Straight Canopy vs. “Crown Canopy”

When it comes to converting our antique iron beds to canopy, there is often a fair amount of confusion on which type of canopy will look best with which type of bed frame. It’s a commonly held opinion that a head and foot board with a straight line top. should automatically have a straight canopy…

Four Poster Conversions

One of the more popular conversions we’re asked to make on our iron beds is a “four poster” conversion. Some confuse this with a “canopy conversion” which has much tall posts that connect at the top with four horizontal poles. Four poster beds have always been very popular and the majority of the ones made…

Matching Twins Canopy Style

Every little “princess” wants a canopy bed. Some of the best advertising I ever had were the matching set of iron beds in this photo that we had given to my daughter. On sleep overs, her friends were always anxious to ask their parents if they could also get a fancy bed for their room.…

The Masculine Canopy Bed

The thought around canopy iron beds is that they are feminine and only for little girls rooms. This couldn’t be farther from reality. Here is an bed I did for a physical trainer, who was about as masculine as they come. He specifically wanted a 2″ diameter  bed that we could convert to king and…

Dr Bubu and the Big Iron Bed

This is a “before & after” photo of a  bed I had converted to king and canopy for some very close friends of ours. As you can see in the photo the castings are very large and nicely detailed. This bed itself lent it self, from a style standpoint, to nicely being converted to a…

Terminator Producer in Antique Iron Bed

This is a  double size antique iron bed, that we converted to a modern king size and also a canopy for the movie producer Gale Anne Hurd. Her credits include such movies as The Terminator, The Abyss, Armageddon , Aliens….etc. etc. The bed originally started out as a beautiful “four poster” that I’d never seen…

“Princess Canopy” Conversion

When a very light gauge iron bed is converted to a canopy it becomes so much more impressive than when it was just a simple  bed with head and footboard in their natural configuration.If you go one step further and make the top canopy poles curved up to a central casting, a traditional bed all…

Iron Beds Canopy Transformation

I’ve yet to encounter an iron bed that once converted to a canopy doesn’t look more impressive and regal. It’s a funny thing, but back in the 1800’s the people that were producing iron beds in this country didn’t make canopies. That was something only coming out of Europe. The British were big into canopies…

Canopy Transformation………

I’ve yet to find an antique iron bed that didn’t look better after a canopy conversion. The photo of this one shows how even a bed that has soft sloping sides can still be converted. It isn’t necessary the bed has a flat top and corner castings. If you have the foundry facilities and an…