6 month Murphey Bed Project

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Project by tanglefoot posted 07-23-2013 04:44 PM 1500 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first big project made in my 20’x12’ shop. Project is solid Oak, finished in Red Oak Stain. I just started into woodworking a couple of years ago so this was a major learning project, especially the crown molding.

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 05:15 PM

Nice project!

I like that you made it like a piece of furniture instead of a built in. This way, you can re arrange the room or take it with you if you move. It makes the room feel bigger too.

Just noticed the picture above the bed. we lost our Golden, Jack last Saturday…. such wonderful companions.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 08:21 PM

Great looking Murphy Bed. I know very well the amount of work that went into building it as I
recently posted the one I completed and it did not have the side cabinets as yours does.

Looking forward to see your next project. Keep it up!

-- John, Illinois,

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 12:45 AM

wow – impressive!

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 01:25 AM

Very nice. I also built a Murphy bed project awhile back – largest thing I’d made. Yours is very well designed and executed – congratulations.

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 08:38 AM

Great bed, need to make one of these for the guest room soon…. Really nice work…. congrats!

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

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 04:01 PM

nice work..i LOVE the puck lights it set the whole project off

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 12:33 AM

Absolutely beautiful work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 06:22 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and comments. Need a little positive feedback occasionally to keep at it.

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