My wife has always wanted a canopy bed, so before our big move to Michigan, we sold all of our bedroom furniture and decided to start new. Plus, it was one last thing to pack into the moving trucks! However, we wanted this bed to be easy to break down and move when the time came. So make you check out below, just how we made that happen on this massive canopy bed!
And before you ask, you can also get plans for the nightstand here.
- Qty 4 – 4 x 4 x 8′
- Qty 15 – 2 x 6 x 8′
- Qty 6 – 2 x 4 x 8′
- Qty 3 – 2 x 2 x 8′
- Qty 4 – 1 x 4 x 8′
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- #9 x 1-1/2” Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
- #10 x 2-1/2” Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood Screws
- #8 x 1-1/4” Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood Screws
- 8” HRS Strap Ties
- Bed Rail Hardware
- Wood Glue
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How to build a King Size Canopy Bed
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The bed rail hardware is great but to be honest, the 2×6 bed rails may not be completely straight. Therefore you may have to play around with the mounting locations to get the rails to fit nicely. An extra set of hands is always helpful to have when doing this.
The canopy rails get attached with these 8” HRS Strap Ties not only for strength but for easy removal when breaking down to move the bed.
Make sure you pre-drill the mattress supports. They will definitely split if you don’t.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!