Find Murphy wall bed plans online through sites such as DIYNetwork.com, YourModernFamily.com, ForMereMortals.net and BobVila.com, as of 2015. Each site contains written and visual instructions on each step of the construction process as well as a list of necessary tools and materials.
The Murphy wall bed plans on DIYNetwork.com include a project summary that indicates the necessary skill level to complete the bed, an estimation of the total construction time and a list of all tools and materials. The plans feature six different phases that cover cutting and measuring the wood to build the bed frame, construction of the wall mountings and attaching all components together. YourModernFamily.com offers several images that cover the different components and steps of building a Murphy bed, including the types of bolts used to secure the bed and how to cover up seams when the bad is up in the wall. It also offers a full set of construction plans for sale through the site.
ForMereMortals.net includes both a video tutorial on how to build the bed and free plans in both PDF and Sketchup formats, with separate versions for customary and metric measurements. The plans show how to build a free-standing Murphy bed instead of cutting into a wall to build it. BobVila.com also offers plans for a free-standing bed, with tips on how to make the bed look like a wardrobe when not in use.