I've been working on the Murphy bed for my brother-in-law for several months. Making a commission project for a stranger can be rewarding, but making one for a family member has certain perks.
Not only did I get to do lots of woodworking while someone else pays for the wood, but the entire family gets to go visit our family in Durham. We got some great family time. While my brother-in-law and I bonded over installing the bed, my wife and his wife took the kiddos to a really awesome science museum.
We finished the whole weekend up with homemade pizza and good beer. I even tried my first gluten-free beer. It was a New Belgium, so it was no surprise that it was super yummy.