I’ve started on a king size murphy bed. King is not one of the “standard” sizes. As in standard I mean there is no plans for this size. One of the problems with the king is the weight. Most of my murphy beds are perfectly counter-balanced. To help gain mechanical leverage I moved the position of the piston mounting plates. I could only move it 5/8” back. That may not seem like much but when the original distance of the pistons are 7 ½” from the pivot point, that’s about an 8% increase. That is still not enough. The last one I built weighed about 28 lbs at a 30 degree angle. I make sure the customer is aware of this before I build it for them.
As title implies this is an Excalibur murphy bed. It is a design with arched raised panel doors, fluted molding and rosettes. Since this is a king the doors will be too big to make with the arch. I had them make the styles wider to accommodate the difference.
There will also be two 18” bookcases with adjustable shelves at the top, door at the bottom, and a drink tray.
Here is some raw video of cutting and ripping the parts:
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