Project Description: This very creative client made the following requests: 1) Queen size wall bed with TV attached to the outside of the bed. When the bed was being used the TV would remain attached and be basically under the bed inches from the floor. 2) Two pivoting desks that would slide into a compartment on the side of the room when the bed was needed. They would need to be designed so that any objects sitting on the desk would not have to be removed or put away when the desk was moved out of the way for the bed to fold down. 3) The compartment for the desk leg would have a counter top that could fold down when the leg was in and fold up to be flush with the rest of the counter when desk was out. 4) Maximum storage for files and office items as well as space for linens for the bed. 5) Locked storage for firearms.
"No problem", I said. Knowing that this would be a very custom project for us, I enlisted two of our talented engineers, Roger Liera and Mike Minch to help make this happen. Together we came up with a design to present to Mr. E. After a few tweaks, we had a final plan. Mike engineered and built a curved leg with wheels that allowed the support leg to move smoothly even on carpet. Roger engineered and oversaw the installation. One of our talented installers, Ivo did a beautiful job on the installation. Designer details such as frosted glass, led lighting and beautiful hardware completed the look. Mr. and Mrs. E love their office!
List materials used in the project, including wood, veneer, laminate, hinges, decorative accessories, etc.: Woodgrain laminate, pillow style door and drawer fronts, designer slender pulls, frosted gass inserts in doors, Meganite solid surface countertops, custom designed moveable desk leg Murphy Bed
Describe any design challenges, i.e. obstructions, etc.: See description
Was the design created by hand or software program? If software program, which one did you use?: Closet Works Cabinet Vision
Describe the installation process and any challenges.: Multi-day installation for one installer.
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