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How to build a canopy for bedroom windows

Canopies create an elegant and romantic backdrop, especially in a bedroom . If the window is behind your bed, a canopy can also make a simple header. Because the canopy surrounding the window, the top without blocking natural light from your windows. Use a ledge to hang curtains and then tie them again to make a canopy around your window.


Measure the width of your window. Add 6 inches (15.2 cm) to this measurement to allow space to manipulate the fabric.


canopy for bedroom windows

Cut a box that will serve as a ledge. Cut a piece of plywood equal to the measurement plus 6 inches (15.2 cm) window with mitered edges. Cut two pieces of table that are equal to the depth you want to the ledge. For example, if you want the cornice box 3 inches (7.6 cm) from the wall, the table cut to three inches (7.6 cm) with one end extending miter.


Glue the pieces. Apply a bead of wood glue on one side of the long piece of wood. Hold the small for the depth of the cornice in place and aligns the edges at 45 degrees piece. Use a nail gun to add nails each 2 inches (5.08 cm). Repeat for the other side.

Cut a lid to the ledge. This table will be equal to the width of the table long sides together. The sides will be equal to the depth of the table side. It should look like a cap being placed in the current ledge. Paste and nail in place.

Paint the ledge, if you prefer. Alternatively, wadding wrapped around the front, top and sides of the ledge. Pull the batting taut and staple to the part back and bottom of the ledge. Repeat with the fabric. Use the same fabric you will use with the canopy fabric or pattern that coordinates.

Hang a curtain rod that is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of a width less than the ledge. Use the weapons that comes with hanging bar about 3 inches (7.6 cm) above your window. Remove the curtain rod.

Install a primary beam is equal to the length between the arms that holds the shade in place. The ledger will provide a basis for you to mount the table ledge. Drill screws into the ledger to secure in place. Your cornice cover the ledger and weaponry that will hold the curtain rod.

Install the ledge on the wall. Drill screws through the front of the table to the ledger ledge behind her. Drill pilot holes 1/8 inch (3.1 mm) at an angle each foot (30.4 cm) from the ledge by the top of the cornice. Follows screw 2-inch (5, 08 cm) to ensure the wall ledge.

Hanging fabric panels to the floor in the curtain rod. Hang the curtain rod in the weapons that you installed. Now you have a ledge with curtain panels that descend from it.

Locate the center line of the window. Measuring two feet (60.9 cm) outside the window frame in the left and right side frame. Mark these places. Screw a large hook of curtains in each brand.

Gather the curtains coming down from the ledge and put them behind the hooks. Manipulate the fabric to make an inverted V-shape down the ledge around the hooks to the floor.