Murphy Bed

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Project by cheffrey85 posted 03-05-2012 06:00 PM 1855 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this project up over the weekend. I used the Create-a-bed hardware and plans, and it was a lot less complicated than I expected it to be. The most difficult part was probably getting all my miters for the molding correct. I also didn’t take into account that my plywood was slightly less than 3/4”, which threw my measurements off a little bit.

I built this to match the bookshelves I made a year or so ago in this project:

I removed the two middle bookshelves and replaced them with the bed.

Big thanks to lumberjock Chris Davis for his beautiful murphy beds which were my inspiration. Thanks for looking!

-- Jeff, Charleston SC

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 06:44 PM

You did a fantastic job on this!!! Where did you find the plans?? Is that a double bed?


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#2 posted 03-05-2012 07:05 PM

The plans came with the Create-A-Bed hardware, they are super detailed and very easy to follow, and yup it is a double.

-- Jeff, Charleston SC

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 08:31 PM

Great looking Murphy bed.

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 12:19 AM

Well done, looks great. Chris davis is the master on here when it comes to M .beds!

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 05:12 PM

Jeff, great job. Love that face design and the overall look. Thanks for the nice mention.

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