The King Murphy bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 1262 days ago 5593 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the very few King size murphy beds that I have built. I don’t publicize that I build them so only when I get a request will do it. The reason why is that I want my beds to go up and down without any effort. The king I just can’t do that. I have the piston position to gain as much mechanical leverage as possible and it still weights about 24 lbs. That’s not much, but I like it to be feather weight.

I completed it in January 2011. It is an Excalibur style. The funny thing is, as I was writing this and finding links and I built one just like it in June 2009 and is was sent out unfinished also.

It was built using maple wood. The face has raised panel doors and fluting down the sides.

Here are the videos
Kratka Cut/Rip
Kratka Banding
Kratka Bookcase
Kratka Inner frame

Building Pictures
Chris Davis cutting murphy bed leg

King murphy bed face

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

Nice looking bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

Man you sure do pump out some nice looking beds. They all look great! I like the king style.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1261 days ago

Hi Chris;

You do some nice work.


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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that this is the same style as that Mahogany one that I posted a few days ago.

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#5 posted 1261 days ago

Wow, that is a beauty!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 544 days ago

i can’t watch your videos =(

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#7 posted 544 days ago

i can’t watch your videos =(

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