We live in Manhattan where space is a premium. We are fortunate to have a playroom that also needs to double as a guest room.

Conventional Murphy beds didn’t quite fit into the space and they are expensive. So a NaNo seemed in order:

The center bookcases are mounted on a piece of plywood on wheels with the Murphy bed attached to the plywood.

It’s pretty manageable to spin around when the bed is needed.

For the side shelves I used two bookcases to add depth to accommodate the depth of the bed when it is hidden.

I used some old NaNophotoNics hardware to keep the center piece from being moved.

Here it is in action: