Sliding Barn Door Vanity this is a Murphy bed I just finished up. It’s called the Horizontal Barn Door Murphy bed. The barn door murphy bed is characterized by the barn door face on the front here. What we did is we took a bed, a queen size bed, and turned it sideways. So it folds out horizontally. With this extra space at the top, we have an extra bookcase. We also extended the lights to what I call outset lights. That way it can shine on the work surface and also be used in the bed position as well. We added bookcases to the side.
These are 16 inch wide bookcases. We built them in a “buffet” style. Which is characterized by a deeper lower section than the top section. We did adjustable shelves on the top here, a pull-out drink tray or work surface when it’s in the desk position. On this side, we added a door and on the other side, we added a lockable file cabinet so you can just unlock it, pull it out. We incorporate the hanging file system in the way that we build our drawers. So we notch it out in a way that you don’t have to have the bulky wire racks to the file system. It also has the pull-out drink tray as well. But one of the unique things is the stay-level desk.
And actually, we added a vanity on top of that so we have drawers that pull out for the vanity desk. But you can also close this section here. One of the Unique things about this time that I built is, is that we added an inch and a half hole which we covered with. But we also added electrical outlet underneath here. So you have a USB charger and two regular electrical outlets to charge your computer when it’s being used as a desk. Just close this here. Everything stays level. You can keep the smaller things on the top here as it transitions into the be. Just pull it open, rotate the leg, and take it to the ground. There are two ways you can control the lights. One when it’s in the desk position is on the bookcase here.
You have a touch sensor with low, medium, high and off again. Same thing on the headboard here when the bed is opened. To close it up you do the same thing in reverse. Rotate the leg and there you have it. The horizontal barn door murphy bed with a vanity stay-level desk