Murphy Bed (Ross with Bookcases)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 09-16-2009 04:10 PM 3071 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 09-16-2009 04:59 PM

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 09-16-2009 05:44 PM

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 09-16-2009 05:46 PM

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 09-16-2009 05:47 PM

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

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 08:02 PM

Nice looking unit, I love the lights.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 09-17-2009 12:08 AM

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?

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#7 posted 09-17-2009 12:11 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#8 posted 09-17-2009 05:20 AM

Another cool Murphy

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 09-17-2009 12:22 PM

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 09-17-2009 04:52 PM

another nice one chris

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

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 05:22 PM


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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#12 posted 09-17-2009 05:26 PM

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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