Our beds are made to reach a quality standard, not a price point. At Brass Beds of Virginia our attention to detail and craftsmanship results in the production of an heirloom quality bed. If you were to visit our shop, you would see that “hands-on” defines our process. While we do have some equipment to aid key processes, nothing is automated, so the input and effort from our operators is key to achieving the right results. Much of the bending and forming of the small rods, polishing of the brass, pouring and deburring of the castings, welding, assembly, and preparation for powder coating is meticulously performed by the skilled hands of our craftspeople. It is our people, their hands-on workmanship, and dedication to detail that are at the heart of our superb craftsmanship. One measure of our customer satisfaction is the number of customers who return for their second, third and fourth beds. Customers regularly express to us, “the pictures do not come close to capturing the beauty and workmanship this bed exudes”. “After searching for years, we have finally found the bed that we’ve been looking for!”
Brass Beds of Virginia believes in the old fashioned, tried and true method of making metal beds. Our skilled artisans combine the highest quality materials available, traditional craftsmanship, and the most durable modern finishes to craft heirlooms of lasting beauty. Our craftsmen bend the scroll work by hand, forming smooth, gentle curves. Every intersection in a bed's design is fitted with a casting, and each casting is cleaned and filed smooth before the chosen finish is applied. Each bed is the culmination of the craftsman's art.
From the beginning we have marveled at the ingenuity and simplicity of how Iron Beds were made a hundred years ago...especially how the head and foot were joined. No nuts & bolts...just a friction fit dove-tail joint that assembles and disassembles with the tap of a hammer. Our exclusive cast dovetail joint frame system is not only sturdy but is also easy to assemble and disassemble. It comes standard on all of our beds except Head-Board-Only configurations.
Exclusive interlocking cast iron rail system which means:
Not only are our Iron beds and Brass beds made in Richmond, Virginia...98% of the raw materials we use to make them are from the United States. Our tubing that is twice as thick as our imitators (16 gauge cold rolled steel tubing and solid bar stock for our iron beds due to its superior strength and finish). Our brass beds are created using 0.040” to 0.050” solid wall brass tubing inside. The result are beds that are still as solid and durable as they were a hundred years ago. This means that you not only have a strong and sturdy bed, but one that is easy to assemble and disassemble. (See our assembly instructions.)
We have several different finial options for our Iron and Metal Beds. Each of our finials are hand poured, deburred, and polished.
Our Brass Bed Caps and Cannon Balls are solid brass. Our cannon balls and post caps are hand polished and assembled.