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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-05-2017 11:46 AM 543 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed I built in March 2017.  We call it the Contempo. The Contempo is normally a real contemporary design. It is characterized by two large doors on the face.

This customer choose to have one bookcase only on the left side. The bookcases normally are shorter than the bed section and back set from the front slightly. And normally on our bookcases we make the bookcase a little shorter then murphy bed bed itself and backset it a little bit.  This one was built the entire height and flush it with the front. Doing that also allowed us to bring the crown all the way across in one piece. We did the same with the base molding. On the configuration of the bookcase we did adjustable shelves on the top, three drawers on the bottom with a drink tray that can be used with the bed.  

We installed our inset lights with a three stage touch dimmer on the headboard. The dimmer has a low, medium, high and then of settings. We also put a mercury switch connected to the bed to shut the power off when it is in the closed position. 
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fivecodys

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 08:02 PM

You do nice work sir!

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 09:21 PM

Thanks!

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 09:41 PM

I like it Chris,
although if I were going to give any critique,
It would be to match the grains on the 2 doors better.
That’s just the first thing that struck me when I first looked at it.
Maybe people not in the trade don’t notice it so much.
Sorry for the negativity, just my opinion.

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#4 posted 04-05-2017 09:43 PM

No thanks for the feedback. I agree.

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#5 posted 04-05-2017 09:51 PM



No, thanks for the feedback. I agree.

- Chris Davis

I don’t know what it is these days but unfortunately you have to dig through the whole unit to find matching pieces.
You would think that 2 sheets in a row would match close enough but doesn’t seem like it anymore.

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