How to Disassemble the Easy Do-It-Yourself Murphy Bed
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Disassemble your DIY Murphy Bed
You will require a helper to assist you with the bed disassembly process.
You have the convenience of watching the video below or going through to the step-by-step photo tutorial. Both formats cover the same steps.
This photo shows a finished vertical style Murphy bed standing against the wall before any disassembly.
Please note that the steps for the disassembly of a horizontal wall bedare the same.
While your helper is in front of the bed holding the handles, pry back the retaining clip on the piston end fitting just enough for the piston to come away from the upper ball stud plate.
Note: Your helper might have to move the bed frame in or out very slightly to allow the piston to pull away from the upper plate easily.
The bed frame should now fall back into the cabinet all the way until it rests on the upper header board in the back of the bed as shown in the photo.
You may want to place a piece of cardboard, wood or mat on the floor for the next step. This will prevent the bed handles from scratching your floor when you perform the next step.