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Old 08-30-2017, 08:46 PM
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Built this a couple years ago with a nautical theme in my office. I shopped for one and was really disappointed with the quality you get fir $3000. Cheap laminate already peeling on the showroom floor.
I bought a kit and built this. It was quite a project. Everything has to be perfect.
I added the cleats for a little more nautical look.

Im sick as a dog so I am sleeping in here so Mrs. Demeanor doesnt catch it. Just thought some of you might like it.
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Nice!
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That looks nice, and it's the first one I've ever seen that opens on the side of the bed.
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Looks great! Where did you get the kit? Will it hold a 12" mattress?
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Originally Posted by Tx Skiff View Post
Looks great! Where did you get the kit? Will it hold a 12" mattress?
Interested as well! Looks great!!!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
Built this a couple years ago with a nautical theme in my office. I shopped for one and was really disappointed with the quality you get fir $3000. Cheap laminate already peeling on the showroom floor.
I bought a kit and built this. It was quite a project. Everything has to be perfect.
I added the cleats for a little more nautical look.

Im sick as a dog so I am sleeping in here so Mrs. Demeanor doesnt catch it. Just thought some of you might like it.
That's what I thought, and why I haven't built one yet.


Looks great.
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How is the bed supported when it's down? I don't see the legs that you normally see on a murphy bed
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I cant remember where I bought the kit but its the same as this one on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Full-Size-Del...FM4BPZD61P2B9N

The legs fold into the sides when its up and are not visible. Im using a Tempurpedic mattress which is fairly heavy with no problems. Its about 10.5".
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This is why I went horizontal. Missed my desk by less than 1/2". It also would have hit the ceiling fan. I built a box to fit under this end since the leg wouldn't fit.
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Leg on the other end.
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I also recessed it back into the wall. Cut out the drywall and studs to get that extra 4" of clearance. Then I glued the tongue and groove and plywood to the backside of the drywall to stiffen it up.
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