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Project by Runner posted 10-23-2016 09:01 PM 2040 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed an extra guest bed, so I built this murpy bed from Rockler plans and hardware. As my first woodworking project, I think it turned out well enough. The plans and design were pretty easy to follow, but doing the finishing was my struggle. I used “early american” stain and sprayed lacquer to finish.

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI





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JCD

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#1 posted 10-23-2016 11:43 PM

Great Job. I’ve been thinking of building one myself. Seems like Rockler is the way to go for parts and plans.

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 01:34 AM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 05:44 AM

If that was your first project I should quit now. Super job!

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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#4 posted 10-24-2016 01:49 PM

You should be proud of that work – and your first big project? Super cool!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#5 posted 10-24-2016 01:59 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 10-24-2016 05:48 PM

That’s an awesome build! Way to go

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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#7 posted 10-24-2016 07:48 PM

You have done a beautiful job on this murphy bed.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 10-24-2016 09:10 PM

Looks great, I have to make one for a client soon myself… how long did it take you?

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Runner

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#9 posted 10-24-2016 09:46 PM



Looks great, I have to make one for a client soon myself… how long did it take you?

- panamawayne

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Don’t laugh, but it probably took me four months to complete the project. Most of the time was spent learning how to use the new tools and doing the sanding/finishing. Cutting and building was fairly quick. I completed the bed cabinet first, then the bookshelves were added afterwards.

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI

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MGKIRELAND

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#10 posted 11-14-2016 11:56 AM

You definitely have a new talent sir. Really like the faux front.

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