Horzontal Murphy bed with Bookcase

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2549 days ago 2647 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed was completed on 9-7-2007. I is one of my horizontal Murphy bed style. The customer saw one that I built similar to this one and liked it but wanted to change up a few things. Instead of the Euro style, this customer chose the Alpine. On the bookcase they wanted all drawers instead of the doors.

It also features a cut-out into the corner section where I added shelves. This is so the normally wasted space can be used. If you notice the drawers do not have any pulls on them. This is so the bookcase drawers can be used as a headboard. The problem with the horizontal Murphy beds is, if it is not in a corner, the pillows fall off. Adding the bookcase eliminates that problem.

The finish is one of my favorites on Maple wood. It is just a couple coats of pre-catalyzed Lacquer.

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#1 posted 2549 days ago

Sorry I posted two project in a row. I’ve been backed up on posting. I hope that is not rude. If it is let me know and I’ll try to space the out in the future.

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#2 posted 2549 days ago

post whatever you want—THIS is my favourite!!!! Yah yah yah…

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#3 posted 2549 days ago

Well done Chris. It is nice to see a horizontal bed as well. I need to make one for my spare room, and I think the horizontal would be the way to go. I like the idea of the bookcase/headboard combination. It gives me some ideas.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 2548 days ago

A horizontal Murphy bed, I like that idea Chris. What a great space saver for limited ceiling room.

-- Andy Stark

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#5 posted 2548 days ago

Great design and great use of space. This should be a hit with a lot of people.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2548 days ago

That is one nice bed Chris. a great design.

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

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#7 posted 2548 days ago

Another great bed, Chris! That wood is just gorgeous.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2548 days ago

Nice work the wood is beautiful. I like the design too. jockmike

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