High Gloss Contempo Murphy bed | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-06-2013 12:27 PM 1790 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Contempo Murphy bed in a custom matched cherry finish. We added 24” bookcase with 3 drawers in each.

The finish is a little different then I normally do. This customer wanted a higher gloss. Normally I put a medium sheen on my furniture.

This was built using maple wood in the month of December 2012 and finished up in January 2013.

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 01:53 PM

I have to say Chris, that out of all the beds I’ve seen you make throughout the years, this one really appeals to me.
Clean, crisp details. Beautiful finish and you usual quality build.
Nice job.

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 03:51 PM

Eric is right—-I love this one…just looks classy! I would love this one!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 03:51 PM

Another great one. I like the look of this…

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

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 06:16 PM

As always great piece is created by you guys… Looks like you grizzly is still going strong.
What year is it….?
Thanks for sharing.

Take Care, Michael Frey

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 05:47 AM

excellent work I have always wanted to build a murphy bed. on a side note I keep imagining kermit the frog getting sucked into it

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 03:47 PM

Gorgeous murphy bed! Great design and choice of wood and the finish is amazing.

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