Custom Murphy Bed and Built-Ins – Jacksonville, Florida
The concept of a Murphy bed is a bed that is hinged at one end, in order to fold up into a piece of furniture, against a wall, or into a closet. The Murphy bed provides a comfortable bed when you want it. Then you can fold the bed out of the way when you aren’t using it, to use the floor space for an alternative purpose.
Jacksonville homeowners liked the looks of a Murphy bed kit they found. They wanted the Murphy bed built and installed in their home, but they wanted to use a thicker mattress with the bed. They also wanted some custom built-ins added in the room, to provide additional storage space.
Borders Woodworks 904.240.0465 was contracted to assemble the kit, modifying the Murphy Bed to accommodate the thicker mattress that the home owners wanted.
- We accomplished the modification, using hardwood plywood for functional strength at modest cost to our clients. Then we added some detail molding at the top, and trim on the front face. We also added beadboard and more detail trim inside the bed recess, for a more finished look.
Custom Murphy bed construction was accomplished in our San Marco shop, to minimize inconvenience to our clients.
Borders Woodworks also designed, built and installed custom built-ins on either side of the doorway to the room. We built them using solid poplar, for strength and durability. These built-ins feature cabinets in the base, and shelves of wood with recessed glass in the upper portion of each. The back insert of one built-in will cover the home’s wall safe from view. We added trim work on the cabinets, to match the trim on the face of the Murphy bed.
The finished custom Murphy bed and both built-ins were painted Pure White in our shop, prior to installation. The color was selected by our clients.
These home owners were very happy with their custom Murphy bed and custom built-ins installation. Having happy clients is a Borders Woodworks goal for every woodworking project.