A cover bed is an ornamental bed considerably much like a four-poster bed. A typical cover bed normally options posts at each of the four corners extending four toes excessive or more above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental cloth is often draped throughout the upper house between the posts and a stable swath of cloth may create a ceiling, or cover directly over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in each corner, that assist a tester, or upper (normally rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to allow curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a variety of vintage four-poster beds extant relationship to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of those early beds are highly ornate and are constructed from oak. An example of such an early sixteenth-century four-poster resides in Crathes Castle, which was made for the original fortress homeowners in the Burnett of Leys family.