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A Pair of Murphy Beds

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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-26-2008 02:43 PM 2505 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a couple Murphy beds that were completed 12-23-2008. I built them for my two daughters. I designed it to cover an entire wall. The two beds are separated by a desk with shelves. Each of the beds and the desk all have a three stage touch sensor lights for reading or to be used as a night light. The lights over the bed I added a mercury switch to shut the lights off when the bed is in the up position.

I finished it in just a natural maple with two coats of pre-cat lacquer to match a chest and a converted changing table that I built before.

I gave this to them on Christmas but will not be able to install it until we paint the room, which should be New Years day.

Here are some building pictures
the uninished murphy bed face

Edgebanding some parts

One of the verticals and header.

Here are some of links to the building videos:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/929335
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/931504
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/933287
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/967041
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/968378

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 05:05 PM

That is a fine looking set of Murphy beds. Nice details. Bet the girls were really happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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griff

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 05:06 PM

Very Nice. They will love them. Very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 12:22 AM

Well done.Chris. It solves a problem with the girls as well. Now they can work, play and sleep all in the same room.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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