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Murphy Bed #6: Face Frame Assembly

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 04-19-2009 04:36 PM 5451 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Face Panels Part 6 of Murphy Bed series Part 7: Cutting, Installing Molding, Staining Face »

Thursday I spent most of the morning researching for a spray gun then did some sanding and got what I have done so far ready to assemble.

Friday I got some small things finished up getting ready to make the final push to complete the outer case for the bed.

Before going out to the shop I confirmed my order for a new HVLP spray gun and it should be here by the first of the week.

I then attached the frame structure to the face panels using construction adhesive and screws.

Attached Face Panels

Then I marked and drilled the holes for the handles that will be used on the face. After getting that done I attached the locking leg hinges and got them positioned in the bed and predrilled the holes and attached them for a test. Since they have to be on in order to locate and drill the spring loaded latches I finished that detail up.

Legs & Handles

Latch Holes

Once I got all that out of the way I took off the legs and due to the weight of this baby and not having anyone around to help move it I decided to go ahead and stain every thing but the face.

I am really pleased with the rich color that the mahogany stain brings out in the mahogany plywood.

Stain

Stain

For the final finish I am going to spray a pre-cat lacquer.

I am going to try to get my molding this week end so when I flip the bed over I can cut and attach the molding I want and then stain the front before taking it off the bench and starting on the outer case.
NEWS FLASH:
Got the moldings and heading out to the shop to do some work.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!



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#1 posted 04-19-2009 07:07 PM

Looking good Gene. It won’t be long now.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 11:51 PM

Isn’t is nice to have an excuse to buy new equipment?

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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