I think my family is still in shock that I cut up this Country French Ethan Allen Canopy Bed.....even 5 months after the first cut. What made me do it?
Right or wrong, I felt that it was taking up too much "visual landscape" in our bedroom. We have a very small room and the top of the canopy was only inches from the ceiling fan. This bed definitely was designed for a large room, and ours was not doing it justice! The only room big enough was the room above the garage, and it has sloped walls and a teenage boy who was not about to sleep in a "girly" bed.
After kicking it around for a few months, I decided to cut it down. I made a template of the existing curves in the head and footboard and tackled it with a regular jigsaw, a saw-saw.
I had a hard time with the angles in the corners but with a little wood filler you would never know all the issues I had!