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Cherry Finish Excalibur Murphy Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2256 days ago 2417 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was completed on 5-9-2008. I call it the Excalibur. This bed has arched raised panels on the face along with fluting on the trim beside the doors. Above the fluting is the release leg that unlocks if from the cabinet and acts at the support feet when the bed is in the down position. Above the feet are rosettes that were cut in.

To tie it in to the customers existing furniture I matched the color and changed the crown up a little. The customer had some dental molding that they wanted to match. To get this to work I had to deviate from my standard cut list and make a taller header and sides. The dental molding wraps around and I needed to figure a break that would allow it to disassemble and reassemble to where the molding looked seamless.

The color is a dye stain followed by a wiping stain. The dye is a combination of brown and red dyes with a lot of thinner and the stain coat is Red Mahoney from Minwax. The cherry colors was matched off a customers drawer.

Test fit for dental molding
Test fitting for the dental molding.

Doors for the face of the murphy bed.
Doors for the face.

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Woodhacker

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#1 posted 2256 days ago

Chris great work! This is a beautiful piece.

You’re live webcam of your shop is interesting too.

Thanks for posting

-- Martin, Kansas

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2256 days ago

Looks great! I might be building one of those one of these days.

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

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SteveKorz

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#3 posted 2256 days ago

Wow, that looks fantstic!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Pipeman

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#4 posted 2256 days ago

Finish looks great.

-- TNM

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darryl

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#5 posted 2256 days ago

nice looking bed!
I’ve always liked the murphy style.
perhaps one day I’ll take a swing at one of these for one of my daughters.

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pinkfish

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#6 posted 2256 days ago

Wow, much more ethusiastic finish than I put on my murphy bed. Impressive.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2255 days ago

Chris,

This is a nice post. You did a good job with the finish. I am sure that matching the dental molding was a challenge.

Well done and thanks for sharing.

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

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 2255 days ago

Hi Chris

Really like this style bed. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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