build your own colonial style poster bed or canopy bed with free plans from ana-white.com
1 - 2x12x16
1 - 2x12x12
4 - 1x4x8
3 - 1x6x8
1 - 1x3x8
4 - 2x3x8
3 - 2x4x8
1 - 1/4" plywood sheet
30' cove moulding (optional)
Pencil post legs, 3-1/2" overall at bottom (custom by Osborne Wood)
8 - 1x4 @ 19"
8 - 1x6 (ripped down to fit) @ 19"
2 - 2x3 @ 63-1/2"
2 - 2x3 @ 81-1/2"
2 - 2x12 @ 79"
2 - 2x12 @ 56"
2 - 2x4 @ 79"
1 - 2x4 @ 81-3/4"
1 - 1x4 @ 58-1/8" (long point measurement, both ends cut at 1/2 degree off square, ends are NOT parallel)
1 - 1x4 @ 57-3/4" (long point measurement, both ends cut at 1/2 degree off square, ends are NOT parallel)
2 - 1x4 @ 24" (long point to short point measurement, both ends cut at 1/2 degree off square, ends ARE parallel)
1 - 1x3 @ 50-7/8" (long point measurement, both ends cut at 1/2 degree off square, ends are NOT parallel)
3 - 1x3 @ 10-3/4"
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 30" x 57"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Take the premade pencil post legs (Jaime got hers from Osborne Wood) and wrap with 1xs. Jaime details how she did this with a beveled top edge here.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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