Murphey Bed building #2: Murphey Bed

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Blog entry by prez posted 03-01-2009 10:29 PM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok…I’m half way through the instructions for the murphey bed and all is well in the construction business! The best thing I did was getting my friendly lumber yard to cut out the plywood pieces. The guy there cut everything to exact dimensions which made my task a lot easier. It was money well spent as anyone who’s tried to cut a full 3/4” sheet to exact dimentions by themselves will attest….”it ain’t easy!” So have a look at the pictures…they’re self explanitory. The instructions and the video are excellent quality and take you baby-step by baby-step through the whole process. The bed gets heavier and heavier after each step, so make sure you do you’re warm-up exercises first! I’m at the point of installing the hardware, then its on to the side panels….then, I would imagine, it’s time for some paint before transfering into the house… I’m thinking of buying myself a paint sprayer to make the job look a little more professional and make it go quicker too.

I think I’ve just embedded a slide show…..oh well…should be interesting.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-01-2009 10:33 PM

Interesting project, it is good to see that you are well supervised with someone who can do revisions on the fly LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-01-2009 10:38 PM

Hey, it looks like you got it all figured out. Watch when you get it in the house and try to attach those shocks. It will take 2 people to put them in place or you may find yourself buried inside….........LOL

Keep up the good work.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 01:35 AM

This is looking pretty good. It pays to have good help as well. :) I am considering adding one of these so I will be watching your progress.

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

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