On the headboard for king sized beds, Froo mentioned bed coronas.
Since I have one and recently photographed it and how it is constructed think this might be a good time to share with anyone who has thought of this kind of bed feature.
My DH constructed the wooden part and since I was working in my shop at the time I hired a friend who does sewing to make the fabric part. that is the main drapery. I constructed the detail at the top which is napkins cut in half on the diagonal.
LOS. Never knew the name of bed coronas before. Silly me for thinking only of the beer.
O.K. can't find the other pics (lost somewhere!)
But here is a close up of front of the corona. This is made out of a single length of wood with another length fastened to it (see bottom inch or so)
I think what happened is that DH had gotten a new tablesaw and this was an exercise on that for him. The board is cut every 1/4 inch or so and almost through the whole depth and all the width. This allows the board to bend into a circle. DH then fastened the bent board to a flat board which is the base (or top) of the corona (the part that screws into the ceiling) The board is only bent 2/3rds to 3/4's of the way around and then joins a flat piece.
The decorative trim on the front edge is done the same way. The wooden element on the front is just a piece from the big box store glued on.
The whole structure is heavy and so I wouldn't have to worry about it falling on my head, DH made sure to screw it into the floor joists of the attic.
these are links to some store bought coronas or canopy frames.
This is a plastic thing I got at a yard sale one time. I think it is supposed to be a shelf, but anyway since this attic room is all wood we just screwed it into the ceiling over DGD's bed.
LOS, I love that. So pretty. And tell your dh that he did a wonderful job. Bet your granddaughter loves sleeping underneath.
Thanks for showing.
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