Murphy Bed Installation

 


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A fold-up Murphy bed for a van is the ultimate space saver and a little effort can create a unique furniture piece.

rv murphy bedMuch work has gone into it and more is waiting to be added. So far the lower cabinets and the bed are finished and the upper cabinets will follow soon. A modern oil painting with Continue reading Murphy Bed Installation

Thinking About Safety & More

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Safety comes in different packages and I start with a fire extinguisher in the RV/Cargo Van.

rv deckfillI just installed a general purpose extinguisher next to the driver’s seat and will add another one at a later time, either in the kitchen or at the sliding side door of my Ford Transit. But these are not the only safety precautions I’ll take; I’ll add a seat belt cutter/window breaker and fire/carbon monoxide alarm. Continue reading Thinking About Safety & More

Deckfill Testing & Murphy Bed Magnets

Replacing the leaking fill dish of the fresh water tank in the RV with a marine type deckfill and testing if it works.

In addition, I worked on my small oil painting as a simple interior decorating idea for the RV and I placed multiple N52 Neodymium magnets into the legs of the Murphy bed, to keep them in place while driving.


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Make Your Own Interior Decor

Mondriaan Oil Painting

mondriaanThis is an update from what I’ve been doing the last few days. I’m working on the final install of the Murphy bed in the Ford Transit van and like always, I’m doing several small projects at the same time.

Part of the Murphy bed, I choose a Mondriaan to add some color to the mostly white interior design of the van. The simplicity of making, modern design and bright colors were all factors when I chose this setup. Continue reading Make Your Own Interior Decor

Picture Frame & Canvas

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In an effort to finish the driver’s side of the interior, I prepared a molding for the bottom of the Murphy bed and started to replace the fill dish and hoses at the fresh water tank.

The wardrobe side wall also got a Formica finish. In addition, I started on a long-term project: a small oil painting of a Mondriaan piece for the Murphy bed. As the oil paint needs to dry completely between applications, this will take a couple of months to accomplish. Next week, the main push is to apply Formica to the Murphy bed.
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