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…

Dejavu Iron Bed

Many years ago I went against my better judgment and allowed a client to talk me into converting a very thin gauge antique iron bed into  a modern king size. Because additional tubing needs to be welded into the width of the interior design, the tubing going across the top of the bed should always…

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…