Nelson Thin Edge Bed

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed is a mid-century modern wooden bed frame featuring a slim horizontal platform profile and angled headboard. Designed by George Nelson in 1954, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has proved to be a timeless bedroom piece that has been updated today to include solid ash slats that replace the antiquated spring system, and updated sizes to reflect trends toward larger mattress sizes.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 89 1/2” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13 1/4” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23 1/4” (59 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed with measurements for height, width, and length

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed is a mid-century modern wooden bed frame featuring a slim horizontal platform profile and angled headboard. Designed by George Nelson in 1954, the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has proved to be a timeless bedroom piece that has been updated today to include solid ash slats that replace the antiquated spring system, and updated sizes to reflect trends toward larger mattress sizes.

The Nelson Thin Edge Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 89 1/2” (227 cm), width of 63” (160 cm), headboard height of 35” (89 cm), and platform height of 13 1/4” (34 cm). The top mattress surface of the Nelson Thin Edge Bed has a typical height of 23 1/4” (59 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
What is the Nelson Thin Edge Bed?
The Nelson Thin Edge Bed is a mid-century modern wooden bed frame featuring a slim horizontal platform profile and angled headboard designed by George Nelson (1954).
What is the standard height of a bed frame?
The height of a standard mattress and bed frame ranges from 18”-36” | 46-91 cm. Modern beds are around 18” | 46 cm, common beds are 25” | 64 cm, and old-fashioned antique beds are often 36” | 91 cm from the floor.
How big is the Nelson Thin Edge Bed?
The Nelson Thin Edge Bed (Queen Size) has an overall length of 89 1/2” | 227 cm, width of 63” | 160 cm, headboard height of 35” | 89 cm, and platform height of 13 1/4” | 34 cm.
Is it ok to sleep on a mattress on the floor?
There is no direct risk of putting a mattress on the floor, but mattresses that sit directly on the floor may be exposed to larger amounts of dust and may absorb greater moisture because of the restricted airflow.
How high is the bed surface on the Nelson Thin Edge Bed?
The overall bed height of the mattress on the Nelson Thin Edge Bed is 23 1/4” | 59 cm from the floor if a typical 10” | 25 cm modern mattress thickness is used.
What are the advantages of having a bed frame?
Bed frames provide greater bed support for a better sleep, can add style and design to your bedroom, and can also provide additional storage space through optional drawers.

Details

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Height: 
35.0” | 89 cm
Width:
63.0” | 160 cm
Depth:
Length:
89.5” | 227 cm
Platform Height
13.25” | 34 cm
Footboard Height
15.75” | 40 cm
Weight:

Available Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King

Materials
Walnut or white ash frame and legs, walnut or white ash veneer headboard
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1954

Drawings include:
Nelson Thin Edge Bed side elevation, side (woman lying down), front, plan

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