Valentines Day Iron Beds

Although Valentines Day comes but once a year. The recurring theme seems to have been something iron beds presented throughout the 1800’s. “Heart” shaped designs were extremely popular. Over the years I’ve lost track of the variety and number of beds that I’ve had. Some were extremely elaborate and fancy and others were quite sedate…

Happy Customers

I’ve been in the antique iron bed business for close to 40 years. I’ve never lost the excitement I get at finding unique ones that I’ve never seen before . The longer I’m in the business I realize how many incredible designs must have been made for someone like me, who has seen and sold…

Planning Your Antique Iron Beds Conversion

So is there a right way and a wrong way to convert your antique iron bed to a king size? Yes and no………. Some iron beds lend themselves to a very common sense enlargement to a modern king size. Others have numerous possibilities, some far better than others. Here are two perfect examples. A Fort…

What Was The Impetus Behind Iron Beds

Since the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower, man had to come up with a way to elevate himself off the ground when he slept. The easiest way to do that in a world that had yet to be settled or cleared was with wood. Wooden bed frames were also what was being used in Europe…

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…

A Brief History of Antique Iron Beds

Genuine antique iron bed frames possess something which no recently produced piece of furniture can offer…. character and a past. From the days when Lincoln was in office and Billy the Kid roamed the wild west, to when two brothers called Wilbur and Orville took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and when Chief executive…

Conversion to King First Step King Sketch

As you may already know, the largest size iron beds being made back in the early 1800’s was a double size . So when someone wants a king size , we convert whatever original double size bed they select from our inventory into a king size. That’s done by cutting the bed apart in integral…

“Castings”……..The Iron Artists Palette

What separates  mediocre iron beds from a top level ones………….”castings”. Castings are the foundries way of showing their designers true artistic talents. Over the years I’ve come across beds that had some of the more detailed and unique castings you could imagine. In the photo’s I’ve attached to this Blog, you’ll see but a few…

Remodeling with Iron Beds

When most people think of remodeling they rarely think of redecorating also. But one sort goes hand in hand with the other. You’re usually removing old surrounds and replacing them with newer ones. You’d think that should follow suite for the same furniture items that have been around for almost the same period of time.…