Murphy Bed #6: Face Frame Assembly

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 04-19-2009 04:36 PM 5882 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.



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.
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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#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.!current-projects/c3c1

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