Taking the Top Down on Convertible Beds

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These aren't your mother's convertible beds. The New York Times rounds up a nice selection of sleeper sofas, folding beds, transforming couches and other clever pieces that do double duty and save space, all without the uncomfortable metal bars in your back.

A few will be familiar to long-time TreeHugger readers, like the sofa-to-bunk-bed combo (which is now available in the US) but it's a pretty well-rounded round-up, whether you're in to futons, sofas or beds that just disappear into the wall. Hit the jump for pics of our favorites. via ::New York Times

See also: BEDUP: The Space-Saving Bed that Falls From the Ceiling and TreeHugger Picks: Sleeping Beauties

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We featured this bunk bed folder before, but it's now available through Resource Furniture, which has lots of great space-savers.

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Don't have the space for an extra bed all the time? This one hides in an armoire when not in use.

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The futon enters the 21st century.

Taking the Top Down on Convertible Beds
These aren't your mother's convertible beds. The New York Times rounds up a nice selection of sleeper sofas, folding beds, transforming couches and other clever pieces that do double duty and save space, all without the uncomfortable metal bars in your

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