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#1 posted 06-09-2012 01:50 AM

I say this, having not ever tried it, but having had an antique canopy bed for years. My canopy bed utilized simple hinges in the middle of the long side pieces. They were the width of the wood and when “unfolded” the two end pieces sat flush taking the pressure off the hinge. I would also suggest using a hard wood as they don’t tend to warp nearly as much.

cutting the piece in half and adding the hinge should take the pressure off the middle of the long boards and make it less inclined to droop. It also made it much easier to move/store the pieces of the bed. Plus, with all the decorative hinges out there, it could be a nice addition. Hope that helps? : )

Also, the corners were half lapped with the hole in the middle for the four poster pins.

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