Perhaps the only thing more retro than a Murphy bed is buying plans to build one from a company that’s been selling DIY project plans since 1948. Reader Shane aka Trouble turned me onto U-Bild — which has been in business selling full-size, traceable plans to DIY woodworkers since the hey- was connected to the -day. Now that we’re in a New Golden Age of DIY, it’s time to take another look at U-Bild’s archive. I might give these hideaway bed plans a try myself, if I can steel myself for another project. We could build a Murphy bed along the long wall in my husband’s office, and sell the twin beds (which are set against the walls as daybeds, with bolsters) on craigslist. I also want to do more DIY on the blog — and maybe I could entice my dad to come help. We’ll see. Link: Build your own Murphy bed with plans from U-Bild.