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"Fold up" ironing board (reverse engineering) #1: measuring the model and planning any modifications

09-04-2010 06:52 PM by jeff_wenz | 2 comments »

So as part of a Murphy bed build, I wanted to incorporate a fold up (or hide away) ironing board. I have seen these at Lowes and Home Deport starting off about $168. They don’t look that hard to build and I sure think I could save some money AND incorporate some better materials. Step 1: Take my tape measure to Lowes and jot down some critical measurements. Ok, I forgot paper. Let’s see, what can I find in my glove box? Perfect, my State Farm insurance cards, I can use the ...

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Daily Update #72: July 19, 2010

07-19-2010 05:00 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for July 19, 2010 . I am in the shop by myself today. I’ll be doing a lot of paperwork. The little shop time that I have will be working on a Cherry pre-cut murphy bed some detail work on the Smitsonian murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Daily Update #70: July 15, 2010

07-15-2010 03:42 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for July 15, 2010. Working on the finish for a twin built in murphy bed for a local designer. This is a twin size that has not a lot of room for error. It will be folding out of a closet door with just a fraction of an inch of clearence. If the back wall is slightly out the wrong direction I may have a problem. The finish will be the same color as the walls. I’ll have it mixed up in a lacquer because that is what is easier for me. I’ll be...

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Daily Update #60: May 12, 2010

05-12-2010 04:00 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for May 12, 2010. Most of the day will be spent working on Nash’s Ross murphy bed with bookcases, I’ll also work on Elek’s baseball bed. Hopefullly I’ll get startedon Morris’ Accent wall unit. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Daily Update #35: February 8, 2010

02-08-2010 03:58 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

What’s happening in the shop for February 4, 2010 . It was snowing and we just have sleet. Hopefully no more production time is lost. Continue working on Scholten’s Ross Murphy bed. I am going to try and start Barrett’s loft bed if I get a chance. This will be a fun one to build with stairs and lots of extras. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:

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Daily Update #27: January 11, 2010

01-11-2010 04:38 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for January 11, 2010 . Today I’ll be in the shop by myself. I’ll be working on a couple murphy beds for Cordes that will go together. I will then build some casegoods to match a football bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live: <div></div>

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Daily Update #26: January 05, 2009

01-05-2010 03:50 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for January 05, 2009 . Getting the Batmobile for the finish shop. I’ll then start on a Contempo murphy bed a couple bookcases. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Daily Update #24: December 31, 2009

12-31-2009 04:28 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 31, 2009 . Yesterday didn’t even pick up a hammer in the shop. I was at work for 12 hours doing cut-list, orders, email, and all that other office stuff. Today I do plan on finishing out Grimm’s Ross murphy bed and building that Batmobile bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live: <div></div>

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Daily Update #21: December 23, 2009

12-23-2009 04:58 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

What’s happing in the shop for December 23, 2009 . Working on a Ross Murphy bed my customer Grimm. This will be the bed and bookcase. The bookcase I’m using as a prototype pre-cut version. One that I can send out and the customer finishes it. It will be a good addition to my pre-cut murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Daily Update #19: December 19, 2009

12-19-2009 04:27 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 19, 2009 . We will apply the finish on Young’s Bullock Murphy bed and finish building Wang’s Contempo murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live: <div></div>

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