Murphy bed with Desk | Hudson Bay

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Project by Chris Davis posted 01-06-2018 02:04 PM 1632 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that I finished up in November 2017. I call it the Hudson Bay Murphy Desk Bed. I normally build this one without a desk.

It is one of the simpler ways I put a desk on the front a Murphy Bed. The desk folds-up and locks into place with a couple continuous hinges and simple latches.

The Hudson Bay Face is characterized by the picture frame molding that I get from my local lumber supplier. I miter it and add it to the face to give the piece a door or cabinet look. The Hudson Bay, when I build it without a desk, normally has eight doors. Four equal size “false doors” at the top and Four “false door” on the bottom. Since I added the desk to it, we left the center section blank and moved the other two “false doors” out slightly.

To use the bed, you have to first clear off the desk. You fold the 53×43 desk up and onto the face panel. It latches into place and pulls the bed down.

The Murphy Bed lights will come on automatically due to a tilt switch on the bed. The lights have a three-stage touch dimmer to give you three settings and to turn them off.

When you’re ready to regain your space or use the desk again, you simply lift the bed up, rotate the leg, close it up, open the latches, and now you have your office back.

I also build a matching chest.

Video of the Murphy Bed

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Mechanism Used: Create-a-bed Wood Type: Red Oak Finish: Clear only | Pre-cat. Lacquer

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 05:07 AM

Great use of space. Murphy bed with a murphy desk.

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