Bullock Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 09-19-2009 02:07 PM 2275 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Bullock murphy wall bed that was completed in September 2009. This bed is our most popular style Murphy wall bed. It features a solid maple raised panel front section. This is designed to resemble eight doors on a cabinet. The finish is a Dark Walnut stain from Minwax. It has a standard crown and a base molding made from 5 1/2” crown (a little modification).

Here are some of the recorded raw videos of the build
Clear Re-rip
Cut Rip Clear's bed
Face holes
Clear's Inner frame
Clear center section
Clear's Header
Base molding

Here are some building pictures:

Raw doors for the bullock

Sanding crown

Building the inner frame

Ready for final assembly

Verticals ready for final assembly

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live:


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#1 posted 09-19-2009 04:10 PM

Another cool bed

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-19-2009 05:03 PM

A very nice looking bed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 09-19-2009 10:17 PM

We’ve had our Murphy Bed for a number of years. I always appreciated the beauty and the detail of its cabinet and its wing shelving/drawer units.

But … as I started playing around with wood, myself, I got a much deeper understanding of how intricate a project like this really is, and just how much time, talent, patience, and attention to detail really went into creating it.

So … bravo to you!

-- -- Neil

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Ben Kahmann

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#4 posted 09-20-2009 09:21 PM

Very nice sir love it!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 04:40 AM

Awesome bed. Did you make the bed side rails from the solid maple maple also?

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 04:47 AM

Great Lookin bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 12:23 PM

No the side rails are plywood. They can’t be anything but plywood because of the stress.

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