I have always been a fan of the Mid-Century Modern bed frame so I set out to design and build one for myself. This post will cover the planning and materials for the project while later posts will cover the build process.
Traditionally, Mid-Century furniture is made from a mix of veneered plywood and solid wood of the same species which is usually Walnut, Teak, or even Rosewood. I really favor walnut and found someone selling three sheets of walnut plywood for $100. The sheets where originally purchased in the 70’s and never used! One of the sheets had a different grain pattern which looked great for the headboard.
I was able to find Walnut shorts (less than 48″ long) at $6.99 a Board foot and additionally purchased a 96″ long piece of Walnut at $14.95 a board foot.