|Project by Chris Davis||posted 08-03-2007 03:37 PM||2739 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a Murphy Wall Bed that I built for a local customer. It was completed on August 2, 2007. The center is a style that I build often. The Bullock named because it was the customer that I built the first one for. That is the same customer I built the Mahogany Display case for him about a month ago.
Raised Panel Front
Crown and Base Molding
Extra deep center section and bookcases
Flip up shelf on headboard
Inlayed ceramic tiles in the pull out drink tray
The customer requested hanging rods in the bookcase. To achieve this I had to make the bookcases deeper than normal. Then that caused me to make the center/bed section deeper. To accommodate the change in depth, I added a 5” flip up shelf at the headboard. This also allows access to any electrical behind the headboard and the customer can plug in a alarm clock through a 1 ½” hole.
This bed also features a lighting system. I use two low profile can lights and a touch switch. For safety I design the lights to go off when in the up position. I modified the light touch switch by added a mercury/tilt switch to disconnect power when in the up position. To run the wires I dado out vertical side and inlay the power cord. This hides the wire from site that leads from the switch and the lights.
The drink trays were inlayed with ceramic tile that the customer brought. Usually I cut a large dado to set the tile in, but on this one I framed out around the tile sitting on a ½” substrate. I used pocket screws to fasten it together.
One thing to note in the picture is the base and crown molding is left long. This will be cut at the customers home. It fits between two walls.
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