Transporting Antique Iron Beds Back Then

Today we call Fed Exp., United Parcel or any one of a dozen freight carriers and they’ll come to your home pick up whatever you want to ship and have it at it’s desired destination the following day…………not so back in the 1800’s when iron beds were being built. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs,…

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…

The Ultimate Sexy Bed Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Few iron beds that have been photographed in the movies have ever received the attention as the one used in the movie “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. It was an incredibly scrolled Victorian piece that really highlighted the mood and personalities of the actors and story. What many…

Wedding Present….The Perfect Gift

Many years ago I had a group of you girls buy a bed from me for a sorority sister who was getting married. The idea for such a gift had come from one of their grandmothers who had quilted a beautiful “double wedding ring” quilt for the bride. She had recounted, to her granddaughter how,…

The Iron Bed Wreath Casting

One of the most unique and collectible casting , used on antique iron beds, was the “hollow wreath” casting. Generally speaking, if a bed has one of these type castings……. there’s a pretty good chance it’s a good bed. When foundries poured castings to complete the process of building ┬áiron beds, it’s done by hand…