Old World Craftsmanship and Artisan Finishing for Exceptional Durability and Beauty

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To... But We Still Do!

Superior Craftsmanship, Using Tried and True Methods

Brass Beds of Virginia believes in making the most durable and beautiful beds and furniture possible. 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 scroll work by hand, measure and hand cut tubing to size, and precision weld steel parts. Every intersection in a cast bed’s design is formed from vintage style molds, cleaned, and filed smooth. And all steel beds are then sandblasted for the perfect finish before the powdercoating is applied. Then expert artists add layered finishes before a final sealer is applied. Each bed is the culmination of superb craftsmen artistry.

The best material makes the best furniture

Iron & Metal Furniture

Our steel tubing used is cold roll, 14-18 gauge, depending on application. The smaller diameter pieces 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”.

Brass Furniture

For our Brass Beds we use 0.040 wall solid brass tubing and the bent tops for some bed styles are 0.050 wall. The caps and finials are solid brass stampings and spinnings. We still use the same sturdy materials they were using a 100 years ago.

Our Exclusive Interlocking Frame

No squeaks, creaks or wobbles!!! 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 Headboard Only configurations.

No nuts & bolts…just a friction fit dove-tail joint that assembles and disassembles with the tap of a hammer.

Signature Touches and Finishes

Brass FINISHES

Our Brass Beds have a natural unlacquered brass finish, so they develop a beautiful patina over time. Some customers just let the brass age and appreciate the character of the acquired patina, while others polish as needed. Available in Satin Brass, Polished Brass, Polished Aluminum, and Natural Brass. Lacquering is also available and we use a special long lasting commercial process to lacquer our brass beds.

Cannon Ball Options

FINIAL CHOICES

Our iron and steel beds have many customization options, including headboard and footboard height, frame height, configuration, design alterations, and more.

Metal Color Options

Our premium, hand-applied finishes are available in a two tone look or an all-over patina. We offer over 50 choices! Each bed starts with a base powder coat, then the particular premium finish is hand applied by one of our artisans, from start to finish, and once completed, the bed is signed by the artist who finished it and clear coated for durability. The extra hours and attention to detail required for these finishes results in a more sophisticated look as well as a higher cost. Since the premium finishes are applied by hand, each one is unique. 

Bow foot
Arch Foot
Hidden foot
Stubbie Foot
Personalized nameplates available at n/c with your bed