Murphy Bed

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Project by Brett StClair posted 06-08-2015 03:59 PM 2682 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First… Ignore the messy desk please.

1 Murphy Bed Hardware kit
4 sheets 3/4 plywood – oak
2 sheets 1/4 mdf
~20 bdft of oak lumber
3 drawer knobs
4 pull handles
2 cans of American chestnut stain/polyurethane
1 VERY COMFORTABLE queen size memory foam mattress

Besides all the staining the longest part of this project was re-sawing and planing all the fascia boards down to 1/4 thick from 3/4.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 12:31 AM

That looks really good. Where did you source your hardware?

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 08:26 AM

Murphy Bed it’s a good idea anytime and when the outcome is that good it’s even better.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 01:52 AM

Thank you!
I got the hardware kit from Amazon. $259 or $279 I think.
It came with some pretty decent instructions including a materials list/cut plan. The facia was my own addition from a Wood magazine article. I didnt want just a “wood box” in my office, although functionally it would have been fine as such.
The knobs and handles were from home depot.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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