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Building a Murphy Bed/ Bookcase

 
 
BoGoWo
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2004 10:48 am
and, hauling my tongue back out of my cheek, i would strongly suggest living in the house for a decent period of time (boxes be damned) and creating a full renovation plan for the entire house, before undertaking any 'built ins' or physical changes to the existing structure.

This is my specialty, and i recommend it to all my clients, notwithstanding the delay in contracts coming my way.
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lakelady
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2004 08:42 am
murphy beds
To fishin. I would like those murphy bed plans to help us finish off a very small room in our basement.
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macfamily6
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2004 03:09 pm
There are many places on the internet that will sell you plans and/or the hardware kits. Just search Google for "'murphy bed' plans". I'm ready to begin a murphy bed project myself. And Fishin, I'd love to se your plans if you'd send me a copy as well...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 04:07 pm
Hi, Sozobe - I just scanned photos of my - I gather it's unusual - old Murphy bed and will try and put them on this thread this evening after I am home from work.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 06:10 pm
Oh, cool!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 07:44 pm
rockler and leichtung .com are the hardware sources. Most of its been covered really well here, however,imho my personal choice of wood is poplar (full inch thick is called 5/4 stock and its available up to about 16" wide. I like it cause I like to faux paint carcass stuff rather than stains. (When I stain I usually use aniline dye stain cause they dont cover up the grain like minwax or gel stains) Poplars easy working if your a newbie at big projects and it wont tear up in a table saw ;like plywood (unless you have one of those scoring plywood table saws , then the birch is nice but , for me, its boring grain. SO, poplar takes paint well and is easily finished by scraping and sanding.
Ive never built one but I think that, with the matress and all, the beds going to be pretty proud unless you build it in the wall. If you are gonna use like a futon mattress, the beds gonna be a bit hard I think.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 09:53 pm
OK, ok, I'll work at doing this. First I have to get'm on little k's site...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 09:54 pm
No rush! Interested, but no rush.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2004 10:58 pm
Okay, gathering wits.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2004 12:33 am
Murphy bed door

Looking at the door turned around

Door turned half way

Looking at the shelves in the closet behind door

Looking up at door attachment
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2004 10:22 am
Oh man that's cool. I want.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2004 12:27 pm
Sozobe, I added four more photos to the last post...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2004 11:38 pm
I ended up taking the set of Murphy bed photos off of the site I use to transfer photos to a post here, and so they now don't work in my post above. If anyone wants to see them in the future, just PM me, and I'll reinstall them.
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wsblank
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2004 12:16 pm
re: murphy bed
I too am toying with the idea of a murphy bed and found this great idea..
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_dsx/episode/0,1806,HGTV_3834_3692,00.html

this link actually shows how it works
http://www.michaelpayne.com/pages/Frames/projects/otherzoom/otherzoom4.html

There is a website listed that shows where you can purchase these beds. I haven't yet been quoted as to the cost of building this, but I love the way the side panels slide across to open the bed.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2004 06:48 pm
Ah, I think I'll load up my 5 murphy bed photos, they were really good, but I erased them from the website I transferred them from so they don't show up here at this point. Will do this tomorrow...

(I have a 1922 house with a fantastic murphy bed... )
rwilliams2348
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 03:21 pm
@ossobuco,
I'd really like to see pictures, ossobuco. Would you email the link to rwilliams two three four eight at ver I zon.com?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 05:41 pm
@rwilliams2348,
Hi, rwilliams. No, but I'll put the photos in a p.m. (private message) to you. Not until tomorrow though.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2011 04:52 pm
@ossobuco,
Sorry I took so long to reload these images -


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoor.jpg?t=1277394817

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKmattress.jpg?t=1278444935

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKintocloset.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKvesinback.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKowattached.jpg

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