If you kick in my door in the middle of the night, you better be ready to deal with the consequences.
Step 1: Remove the Post Cap.
My bedpost on my bed frame is rather wide. Perfect for stashing burglar deterrents.
I started by putting a block of scrap wood under the lip of the post cap and tapping it loose with a hammer.
It was secured with glue and 4 dowels (one on each side)
As soon as I had enough clearance I sawed through the dowels with a fine tooth razor saw.