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Project by wuddoc posted 2312 days ago 2054 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Challenge:
What can you do when your second and third bedroom lost their common wall so a home theater could be built.
Solution:
Murphy bed with storage.

Challenge:
Traditional vertical Murphy Bed is too tall for slanted ceiling.
Solution:
Turn the bed on its’ side.

-- Wuddoc





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2312 days ago

This is a very innovative solution to your dilemma. The use of knotty pine gives this piece nice details. The edging adds a nice touch to the piece as well.

How did you finish this?

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

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wuddoc

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#2 posted 2312 days ago

Scott:

I used a water white sanding sealer and WW lacquer for the top coats. All are nitrocellulose based.

-- Wuddoc

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blackdogwoodshop

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Thanks for the great post. This is a great use of space and a great solutio to accomodate the sloped ceiling. What hardward did you use for the murphy bed mechanism?

Thanks,
Daniel

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

Another impressive project. Excellent design elements and use of available space.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2312 days ago

Nery nice. I used to have one of those in my room growing up.

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

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dustynewt

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#6 posted 2312 days ago

Great idea. Well executed. Looks cozy and welcoming.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2312 days ago

Good looking, useful project. The aluminum trim is an interesting design touch.

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Coondog

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#8 posted 2312 days ago

AWESOME!!

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wuddoc

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#9 posted 2312 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Blackdogwoodshop aka Daniel

The Murphy mechanism came from www.Rockler.com

-- Wuddoc

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blackdogwoodshop

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#10 posted 2311 days ago

thanks!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com

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clieb91

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#11 posted 2311 days ago

Wuddoc, Thanks for the post. I have been contemplating something like this for an upcoming extra room remodel.
Question- dos that panel covering the bed remove from yours? I do not seem to see it in the photograph nor see a leg of some type?

Thanks.

CtL

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

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wuddoc

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#12 posted 2311 days ago

clieb91

There are four removable panels that are stored in my equipment room when the bed is pulled down. Each panel is edgebanded on the top and bottom with aluminum angle but not on the sides. What looks like side edgrbanding is just flat aluminum stock which overlaps the preceding panel to cover gaps and gives the appearance that each panel is edgebanded.

The top rail of the entire unit, which is just a big box, is actually an aluminum angle and the four panel top sections slide up behind the angle. This restrains the tops of each panel so they will not fall out. On the floor I reversed the angle and the four panels slide against the floor angle which acts as a stop. The vertical sides of the overall box are also aluminum angle edgebanded.

The first panel has a handle at the bottom which allows me to pull it out so I can reach behind each of the other three panels near the floor to remove them.

The legs where attached to the mechanism I bought. As the bed is pulled down the legs swing down.

I will include a construction picture in my project Murphy Bed section shortly. Great question.

-- Wuddoc

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Bill Butler

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#13 posted 2311 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. I have a similar need and an this is just the inspiration I require. Great job.

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clieb91

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#14 posted 2310 days ago

Wuddoc, Thanks for the explaination. I will keep my out for that post, my wife likes the idea as it would provide us a bed when needed but also storage for her scrapbooking and sewing supplies in the room.

CtL

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

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Bogeyguy

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#15 posted 543 days ago

Great thinking, great job.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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