Has anyone got a good suggestion how to raise an overbed unit by about 8 inches? We had already done our wall lighting and decor and bought the furniture but made an error on the height of the bridging unit against a wall light we had halfway down the wall for over the bed. The furniture is solid pine in antique stain with bun feet. If we can raise it on either side by this much in a sympathetic way this should be ok. Much appreciated!
Let me see if I've got this right...the overbed unit, as it should be fitted, conflicts with the wall light that is already in position?
If so, could I suggest you mark the wall where the bottom of the overbed unit should be, remove the light fitting and then refix it immediately below the mark you made, cutting a channel for the cable from the new to old positions.
You might be lucky and have enough spare cable in the wall to stretch, but if not, a junction box and a short length of new cable should do the trick.
Fill the channel as best possible, but it should be hidden when the overbed unit is in place, so redecoration should not be necessary.