Modern Four-Poster Bed | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Modern Four-Poster Bed

Straightforward construction and elegant styling combine to create a restful retreat for years to come.

From the tall tapered posts to the frame-and-panel headboard and footboard, classic design elements make this bed a showpiece that’s at home in just about any bedroom decor. In addition to the style considerations, you'll appreciate the ease of construction and attention to the overall structure. Since the bed will be moved at some point, you can't use permanent joinery to attach the headboard and footboard to the rails. Fortunately, modern knockdown hardware makes it possible to accommodate almost any design. We've chosen some very common hardware and assembly ideas for this bed.

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What You Get:

  • 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 50 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
  • Includes plans for a special jig for tapering the posts
  • Cutting diagram. Materials list. Project sources

Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.

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