This is a Murphy bed that we just finished. It's from our locker series. What we do in the locker series is take a Murphy bed and design the face of it look like a group of lockers.
For this one, we added working lockers to the right side. This customer wanted only wanted one. What is great about the lockers with a closed doors is you can not tell when it is not symmetrical. We made the side bookcase eighteen and a half inches wide. This is the same size as the false doors on the face of the Murphy bed. We used a 270 degree hinge to allow the door to open back all the way. This was also a special request from the customer. Normally I use a concealed 170 degree hinge. Inside we put adjustable shelves on the top section, two drawers in the mid-section, and what I call a "dirty shoe" cubby on the bottom.
We also put an eighteen and a half inch high bookcase on the top for added storage space. We have four doors up there as well. With the upper bookcase and the side bookcase that gives us a total of 78 inches wide by 103 3/4 inches tall on this full size Murphy Bed.
The bed is very easy to open, just pull on the handles. Its very light-weight and is totally counter-balanced. Rotate the leg and when you take it to the ground a small amount of weight is put back on the legs. We also put
LED lights in this bed. It has a touch sensor with low, medium, high and then off again. The lights also automatically shut of when the bed is closed.