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  • That's awesome an if someone would try to break into your home u have protection
    By jshalters, on August 30, 2014
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  • I love this idea! Can't wait to build one for my son!
    By Shell1275, on August 14, 2014

  • Great idea! I saw a nail tech do this for her nail station in her hair salon. Brilliant!
    By foustwo_125980, on August 14, 2014

  • I feel like this would be perfect for a crafting station in an apartment.
    By ambrosila, on August 14, 2014

  • Great idea. I'll be doing this in my garage for a pull down table to do my wood projects and will store my paints/stains on the shelf inside
    By ashleeault, on August 14, 2014

  • I love the chalkboard idea, you'd never guess it was a desk.
    By Kiarajeleen, on August 14, 2014

  • Such a great idea! I can think of so many ways to use this! Thanks for sharing!
    By monee2000_115458, on August 15, 2014

  • Love this, perfect for my small house as craft station!
    By Savagecm, on August 15, 2014

  • This would be great for my kids bedroom.
    By mlcarrill_126923, on August 15, 2014

  • Can not wait to make this!! Perfect for the upcoming school year.
    By lisannefrank_126223, on August 15, 2014

  • This would be great for cutting patterns on!
    By noyesfamily, on August 17, 2014

  • With three kiddos (twins in 2nd grade and a son in 3rd grade) having a homework area for each is becoming a necessity! This is a perfect project to solve the problem while allowing the space to be utilized for play when not in use! Love it! Gotta get to building them ;)
    By Lovedbyhisgrace, on August 17, 2014

  • So awesome!!! Would love to win some tools!
    By amyw85, on August 18, 2014

  • This is neat! I think we'll have to try it!
    By Sublimsos, on August 18, 2014

  • Anything "Murphy Design" is the best for space design and use! Can't wait to try this!
    By CharlotteSears, on August 24, 2014

  • I would have never thought of this idea. Thanks i love it and will do it this weekend
    By tyrone, on September 9, 2014

  • this is amazing!! but i wish there was a video for it :(
    By vishar, on September 18, 2014

  • Very nice! Thank you!
    By thodollaro, on October 28, 2014

  • maravilloso tutorial. me ha encantado
    By mgr852, on November 25, 2014

  • This is so cool! Living in a tiny (445 sf) unit, this might be a great space saver!
    By Allie, on December 16, 2014

  • wow it's a beautiful idea can you please give me the mesure in centimeters ? thanks !
    By bersali, on December 25, 2014

  • I so need this in my life
    By stacid33, on February 12, 2015

  • I so need this in my life
    By stacid33, on February 12, 2015

  • This is perfect for creating a crafting area in a dual-use space! I'm definitely going to make one.
    By loveshercoffee, on February 12, 2015

  • I love this idea as an ironing board when you are short on space!!
    By SonjaB, on February 12, 2015

  • I want this. My apt is small so it would be perfect
    By cabbie_17, on February 13, 2015

  • Is there any way to convert these measurements to metric please? I understand that you can convert each measurement, but perhaps there is a better way to do it so that the numbers are whole? Thanks so much
    By JanisSpear, on February 16, 2015

  • Thank you, it was just the idea I needed for my new studio :-)
    By Oxboll, on February 18, 2015

  • Tyvm for providing a Murphy desk "how to"! Almost every other "pin" sucked as it was merely a link to a store (ie, Amazon) where these types of desks are quite expensive! Ty for providing the Best tutorial out there!
    By LizsFL, on March 4, 2015

  • Ps. Will let u know how it turns out! Awesome step by step instructions! And the best part? As a gal who's always wanted to but has never built a thing, I actually think I can do this! Rock on ladies!
    By LizsFL, on March 4, 2015

  • simplicity is beautiful!
    By chrodoc, on March 20, 2015

  • Wish the pics were better
    By Drew1937, on March 24, 2015

  • This is awesome. I have two drop down tables that I made already but didn't think to make a box with a frame. I'll play around with the measurements and make it a sewing/craft station that holds my sewing machine inside. I'm short on space since my craft room turned into my nursery. I will put a mirror in the framed area or use chalkboard paint and add a latch at the top to secure it closed. Now to convince my husband that since I made it, it's mine. I'm sure he will be having me make several as gifts once he sees my finished product.
    By Ms. Fixit, on March 25, 2015

  • This project is stalled out because I did not realize that I would need a special jig/kit to make pocket hole screws. You didn't show that on your posted pics. I'm a low budget DIYer so I'd appreciate if you have any solutions for me to get around this.
    By RoseT, on June 30, 2016

  • Wonderful, the grandkids need their on space for whatever they choose to do.
    By Acqua, on September 24, 2016

  • excellent excellent work, and great channel for sharing, THANKS!
    By PXRebirth, on November 7, 2016

  • Can all the material be found at home Depot?
    By Mikebeats5, on November 7, 2016

  • The downloadable pdf is no longer available. Can someone help me out with the pdf or the measurements ?
    By Lewisyoung, on February 13, 2018
    • @Lewisyoung the PDF link should be fixed now. Thanks for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
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  • That's the exact same problem I've been having. This is a great solution. No more going through tote after tote after tote looking for the color I need! Awesome!
    By Lovedbyhisgrace, on August 17, 2014

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  • what are the measurements to the printmakers bar cabinet
    By flipmom, on July 26, 2014
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