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White Smithsonian Murphy Bed w/Desk

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Project by Chris Davis posted 939 days ago 3447 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Where’s the desk? This is one of my Murphy beds that it not only has a desk, but it is hidden. I call this one the Smithsonian. Most of the time adding a desk the the front looks, just that, you added a desk to the front. It doesn’t looked planned. This one the desk folds up into the inner frame. The top/center doors become the legs and the other two center doors come down attached to the bottom of the bed.

I’ve built a few of these but this is the first time in a white lacquer. This one was built in June 2011 A few changes to this one is I kept the top doors square at the top instead of the normal arch. Also there is no fluting or rosettes on the edge of the face. The crown is a lot larger on this project the I normally use.

Building Pictures
Chris holding crown up for a customer
Testing the desk
just about ready for finish

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Ken90712

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#1 posted 939 days ago

Very nice as always! Nice idea for the table as well.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 939 days ago

Another nice build, Chris

Lee

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#3 posted 938 days ago

A great idea for space saving! You really have great designs!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 372 days ago

Wow! Beautiful, Chris.
I’m in the market for a murphy bed and I need to make sure it is easy to use for my guests. How does the table swing down? I don’t see handles, etc. And what kind of locking mechanism is there keeping it up? I realize you can’t tell me your “secrets,” but I’d love to see some closer pictures, if possible, so I can better understand if my nephew or niece can use this easily when they stay with us.
Again, incredible design aesthetic and build!
Thanks,
Vince

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