In a small house or apartment, space can be tight. If you’ve lived in a small home, you’ve probably come up with a few tricks of your own to amplify the space that you have. One idea to help save space is to build a Murphy desk. You may have heard the term “murphy” used when referring to the bed━the Murphy bed, named for its patented inventor, William Lawrence Murphy. The bed folds up to fit into a vertical wall, and this DIY follows the same concept. You can fold the desk up when you’re not using it and pull it out when you need it.