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#1 posted 04-14-2012 05:58 PM

I am in the process of building my first Murphy bed. We wanted a natural finish. I’m going with red oak and using a C3 grade plywood. Its the best I can get in my area, without spending $125+ per sheet. I’m going to include bookshelves on each side.

I spent last week end preping the room (paint, new rug etc…) The wall that I will install the bed is complete with the exception of the base molding.

If I were painting, I’d use birch plywood or some other closed grained material as this would be easier to paint without the grain telegraphing through the finish. I would highly recommend using plywood, not particleboard or MDF. Your plywood does need to be flat (and I can never find a flat sheet of ply at my local Lowes)

I completed the bed struts this morning, and I’m getting ready to start cutting the plywood.

As Kindlingmaker pointed out, the Chris Davis site has lots of ideas.

-- Nicky

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