Iron and Steel Beds are bench-made, each piece hand cut, shaped, and tig welded in place, making the headboard and footboard one solid unit. All beds have our exclusive interlocking frame. The steel tubing used is cold roll, 14-18 gauge, depending on application. The smaller diameter pieces, used mostly in the interior of the beds, is cold roll solid bar stock. The angles used in our frames is 3/16” by 1¼” x 1¼” and 3/16” by 1½” x 1½”. The frame is a marriage of the above angles and the cast dovetail connectors. This means that you not only have a strong and sturdy bed, but one that is easy to assemble and disassemble.