JonHigby

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  1. Vic, There are a lot of choices for hardware out there. I went with a commercial setup because I didn't want to worry about building the bed fame, whether it would hold up, stay square, etc. Equally important was that this setup has it's own feet that loop around over the end of the bed when pulled down. Most other kits require that you build feet into your unit - which would have spoiled the shaker style I was going for. I used the "Supreme Murphy Bed Hardware" kit from this place: http://www.murphybedhardware.com/
  2. A couple of points. 220V tools: Your projecting a lot of tools running on 220v. Unless you're buying industrial stuff I think your amp level is high (maybe you listed the 110v amp level?). Having just moved from my 1/2 of a 2 car garage to a new building - I can tell you that you'll be out of physical space for tools long before you have all those 220v tools! My point here is to not over build for 220v - save some money. 110v outlets: 1.) I ran two separate circuits for my wall outlets. One set circuit below counter height the other above counter height. This allows me to run (2)
  3. This shot shows the walnut color better. The angle is weird because I have such little space to take the picture!
  4. Here's a shot of the bed ready to use. The headboard is there to keep the pillows from falling behind the top of the bed - there's a gap there because of how the murphy bed hardware works.
  5. Final build shot with the home made crown molding.
  6. First fitting of the fake front attached to the murphy bed hardware.
  7. This is the completed bed in it's final resting place. This wasn't a cheap project. I purchased commercial quality murphy bed hardware (about $700). Add the walnut, hardware (handles, fake door hinges, etc.) and I think the total was around $1300. Here's the place where I purchased the hardware: http://www.murphybedhardware.com/ I used the "Supreme Murphy Bed Hardware" kit which has it's own feet that loop around over the end of the bed. Most other kits require that you build feet into your unit which would have spoiled the shaker style I was going for.
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    Murphy Bed - looks like Armoire!

    The intent was to deceive the eye and make a queen size Murphy bed look like an armoire. To that end you'll notice the details of fake hinges, door handles, etc. This is made out of walnut. I used two coats of amber shellac to bring out the warmth of the brown followed by a couple of coats of poly.