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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-16-2015 01:35 PM 1520 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Horizontal Murphy bed that was sent to the customer unfinished. They wanted to add a Murphy desk and a large bookcases to work as the headboard (pillow stop) of the bed. We had some dead space in the corner, so I cut out that left vertical and put a bookcase behind it.

One of the pictures you may see some panels. These were built to hide some pipes in basement where the bed will be installed. The panels are divided in a way that matches with the lines on the murphy bed when installed.

This bed was built in February 2015 using oak wood.

Building Pictures
Building a bookcase
Vertical cutout

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1





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Caleone

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 04:08 PM

Very, very nice. My wife tells me there is a Murphy bed in my near future, and yours is the first I’ve seen that works toward a more contemporary appearance. I am planning to make ours from VG Fir ply with trim and edging from solid VG Fir (I live in the Pacific NW, this will be in keeping with our surroundings as well as the rest of the home, which has lots of Doug fir, cedar, maple, and hemlock, all trees that grow on our property and the forest nearby). I have looked at your other work, you are quite clever with your designs. What hardware to you use? Thank you for your posting!!

-- Caleone, Sammamish, WA

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 04:22 PM

I use Create-a-bed hardware. When you are ready for the hardware I can sell it to you. I keep it in stock. Same price they have it for. I’ll also help you with any changes you plan on making.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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Caleone

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 04:35 PM

Wow, thank you for the very generous offer! Is Create-a-bed the same as the system sold by Rockler, or is it preferable to that one?

-- Caleone, Sammamish, WA

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 04-16-2015 04:52 PM

Yes, Rockler carries the create-a-bed kits. Both the standard and deluxe.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 05:05 PM

Great, I’ll be in touch when I am ready to pull the trigger. I think the Murphy bed is the project after the project after the project…my wife likes to keep me busy, and I like to keep her happy, because she seems to find me so much more attractive when I am bringing custom furniture into the house from my shop. Thank you very much, Chris!

-- Caleone, Sammamish, WA

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 01:22 PM

I like the shelf/drawer combo on the left it makes it so practical. I am wondering if that side were deeper could desk drop down from that side…thus allowing for items used on the desk to be hidden…but then you lose shelf???? Really cool bed.. could see this as a great option for guest room office…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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