Craftsman Murphy Bed w/Hidden Desk | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-12-2013 11:19 AM 6726 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy Wall Bed with a hidden desk. We built this in January 2013. The desk is incorporated into the face design and and be folded down when needed. This style is sort of a craftsman/mission style using red oak and finishing it off with Red Oak stain from Minwax. Bookcases were added to it for additional storage.

For some reason I could not find any building pictures of this project. Must have gotten busy and forgot to take them.

Here were a couple other murphy beds with desk that I built recently:
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#1 posted 03-12-2013 12:46 PM

Your design of these three Murphy beds is very impressive, as well as the craftsmanship that went into them. Very nice indeed. Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 01:46 PM

Chris very nice.
Good video to show the desk option.


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#3 posted 03-12-2013 02:26 PM

wow…this is truly nice!

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 05:35 PM

Chris great work, I love this one and this is the one will be getting from you when we remodel the guest room. Just an amazing design.

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

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 05:37 PM

Great Job!


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#6 posted 03-12-2013 11:05 PM

Great design, functional and simple and elegant all in one. Yet another idea for me work out details for and build, one day. (laughing)

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 11:43 PM

Definitely has everything you need. Really nice

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 01:57 AM

A great job as always Chris. I would expect nothing less from you;)

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 04:02 PM

Spectacular build on those fine looking Murphy beds. They are very versatile and functional.

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 04:05 PM

Why didn’t I think of that!
Great design.

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#11 posted 07-12-2014 03:31 AM

This is a great project! Just what I’ve been looking for? I’m very interested in buying this or the blueprints for this project. What is the price?

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