|Project by Chris Davis||posted 11-21-2011 01:58 PM||4373 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
This was part of a group that was designed for a small room. It had the Murphy bed with a built in folding desk, a corner desk, a corner bookcase, and a TV stand. I’m going to focus on the Murphy bed and corner desk combination today.
The design process took longer then expected. We had some other features that we wanted to incorporate into the bed, but with the size constraint, it just wouldn’t happen. We had to take the desk depth back as much as possible.
The Smithsonian Murphy wall bed is the first full size that I’ve built. I originally had it designed in a queen. With the desk folding there are a lot of variables. With time constraints I had to have the doors being built before the bed was built. This meant a lot of planning had to take place to make it work. There are a lot of variables on a folding desk that is mounted to a folding bed.
I made a few sketches in SketchUp so the customer could better see the relationship of the pieces to each other. Here are a couple more sketches can be found in the October Archives.
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