Walnut Murphy Bed

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Project by Sandman99 posted 02-03-2010 11:09 PM 3430 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project I did for a client that wanted to have a bedroom/office in one space. This unit is made from sequential walnut veneer. and also has his and her closets / night stands built right into the unit. The unit is a custom install that went from wall to wall and to the ceiling to give the appearance that it is just one of the walls of the room. Finished with oil.

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 11:49 PM

This is very nice, and a project that I want to do in one of our rooms soon. If you don’t mind, what were the dimensions of the unit (including depth)?

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 11:56 PM

Hello Kacy when the job was measured the Thermostat had to be taken in consideration for the depth. But to guess I think it was ~ 10 feet long by 8 feet high and I think the depth was around 20 inches. But don’t quote me on that.

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 12:45 AM

Looks like a big project. Very nice work

-- ~the turtle

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 01:03 AM

Nice looking murphy bed


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#5 posted 02-04-2010 04:26 AM

I’m toying with building one of these as we are going to either lose our guest room or office to another baby (the first has drastically cut down my woodworking and lumberjocks time!) What kinds of spring or lift system did you use for the bed, or is there a place that sells kits to do the mechanical part? I was going to wing it and try it without, but i would feel safer if I had some info :)

-- ManOWoodMan

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 06:46 AM

Thanks Sandman.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#7 posted 02-04-2010 06:00 PM

Rockler has murphy bed hardware kits:

This kit has a piston system, which is safer than springs.

May end up putting one of these down in the basement when we build that out. This one is a clean style since it takes up the entire wall, from floor to ceiling, squaring it all up without any edges. We don’t have that much room though… lower ceilings to contend with.

Nice work.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 01:11 AM

I will be building a murphy at our house in the next few months. Our son will be leaving for college and we will be reclaiming his space for ourselves. He will be lucky if we wait for him to leave.

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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