Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #1: Getting Started

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 05-06-2009 03:35 PM 2832 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After getting my Murphy bed installed it is time to turn my attention to the side cabinets. I am going to use the basic plans that came with the Murphy bed hardware kit but will be needing to make some modifications.

One of the major changes will be adapting the upper part of the cabinet to use an antique leaded glass door that my SO retrieved from an old house when she lived in northern Ohio.

Glass Doors

The other challenge will be modifying the right cabinet to account for a heat/ac vent that will be directly under the right hand cabinet.

It has been suggested by my friend Chris Davis to cut some slots in the kick panel to let the air out and I have given this some thought but since the lower part of the cabinet is going to contain drawers and this vent is the only heat/ac source for this room I think I have a different approach in mind.

I have found a low profile “vent extender” that only sits about 1 1/2 inches off the floor and will extend up to 15 inches in length so I can match the profile of the “vent extender” in the base molding of the cabinet and direct all of the air into the room and not have any air blowing up into the cabinet or against any of the cabinet parts.

I am going to clean the shop up today and start going over my cut lists and making sure I have enough sheet goods to get all of the outside cabinet parts out of the material I already have.

I hope to start making saw dust by the end of the week on these cabinets.

I appreciate all of the comments that everyone has given me. Since I am a fairly new member here at LJ it sure makes me feel welcome.

Thanks again.

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

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 08:58 PM

cool doors

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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