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Craftsman/Austere…..King Conversion

January 23rd, 2012
Iron bed-Craftsman King Conversion

We convert nearly a third of all the iron beds I sell to the modern king size from the original old double size. Craftsman style beds have become more and more popular and are now exceeding the requests we get for the fancier scrolled Victorian styles. One of the nicer elements about converting a straighter […]

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January 19th, 2012
iron bed #2

As you may already know, the largest size iron beds being made back in the early 1800’s was a double size . So when someone wants a king size , we convert whatever original double size bed they select from our inventory into a king size. That’s done by cutting the bed apart in integral […]

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December 13th, 2011
iron bed king conversion

It takes far more than a knuckle dragging welder to convert an antique iron bed to accommodate a modern king size mattress. The easier ¬†conversions are straight line Austere iron beds that don’t require any subtle bends to be welded into the width,and only have straight tubing. But the beds that require finesse in the […]

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December 10th, 2011
iron bed

Many people feel as though it’s necessary to select antique iron beds that are all scrolled and fancy. Well if that’s were your taste falls and the setting delegates such a design…… that’s fine. But the collectability of an iron beds isn’t¬† totally determined by curves, scrolls and “fancy”. As can be seen from this […]

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October 16th, 2011
iron bed

When converting an original old antique iron bed to a modern size, one of the most important things to remember is to maintain the symmetry of that original design. Now this isn’t always easy and occasionally the bed you select is going to look different after the conversion. Be sure and ask for a “proportional […]

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October 15th, 2011
iron bed

Many of the antique iron beds we’ve converted to king size have been quite simple. They were iron beds that were considered Austere…..Taylored……Craftsman. But when it gets into the Victorian style bed, conversions to king size can take on a whole new level of difficulty. Converting an old bed with nothing but straight lines really […]

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September 1st, 2011
iron beds /Picture 2

We here at Cathouse Antique Iron Beds have been refining the art of refinishing and adapting old original double size iron bed frame’s to accommodate today’s modern Queen and King size mattress’s for close to 40 years. Converting an old antique double size iron bed, to a modern king size requires we strive to maintain […]

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April 3rd, 2011
iron beds /Colony King Size

One day a rather small man walked into my store in Los Angeles and started asking me questions about iron beds.

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