Murphy Bed

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Project by Kevin_S posted 09-04-2009 06:15 AM 2640 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a murphy bed I completed last May, just in time for guests. I bought the hardware kit from Rockler and followed the plans fairly closely. I only adjusted the depth of the bed to accommodate a pillow top mattress. Construction is cherry plywood, stained, and finished with wipe-on polyurethane. You might notice the lighter wood under the latch/leg. In just a few months the exposed wood is darkening even though this room gets very little direct sunlight.

We’ve had friends and relatives stay with us a few times since I completed the bed and it’s worked great. This room is also our workout room and it only takes a few minutes to get it ready for guests.

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#1 posted 09-04-2009 02:44 PM

I’ve got at least one of these in my future. Thanks for the inspiration. It looks great!

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#2 posted 09-04-2009 04:37 PM

Very nice. I have always though murphy were so practical. Perfect for a room that doubles as an office and a spare bedroom.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 01:22 AM

I’ve got one of these in my future as well. It looks great! Thanks for posting!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 05:13 AM

Good looking bed I just finished one this summer myself and just a couple weeks ago finished the cabinets for each side. I have some pictures posted in my blog.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 08:52 PM

Great murphy bed… This is on my list of projects one day!

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 09:02 PM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-13-2014 03:53 PM

Very nice.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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