Fancy Iron Daybed
April 9th, 2012

This country was not known for their iron daybeds. Daybeds were something the Europeans did more of.

In this country we did more regular twin size  beds. So when someone wants an iron daybed with and American made  bed, we take a twin size and cut the head down to the height of he footboard. Most of the time we never did a back. “Backs” are more of a modern day thing to hold up the big pillows shams and give the daybed more of a couch effect.

In some very rare instances I have fabricated a back, using another bed we happen to have. In this photo you’ll see an iron bed that was complete, which we used sections of the footboard to elongate the headboard for the use of a back. It can obviously get a little pricey because you’re buying a twin and a double size  bed.

Reproduction fabricate backs for their daybeds. But back in the 1800’s we never put backs on our   beds.

I hope you’ve found this blog informative . I invite you to revisit my website


to answer any and all questions you might have about antique iron beds.

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