Types of bed frames: Platform : typically featuring a mattress only, although some platform beds will still use a box spring Captain : drawers are set beneath the bed frame to make use of the space between the bed frame and floor Waterbed : heavy-duty rails and slats built specifically to support the weight of the water in the mattress
Though not truly within the definition of a bed frame, most people include headboards, footboards, and bed rails when speaking of bed frames. Headboards and footboards can be made of wood or metal that is stained, painted, or covered with fabric or leather. Bed rails are usually made of steel or iron.
While most bed frames are constructed to have a headboard attached to it, they do not usually accommodate footboards, unless you buy a specific type of frame that has attachments at both ends. For beds with headboards and footboards, the frame is made up of bed rails that are attached to the headboard and footboard with slats positioned perpendicular to the bed rails to hold and support the bed.
Bed rails and frames are often attached to the bed post using knock-down fittings. A knock-down fitting enables the bed to be easily dismantled for removal. Primary knock-down fittings for bed rails are as follows:
Brass beds were originally simple and plain. Throughout the centuries, designs have become increasingly elaborate and can contain extensive ornamentation such as porcelain finials. Current brass bed styles include traditional, art deco, Victorian, transitional, Edwardian and contemporary, mainly for a woman's use.
After the end of World War I, the mass-production methods used for war time affected the iron industry as well. The hand-made quality of yesteryear gave way to cost-effective mass production. Not only did this cause many of those small foundries to close their doors forever, it also meant the death of finely-detailed, meticulously-finished iron beds.
Today’s iron beds are constructed of cold roll, heavy-gauge steel tubing and solid bar stock for strength and durability. Iron beds are available in contemporary and antique styles with a variety of finishes.
Brass/ Iron bed are mainly made up of different variet of finials which are either casted/stamped or made by spinning. The finials can be mainly divided into following categories
Brass Top Knobs/ Brass Knob/ Brass Ball Brass Mount Brass Footing Spindle and Sliders Husk Rod Ends/ Rail ends Shim and End Cap
Patent Issued for Providing Varying Degrees of Elevation to Moveable Head-Rest and Back-Support Sections of Bed Frame
Sep 26, 2012; Lifestyle Solutions, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has been issued patent number 8261382, according to news reporting originating out of...