Quarter Sawn Murphy bed |Euro Style

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Project by Chris Davis posted 07-02-2007 03:49 AM 3932 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed in my Euro style, which I usually use maple with cherry accents. On this one the customer wanted me to use quarter sawn oak. This is usually used on mission style furniture, but turned out great on this project. The stright lines of the quarter sawn oak was a great compliment to the contermerary styling of the Euro Style Murphy bed.

Another feature that was a first was the bookcases that were accessed from the inside of the cabinet. This make it pratical with some storage areas, but a real clean look when all closed up.

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#1 posted 07-02-2007 04:37 AM

Chris, great to see another pro join our ranks. Lovely work.

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#2 posted 07-02-2007 05:20 AM

Great item for a spare bed room. Excellent.

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#3 posted 07-02-2007 05:27 AM

Great bed. I do like it.

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#4 posted 07-02-2007 09:48 AM

looks great

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 01:38 PM

Got to love that quarter sawn oak. Great looking bed.

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 02:16 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. This was the first time that I used the quarter sawn oak and loved it. I’ve even built mission style items in the past and used plain red oak. Now I am going to look for excuses to use it.

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#7 posted 07-02-2007 02:32 PM

oh how beautiful
I love the nice clean lines.

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#8 posted 07-02-2007 03:40 PM

Beautiful bed. I have a real liking for the Murphy bed. Great simple lines!

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#9 posted 07-02-2007 04:58 PM

Good job Chris. Having built one of those beds, I know what works goes into them.

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#10 posted 07-02-2007 05:09 PM

I have always wanted to make a murphy bed. What hardware is used?

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#11 posted 07-02-2007 07:44 PM

gizmodyne-I did a lot of research when starting to build them. I use Create-a-bed. You can get it from them for $299 or I sell them for the same price shipping included.

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