ANTIQUE WHITE LACQUER PROCESS
Most of our systems are natural wood, stained, and have two coats of final lacquer. Shown here is a process with eight coats of lacquer. Between the 2nd and 3rd coats, stressing and antiquing were applied. Between coats 5 and 6, glazing was applied. Suffice it to say this is a complicated process – I only know one person, James, who has mastered it!
This system is 137.5″ wide and 126.25″ tall. There’s a full depth of 24″ for storage. When lowered, the King size Murphy bed extends into the room 106″. Because this is a white lacquered system, it actually fits the room perfectly.
The ceramic handles are a story unto themselves. Suzan bought them in Jacksonville eight years prior because they were so beautiful. This whole system was designed around their theme.
The mattress is one of the Euro-top selections from Spring Air®. Instead of the pillow-top being dacron, memory foam was substituted. This mattress is very comfortable and very heavy.
This King Murphy bed has a sloped headboard that is upholstered in a velveteen fabric. It also features our exclusive dropped deck that functions as a nightstand. Light controls are conveniently located on the headboard.
The light system functions three ways. The back three fixtures are for accent lighting, and the two forward-tilt Hera cold LED lights are individually controlled for reading.
Here we see three distinctive parts of our SICO Room Maker King Murphy bed system. The mattress can be any manufacturer. The custom-made platform complements the design theme, and the tubular steel frame is arc-welded to become the world’s strongest Murphy Bed.
This is a Mission style bed that was designed to function as either 1 King or 2 Twins. Eric wanted his two sons to have a place to sleep when they visit. Later, when they get married, the two Twin XL mattresses can be pushed together to accommodate both a son and daughter-in-law.
Shown here are the beds in three different stages of operation.
A Table Hidden in the Bed Face
Eric’s resort home is in Beaver Creek, Colorado. His main purpose for designing a King size Murphy bed with table was to allow his office to be near him on vacation.
White Rift Grain Oak is a beautiful wood to work with in the mill. It accents this Mission theme perfectly. Before Kiln Drying was perfected to stabilize the movement of wood during seasonal weather changes, White Oak was the preferred wood of craftsman furniture manufacturers. Great companies like Stickley still consider this variety of wood a premium material to use for its beauty and durability.
The photograph above shows the interior light system that is controlled by both a dimmer and an override switch to prevent the bed from being closed with the lights on.
This king size Murphy bed features a mirrored bed face that was split in half for downstairs access, and then reassembled on site.
See more Mirrored Murphy Beds here.
Each of the storage piers flanking this King Murphy bed feature two 24″ deep drawers.
TRUE REFLECTION: The mirrors in this unit are a full 1/4″ of thick real glass. No shortcuts is our rule.
INTENSE: This owner chose a 15″ thick mattress.
COMFORTABLE: Tufted fabric interior back panel.
A 16″ thick mattress will pamper you with ultimate comfort in this living room King Murphy bed.
False drawer panels were designed to match the functional drawer panels on the side piers.
This oak King Murphy bed system was installed in Aspen, Colorado, in 2002.
Our King size Murphy Beds use the SICO Room Maker mechanism. It uses a compression coil to offset the heavy weight of a king size mattress. A real mattress and foundation disappear into 22″ of storage space.
We finished this system in a white lacquer finish with No. 40 sheen final coat. The combination of the turquoise-tufted interior back panel with the white lacquer definitely speaks Jamaica! All these photographs are from the final day in factory, and I apologize for not having a fully assembled unit. We were in a rush to meet a deadline.