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 symmetry and original design by adding only what is appropriate and necessary…..never redesigning. Only extending the original design. We believe if you are attracted to one of our iron bed frame’s in it’s original double size, the last thing we want is to alter what attracted you in the first place. It is our belief that had the iron bed factory, back in the 1800’s, offered Queen and King size’s they would have intended them to look as our antique iron bed conversions do today.
Only the most sophisticated cutting, welding and bending techniques available are used when we convert our iron beds. That along with a broad selection of over 200 iron bed casting molds enable us to give you a larger size to accommodate whatever size mattress you may have.
Our queen iron beds conversions, on the other hand require only a length conversion to the side rails, do to the fact that the width difference from the antique iron bed double size is negligible.
The alterations we perform to our iron beds do not alter their antique classification or lessen their value. It is widely known that refinishing an antique iron bed frame, if properly done, will increase it’s value.
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