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Old June 15th 06, 07:03 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello Woodworkers,
I am considering making a Murphy bed.

I have tried to find some free plans and got a copy of the Workbench plans
that are around. They are kind of vague and don;t show the hinge points or
the counter weighting. I have a link to the Create-A-Bed kit that looks
very promising and it is supposed to be easy to make. It looks like the
same kit that Rockler sells. I also found some plans from U-bild.com The
description says it's spring assisted but it looks like it is just a
variation of the plan for the Create-A-Bed kit, so I'm thinking I would buy
the plans and the first instruction would be to order a kit from Rockler or
Create-A-Bed?

here are the links to the sites

Create-A-Bed
http://www.wallbed.com/

Rockler (yiks! watch that line wrap)
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9
&SearchHandle=DADBDADBDADADDDGDJDEDDGFGCDCDGDJCNGC GFDBGGCNDEGDDGDGCNGBGCDJD
JCNGFDDGCGCGDDJDBDGDJGBGCGBDADADADBDADADADADGGNHFH CHAGIHJDADADADEDADADADADA
DADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADA DGGNHFHCHAGIHJDADADADBDB&
filter=murphy

U-BILD.com
http://www.u-bild.com/projects-indoor/707.htm


Anyone make a Murphy or wall bed? Got any tips?
I was kinda think'n (that's usually my first sign of trouble ahead) I could
use some steel plates with 1/2 bolts mounted through them for the hinge
but the counter weighting not so easy to figure out.

I want to make a horizontal queen size. The room I want to put it in has a
fan and I already have the mattress.

Thank You,
Pat Jr.
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Old June 15th 06, 09:03 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello Pat,
I actuall bought the "Create-a BED" but haven't had time to make it
yet - it is sitting in my basement right now. I liked the piston type
mech vers the springs. Thought it would be more quiet.
Jeff


Pat Jr wrote:
Hello Woodworkers,
I am considering making a Murphy bed.

I have tried to find some free plans and got a copy of the Workbench plans
that are around. They are kind of vague and don;t show the hinge points or
the counter weighting. I have a link to the Create-A-Bed kit that looks
very promising and it is supposed to be easy to make. It looks like the
same kit that Rockler sells. I also found some plans from U-bild.com The
description says it's spring assisted but it looks like it is just a
variation of the plan for the Create-A-Bed kit, so I'm thinking I would buy
the plans and the first instruction would be to order a kit from Rockler or
Create-A-Bed?

here are the links to the sites

Create-A-Bed
http://www.wallbed.com/

Rockler (yiks! watch that line wrap)
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9
&SearchHandle=DADBDADBDADADDDGDJDEDDGFGCDCDGDJCNGC GFDBGGCNDEGDDGDGCNGBGCDJD
JCNGFDDGCGCGDDJDBDGDJGBGCGBDADADADBDADADADADGGNHFH CHAGIHJDADADADEDADADADADA
DADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADA DGGNHFHCHAGIHJDADADADBDB&
filter=murphy

U-BILD.com
http://www.u-bild.com/projects-indoor/707.htm


Anyone make a Murphy or wall bed? Got any tips?
I was kinda think'n (that's usually my first sign of trouble ahead) I could
use some steel plates with 1/2" bolts mounted through them for the hinge
but the counter weighting not so easy to figure out.

I want to make a horizontal queen size. The room I want to put it in has a
fan and I already have the mattress.

Thank You,
Pat Jr.


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Old June 15th 06, 09:34 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Default Murphy, wall, hideaway bed plans

I built one for my daughter using the Create-A-Bed kit and plans. The
instruction manual and cutting scheme were first-rate. Even included a
detailed DVD video.

Works like a charm.

"Pat Jr" wrote in message
. 3.50...
Hello Woodworkers,
I am considering making a Murphy bed.

I have tried to find some free plans and got a copy of the Workbench
plans
that are around. They are kind of vague and don;t show the hinge
points or
the counter weighting. I have a link to the Create-A-Bed kit that
looks
very promising and it is supposed to be easy to make. It looks like
the
same kit that Rockler sells. I also found some plans from U-bild.com
The
description says it's spring assisted but it looks like it is just a
variation of the plan for the Create-A-Bed kit, so I'm thinking I
would buy
the plans and the first instruction would be to order a kit from
Rockler or
Create-A-Bed?

here are the links to the sites

Create-A-Bed
http://www.wallbed.com/

Rockler (yiks! watch that line wrap)
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9
&SearchHandle=DADBDADBDADADDDGDJDEDDGFGCDCDGDJCNGC GFDBGGCNDEGDDGDGCNGBGCDJD
JCNGFDDGCGCGDDJDBDGDJGBGCGBDADADADBDADADADADGGNHFH CHAGIHJDADADADEDADADADADA
DADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADA DGGNHFHCHAGIHJDADADADBDB&
filter=murphy

U-BILD.com
http://www.u-bild.com/projects-indoor/707.htm


Anyone make a Murphy or wall bed? Got any tips?
I was kinda think'n (that's usually my first sign of trouble ahead) I
could
use some steel plates with 1/2 bolts mounted through them for the
hinge
but the counter weighting not so easy to figure out.

I want to make a horizontal queen size. The room I want to put it in
has a
fan and I already have the mattress.

Thank You,
Pat Jr.



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Old June 15th 06, 09:55 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 18:03:20 -0000, Pat Jr
wrote:

Hello Woodworkers,
I am considering making a Murphy bed.


In the past, I've talked with a guy at our local Off the Wall Beds,
and learned that they will sell the guts of their systems to DIYers.
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Old June 16th 06, 12:48 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello Tvfarmer,
Thank You for your reply.
Looks like a nice kit and get good reviews.
Pat Jr.
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Old June 16th 06, 12:50 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello Lu Powell,
Thank You for your reply. Ah! Real world experiance. Seems to support what
they say on the web site. Might even be kind of fun?

Pat Jr.
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Old June 16th 06, 12:55 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello Wes Stewart,
Thank You for your reply. I'll see if I can find store out this way and
what they say.

Pat Jr.
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Old June 16th 06, 02:38 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hi Pat,

I actually know a fellow with an MFA who specializes in a
custom-designed Murphy Bed. He has built and installed several artful
pieces. They are quite phenomenal.

To contact him his name is:

Tony Mann
912-764-2462

Tell hm Parris sent you via internet.
Tell him about your interest. I'm sure he will give you some guidance.
Good luck.




Pat Jr wrote:
Hello Wes Stewart,
Thank You for your reply. I'll see if I can find store out this way and
what they say.

Pat Jr.


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Old June 16th 06, 04:10 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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I bought the create-a-bed kit. I haven't gotten around to building it yet
though. It comes with very complete plans and a step by step DVD. The
hardware appears to be very good quality. Very compact system. Unless you
have a lot of time and a machine shop (got the shop, no time), I think you
would have a hard time beating this one. Looks like I'm going to fallow the
plans on this one. That will be a first.

"Pat Jr" wrote in message
. 3.50...
Hello Woodworkers,
I am considering making a Murphy bed.

I have tried to find some free plans and got a copy of the Workbench plans
that are around. They are kind of vague and don;t show the hinge points or
the counter weighting. I have a link to the Create-A-Bed kit that looks
very promising and it is supposed to be easy to make. It looks like the
same kit that Rockler sells. I also found some plans from U-bild.com The
description says it's spring assisted but it looks like it is just a
variation of the plan for the Create-A-Bed kit, so I'm thinking I would

buy
the plans and the first instruction would be to order a kit from Rockler

or
Create-A-Bed?

here are the links to the sites

Create-A-Bed
http://www.wallbed.com/

Rockler (yiks! watch that line wrap)
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9

&SearchHandle=DADBDADBDADADDDGDJDEDDGFGCDCDGDJCNGC GFDBGGCNDEGDDGDGCNGBGCDJD

JCNGFDDGCGCGDDJDBDGDJGBGCGBDADADADBDADADADADGGNHFH CHAGIHJDADADADEDADADADADA

DADADBDFDADADADBDADADADADADADADADADADADADBDADADADA DGGNHFHCHAGIHJDADADADBDB&
filter=murphy

U-BILD.com
http://www.u-bild.com/projects-indoor/707.htm


Anyone make a Murphy or wall bed? Got any tips?
I was kinda think'n (that's usually my first sign of trouble ahead) I

could
use some steel plates with 1/2 bolts mounted through them for the hinge
but the counter weighting not so easy to figure out.

I want to make a horizontal queen size. The room I want to put it in has a
fan and I already have the mattress.

Thank You,
Pat Jr.



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Old June 16th 06, 04:40 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hello CW,
Thank You for your reply.
That's great to hear. I think I am going to order the kit from Create-A-Bed
the only complaint I have seen about them is folks have a hard time getting
around to making the bed up, but after that it's all good.

Pat Jr.
 




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