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White Contempo Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 1483 days ago 3847 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a murphy bed that was completed in June 2010. It features 2 bookcase with 3 drawers and adjustable shelves. The design on the face is a new one that is very contemperary with simple lines. I call it the Contempo. It was dressed up with a standard crown and base moldings.

Some of the raw video:
Ferrell Cut/Rip
Ferrell Banding
Ferrell re-rip
Ferrell Vertical/Face
Ferrell Bookcase
Ferrell Crown
Ferrell's Face

Building Pictures
Parts cut for the murphy bed
Building murphy frame
Bookcases framed out

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

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lanwater

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#1 posted 1483 days ago

Looks good.
Great work.

I bought a kit from rockler for murphy’s bed and have had a chance to start on it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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CryptKeeper

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#2 posted 1482 days ago

Chris,
Looks great! I’m curious, what kind of paint did you use?

Thanks,

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 1481 days ago

Ron,
I use a white lacquer from Sherwin Williams. My process is to spray a coat of white lacquer undercoater, sand, and then the white lacquer. If I used MDF (none on this bed) I’ll at least double coat with the undercoater and concentrate on the endgrains.

I use it mainly because of how fast if dries. The undercoater dries within 15 min. The top coat can be handled within an hour. I usually wait over night before I do any final assembly.

I’ve been slowing the drying process down a little on the final coat because it does dry so fast. I’ll add a slow evaporating lacquer thinner (retarder). This allows the finish to settle before the thinners flash off.

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#4 posted 1481 days ago

Chris,
Thanks for the info. I’m in the process of building a couple of closet organizers and looking for a durable finish – I think I will try lacquer and see how it goes.

Thanks again,

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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