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How to build a canopy bed with poles

Build a bed with canopy is a standard format for the solution frugal dilemma facing many design homeowners. Using poles 4 by 4 inches (10 by 10 cm) and solid tables 2 x 8 inches (5 by 20 cm), the bed is solid enough. At the same time, hanging curtains soften the edges and give the room a classic look. With a few tools and some help you can build this California king bed on a weekend .


Pule the poles , tables and anchors with 180 grit sandpaper until smooth. Clean with a tack cloth to remove all dust.

canopy bed with poles

Spend wood stain on wooden poles , tables and anchors with a rag. Remove the excess with a clean cloth and let dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Brush gently satin polyurethane on the wood. Let dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then sand lightly with 240 grit sandpaper. Clean with a tack cloth. Spend a second layer of polyurethane on parts of the bed and let dry completely.

Arrange a flat 2-by-8 84 inch (5 x 20 x 213 cm), with the best side down. Draw a line in the center of the table, from one end to the other. Align a table of 2 by 2 inches (5 x 5cm) with line 2 by 8 inches (5 x 20cm). Performs seven holes so equidistant in Table 2 by 2 inches (5 x 5 cm) and 2 by 8 inch (5 per 20cm). Put anchors. Repeat with the second table 2 by 2 by 84 inches (5 x 5 x 213 cm).

Is 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the base side of the bar at both ends of the table. Mark the center and then measure again and mark 2 inches (5 cm) from the end of the tables.

Make a hole in the ends of the boards 2 of 8 by 62 inch (5 x 20 x 157 cm). Measure and mark three inches (7.5 cm) and seven inches (17 cm) from the end of the tables. Then bore two holes half inch (1 cm) wide and 2 inches (5 cm) deep. These will be the head and foot of the bed.

Arrange the poles lined up on a flat surface. Aligned ends so that they are at the same height. Measure a foot (0.30 m) from the end of the four poles . Mark the center on post. Make a second mark four inches (10 cm) above the first.

Turn the posts clockwise around keeping them aligned. Make each post to 14 inches (35 cm) and 18 inches (45 cm) from the end.

Make a hole half inch (1.25 cm) along each post at the pencil marks. Each post will have four holes, two on each side. Changes in the tip drill one 7/8 and a half inch bore (1.25 cm) in each hole.

For the first post. Have your helper hold a sidebar in place, align the screw holes and engages hard against the post. Inserts a hex screw on the first hole and screw through the post and the table using a tip. Screw hex screw in the second hole. Place a second pole at the other end the sidebar. Repeat with the other bar and poles .

Give bump to 2 by 8 inches (5 x 20 cm) against the pole, perpendicular to the sidebar with the holes aligned. Screw the post table with two hex screws. While your helper balances the bed frame, screw post at the other end of the table. Repeat this process to the head of the bed so that the bottom of the frame is complete.

Measure and mark two inches (5 cm) from the top in the inner corners of the poles . Centra brands at the poles .

Drill half inch (1.25 cm) on each post with a spade. Add glue and insert anchors. Maybe you need to loosen the screws slightly below the dowels to slide into place. Let the glue dry completely.

Enter of1 tables by 6 inches (2.5 x 15 cm) in the frame, covering the sidebars. So do it so halfway through the bed. Place the frame on the boards. Arrange the mattress on the bed frame and beam.

Put the curtain hooks into anchors. Adjust the hooks curtains to cover the bed with canopy fabric.