Sideways Chalkboard Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-18-2010 02:14 PM 6792 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed that was completd in February 2010. It is a murphy bed turned sideways with a chalkboard and a wide bookcase. I’ve build a sideways chalkboard bed before but not with the desk style bookcase on the end.

The problem with the horizontal murphy wall beds is unless you place it in a corner the pillows will fall off, due to the lack of a headboard. This bookcase will act as the headboard when the bed is down. One of the drawer in the bookcase is a pull out desk. The writing surface pulls out and then the keyboard/laptop tray comes out.

Here are some raw video of the build:
Stender Cut/Rip
Stender Banding
Stender Verticals
Stender Face
Stender Bookcase Prep
Stender Bookcase Build
Stender Inner Frame
wwbeds shop 02/17/10 01:51PM
wwbeds shop 02/17/10 03:58PM

Here are some building pictures
Bookcase ready to finish
face panel

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 03:59 PM

That really came out sharp Chris.
It is a smart use of space as well.
I’d have loved to have something like that when I was a kid (100 years ago….)
You have some awful cool designs swimming around in that head of yours.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 11:29 PM

Very nice design!

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#3 posted 03-20-2010 06:10 PM

That is a very nice design. Beautiful and very practical. About 7 of those would be great to have in my house.

-- Leroy

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