All the parts came wrapped in bubble wrap, held together with tape.
Each bundle was labeled making it easier to grab the right part during assembly, eliminating the guess work.
Unwrapped headboard and corner posts. I used the bubble wrap as padding.
Bolts that secure the posts to the rails. They came with a tool to aide in installation.
Final assembly of the parts. I had to use books to support the rails during the "two-person" stage while attaching the bolts.
The partially assembled bed. I couldn't place the canopy on top because the finials that attach the bars are too tall for our room.
A cut finial compared to it's former size. The removed top allows just enough room for the installation and it's appearance actually looks quite attractive.
|Lamb's Ear detail of the corner post.|
|Bolt cover detail. Some manufacturers offer metal covers for an added expense, these were included and pre-installed.|
|Rope hole detail. For an added touch of authenticity, a large diameter rope can be added to mimic a rope bed.|
The king size canopy bed from GreatWindsorChairs.com. With the cost of the bed being what it was, there was no more room left in the budget for a quilted colonial blanket.