Chalkboard Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-14-2009 10:17 PM 2207 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chalkboard faced Murphy bed built for a local customer and competed in August 2009. It started out as our Euro version and we added the chalkboard in the center and a chalk holder at the bottom. Unlike most of the Euro versions that I build, this one has a mission style crown molding.

I’ve built this version in a sideways version before. Here are a few different one I’ve posted:
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Here are some building pictures:
The face being built
Crown and base molding
Chalkboard face being tapped off

Raw video footage:






Crown Molding

Chalk holder

Final Assembly

Set Up

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 11:04 PM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 11:10 PM

Very, very nice! Ya gotta love it when craftsmanship, functionality and beauty meet at this level.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 12:37 AM

You’d me the Murphy Man! Nice looking beds.

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#4 posted 08-23-2009 11:42 PM

Super cool bed

-- Custom furniture

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