|Project by Chris Davis||posted 01-04-2011 02:23 PM||8147 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a first for me. It is a Murphy bed with a mirrored face. It is the largest I have ever built. It is 10’ wide and 9’ tall. After getting the request from the customer I wanted to build it similar to my Ross, contempo, or Excalibur style where I move the feet to the edge. I was then going to make a mirror frame between those two trip pieces. The customer wanted it to look like one huge mirror frame, and I felt that I needed to incorporate the legs into the mirror frame. This meant I needed a mirror that was wider then 48”. I didn’t know how available or heavy that would be.
I ended up doing some research and making it work. I move the piston position to gain as much mechanical leverage as possible. Made the mirror frame extend to the edge and grooved it out with a 3/8” lip. I backed the mirror and frame with ½” oak plywood. Even though the ½” wasn’t seen I still used oak. I was afraid just some cheap import birch would warp and wouldn’t be supportive enough.
There is plenty of storage on this one. It has eight doors across the top, four on the bottom and a lots of adjustable shelves.
There was a lot of other pieces with this group and I’ll post them at another time. They include a couple 36” x 72” x 36” roll around cabinets, a 9’bookcase, a built in desk, and three other large cabinets.
Here are some videos of the build:
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