Ross Murphy Bed and Desk | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 10-28-2010 04:09 PM 3616 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Murphy bed is a raised panel style front to simulate doors and drawers. This two door style is call the Ross. The customer chose to add bookcases with adjustable shelves and a desk.

The bookcases are 24” wide and are all adjustable shelves except for the fixed shelf 1/3 of the way up that incorporates the pull out drink trays.

The desk is a double pedestal style desk with CPU compartment on the left and file drawer and two box drawers on the other. A center tray pulls out for the keyboard. I tied all the pieces in with matching base molding.

This was built in August 2010.

Wood Type: Red Oak
Color: Golden Oak by Minwax
Finish: Medium Sheen Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 04:48 PM

Another beautiful Murphy bed on L/J. I had no idea that Murphy beds were still used? Love this! You know, the more I look at these Murphy beds, the more I think I want one in my library room. I have floor to ceiling bookshelves on one wall, doors/closet doors on 2 walls and one wall open. I used to have a guest bed in there, but it hogged up the floor space so I took it out. A Murphy bed would be perfect in there. However, I don’t know how you could build one with logs. Google it I guess?

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 09:57 PM

This is one of my favourites. It really looks like a cupboard… and then it is a bed…wonderful

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 11:00 PM

Very nice. I like the idea of the Faux doors/drawers. Definitely hides the bed cleanly. I can see all my guests pulling on the handles trying to open the “stuck” drawers.


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#4 posted 10-29-2010 04:17 PM

very nice work.

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