Murphy Bed (Ross with Bookcases)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 1773 days ago 2448 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a murphy bed that was completed on September 15, 2009. It features our Ross style with 18” bookcase. The book case has 3 drawers on the lower section and adjustable shelves on the top. The finish shown here is Colonial Maple from Minwax (see colors).

Video of the Build
Millers drawers
Bookcase Sanding
Miller Bookcase Build
Millers crown and base molding
Miller Base Molding
Murphy bed verticals
Cutting and banding parts to the murphy bed
Re cutting the parts
Cleaning the edges

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#1 posted 1773 days ago

Nice looking M bed. I like the shelving design. Neat vid feed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 1773 days ago

Another excellant example of your work! Dang I like these beds! I just got an idea though…A Murphy bed with wine racks on both sides. ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 1773 days ago

Great looking murphy bed. I’ve always seen them built in, never stand alone. Did you have to attach it to wall studs? I like the live video feed. Be careful where you scratch yourself, we’re watching you.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 1773 days ago

Yes it is mounted to the wall, but not the floor.

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#5 posted 1773 days ago

Nice looking unit, I love the lights.

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#6 posted 1772 days ago

Nice bed a shelving unit. I had just completed my first one not too long ago and it turned out to be kind of a pain because it was a whole wall unit. I hope to try one of the stand alone styles sometime in the future. Just out of curiosity where do you get your murphy bed components?

-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.

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#7 posted 1772 days ago

Nice looking bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1772 days ago

Another cool Murphy

-- Custom furniture

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 1772 days ago

Huckleberry, I just looked at your murphy bed that was great. I love the design. I use the Create-a-bed system. If you need one, I sell the kits.

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#10 posted 1772 days ago

another nice one chris

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 1772 days ago


I haven’t looked into your photos or vids on this one, but … wow … I need to.

This one’s in our home. I’m sold on the concept. Don’t think I could /ever/ do what you did, though. Bravo!

Our store-bought Murph....

-- -- Neil

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Chris Davis

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#12 posted 1772 days ago

The one you have looks like my Bullock. I am finishing up that one now. I am going to post pictures maybe tomorrow.

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