Re: Murphy Beds in a Farm House? Help!
I can assure you that any house built in 1907 is far and above anything you'll find today. I grew up in a turn of the century (the last century ) home that was wood clapboard outside, full dimension studs in the center and clapboard on the inside. There was no insulation, but the structure was phenomenal. I have worked on many similar homes in the last 20 years and all are equally stout with clapboard siding and full dimension stud framing. The only difference is that the homes I've worked in have plaster interiors and not the clapboard that the farmstead home I grew up in had.
At any rate, the link you provided says that all you need is to find 3 studs within the wall in which to attach the bed frame to. Considering that this will be a maximum of 48", finding 3 studs should not be a problem. Also, keep in mind that the major force/weight of the bed will be sitting on the floor. The anchors into studs are only to keep the bed in it's folded upright position, so it's only resisting a small amount of weight, there is no real stress on the wall of the house.
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