Murphy Bed | Black Manhattan Style

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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-28-2015 10:38 AM 729 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Murphy bed that I call the Manhattan Murphy Bed.

I just posted a white one that I built along with it.

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What I did different on both of these is I made the verticals 2 1/4” thick instead of the normal 3/4” thick. I also shortened the header form 2 3/4” to 2 1/4”. After adding the 2 1/4” base molding it have a perfect 2 1/4” frame around the entire murphy bed.

Both were competed in December 2015 using oak plywood and solids. This is one of my favorite finishes. I love the black lacquer over the oak wood. It gives it a very nice texture and hides imperfections. More info on this see the Manhattan Murphy Bed page.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects page or I have 6000+ pictures divided by month in my Picture Archives.

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 11:44 AM

Beautiful work, Chris. Very nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 06:07 PM

Wonderful work, have thought about one, not sure my skill is up to it, thanks for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 07:11 PM

Not that hard. I have a new mechanism that is real easy. Message me your email and I’ll send you out the plans to look at.

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