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Project by Chris Davis posted 2484 days ago 3364 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.

I am currently posting picture and live video feed from my shop. Check out www.wwbeds.com and click on our “Current Projects” link.

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Don

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#1 posted 2484 days ago

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

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2484 days ago

Great item for a spare bed room. Excellent.

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Karson

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#3 posted 2484 days ago

Great bed. I do like it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2483 days ago

looks great

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oscorner

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#5 posted 2483 days ago

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

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 2483 days ago

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.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2483 days ago

oh how beautiful
I love the nice clean lines.

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mot

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#8 posted 2483 days ago

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

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bill

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#9 posted 2483 days ago

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

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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gizmodyne

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#10 posted 2483 days ago

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

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Chris Davis

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#11 posted 2483 days ago

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.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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