DIY: George Nelson Case Study-Inspired Bed

DIY: George Nelson Case Study-Inspired Bed

Michelle Chin
Jan 21, 2011

As I try to turn my bedroom into a place of relaxation and tranquility, my zen is harshed by how much the things on my wish list actually cost. The Case Study Bed I lust over starts at over $1400, which is a chunk of change that could pay my utilities for a good part of the year. Needless to say, buying that bed isn't something I can do. But make a reasonable facsimile myself? I'm totally in!

MidCenturyModern.net shows how to do it. Here's an excerpt from the tutorial:

For the body, I would use some 2x6s and 2x4s (for the support frame), oak boards (for the top frame), and 1x4s (for slats). The headboard would be cut from a 4×8 furniture grade oak plywood sheet. I could then use the rest to build two nightstands. For legs, I would use four 8" stainless steel hairpin legs and four wooden legs. Four wooden legs would be attached inner part of the bed where you could not see.

The whole thing only cost about $350! Read more about the project here.

(Images: Mid-Century-Modern.net)

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