New Mission Style Murphy Bed | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-23-2012 10:56 AM 5404 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new design for my murphy bed. I started with my Templeton and changed it to more of a mission style. I took the arch off the front and made them straight across. I then added mission style crown and base molding.

The stain finish gave me a little problems. I usually send out a sample as I did with this one. The customer had other items that we stained Red Oak by Minwax. The samples I kept sending kept being too light. Between the customer and I we decided to make it a shade or two and just finish it out without a new sample. I ended up dying the wood before I stained it. Here is an email I received from the contractor:

Hello Chris,
Just wanted to write to say we’ve completed the Murphy bed installation. Your shipment arrived in perfect condition (and, I’ll say, the shipping company YRC was just excellent to work with).
We want to thank you for all the kind attention you showed to our order to get the color staining the way we wanted it. It turned out perfect! All the parts fit together like a glove. The mattress is of excellent quality and is a real value. I’d recommend your customers give serious consideration to ordering the mattress with the bed.
I’d recommend your company to anyone without qualification.

B. Rawlinson & C. DePaoli
(Shoreline, WA)

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 03:10 PM

Another good looking bed.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 03:40 PM

Nice work. Very clean. It brings back memories. My great-grandmother moved into an apartment during WWII and had a very similar looking bed. She lived in that apartment, relatively unchanged, until the 80’s. I have some fantastic memories of that apartment. Thanks for the jolt.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 05:12 PM

Great looking bed sir. Cheers

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 10:21 PM

Nice work, Chris

Great testimonial.


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#5 posted 04-24-2012 12:28 AM

A very dignified looking piece!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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