A beautiful, minimalist king canopy bed that's easier than it looks! Build with step by step woodworking plans using basic tools and off the shelf lumber.
- (4) 4x4 eight-foot posts. We couldn't find untreated pine anywhere, so we ended up buying treated wood, which I was worried about. It actually looks good and it stains almost identical to the other untreated boards.
- (6) 2x8 eight-foot boards
- (6) 2x8 or 1x8 boards, 8 feet long (whatever is cheaper, will be used for the bed slats)
- (4) 2x4 eight-foot boards (for the canopy)
- (6) 2x4 eight-foot boards (for bottom supports)
- 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
- Kreg Jig pocket hole tool (this is a must have and SO worth the $20)
- Stain (I used Minwax Special Walnut, my personal favorite)
- (4) 4x4 @ 80" | posts
- (4) 2x8 @ 76-1/2" | headboard and footboard
- (2) 2x8 @ 80" | siderails
- (2) 2x4 @ 76-1/2" | headboard and footboard high canopy boards
- (2) 2x4 @ 80" | siderail high canopy boards
- (2) 2x4 @ 82" | siderails supports
- (4) 2x4 @ 73-1/2" | bottom supports that run width-wise under the bed
- (2) 2x4 @ 16-1/2" | supports that run from the ground to the 2x4 width-wise supports underneath the bed
- 6) 2x8 or 1x8 @ 82" | to set on top of the 2x4s for support if not using box spring (I suggest not using a boxspring for this bed)
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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