Craftsman/Austere…..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…

Double Size…..Converted to King

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…

Straight Line Iron Beds

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…

King Conversions……Maintain the Original Simmetry

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…

“Before & After” Iron Bed Conversion

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…

Iron Bed Conversions….To King & Queen Sizes

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…