It would be neat if a copy of the instructions for this bed still survive today, or for that fact a complete kit.
Looks like they might still be in business?
I don't always wear a tie when I am working on a car, but when I do I roll my sleeves up!
Good friend of mine's grandfather worked on one of the major NY museums as a woodworker during the beginning of the 20th Century and he went to work every day in a suit & tie. Skilled craftsman then were looked upon differently. At 67 I remember feeling better about working with my hands every time I think of that story. It's taken awhile to come back around but many people respect skilled labor more once again.
All my jokes aside I have a lot of respect for that. We have lost a lot since WWII in terms of dress (not to mention civility). I remember my father (in the 60s) taking his hat to have it blocked. People rarely wear a tie now, let alone a hat.