Oak Bullock Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2310 days ago 2361 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my Murphy Wall Beds that I build. This one I call the Bullock after the last name of the person I built the first one for. It was completed on March 22, 2008. I built this one from Red Oak with a Provincial stain from Minwax.

The front on this is 4 solid raised panel doors. I have added some crown molding at the top and some base molding on the bottom . The base molding is actually just 5 ½” crown with the top edge cut off and rounded over. It make a very nice multi-profile base molding that can dress up your furniture projects.

Here is a picture of that style base molding, but not on this project.
Base molding from crown

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#1 posted 2310 days ago

really cool. where did you get the hardware?

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#2 posted 2310 days ago

Motthunter, that has been a popular question. Here is what I wrote on the last project that I posted.

You asked where I get them. I use the piston lift design by create-a-bed. I sell the hardwear kit which includes: the cabinet locks that are controled by the legs, the leg hinges, pistons, piston mounting plates, pivot plates, bed stops, screws, paper instructions for both partical board and plywood construction, and a DVD. I sell it for $299 including shipping.

I did some research a few years ago when I started making Murphy beds and this system was the best and the most simple to build.

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#3 posted 2310 days ago

That looks very nice. Great job

Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 2310 days ago

Nice job. Very pretty wood. mike

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#5 posted 2310 days ago

Hi Chris,

This is both a nice piece of furniture and an excellent use of space.

Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 2310 days ago

That is a beauty Chris. Great work.

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#7 posted 2310 days ago

That looks great. I think I’ll probably end up making one.

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

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#8 posted 2309 days ago

Hi Chris

Very nice looking bed. Great way to get bed out of the way when not in use. Thanks for hardware information.

God Bless

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