|Project by Chris Davis||posted 07-22-2008 02:21 PM||11263 views||14 times favorited||20 comments|
I have mentioned this bed in a previous post but have not had a chance to do a write-up of it’s own. This is part of the RSG job that I did which included several desk and other pieces. It is maple with a Gunstock stain from Minwax. It was build couple that lives in one state but runs a company in another. They come in a couple time a month and figured it would be nice to save on those hotel bills. When opening a new office, they decided to add a Murphy bed. This started out being the only thing I was to build for them, but ended up doing the entire office. 3 corner desk, a receptions desk, an executive desk, conference table, 3 lateral files, and entertainment center, and a bookcase.
Normally when I or any other Murphy bed builder adds a desk on the front of a Murphy bed, it is just added on with a hinge and it looks like it is “added on”. This customer didn’t want that look. They wanted it to look like it was suppose to be there and not an after thought. I designed this one with the desk folding into the frame. This way it folds up flush with the front when closed. When the desk is open that maple you see is the ¼” platform under the mattress.
The challenge on this was I needed to get the doors in production weeks before I built the bed and there are a lot of measurement that relied on something else. I was nervous it would either not fold up right or the desk would not be level. It ended up with no snags.
Everything worked out fine. The only thing that I would like is to find is a better way to latch the desk closed. Right now there are two nice looking latches at the bottom of the desk leg. Even though they are not that noticeable, I’d like them to be more hidden.
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