Although we have become very adept at converting the original old antique iron double size beds, there are a few things that should be addressed before starting the conversion process. The MOST important element is the gauge of the perimeter tubing. Interior rods and tubing size aren’t really an issue. But what goes around the…
You might ask …..”why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find” ? The best way to understand their rarity is to consider the population and socio-economic make up of our population at the time iron beds were experiencing their greatest popularity in this country. That time was the mid to late 1800’s…
Antique iron beds have been around for a long time. With your help ……… they’ll be around a lot longer.
Occasionally there is a confusion when we walk in a room and aren’t able to tell the priorities that were set by the designer/home owner.
Few people are aware of it, but just 10 miles Northeast of Boston, in Saugus Massachusetts , is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America.
Wish I had a buck for every phone call I’ve got from a distressed iron bed owner who tells me they just bought a bed, only to find out when they got it home and tried to set it up, that the side rails they got with the bed are “upside down”.
The dictionaries definition of Character is the distinctive nature of something, the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way, strength and originality, good qualities. What better way to define a beautiful old antique iron bed.
You might want to drop some of your hard earned money in to antiques.
There were three primary size iron beds being produced back in the 1800’s.
the “Reverse Arch” beds styling had definite similarities to the most popular Asian architectural design homes and temples, referred to as the “Pagoda”