Murphy bed with Sofa

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-16-2014 01:28 PM 2312 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Euro style Murphy bed with a Sofa in the front of it. The sofa is designed to stay there while the bed folds between the arms. I built it without a true back. The back cushions lean against the Murphy bed face.

Since this one has bookcases with the sofa, I needed some dead space for the sofa arms. Instead of just doing a filler piece, I turned some small bookcases 90 degrees before I added the regular bookcases. The smaller bookcases are only accessible from inside, when the bed is open.

The bed is Maple wood finished with just a clear coat of lacquer. It was built in November 2013.

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 02:46 PM

Nice work. Although it looks like a convertible bed without the crappy matress…

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 02:48 PM

Great use of space! Did you adapt existing plans, or is this an original? Either way, very nice job.

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 02:49 PM

Very cool idea.

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 03:28 PM

You’ve don a nice job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 04:49 PM

very well done! I love it!

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 05:33 PM

GreenfireLatheLady, I modified the create-a-bed plans with changing the face and making it taller. The Bookcase designs are mine.

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 07:31 PM

clever design… I like the hidden book case filler piece.

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