King Size Murphy bed and Stay Level Desk

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Project by Chris Davis posted 11-01-2017 01:44 PM 5728 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy Bed that I built in October 2017. I call this one the Templeton. The Templeton is characterized by the shaker style doors on the face of the bed. We also put our mission style molding to add a more shaker look as well.

Mission and shaker styles are real similar in their overall appearances.   Both are a simplistic, minimalistic design that focuses on straight lines and function.  There are other differences but the big difference is the wood used.  When we think of Mission style, we think about oak wood and a lot of time quarter sawn oak. Shaker we think a less heavier grains of Maple or cherry and in this case painted. 

This specific bed is a king size, so it’s a little wider than the typical queen Murphy bed. Even though it is wider, the operation is still very easily.

To make this murphy bed better suited for the Home Office the customer’s requested a Stay Level Desk.  Everything can stay on the desk that is eight and a half inches or lower. So there’s no need to totally clear off your desk!
As you begin to open the bed, you’ll begin to notice that it is still very lightweight. The leg Rotates from the inside to keep the face clean of any leg blocks. Some of my past designs had to incorporate leg blocks on the face.  

With this custom designed murphy bed We kept this customer from having to settle with a “cookie cutter” piece of furniture and gave them exactly what they want!

Video showing the opening and closing

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Style: Templeton

Wood: Maple

Finish: White Lacquer

Hardware: Spring Murphy Bed

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 05:58 PM

Chris, you have done a wonderful job on this Murphy bed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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