So something like this, where the bed is now - but with the headboard turned into a storage shelf (your dad could do that) so when the bed folds down, the pretty headboard you are using now aligns with the top of the mattress.
Fold Down Bed Mechanism - Side Mount Twin, Perfect for small rooms and apartments! Make your own folding bed using our hardware. Hardware includes plan for making basic box construction bed. A comfortable bed by night, and attractive furniture.
love how this disappears into the wall rather than those cabinet/bookshelf ones Give that Murphy bed wall more visual interest by applying cut-to-fit boards of weathered wood or a textured or wood-look wallpaper.
The creative people know how to use the recycled wood pallets to inspire others with their creation, nothing is better than the furniture that is created at home using the wood that is of no use other than utilizing it to decorate the home in a unique way