Baton Rouge Louisiana – Antique Iron Bed Frame

We came across this incredibly heavy and beautiful antique iron bed, down in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana. There were foundries in Baton Rouge that were credited with producing the beautiful ornate filigree, banisters, railings and grill work that is seen throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans even today.They were also credited with…

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…

Problematic Conversions……No Problem!!!!!

Problematic Conversions……No Problem!!!!!Why? Because the largest size iron bed being made back in the 1800’s was a double/full size. Back then there were no queen or king sizes. So to accommodate those individuals with either a queen or king size mattress, it’s necessary to have us convert it. The conversion process our beds go through…

Pagoda Iron Bed and It’s King Conversion

In the past forty years, I’ve never encountered a more prolific iron bed than that of the “Pagoda” . It’s name comes from the corner casting that resembles a oriental Pagoda. Coupled with Victorian scrolls, it’s a bed I’ve seen copied by at least half a dozen different foundries. Back in the 1800’s small independent…

King Conversion Process

Where do we start when it comes to converting an antique iron bed from it’s original double size to a   bed with today’s modern king size dimensions? Well we first start with an iron bed that has good king conversion potential. What does that mean? A  bed should have the design symmetry that when…

Halloween & Iron Beds

For some strange reason we have had the good fortune to have sold more iron beds in the month of October than any other month in the year…..even December. There’s a good possibility that people that are buying these beds for Christmas presents start the process early to allow themselves plenty of time to have…

A Bed for “Extreme Home Makeover”

One of the more enjoyable things I’ve had the privilege to be a part of in my business, was being able to do a bed for a needy family on Extreme Home Makeover TV series. All of the items used on the show are donated. Donating antique iron beds for silent auctions or causes isn’t…

Wedding Ring Style Iron Bed Conversion

Most people that are considering   iron beds for possible king conversion, feel as though their options will be limited to beds with straight lines……  beds that can simply have a few iron tubes welded in to increase the width. No so. In this photo of an iron bed we converted for a customer, you’ll…