Amazing Bed in a Box


Lots of us have issues regarding the amount of space available at one time in our home. Designers struggle with thinking about new and ingenious ways to achieve the feeling of space while still providing with the functionalities you seek in a home. Who would have thought that a wooden chest can be the solution you are searching for? The piece of furniture you actually see in the photos is actually a bed! Taking it out, piece by piece, the `bed in a box` can be exactly what you want in terms of space and utility. As you can easily see from the pictures provided, it is quite simple to assemble the pieces together and have a nice bed as a result. Then just place an air mattress over the frame and your bed is ready for use! And you only have to do this when you want a bed. At other times, it can be just a wooden chest. Now if all other pieces of furniture had this clever design that will be great!












28 Responses to “Amazing Bed in a Box”

  1. marc Potgieter says:

    Are you selling the plans. I would so love one for my place. Its a 1 bedroom place and its small, so this would work! Would make it myself

    I am in South Africa

  2. JD says:

    How do I find a design or cost for something like this

  3. Carol says:

    Amazing bed in a box – are there plans for this, does a store sell them??

  4. Heather kohler says:

    Looking for the plans for the bed in a box. How do I go about getting them?

  5. Elizabeth Lin says:

    Where do u buy it at?

  6. Schnee Wolfe says:

    People looking for plans, check out this article. From the article, there is no one at the present time making them for sale. This is a purely diy project. The person who wrote the article has plans. I haven’t a use for something like this, just posting to help others.


  7. Christine says:

    King Plans

    Double Plans

    $10.43 for Pdf and sketchup of both.

  8. Tammy says:

    Where do you hide the mattress?

  9. Einon Bashkiroff says:

    You can buy the plans here but you have to build it yourself.

  10. sam says:

    would like the plans for this. Have grandkids coming and going for visits. Would really like to build one of these. Have Hubby build it. Thanks

  11. Aaron says:

    And here is a set of the plans created (with permission) from the creator’s work

    Original article –

  12. Rich Vail says:

    The designer is a guy named Robert MacPherson who designed it to be able to take to Pennsic a medieval week long get together…and being older didn’t want to sleep on the ground! Here’s a link to plans for it by another cabinetmaker as Mr. MacPherson has chosen not to publish plans, he has however given permission for others to reengineer it:

  13. poly says:

    You can find the directions if you Google them. Bed-In-A-Box #098 – 3D Woodworking Plans

  14. PrivatesRaven says:

    If you do not mind building it yourself or having someone build it for you there are plans available for just a few $’s.

    Look for Bed-In-A-Box #098 for king size or #099 for double bed size on

  15. Milinda Houlette says:

    Woodchuck writes: Hi everyone. As promised I have finished the plan for the Bed-in-A-Box. It is available at
    I have set up an additional discount code just for followers of Fine Woodworking. Enter FWWREADERS at checkout to receive an additional 20% off the already low price. I would love to see and post pictures on the website for anyone that builds the Bed-In-A-Box. Happy holidays and all the best for 2014.

    Bruce (Wood Chuck)

    P.S. – Some of us are tenacious enough to seek out originating sites, especially when we discover that we are blocked from copying and pasting information to other people. Good Home Designs has earned coal in their stocking for this Christmas for being a Scrooge.

    Milinda (Cherokee Redbird)

    • Di says:

      So that’s putting it nicely. To steal someone’s ideas and then grumble about people wanting to copy! They should have gotten the OK and posted a link to the original website to be responsible” DESIGNERS”.

  16. Di says:

    You could leave the headboard up and use it as a bench when not in use as a bed!

  17. ирина says:

    Класс! Сколько стоит и где можно купить?

  18. Cynthia Kuster says:

    Would like to purchase one of the bed in a box plans or already done thank you

  19. Amy says:

    Like the article states, the mattress is an air mattress… so you pump it up when needed.

  20. LARRY ISBELL says:

    where do i buy the bed? Mac Pherson’s Bed-box

  21. Mijunebug says:

    Use a blow up mattress.

  22. Charlotte says:

    You can use a air mattress or a roll up mattress for a bed like this.

  23. kathryn says:

    Article states that you add an inflatable.

  24. Jenn says:

    The marvelous creators named Robert MacPherson

  25. Fletch says:

    It’s a great idea but not original. Wealthy British explorers used this general mechanism in the 17/18/1900s when “campaigning”. Think the elaborate camping tours in India, safari tents in Africa, etc.You can occasionally find antiques of the same idea but with canvas cot built in in lieu of mattress.

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