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I saw another DIY murphy bed somewhere and the comments said 100 lb struts were used (I think it may have been a twin bed). There's also calculators online where you can input weights and measurements and it will narrow it down. The struts are 150 lb each. They could stand to be a little bit heavier for this build - you can't lift/lower it with 2 fingers as seen on the commercially available kits, but they still help out a lot when lifting and lowering the bed.
Thanks! I had the same thought about the boat seat swivels, but they've held up fine so far.
bburke,Thanks! I update the last section to explain how I measured/installed the struts. I also included a couple pictures of how they're attached. The ends of the struts I used simply push onto the ball stud and are held on with a spring clip - very simple and secure.
Thanks! Good luck with the build and post some pictures! Let me know if I can help or make any suggestions
Thanks! It was a fun build. My 6 y/o nephew didn't believe there was a bed in there when he first saw it.
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Thanks. Mine was made in 2011. I asked Grizzly customer service and they said the right wing and rails for this model has never had additional holes - and to add an extension table you're supposed to remove the right wing so it exposes the bolt holes. Maybe you just lucked out? I plan to mimic something similar to this. How's it been working out?