Saturday, November 27, 2010

Queen-size MALM Murphy Hack


Materials: Queen size IKEA MALM bed, 1 8x4 sheet of wood, nails, hammer, 2 70 lb bags concrete, gate hinges, fishing line

Description:
1. Secure the bed slats on the MALM bed with fishing line.


2. Chop off the legs.

3. Build a box to put concrete (for counterweight) and attach hinges and bed to.


4. Attach bed to hinges and box.

5. Cut out 2 opposing side legs that correspond to the height of the hinge that the bed is attached to.

6. Attach new legs to hinges.

Optional:
7. Calculate the spring constant, k, of the gate springs.

8. Pick optimal spot to attach gate spring to bed and weighting box using spring constant. Warning: most of the bed frame is actually hallow. I recommend using the edge of the legs.

~ Clay Woolam, San Fransisco

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