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Project by Chris Davis posted 1366 days ago 3085 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy that was completed in August 2010. This is my favorite designs to incorporate a folding desk. I call it the Smithsonian after the name of first customer I built it for, the smith’s. The desk in this one is not just something that is attached to the front it is incorporated into the design. Parts of it even fold into the inner frame. So when closed it doesn’t look like an accident, but a cabinet that doesn’t look like either a desk or a bed.

The bookcases added onto this one are 24” wide and feature solid door on one side and a glass grid style door on the other.

Wood type: Maple
Stain: Golden Birch
Finish: Medium sheen Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer

Building Pictures:



Video of the build
Wagoner Cut/Rip
Wagoner Band
Wagoner prep
Wagoner Bookcase
Wagoner Header
Wagoner Crown molding
Wagoner Base Molding

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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dub560

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#1 posted 1366 days ago

beautiful bed

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jjempson

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#2 posted 1366 days ago

beautiful….wow…where do you get your plans /ideas

-- jjempson

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 1366 days ago

I had the plans for my Alpine and then alter them to come up with my other style. Most of the ideas come from customers. I just make it happen.

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NBeener

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#4 posted 1366 days ago

A TON of work in that one !

Beautiful !

As an owner … I can’t say enough good things about our Murphy Bed.

-- -- Neil

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 1366 days ago

Neil, Do you use yours everyday or is it in a guest room? Did you build it yourself?

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NBeener

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#6 posted 1366 days ago

Chris:

Guest bedroom.

Heck, no. It was a few years ago … when … though I could appreciate good woodworking … I couldn’t DO it, myself.

Now that I’ve been at it a while … I STILL couldn’t build this sucker ;-)

It’s solid oak. I’ve been known to take my morning coffee into that room, and just admire it.

Bought it in San Diego, from the Murphy Bed dealer, there.

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 1366 days ago

Thats a beautiful bed.

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#8 posted 1366 days ago

Another cool bed Chris, great job

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 1365 days ago

Chris,

All of your work is really outstanding. The incorporated desk is a great idea, but I’d have it too cluttered for my guests to get to bed before it was time to put the bed back and set up the desk again! ;-)

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 1365 days ago

It sounds like my girls murphy beds. They can’t close them because of the junk on the bed. When they do get them close, they can’t put it back down because of the stuff on the floor.

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Russ

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#11 posted 1365 days ago

Awesome bed Chris. I really like the dual functionality.

-- Russ

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