Murphy Bed #15: Finish Coats - Ready to Assemble

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 05-01-2009 11:29 PM 1323 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Lacquer - Finish Coats Part 15 of Murphy Bed series Part 16: Final Assembly and Installation »

Today I applied the finish coats of lacquer to all of the pieces.

After a couple of hours of drying time I put all of the hardware pieces on, installed the legs as well as the center fake legs/ pull handles.

I have come to the conclusion that I need a lot of help with using a spray gun. I either left out a step or do not have the settings right but even though I got a pretty nice finish it is not a really really nice finish that I have achieved with my hand applied finishes in the past. I know that the mahogany is an open grain and maybe I need to apply a sanding sealer after the stain before I started with the lacquer but I do know that it just isn’t quite right in my mind.

Anyway here are a couple of pictures of all of the parts with the hardware installed and ready to carry in to the house and assemble in the bedroom.

I hope that maybe I will get some help getting the bed up to the house tomorrow from my neighbor.

Face Frame with Legs

Face Frame

Outer Case Parts

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

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 12:49 AM

Hey Gene
That’s one sweet looking Murphy bed. Thank goodness it’s not any bigger then you will need two neighbors.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 01:48 AM

Looks great! That finish really made that grain pop. Good luck getting it into the house.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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