Dailey Woodworks

The Craziest Murphy Bed Build Yet.

Custom Murphy Bed Built by Dailey Woodworks in the Brazos Valley

I like building off the wall cabinetry and furniture. This project challenged and pushed me to new limits.

Here’s the thing, y‘all…Space in your home is always at a premium. Beds take up a lot of that space. This is why Murphy Beds (or Wall Beds) are such a practical option for duel use spaces. It allows a room to be a bedroom only when needed.

Here’s what my customer came up with.

  • Queen Size Murphy Bed
  • Murphy Desk attached to the Murphy Bed
  • Secret/Hidden Door to access the other room

Yeah…

Custom Murphy Bed with a Secret Doorway behind a movable cabinet.  Built buy Dailey Woodworks in Bryan Texas, College Station Texas, and the Brazos Valley
This Cabinet Moves to hide the sliding door behind
Murphy Desk attached to a Murphy Bed.  Designed and built by Dailey Woodworks serving Bryan-College Station, Texas and the Brazos Valley.
The Murphy Desk is Attached to the Face of the Murphy Bed
Queen Size Murphy Bed Open.  Comfortably Sleep Guests with a custom made Murphy Bed.
A real Queen size mattress will sleep your guests comfortably

SketchUp to the Rescue

SketchUp is such an amazing tool. It allows me to model builds to scale and in 3D before ever purchasing materials. Being able to take a drawing, room measurements and create the entire thing allows me to find issues and fixes before they become costly mistakes in the field.

Custom Murphy Bed 3D Modeled in Sketch-up.  By Dailey Woodworks serving Bryan-College Station, Texas and the Brazos Valley
Designing in Sketch up saves time and ultimately saves our customers money

We begin every custom furniture build in Sketch-up. So whatever you’re imagining we can visualize it together so that we build exactly what you’re dreaming of.

The Brazos Valley’s Only Murphy Bed Builder

We built this custom queen size Murphy Bed outside of Caldwell, Texas. We serve Bryan-College Station and the rest of the Brazos Valley

Premium Materials

As I’ve said before, the materials you put into your home matter. This is why we use PureBond hardwood plywood exclusively in our cabinetry. Not only is it an excellent quality material, but it’s free of formaldehyde and uses soy-based adhesives. Learn More from this Blog Post.

Watch The Build Video

I really hope you watch the video above. It shows everything in action and shows how we worked out the design.

Do you need more space?

Is the guest room in your home sitting empty most of the year? Wouldn’t it be better if you could use the space for yourself or you family instead of it sitting empty most of the year? A Murphy Bed from Dailey Woodworks give you your space back and still allows you to host guests comfortably and easily.

Oak Bedroom Suite

I love building custom furniture, it’s what got me into woodworking in the first place.  I loved every minute of designing and building this Oak Bedroom Suite for a family in the Brazos Valley.

We Want Something Custom…

Every custom cabinet maker and woodworker loves hearing those words.  True custom work is where skills and creativity are stretched and grown.  Kayla wanted a one of a kind bedroom suite for her home.  She provided me with some dimensions and some pictures from Pinterest for some “pinspriation.”

Sketch up is one of my most powerful tools.  I was able to take the dimensions and specifications given to me and come up with a 3D concept drawing to “See” the project.  Sketch Up allowed us to talk about what worked and would not and solve design problems before we ever cut a board.

Sketchup concept drawing

Oak is the ideal choice for furniture.  Oak is Strong. Oak is Durable. Oak is Beautiful.  Can you tell I really love working with Oak?  Another advantage of oak is that it takes stain and finishes amazingly well.

Building the Entertainment Center and Dresser

Good materials make good furniture.  I spent a long time at the lumber yard finding just the right pieces.  The picture to the left is a beautiful piece of figured red oak.  In the finished entertainment center you will see that I kept the grain orientation the same across all three drawers.  It’s a little detail that many my not notice but one I’m proud of.

Building the cabinet boxes for both the entertainment center and the dresser was a straight forward process.  We used Purebond Oak Plywood for the body of the cabinets, and solid 3/4 Oak for the face frames.  (You can learn more about why we exclusively use Purebond Plywood by clicking here). 

 

 

The bodies of the Oak Bedroom Suite cabinets

Unique Drawer and Door Faces

I’d never made a cabinet door in a Chevron Pattern before this project.  It took some trial and error to get right but the doors turned out nicely.

Achieving the Perfect Color Stain

We mixed our “Classic Gray” and “Dark Walnut” stains in various proportions to get the color just right.  The final stain chosen was 2/3 Classic Gray and 1/3 Dark Walnut.

Once we got the color right we applied several coats of high quality lacquer for a durable finish

A satin finish paired nicely with the color we mixed.

Special Delivery…almost anywhere

Thanks to the growth of our second business, Texas Custom Kennels, we now have the ability to ship our custom furniture across the United States.  We even shipped one table to Seattle Washington.  Since this project was relatively close we delivered and set up the furniture for them.

The King Size Oak Platform Bed

I didn’t get great pictures building this bed.  We used 3/4 oak plywood, edge-banded it, and build some 3×3 feet out of solid oak.

 

All the Pretty Pictures of Our Custom Oak Bedroom Suite

Your Next Project Starts Here

If you can think it, find a picture of it, or just describe it, we can refine it and bring it into reality.  Contact Us to have your dreams built into something amazing.

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