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Ross Murphy Bed and Desk

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Project by Chris Davis posted 1370 days ago 2886 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

Building Pictures:


Video of the build:
Queen oak murphy cut/rip
Queen Oak Banding
Queen Alpine Header Prep
Connell Header
Murphy bed inner frame
Oak Murphy bed side rails
Base Molding
Oak Crown
Connell Inner Frame
Router Fronts
Connell Face
Connell Desk
Connell Bookcase trim

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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1370 days ago

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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degoose

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#2 posted 1369 days ago

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

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Jim

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#3 posted 1369 days ago

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.

Jim

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SPHinTampa

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#4 posted 1369 days ago

very nice work.

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