Good Questions: Iron Beds Good?

Good Questions: Iron Beds Good?

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 16, 2007

Hello AT,

Does anyone have experience with iron beds? I am split between this Claudio Reyes bed (pic left) a Wesley Allen model and a Charleston Forge bed. They vary as much as $800 in price.

All the manufacturers say their beds are well-made, but for those who've owned one, are there pros and cons besides pro: the material will stay new-looking for ages vs. con: immediate brain damage upon bumping one's head?

Thanks, Valerie

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Dear Valerie,

We know many people who have iron beds and love them. It is really a matter of style, and an iron bed is a very definite style.

Personally, we like iron beds when painted white, but have a hard time with them in any other finish.

And our general rule of thumb with any bed is buy the best one you can afford. Construction is important and usually what gets shortchanged when you pay less. If you really want it to last forever and have some resale value, pay for quality.

Anyone have one and can throw in a tip?

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