Sideways Ross Murphy Bed | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 02-06-2008 03:38 PM 7190 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was completed on January 26, 2008. It is called The Ross. This is a style that I build often, but this is the first sideways version. Here is an upright version that I posted on Lumberjocks called Ross Murphy Bed.

It is built in oak with 2 24” bookcases. Most of the time I keep the two sides symmetrical. This customer chose to have two different style bookcase.

Recently I changed the Ross design and moved the legs from in the middle of the doors to the outside edge. This gave the piece a cleaner look.

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 04:08 PM

Awesome work!!! Did you create the bottom molding as well?? Do you have any pics of it pulled out??


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#2 posted 02-06-2008 04:16 PM

The bottom molding is 5 1/4” crown cut down to 5” to square the top edge. I don’t have any pictures of it open. I need to remember to take those pictures. Here is a picture of another sideways version open.
Sideways version open

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 06:41 PM

That looks sweet. I better not show this to my youngest daughter or dad will have a new project added to his list of “to do’s”

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 06:43 PM

Very cool. I’m thinking of something like that for my daughters room.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 07:34 PM

I like it! Very cool the way it works sideways and gives you the bookcase as well. Excellent work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 12:47 AM

Gret job there Chris. Very practical use of space.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-08-2008 12:43 AM

Hi Chris,

This is very nice project. You have taken an ordinary bed and made it into a piece of furniture.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 06-08-2008 11:07 PM

I saw this pop up on the Home page and I guess I hadn’t seen it before. I really like the design of the side ways, rather than upright design. As usual, this is a great piece of work, but I’m sure you could make a camp cot look good. Thanks for posting your work.

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