High Gloss Contempo Murphy bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 510 days ago 1061 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Contempo Murphy bed in a custom matched cherry finish. We added 24” bookcase with 3 drawers in each.

The finish is a little different then I normally do. This customer wanted a higher gloss. Normally I put a medium sheen on my furniture.

This was built using maple wood in the month of December 2012 finished up in January 2013.

Building Pictures
Face before the finish
Building bookcase

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#1 posted 510 days ago

I have to say Chris, that out of all the beds I’ve seen you make throughout the years, this one really appeals to me.
Clean, crisp details. Beautiful finish and you usual quality build.
Nice job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 509 days ago

Eric is right—-I love this one…just looks classy! I would love this one!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 509 days ago

Another great one. I like the look of this…

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

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#4 posted 509 days ago

As always great piece is created by you guys… Looks like you grizzly is still going strong.
What year is it….?
Thanks for sharing.

Take Care, Michael Frey

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#5 posted 509 days ago

excellent work I have always wanted to build a murphy bed. on a side note I keep imagining kermit the frog getting sucked into it

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#6 posted 507 days ago

Gorgeous murphy bed! Great design and choice of wood and the finish is amazing.

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