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A friend of my daughter’s asked me to build her a murphy bed for her 10 year old daughter. The build was easy, using the Create-a-Bed kit from wwbeds.com (thanks Chris). The painting, on the other hand, was a pain in the *, using water based “cabinet grade” paint in 100, using water based “cabinet grade” paint in 100*+ weather. I sprayed it, it was dry before it hit the bed! I rolled it, the stipple was terrible! The paint supplier replaced the water-based paint with oil-based, and it went on like a dream (also, the temperature fell to the high 80’s).

My wife liked the idea so much that I now get to build us a queen sized one for the guest room. I will post it upon completion.

p.s. Sorry about the iphone photos, it is all I have right now.

-- I measured it twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!


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