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Antique Bed Assembly……Caution

May 25th, 2013
Good Hitch & Side Rail End

Assembling an antique iron bed is a simple process……..but be careful.

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May 25th, 2013
Broken Side Rail

One of the most difficult repairs to make to an antique iron bed, is a broken hitch.

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May 25th, 2013

Here’s a little education if you’re missing siderails for your antique iron bed.

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May 24th, 2013

What made iron beds so much more popular than wooden beds of their era?

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March 14th, 2013
Side Rails

I receive at least 2 emails a day from people wanting to buy side rails for their antique bed. It’s unfortunate that people aren’t aware of how vital their side rails are. If they were, more people would take care not to misplace them when they move or disassemble their beds. Because they look like [...]

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February 4th, 2013
iron bed from New Mexico

So you’re hunting for a bed….. not a “replica” or “reproduction”, and you want to know where to start. You should first know that there is no comparability between an authentic old antique iron bed and a reproduction. They are constructed very differently, the reproduction being produced with aluminum castings and thin wall tubing and the original [...]

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September 5th, 2012
Broken Side Rail

Although I’ve posted more than one reference to the use of unnecessary force in assembling iron beds………it continues to be one of the major requests I get from people over my website on what to do “after” the damage has been done. Take a moment to read this so that “damage” doesn’t happen to your [...]

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September 5th, 2012
iron bed rails

What do you do if your antique iron bed doesn’t have a pair of side rails ….. or the set that came with it doesn’t fit? Usually I’d tell an inquiry with such a dilemma that their goose is cooked. But in fact, you do have a couple of options open to you. Ebay has [...]

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April 9th, 2012
iron bed / pin rails

I’d say close to 85% of all the iron beds that were being made in the 1800′s used side rails that had a conical shape on the end much like that of an ice cream cone. They would drop down in to the reverse image that had been cast around the  beds side tubing. Although [...]

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November 11th, 2011
iron bed / hitches

It’s hard to believe that the big strong iron beds you see gracing the cover of magazines, continually being used as a focal point in movies and plays…….has an Achilles Heel. Well it’s true. In this photo you’re looking at the cast iron drop-in eyelet “hitch”. What you ask is the functionality of these piece [...]

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