Tools

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