As the settling in continues - the murphybed is up! It was not without its drama, but with only two minor injuries caused (sorry about that bump, Max ;)), it counts as a win!
Last week Dar helped me construct the majority of the bed, following the plans that came with the hardware from Rockler. Over the week, I stained it and put on the first coat of poly. I completely forgot to take in progress pictures - so here it is right before the attaching:
And here it is after it was attached to the wall! Well, sort of attached. I apparently have amazing studless walls - in the entire span of the bed, I could only find two studs. The plans recommend attaching at four points, so I'm going to attach a board to the two studs I could find, and then attach the bed to that board as well.
It's tilted into the case at the moment - once we put the mattress in I can attach the stops that will prevent it from going back so far. I need to still paint the legs, and put on another coat of stain. But - as soon as we put the mattress in it will be usable - so big step forward for settling in!