Cordes Murphy Bed Project

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Project by Chris Davis posted 02-02-2010 04:35 PM 3145 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The was a large project that I completed in January 2010. It is based on my Bullock style Murphy bed. This one has two twin versions of that separated by a bookcase. Connected on the left side is a desk with wall mounted uppers.

The counter tops for the desk was selected by the customer. It was Sedona Bluff from Wilsonart (see sample nice pattern and texture. I used a matching oak on the front edges. We had some left over so I used it on a pullout tray on the bookcases.

What was really cool on this project was the customers involvement. This customer tuned in to my live video stream daily to watch the progress. Because of this I was able to get his input at different stages of the building process.

The building pictures and recorded videos were too numerous to post here so made a page for them.

Recorded Videos:
Cordes Cut/Rip
Cordes Edges
Cordes Side rails
More Videos

Building Pictures:
Routering out the toe kick
Assembling a cabinet
Pre-fitting crown
More Pictures Click Here

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

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 04:51 PM

this looks fantastic!

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 04:58 PM

that is just the stuff,,,very cool..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 05:05 PM

Thanks. It was a fun build.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 05:05 PM

Very nice cabinet and bed project.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 05:39 PM

I’ll post another piece to it later.

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 05:59 PM

A great build. very nice setup.

-- 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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#7 posted 02-02-2010 06:02 PM

great looking project, guessing it took a great deal of time to put all this together…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 09:46 PM

Looks great Chris.

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

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#9 posted 02-03-2010 04:19 PM

Looks good Chris. Beautiful job as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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