Picture of Make this Infant Canopy Bed Photographers Prop or Pet Bed

In this instructable, I will show you an easy to make canopy pet bed or infant photographers prop. My Sister-in-Law requested a canopy bed for infants. An image search turned up several designs. Most of which were made with pre-spun staircase balusters. The spindles right off the home store shelf, are made from poplar. Poplar isn't the prettiest wood, but it is a hardwood that mills nicely and accepts stain.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

As always, Safety First! - Wear your safety gear!!!

I used a Miter saw, Table saw, Pocket hole jig, Belt sander, Orbital sander and my lathe for the post finials.

The materials-

4' of 3/4" thick X 2.5" wide poplar hardwood. This is for the side boards and foot board of the bed. I also used a 5.5" wide poplar board for the headboard. And small carving I had laying around. Cherry stain, satin spray on polyurethane and finishing wax.

Most of the cost was the spindles themselves at over 5 bucks each.

tofugami1 year ago
Great as a prop or for pets. I like that you took a lot of pictures and did a nice job explaining the process. Really lovely results. You might want to fix a word in your title though.
SlickSqueegie (author)  tofugami1 year ago

Bah! Thanks! I fixed it!

Thats super cute and beautiful bro :)

SlickSqueegie (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

Thanks Tarun.