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Sideways Chalkboard Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-18-2010 02:14 PM 5416 views 5 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

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

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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Eric in central Florida

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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.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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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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