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So I inherited this old wooden bed frame. It's not antique, but it'll do. I'm planning on sanding off the white finish and repainting it in espresso. Now here's the tricky bit: I'd like to saw off the posts at the foot of the bed. It's a canopy bed with very tall posts and the room is so small that the posts at the foot of the bed are intrusive. They make the room feel small and infringe on the sense of open space that I'm trying to create.

I attached an image to help illustrate what I'm trying to do. I used red arrows to marked the level at which I want to cut the posts. I figure after that I can just sand them down until they're level across the top and repaint.

I've never done this before and this is a very old frame, so I don't know what to expect (is it possible that the wood will just splinter and fracture?). Additionally, I don't know what to do about the posts at the head of the bed. If anyone could give me some advice I'd be very grateful.

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I would advise against doing this. You will ruin for all time a nice bed. If you do not want to use the foot board, just somehow fasten the headboard to the wall and use a regular harvard bed frame.

You could have a carpenter (or you yourself if you are handy) make a cleat for the back of the headboard and one for the wall, so they link together. Then your mattress and springs on the bed frame just wheel up to the headboard.
 
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Thanks for the input, but I'd rather not attach the bed to the wall. This baby is gonna be a-rockin' and I don't want to be repairing holes in my walls every morning if you catch my drift.
 
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