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This is a bed that was completed in February 2010. It is a murphy bed turned sideways with a chalkboard and a wide bookcase. I've build a sideways chalkboard bed before but not with the desk style bookcase on the end.

The problem with the horizontal murphy wall beds is unless you place it in a corner the pillows will fall off, due to the lack of a headboard. This bookcase will act as the headboard when the bed is down. One of the drawer in the bookcase is a pull out desk. The writing surface pulls out and then the keyboard/laptop tray comes out.

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That really came out sharp Chris.
It is a smart use of space as well.
I'd have loved to have something like that when I was a kid (100 years ago….)
You have some awful cool designs swimming around in that head of yours.

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That is a very nice design. Beautiful and very practical. About 7 of those would be great to have in my house.