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FOUR-POSTER BED
x   CANOPY BED
x   PENCIL-POST BED
x   POSTER BED
xx   BED
xx   FURNITURE

How to attach a wide headboard to the uprights of a traditional four-poster bed to lessen the possibility of splitting.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 16

Four-poster canopy bed built from 2.5" pine dowels and plywood.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1979 (v.11#3) pg. 71

How to create a "four-poster" bed by mounting a railing of brass curtain rods from the ceiling and hanging tailored sheets from curtain rings.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1979 (v.11#4) pg. 84

Tip: Make a four-poster bed by framing the box springs with 1x8s and attaching ornate wooden posts at each corner.
APARTMENT LIFE Oct 1979 (v.11#10) pg. 56, 86

Robin Williams' apartment features a pair of wall sconces from metal industrial lamps, giant hat rack, and a "four-dipper vanilla" bed. Instructions included.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1980 (v.12#3) pg. 39, 79

Instructions are given for crocheting a bed canopy from jute.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1976 (v.54#6) pg. 96

Photo shows how to make a fake four-poster by attaching sheer, pinch- pleated draperies to 1x1s attached to the ceiling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 69, 124

Two inexpensive canopies for beds that are easy to assemble from readily available materials. One is designed for a twin-sized bed fitted into a corner. The other hangs out over a double bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. M20

Build this low-cost bed canopy suspended from the ceiling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1982 (v.60#4) pg. J9

Fashion a bed canopy from four double-size sheets. Est. cost: $53.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 99, 156

Tip: Make a bed canopy from two twin-size sheets slipped on a 14" diameter quilt hoop which is fastened to the ceiling with chains. Est. cost: $24
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 36

Frame for a "high-tech" canopy bed is made from plastic plumbing pipe.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. 79

Tips on making a quick sew bed canopy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. M1

Bed curtains sewn from brown-and-white ticking are used to cloak a poster bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1994 (v.72#10) pg. 116, 122

Two canopy dressings for any four-poster bed with a tester rail. (1) Lace panels and a tie-on floral valance. (2) Tailored canopy topper and side panels sewn from plaid and checked fabrics.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1997 (v.75#6) pg. 46

Old-fashioned pine four-poster bed. Features decorative panels in the headboard and footboard. Est. cost: $125.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 9

Pine bedroom suite. Part 4. Queen-size colonial bed features "acorn" shapes that top each of the four turned corner posts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 40

Six piece bedroom suite built of wood. (1) Full-length cheval mirror. (2) Three-panel folding privacy screen with fabric inserts. (3) Night table. (4) Open-shelf hutch. (5) Dresser with 3 drawers. (6) Four poster bed.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1988 (v.11#5) pg. 36

Elegant solid-cherry four-poster bed. Features delicately turned corner posts with graceful reeding that are made in three sections. Includes instructions for a lathe reeding jig which uses a router to make the cuts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1995 (v.18#4) pg. 38

Stencil a fruit and floral motif onto sheer fabric to form the canopy for a four-poster bed.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.21#4) pg. 10

How to make a pencilpoint bed, a high four-poster with shaped posts and a simple headboard.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 37

How to make a set of eighteenth-century bed hangings (valances, tester cloth, head curtain, headcloth, foot curtain, counterpane, and base).
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1995 (v.26#3) pg. 35

Four-poster bed for a unit with springs and mattress on hollywood frames is made from four 6-ft. poles wound with rope, topped with finials and painted.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 1 1978 (v.91#3) pg. 87, 165

How to turn a bed into an elegant canopied one using mover's pads for canopy, dust ruffle, coverlet and pillow shams.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 137, 152

Make a dramatic bed canopy by suspending a table upside down from the ceiling and adding bed hangings (curtains).
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 17 1981 (v.94#4) pg. 101

Four-poster bed made from materials you have cut to length at the lumberyard. Designed to be taken apart for moving.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 17 1981 (v.94#4) pg. 102

Simple bed canopy is made from sheets lined with cotton chintz. Supported by cafe rods mounted on wall and ceiling.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 1 1981 (v.94#9) pg. 69, 112

Design and build your own 4-poster bed from construction lumber. Features decoratively carved posts. Requires only simple hand and power tools. Est. cost: $100.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 40

Making a pencil-post bed. How to shape tapered octagonal posts.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 6

Making period bedposts. How to make bedposts up to 7 ft. long in the Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and early Victorian styles. The jigs and fixtures shown can be used for any long turnings.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 28

Tips for silencing a massive four-poster bed which squeaks, rattles, and rolls at the slightest movement.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 18

Pencil-post bed with a traditional "tester" or canopy frame. Features eight-sided tapered posts. The entire bed can be disassembled for ease of transport.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 10

Construct a classic four-poster bed frame which uses a sheet of melamine resting on slats (in place of a box spring) to support the mattress. Dimensions given for twin, full, queen and king size mattress.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 36

Making a Sheraton-style four-poster bed. Features elegant turned posts that have vertical reeding. Includes a lathe jig for accurate indexing when cutting the reeding.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 42

How to make tapered octagonal bedposts for a pencil-post bed.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 10

Ceiling-to-floor bed curtains, hung from a simple wood framework, create the illustion of a four-poster bed.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1981 (v.192#3) pg. 146, 236

Pencil-post double bed based on an antique built in the mid-1700's.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 34

Sleeping beauties. Two platform-bed designs with built-in storage. (1) Bookcase bed features decorative moldings, lots of shelving for books and collectibles, and storage beneath the platform. (2) Canopy bed features decorative moldings, unique corner posts, and privacy curtains.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 62

Three handsome beds with built-in storage. (1) Queen-size unit with under-bed and headboard storage units built from stock kitchen cabinets. (2) Corner-mounted cupboard bed for a child's room features under-bed storage drawers. (3) Four-poster is retrofitted for storage by replacing the box springs with a storage box.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 60

Four-poster single canopy bed made from a single sheet of plywood disguises a trundle bed.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.10#6) pg. 45

A crocheted net canopy for a bed.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1980 (v.25#1) pg. 106, 77

How to make a canopy bed frame.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 49, 10

How to build an Early American four-poster bed. Modified low-post design has solid headboard and a blanket bar across the foot. Dimensions furnished for a twin-sized bed, but they can be enlarged for double, queen or king.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #590 Jul 1977 (v.73) pg. 58

King-size four-poster bed frame. Built entirely out of 5/4 pine boards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #602 Jul 1978 (v.74) pg. 78

Early American four-poster bed is over 90" tall and is assembled from 14 major pieces.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 56

Built-in canopy-style bed with storage both over and under the bed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 148

Early American bedroom set. Part 1. Building the night stand and four-poster bed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1970 (v.134#1) pg. 146

Contemporary four-poster bed is built from 1/2" plywood and covered with self-adhesive plastic wall covering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 108

Build an elegant pencil-post bed which is a variation of a Shaker 4-posted design. Plans for a queen-size bed included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1994 (v.171#9) pg. 80

Colonial canopy bed.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.34#11) pg. 102

Four beds that can be built from standard milled boards using only hand tools. Each bed can be easily disassembled. Included are: Two giant canopy beds designed for king-sized mattress, a double bed with extra tall headboard and a queen-sized bed with a tilting headboard. Est. cost: $95 - $250.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 176

Pretty beds. Make a four-poster bed frame, ornamental wall screen, arched cabinet, and other ideas to decorate your bedroom.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 13 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 98

Carving on turning. Part 7. Turning and carving the "vase" section of a typical four-poster bed post.
WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 60

Standard four-poster bed dimensions and assembly information.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1302

A twisted tale. Using a router and jig to fabricate 6-ft. twisted (spiral) columns for a four-poster bed.
WOODWORKER May 1993 (v.97#5) pg. 76

Pencil-post bed features a canopy supported by octagonal posts over 82" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 10

18th century Pencil Post bed reproduction with a tester frame (canopy frame). Dimensions given for a queen-size mattress and boxspring.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 50
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 7

Provincial canopy-top four-poster bed is built from #2 pine. Dimensions given for a queen size mattress. Est. cost: $200.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 41

Sheraton-style canopy bed.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 38

How to build a twin-sized canopy bed.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1972 (v.28#2) pg. 31

French provincial furniture. Part 2. Four poster canopy bed.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 58

Bedroom set for a girl. A four poster twin bed and matching armoir with 6 drawers and 2 frame and panel doors (78" tall, 49" wide, 22" deep).
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 27, 36

Walnut four poster bed frame is modified "cannonball" design. Dimensions given for twin, full and queen size.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 74