The wife has decided that it's time for a new bed. I stuck my foot in my mouth and said that I could proably make one pretty cheap. I've got the design pretty much sketched out but i'm having trouble figureing out how to put the thing together. The bed is going to be a canopy style bed with 4x4 80" oak post from a local saw mill. The headboard and foot board both will measure 62" from outside post to outside post making it impossilbe to assemble and get inside of the house. What I have came up with so far is to take the boards that will hold the mattress up off the floor and drill two holes in the end for the bolt to travel through next I would take the router and cut a slot in the side of the board large enough to push the nut into and maybe epoxy it in place. There will be two bolts per end through the 4x4 post and into the side rail. I may have confuesd everyone if so I will try and draw up a sketch and figure out how to post it here. I may do about the same thing to assmeble the head and foot board.