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keeping straight wall bed leg with shelf

Postby no1livesforever » February 26th, 2017, 2:13 pm


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Hi
check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUZauQsWkD0

what mechanism is used to keep wall bed legs vertical ,so that the things kept on wall bed legs shelf do not fall ?

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Postby yo » February 26th, 2017, 4:32 pm

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if it is weighted right I think it could be accomplished with gravity.


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yo wrote:if it is weighted right I think it could be accomplished with gravity.

gravity alone can't accomplish this ,even a little bit of weight of shelf and the leg won't be vertical
also the it would swing and things would fall

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Postby AndyMc » February 27th, 2017, 12:18 am

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yo wrote:if it is weighted right I think it could be accomplished with gravity.


^^^

no1livesforever wrote:gravity alone can't accomplish this ,even a little bit of weight of shelf and the leg won't be vertical
also the it would swing and things would fall


It looks like it has a single pivot on the bed end of the arm, so adding more weight would make it more likely to sit vertical and less likely to swing, no?

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Postby Dan Lewis » February 27th, 2017, 2:21 pm

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Murphy bed mechanisms have been around forever. See how the leg works in the pic. Just hide the link in the side frame.

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Postby yo » February 27th, 2017, 2:53 pm

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Side note, who was Murphy and why did he get a bed named after him (or her)?

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Postby yo » February 27th, 2017, 6:00 pm

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Man.. if only that existed when I was in college...


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