Iron BedsSince 1855, we have been dedicated to producing the finest heirloom quality iron beds available. Our wrought iron beds are truly substantial, weighing as much as five times as much as modern reproductionsReproduction - Copy of an antique design. Most often made using modern processes which involve less handwork and clearly are of a lower quality. We use the traditional materials and processes developed over our long history to insure an authentic and high quality product.
close box. Our use of traditional processes for castingCastings - Simple or decorative components produced by the process of pouring molten metals such as brass or iron into molds. Generally joins framework members and plays a definitive role in strength and overall decorative design.
close box, forgingForging - The art and process of heating iron to high temperatures for working by hammering, bending or shaping while in a malleable state. Techniques of craft used by blacksmiths.
close box and finishing iron beds has not changed. This gives our beds a superior vintage iron bed surface, finish and more authentic feel than other iron beds. We make each of our iron beds by hand in our own workshops. We offer traditional antique and contemporary iron bed frames, iron canopy beds, iron & brass beds and iron trundle beds and daybeds. Every Charles P. Rogers iron bed reflects our continuing commitment to the finest in design, detailing and craftsmanship to insure our iron beds bring you a lifetime of enjoyment and service. [ read more ]
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Iron and Brass Beds
Many of our solid ironIron - Iron is a lustrous, silvery soft metal. It is ductile, malleable and durable and used in its carbon-containing forms for making furniture and other goods. Forms of iron vary according to compositions and process of making. Forms include pig iron, wrought iron, cast iron, carbon steel and other alloys.
close box beds have detailed decorative brassBrass - Brass is any alloy of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper can be altered to create a range of brasses, each of which has unique properties suited to a particular environment and aesthetic use. (see "cartridge brass" in the glossary for the alloy used on our beds )
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close box on all of our iron bed designs. Brass castingsBrass castings - Molten brass which has solidified after molding to desired decorative shape or design. Substantially heavier than cheaper casting materials.
close box, caps and fittings are all solid brass and cast using sand moldsMold - A hollow form for giving a particular shape to a material in a molten state. Upon cooling the mold is removed allowing the material to retain the desired shape. Mold making materials vary; sand, wax, plastics, aluminum and other metals are all mediums used to make molds depending on need and quality requirements.
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close box from our exclusive archives. Brass castings and parts are substantial and heavy adding to the overall authenticity of our iron beds. The quality of our brass insures that over time a beautiful patinaPatina - Wear and oxidation that occur to a finish (metal or wood) as it ages. Very sought after effect as patina gives surface a deep, rich luster.
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Traditional Cast Iron Beds
Each iron bed we make is individually hand forged using solid iron barIron bar - Rolled form of solid iron available in various lengths and thickness. Transformed through the forging process into bed components. (see "iron" in glossary)
close box, precise joineryJoinery - The art or craft of a joiner used for connecting pieces of wood or iron together. Can be decorative or hidden, but results in some inherent strength of the connection based on the joint. Also refers to work done by a joiner; fine woodwork.
close box and finely detailed solid metal castings. We offer both traditional and more contemporary iron sleigh bed designs, each carefully proportionedProportion - Agreeable or harmonious relation of parts within a whole; balance or symmetry.
close box for modern bedding sizes to enhance the beauty and elegance, and to provide proper strength while maintaining the integrity of the original design. Our iron+bed finishes are all hand applied in multiple layers, giving all of our iron beds a unique luminocityLuminocity - Glow produced by reflecting light. Describes a surface which attractively reflects light as opposed to an opaque surface which flattens and absorbs light and appears dull.
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Castings for all of our iron beds are made in the same traditional manner as our brass parts. Hand carved wood patterns are used to make sand molds into which moltenMolten - Metals such as brass, steel or aluminum when heated to a liquid state. Used in the casting process to pour into molds until cooled and solidified into the desired form.
close box metal is poured. The castings are made directly onto the iron frameworkFramework - Refers to the basic structure of a bed such as posts, uprights or cross members. May be decorative or plain depending on area and style.
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Iron Canopy Beds
Our iron canopy beds incorporate the same careful craftsmanship and attention to detail as our other iron beds. Hand forging, precise castings and our hand applied finishes give our iron canopy beds a distinctive authenticity and durability not found with other more mass produced beds. On most of our iron canopy beds there is a choice of optional solid brass finials for a finishing touch.
Modern Iron Beds
Many of our iron beds are more contemporary in nature allowing use in almost any decor. Like all of our iron beds, our modern iron beds are hand forged, exclusive contemporary designs based on simple elegant lines and exquisite detailing. We also offer simple traditional designs with minimal detailing that also mix well in more modern room settings.
Iron Daybeds and Iron Trundle Beds
Many of our iron daybeds and trundle beds are specifically proportioned in two sizes. The 33' traditional daybed size is space efficient for smaller spaces. The 39" daybed fits a standard twin size mattress which makes it excellent for a guest room or office. Our St. Regis mattresses come in both sizes and are specifically design for use with our iron daybeds and trundles. Both 33" and 39" iron daybeds daybeds have an optional pop up trundle unit which stores underneath and can be used for a handy extra sleeping solution. Iron trundle beds have a tradition headboard and footboard. Iron daybeds have ends of equal heights. All of our iron daybeds and trundle beds have straightforward assembly and will provide years of enjoyment.
Iron Bed Linens
Our 400 thread count sheets sets and duvet covers & shams are the perfect solution to dressing your iron bed. Our bedding ensembles are specially priced packages that are an easy solution that give you a complete look whether you like solid colors, stripes, embroidered or floral patterns. We offer both 100% cotton bedding and 100% European bedding that is machine washable and extremely durable and soft.
Iron Bed Sizes and Finishes
Most of our iron beds come in all standard sizes including twin size, full size, queen size, king size and even california king size iron beds. Each iron bed is finished by hand in a sequence of layers and the colors range from black iron to a vintage white iron finish. Special order finishes are also available. Simple, strong assembly combined with our traditional production methods makes our iron beds a cut above modern reproductions.
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