A four poster bed is a beautiful addition to any bedroom. It can add an elegant touch to your home decorating style, but these beds can be quite expensive. You can save money by building your own four poster bed. This allows you to create the bed you have always dreamed of having.
Measure the dimensions of the bed that you want. This is essential to having your bed turn out properly. If you already own the mattress, verify that it will fit onto your bed.
Build the bed frame. This should match the dimensions of your mattress. Cut the 1 inch by 8 foot boards to the correct length and connect one to two of the posts. Drill a hole and then screw the boards into place. Be sure that the boards are flush. Repeat by connecting the other 1 inch by 8 foot board to the other two posts.