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Two-Toned Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-10-2009 03:12 PM 3236 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was completed in March 2009. It is our Alpine version in a queen turned sideways. What makes this one unique is the two tone color. The top, crown, feet blocks, base, and the edge of the verticals were all stained a Dark Walnut with a Dark cherry stain. The face, headboard and two sides of the verticals were stain in a Gunstock from Minwax.

I’ve tried this type of finish before on a display that I didn’t really like the color of paint, so I just switch out some of the pieces and gave it a different look. This is where the customer got the idea from, the display I once had.

The hard part was finishing out the verticals that had both the colors on them. I had to wipe on the dye, instead of spraying it, to keep it only where I wanted it, on that front edge. I did the same with the stain. When I sprayed the lighter stain color for the rest of the vertical, I made sure the gun was angled , so I wouldn’t get overspray back on the edge. I also had to be careful with wiping not to contaminate the original color.

Here is a picture that inspired this one:
Two Tone Alpine

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 03:24 PM

Very nice warm color on that piece. Where did you get the hardware for the bed part??

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#2 posted 03-10-2009 04:37 PM

where do you get the murphy bed hardware from looking to make one for my son?

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#3 posted 03-10-2009 04:45 PM

I seel it for $299 including shipping. I get it from Create-a-bed. I did a lot of research and they have the best and eaisest system. Along with the hardware you get a DVD istructions and paper instructions. Email me and I’ll can get you one out or give you some information (cdavis9699@sbcglobal.net) .
The kit.  Shown with VHS, but now comes with DVD.
When you buid it let me know and I’ll give you some tips.

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