Oak Wall/Canopy #4: Add The Canopy

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 07-20-2009 03:01 PM 1317 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I said in an earlier post, this is uncharted territory. I’ve built a wall unit and I’ve built a canopy, but never combined them both.

I wanted to design this canopy so that I didn’t have to rely on fasteners to keep things from falling. I wanted each board to rest on another. The sides of the canopy rest on the headboard and the post. The footboard rest on the post. Each of them have a ¾” offset on the inside for the mirror grid to rest on. The mirrors will also rest on that same ¾” offset. Building it this way there is no worries about screws pulling out. Even though they might not need it I do plan on putting screws in the entire grid.

Here are the pictures:
The Canopy

oak canopy added to the wall unit

The Canopy Grid
Showing the canopy grid for the mirrors.

The 3/4” offsets
The 3/4 inch offsets in the canopy grid.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live:

Here is the raw video of the canopy grid building:

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