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Julie P!
« on: March 09, 2007 01:53:54 AM »

I've always wanted to have a canopy bed like this one! it's great, only thing is I wouldn't know what to use at the top to mount the damn thing. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (or the name of the type of canopy or something I can use to find it on the information super highway)! : )


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007 02:15:35 AM »



http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=12&langId=-1&catalogId=10101&productId=10838
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007 02:36:24 AM »

take an extendable curtain rod to a building supply warehouse, explain what you are doing and they will find you the right brace to use and tell you how to install it.
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Julie P!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007 02:38:48 AM »

 Grin Awesome I will try this as soon as I can find one here! lol thanks a lot. I never really thought about going to a hardware store and asking them for help. Thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007 05:37:57 AM »

To me it looks like a wide dowel or section of pvc pipe with a ball finial on the end of it. It doesn't really have to hold too much weight, especially if you use a lightweight fabric, so I'd just nail a sawtooth bracket to the flat end of the dowel and anchor a screw into the wall to hang it on.
I googled around a bit and found this link
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hi_bedrooms/article/0,2037,DIY_13904_2269611,00.html

hope it helps!
~j
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Julie P!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007 10:53:17 AM »

 Wink Cool thanks. That actually is very very helpful and sounds like it would work and be a very cost effective way of making my canopy. and thanks for the link (my husband always says i'm terrible at googling stuff). I'm thinking of using some kind of black sheer fabric, but I'm not trying to make it look like a princess room, more of a goth/victorian/french/romantic to keep my current theme consistant.
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