Chalkboard Murphy Bed | Custom

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chris Davis posted 04-29-2008 02:30 PM 3211 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was built as a request from a customer. It has a chalkboard front and pegboard sides. The front is basically my normal Alpine style with some chalkboard paint and a tray for the chalk.

When building the pegboard side I just enclosed the peg board in a frame, similar to a picture frame with a groove cut in the back. While assembling it I covered the cork board with newspaper. This way went I sprayed the finish I didn’t have to worry about taping off. It saved a lot of time. I just had to remove the paper when I was finished.
Chalkboard Murphy Bed

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

4 comments so far

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 4184 days

#1 posted 04-29-2008 02:49 PM

now isn’t that a smart idea. I like it!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3846 days

#2 posted 04-29-2008 03:03 PM


This is an interesting bed and a unique design.

Very nicely done.

Thanks for the post.

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

View Chris Davis's profile

Chris Davis

1560 posts in 4006 days

#3 posted 04-29-2008 03:36 PM

Normand, also to make it easier to move around, the lower back has a cutout to fit around the base molding. This way it is a totally temporary installition.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

View teenagewoodworker's profile


2727 posts in 3792 days

#4 posted 04-29-2008 09:20 PM

thats an interesting design. great job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics