Chalkboard Murphy Horizontal | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-08-2009 04:25 PM 7486 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a murphy bed that was completed in April 2009. It is Euro style with a chalkboard face. The customer designed it from some of my past beds. The leg of the Euro bed is the real long trim piece at the top. We duplicated it and put another one at the bottom. Under that we added a chalk holder. Between the top and bottom legs we added a simple trim piece. This created the border for the chalkboard. I added a simple 44” wide bookcase to finish it out.

Unfortunately it didn’t make it. The shipping company totally destroyed it. So these are the picture in remembrance of the murphy bed. I should get it back and we’ll see what we can salvage from it. At the least the hardware. Hopefully it is just a few parts.

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 05:14 PM


You are very creative. Great project!

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 05:41 PM

Hey Chris
Another great project, looks fantastic

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 06:06 PM

If I were a ghost hunter, I would tell you to run because of all the orbs floating around you in the first couple of building pics. But I’m a woodworker so it’s just sawdust to me.

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 06:53 PM

Sorry about the shipping disaster. I bet the customer was disappointed.

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#5 posted 05-08-2009 07:22 PM

Very disappointed.

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