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Project by Chris Davis posted 09-22-2011 01:18 PM 1685 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a :murphy bed”:http://wwbeds.com/murphy.htm that the customer wanted it to look like a garage display at their favorite race car museum. They send me some pictures and I came up with this design for them. The wood was oak to give the bed more if a siding feel to it. The windows were plexiglass mirrors. This was a fun project. One of the pictures above is what was sent to me.

It was completed in June 2011. Here are some building pictures:
door being built
Door being put on the center section

Raw Video
Hoevel Cut/Rip
Hoevel Band
Hoevel Header
Hoevel Inner Frame

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 03:22 PM

Hi Chris,

Interesting project. I bet it was fun to build.

Lee

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 06:46 PM

Very cool and looks fun! man you pump out some interesting beds!

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

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clieb91

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 12:03 AM

Neat bed and a good likeness to the original.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 09-23-2011 12:58 PM

Thanks guys.

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Scrape

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 02:01 PM

Very nice! Did you use the Rockler murphy bed hardware? I only ask because the basic box and frame look very similar to the one I made. Of course, mine is unfinished with no trim at the moment, i.e. it looks like a big plywood box bolted to the whole!

-- Rob "Scrape" French, Missouri

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