Murphy bed with Corner Bookcase (Bullock Style)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-01-2012 01:48 PM 5164 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project features the Bullock Murphy bed with a bookcase one side and a corner desk on the other. We were limited with space so everything had to be designed accordingly. It was built in June 2012 using oak wood and a Wilsonart Laminate on the desk top.

Here are some building pictures:
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Chris building the corner cabinet
Upsidedown hutch
The laminate being stuck

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 02:04 PM

Another cool bed, and cool book case too.

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 02:32 PM

Nice looking bed.
I have this as a future planned project for our guest bedroom.
I’m curious what did you use for the bed hardware? And was there anything special about mounting the hardware to the case that you’ve learned?

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 03:41 PM

Thanks Jagwaw. I get it from Create-a-bed you can get if from them or I keep a lot in stock and and sell you one. $299 either way including shipping.

I’ve made jigs to make it faster, but doing one, the instructions are real good. Not made like a technical drawing, but for the do-it-yourselfer. Email me at and I’ll send you some info.

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 04:49 PM

Good looking Murphy bed installation. I like the way it`s not obvious that it`s a bed.

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 11:11 PM

Nice job…love the bookcase/desk combo…make something pretty functional, even more so.


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 11:13 PM

Very cool, I have a Murphy bed on my to do list for my rental. Great work.

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 12:09 AM

Great work, impressive project for sure.

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 09:34 AM

Chris great design once again. I like this alot. Still love the one that the sesk folds out of the face but this one has a great look to it as well.

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

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 10:08 AM

Real nice Murphy bed and room set-up

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 09-24-2012 12:11 AM

Good Challenge! Turned pretty impressive!

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