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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-11-2018 11:41 AM 2770 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a King size Murphy bed that I competed in January 2018. I call it the New Yorker style Murphy bed (I call it that because the first one of this style was sent to New York). The New Yorker is characterized by the arrangement of a “picture frame” molding on the false door face of the bed. Typically I build this with a hidden/folding desk, but this customer chose not to have one. Even without the desk, “folded up” it looks the same are the Desk version.

This is a king size murphy bed. It will take a standard 76×80 mattress. Even though it’s huge, the bed counterbalances itself to make it very lightweight and easy to open. 

I adjusted the overall height of this bed. Normal Queen/King height is 90 1/4”. This customer needed 94” to make it look built in. I added the extra height to the top. The header is a little bit taller than our normal look. We custom built the bookcases for that built-in look as well. The customer had a little over 110” of width to work with. We tried to accommodate their use of space by building the bookcases a custom width and putting a scribe molding on the outside edge. This allowed us to come fairly close to the wall (within a 1/2”), and close out that gap with supplied trim.

The Murphy Bed Bookcases are the full height of the bed, which by the way is 94” instead of the normal 90 1/4”. Inside the bookcases, we added LED lights with a three-stage touch sensor located in the back of the cabinet.  Also on the bookcases, there is a drink tray which is perfect to use as a nightstand when the bed is being used.  

Mechanism Used: Murphy Spring

Wood Type: Maple

Finish: Pre-cat. White Lacquer

Video of how it works

View on YouTube

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SuperCubber

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#1 posted 04-11-2018 12:03 PM

I never get tired of seeing your beds, Chris. Nice job!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 01:53 PM

Thanks Joe!

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 04:33 PM

Great work! Looks really nice!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 04-11-2018 04:37 PM

Thanks Richard!!

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#5 posted 04-12-2018 02:09 AM

Looks great. I’m the midst of building a queen size Murphy bed (bigger project than anticipated!) so I look at this very nice unit as encouragement to keep plugging along. Nicely done video. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 04-12-2018 02:12 AM

Looks great, love these style beds

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 04-12-2018 04:03 AM

I can’t find anything that I don’t like. Excellent job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 04-12-2018 06:13 AM

Magnificant project and the design is just astonish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-12-2018 10:54 AM

BB1, look forward to seeing your post.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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#10 posted 04-12-2018 10:35 PM

May be a while! Weekend project so right now the mattress base is “in progess” on some saw horses in the living room (not the final destination). Waiting on the stain to arrive to get that task done before assembly. We do have all the “glue steps” done and hardware installed (other than the lift mechanism). Also planning on bookcases to the sides so…yes. will be a while :)


BB1, look forward to seeing your post.

- Chris Davis


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#11 posted 04-13-2018 12:37 PM

I love it. Very nice work on it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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