King Conversions to Antique Iron Beds

Converting antique iron beds from their original double size to a modern king size can be a challenging yet rewarding project for those who appreciate vintage furniture with a touch of modern functionality. Antique iron beds were primarily manufactured in smaller sizes like twin or double, as queen and king sizes didn’t become widely available…

Antique Iron Beds and “Two Tone Crackle” finishes

The “Two Tone Crackle” finish offers a distinct advantage over a monochromatic one-color paint job for antique iron bed frames. While a single-color paint job may provide a clean and uniform appearance, our Two Tone Crackle finish elevates the aesthetics in several ways: In summary, our Two Tone Crackle finish not only enhances the contrast…

Cathouse Antique Iron Beds & The Hotel Emma

The historic Emma Hotel in San Antonio Texas started life as the largest mid-19th century brewery in Texas. The story behind the brewery and its remarkable success, involve “mistresses and murder”, of the founder Otto Kohler and the Hotels namesake , his wife Emma. We were fortunate to have been contracted to supply two king…

King Conversions

Here is a “king conversion” we did for one of the more successful feature film producers in the business. We started with an original antique iron & brass bed frame in its original full/double size. As you may already know, the double/full size was the largest size iron and brass bed being made back in…

Double Size “Day-Bed”

Because antique iron beds have a light airy nature to them, they are extremely popular with people who are dealing with rooms that are restrictive in size and who’s wall’s may not be configured to allow a bed in front of a window. This example is a beautiful double/full size iron bed that had a…

Iron Beds In Front Of Windows

Quite often a bedroom doesn’t have the needed width on a wall for a traditional double/full size antique iron bed frame. The reason for that is usually the placement of windows. Todays upholstered and wooden headboards have to be ruled out because of the interruption of light and view. But………with an iron bed frame those…

King Conversion Candidates

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…

Matching Twin Iron Beds

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…