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Murphy Bed #14: Lacquer - Finish Coats

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 05-01-2009 01:23 AM 1418 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Lacquer applied - first coats Part 14 of Murphy Bed series Part 15: Finish Coats - Ready to Assemble »

Well this morning I smoothed up the pieces with a quick sanding of 400 grit and then blew off all the dust and wiped down with a tack cloth.

I then sprayed a finish coat of lacquer on the inside of the bed frame as well as both sides of the outer case verticals, header and head board.

The only thing left to do is put a finish coat or maybe two on the outer face of the bed frame that is exposed when the bed is folded up.

I was going to do that this afternoon but had a breakdown with my tractor and it was in the repair shop in Jonesboro so we had to make a trip up there and pick ti up and haul it back home. I guess I have used my front end loader so much I worked all of the bolts that hold the motor to the bell housing loose and it was leaking oil about as fast as I could pour it in. That was kind of a good thing as if I had kept on the tractor might of broke in half and then I would have been in a really big mess.

I should be able to put the final finish coats on tomorrow and while they are setting up we will have to get in the bedroom and take down the existing bed and move out the chest of drawers and dresser that the Murphy bed is going to replace.

(Any one need a nice French Providential bedroom suit in good condition that is about 40 yrs old and willing to pick it up? Price is very reasonable.)

No pictures today but will have some after all the hardware has been put on and we are ready to install the bed, hopefully in the next couple of days.

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



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#1 posted 05-01-2009 01:52 AM

Gene, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of this project. I really like the look a murphy bed gives to a room.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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