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DIY Satisfaction | I'll let you crack the egg

09-26-2017 12:29 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I wrote a version of this blog for my website but thought my fellow LJ’s might the info on the IKEA Effect. Like the song says “I can’t get no… Satisfaction”. As you know there is a great deal of satisfaction in a Do It Yourself (DIY) project? The way we love to show our projects, you know this is true.  It is called the IKEA effect.  Now I know what you are thinking, putting together an Ikea bookcase is hardly a DIY project.  IKEA Effect was a term first u...

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King Excalibur

06-11-2009 01:31 PM by Chris Davis | 5 comments »

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% increas...

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