|Project by Chris Davis||posted 07-31-2007 11:04 PM||7383 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
I have named this Murphy bed style The Ross (after the customer I built the first one for). I have built this style a few times, but there are a few changes that I made to this one. Usually the Ross Murphy bed center section just has two large doors and 4 false drawer fronts. The support legs are usually placed in the middle of the door. With this version, I added a trim piece along the sides. This allowed me to move the legs out to the side also. This made the piece look more natural (what door has a block of wood in the middle of it?)
Decorative Base Molding
Raised Panel Doors
Bookcases with lower doors and pullout drink tray.
One thing you may want to note is the base molding. If you are like me, it’s hard to find any nice base molding that doesn’t look like it belongs on the base of a wall. I decided to use a standard 5 ½” crown. I cut it down to 5” to get rid of the top angle. I sanded and re-rounded the top edge. This makes a very nice base, and keeps you from making it yourself or having some milled for you (which could be expensive). I’ll have to blog the entire process soon and show in detail what I do, along with other types of stock moldings that I use.
Here are some other pictures
Just the Center section
Center section w/crown
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