|Project by Chris Davis||posted 1821 days ago||3619 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a set of beds that were competed on 5-18-2008. They are built for two boys that shared the same room. These Murphy beds are built with a chalkboard and corkboard front and the beds are separated by a 24” bookcase with drawer and shelves behind a door. A drink try has also been added between the door and the drawers.
This is basically a Murphy bed with a flat face, which I call the Alpine. I painted the lower section with a chalkboard paint that can be purchased at any home store. On the upper section I used contact cement to attach a roll of corkboard material and then built a frame around that. I also added a chalk tray which I milled out of solid maple with a fluting bit.
Here is another Chalkboard bed built in April of ‘08.
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Sources for material:
Chalkboard Paint: Lowes
Corkboard roll: Hobby Lobby
Lumber: Hogan Hardwoods
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