New Mattresses on Antique Iron Beds

If you’re going to be using a standard double/full size mattress on your double/full size antique iron bed, you’re not going to come across any difficulties at all. Antique double sizes and modern day double sizes are exactly the same. One thing you should know…..old iron beds have side rails that were made particularly for…

Pillows On Your Antique Iron Bed

When selecting antique iron beds, it’s a good idea to consider the height of the headboard and the interior design on the headboard.  Lets say you have big beautiful  European square shams. Are they going to hide all the design on the headboard? If so you might want to consider having the headboard on your…

House Boats Using Iron Beds

Quite a few years ago I had a person that was vacationing from San Francsico come into my store in Santa Monica, looking for antique iron beds. She mentioned wanting something that had a design of waves, or something with a fluid design. At the time I had close to 500 or more iron beds.…

Casper The Friendly Ghost

Having been in the antique iron beds business for 40 years, I’ve been fortunate to have supplied quite a few studios and set designers with iron beds over the years. So even though I know the film or TV show , where the majority of my beds end up……. it’s always nice when a customer…

Kurt Cobain…………….

Yesterday I had occasion to see some of the news feeds on Yahoo. One of them was about the daughter of Kurt Cobain, singer/song writer and front man for the band Nirvana , which was considered the “flagship band of Generation X” and the father of “grunge rock”, and Courtney Love his wife. Back in…

Ben Franklin Stepfather to Iron Beds!

Cast iron stove came into being in the 1700s. The material of cast iron is iron mixed with carbon and silica and cast in molds. Much the same as castings on an antique iron bed. It conducts heat very efficiently, and is strong and sturdy, withstanding years of wear. Once again much the same in…

Customers Photo’s

It’s always great when a customer that I’ve sold  antique iron beds to thinks enough  to send you a photo of it  after it’s been set up and dressed. It lets me know they’re happy with the finished product and it also gives me an opportunity to see the different settings our beds end up in.…

The Best Art Nouveau Iron Bed Ever Seen

It’s crafted of cast iron with fitted wood panels, with flowing lines artfully arranged in a naturalistic fan motif. The wooden panels are adorned with Celtic-inspired creatures and mother-of-pearl accents. It’s almost impossible when you look at it to even think it is an antique iron bed.  It looks more like wood or some composite…

Craftsman Iron Beds

As is the case with many iron beds that came out of the 1800’s, their styles did not always seem appropriate for that period of time. Even though they were being produced in the Victorian Era 1837 to 1901, many of the styles coming out of that period could easily be categorized as styles from…